Software Test Engineer

Software Test Engineer
Contract: 3 months (Potential for extension)
Rates: £42 - £48ph Charge

A market leading technology company who are experiencing a period of growth due to growing demand for their unique Electro-Mechanical machines are seeking a Software Test Engineer to support testing of application software .

Role :
+ Production and maintenance of system test plans and specs , manual test cases , automated test scripts , test execution results and test reports
+ System integration ( of hardware and software components ) and software testing on Windows desktop PCs , emulated platforms and real systems
+ Classification ( technical and business ) and reporting of faults found in a release
+ Following through to resolution of all faults discovered in the software
+ Liaising with software designers and developers to understand the business requirements and product functionality
+ Supporting the development & definition of standards and processes for software testing in projects and product developments , working within a framework informed by ISTQB standards
+ Supporting the assessment and introduction of testing techniques and tools
+ Liaising with Testing Staff ( Test engineers & Test Managers ) across company sites in project roles as well as to ensure adoption of shared processes and best practice
+ Assisting the project team with the software integration phase on the hardware, taking a client-like role in order to ensure faults are dealt with in a timely manner

Skills / Experience :
+ Experience in the creation and execution of functional , systems integration ( end-to-end ), regression and non-functional tests ( e.g performance ) Exposure to and hands on experience with a range of tools supporting Automated testing , including Windows based User Interface Testing , is an advantage
+ Writing and executing manual test cases
+ Basic scripting and executing automated tests
+ Use of Windows OS platform as administrative / power user
+ Ability to grasp large and complex software application
+ Use of a Test management tool or Microsoft Word , Excel , PowerPoint to produce and maintain reports and presentations

Desirable :

+ Some insight into software development processes
+ Willing to travel overseas as and when necessary
+ Use of SQL
+ Use of MS Powershell
+ Use of XML