Location: Worcester, United Kingdom

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Hours: 37.5 per week

About the role:

Dolphin is a world leader in assistive technology for blind, partially sighted and dyslexic people with a distribution channel in over forty countries. We are on the hunt for an experienced software tester to develop and execute software test plans in order to identify software issues.

Responsibilities

  • Devise and implement test strategy, estimates, and test plans
  • Run manual and automated technical tests
  • Track and document all testing defects
  • Provide accurate and timely test status reports to internal and external stakeholders, from both technical and non-technical backgrounds
  • Help maintain a full suite of testing hardware
  • Help develop best practice and introduce new tools/techniques to improve test coverage, reduce testing time and improve defect identification
  • Mentor test apprentices
  • Participate in the design and development of test automation

Experience

Minimum 2 years’ experience in a full-time testing role, ideally in a software environment 

Knowledge

Essential

  • Strong testing experience
  • Understanding of the full Software Development and Testing Lifecycle
  • Knowledge of Microsoft products, operating systems and server environments

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Android and iOS platforms
  • Familiar with any scripting languages
  • Knowledge of test automation development
  • Knowledge of web development 
  • Experience of Agile and traditional software development project methodologies.
  • Experience of accessibility testing
  • Experience of usability testing

Qualifications

  • 2.1/1st Class Degree in IT discipline
  • ISEB / ISTQB software testing certification is desirable

Personal Characteristics

  • We are looking for people who are self-motivated, enthusiastic, and results driven.
  • You should seek responsibility, demonstrate effective decision making skills and be comfortable working under your own initiative.
  • You will need to be organised and methodical in your approach to work, and able to concentrate on detail, with a high degree of quality control.
  • Communication and team working skills are essential.
  • You should be customer focused and demonstrate commercial awareness.
  • Be keen to learn, share your ideas and support change.
  • Everyone at Dolphin is expected to work in the spirit of our ethos of inclusivity.

Other benefits

  • 23 days of annual leave every year in addition to being closed over the Christmas period
  • Flexible working policy
  • 2 weeks fully paid sick leave, and 2 weeks at 50% pay in a year
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Generous maternity and paternity pay
  • Sponsorship to take part in fitness events

Want to apply?

Please submit your CV with a covering letter using our online application form. Make sure you've read about our recruitment process so you know what to expect if your application is successful. We look forward to hearing from you soon!