Apr 05, 2019

Test Engineer

  • Kineo
  • Brighton, UK
  • £25,485 - £31,149 yearly
Permanent IT

Job Description

This is a great opportunity for a tester with a software engineering way of thinking! You'll have either basic automation knowledge or an enthusiasm for automation and a will to take it further.

You'll work in our Kineo Client Service team to ensure successful execution of testing is carried out for client facing bugs and change requests. You'll also maintain and monitor ongoing regression test packs for clients, including being part of the test automation strategy for such regression.  

About The Role

The Tester will undertake a range of tasks associated with the ongoing support of existing client systems and their change requests and bug fixes.  So you'll typically be involved in:

  • The testing, reporting and verification of issues identified throughout products and services created and supported by Kineo
  • Servicing a queue of client facing change request and bug fix testing and verification
  • Working closely with Client Services Engineers and Account Managers
  • Creating and executing test scripts in a Gherkin format
  • Handling day-to-day Client Services queries, requests and estimations of work
  • Ensuring knowledge of Kineo products and their features is maintained and that you raise awareness of training needs that would otherwise affect the quality level of services delivered 
  • Ad-hoc testing projects or tasks relating to Moodle / Totara development as agreed
  • Working with a Behat PHP test automation framework using existing pre-written contexts, and work on creating new ones into a library
  • Usage of Behat PHP test framework to automate user steps from test cases
  • Supporting the Head of Testing & QA on leading continuous improvement and other initiatives in line with Learning Platform objectives.

About You

We're looking for someone who has:

  • A really good understanding of data led software testing
  • The ability to model test data and design testing scenarios
  • Experience of working as a software tester within a technical environment
  • Experience of test case creation and execution, a good understanding of bug tracking systems
  • Experience or a real interest in test automation preferably Gherkin/Cucumber, Behat/Selenium – and would like a chance to take this further
  • Unix/Linux usage at a command line
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • A knowledge of server technologies
  • May have previously used Moodle/Totara or any other LMS.

Our Story And Mission

The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills development. Our purpose is the same today as it has always been, to enable people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth. Backed by a Royal Charter, we have more than 135 years of experience in making sure that people can contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies.

Today, the Group consists of City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, Digitalme, The Oxford Group and Gen2. Our businesses provide a broad and imaginative range of products and services that help people achieve their potential through work-based learning. Together, they set the standards for corporate learning, technical training and skills credentialing. Everything we do – from the way we work, our products and services, to our charitable investments – seeks to make a difference to individuals and communities around the world.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What We Offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

We welcome a discussion about how you might work flexibly for us, perhaps in terms of work pattern or location.