Senior Software Tester (Home Based)

Senior Software Tester


Existing & Valid SC Security Clearance Essential (Used within the last 12 months)

Contract; 6 months initially

Location; This role will be based at Playmouth Monday-Friday. But during the remainder of the lockdown they will set someone up from home initially. Once the site reopens it will be Plymouth full time. 

Rate; £40-50 per hour


Techniche are working closely with a Technology and IT organisation based in Plymouth.


We are supporting them with appointing a Senior Software Tester for a long term contract assignment supporting highly regulated government IT projects.


Experience Required:

• ISQTB Testing Foundation Certificate
• Experience of SQL – able to perform complex queries
• Experience in the use of ALM systems
• Knowledge and experience of software development life cycle and approaches
• Knowledge and experience of Agile (scrum/Kanban) methodologies and practices


Desirable Experience (Not essential):

• ISQTB Testing Advanced Certificate
• Knowledge of ERP systems
• Knowledge of web applications and web services
• Experience of programming languages (Python, PL/SQL)
• Experience of automation testing and continuous development and integration
• Experience of performance testing with HP LoadRunner

Role Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for creating and maintaining test strategies, test plans and test cases.
  • You will be confident using industry standard dynamic test techniques to ensure maximum test coverage.
  • You should be confident highlighting issues, providing estimates and delivering progress reports to project managers and your team leader.
  • You will work with the team leader to follow the established quality process and assist in maintaining the automation framework whilst creating automated tests.
  • You will be joining an established team responsible for delivering testing services to meet customer requirements and departmental standards.
You will also be responsible for managing business users through the UAT stage, offering any technical help and product knowledge where needed.