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Quality Engineer - Automation


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Job Summary

IRIS is the UK's market leading practice solutions provider, with over 30 years of experience. More than 6,000 firms rely on IRIS accountancy practice software to improve efficiency, increase profitability and save money.

The company is committed to investing in talented people with an interest in software testing and offers the opportunity to work alongside an established team of highly skilled QA engineers.
Successful candidates will have a strong interest in Software Testing.

As a successful candidate you will be working in the IRIS cloud division.  This part of IRIS produces cloud software, covering tax, bookkeeping and payroll for UK Accountants and SME’s. This role is within the OpenTax team.


Main Responsibilities

• Creating and updating automated test packs in Selenium

• Execute software testing tasks assigned within agreed timescales and to a high quality standard

• Perform exploratory testing in areas potentially affected by the implementation of a requirement or bug fix

• Produce accurate estimates for assigned testing tasks

• Participate actively in test case design

• Contribute to production of supporting internal documentation

• Participation in validation of release candidates

• Achieve agreed productivity targets in order to ensure test tasks are delivered within budget and to schedule. Reporting as early as possible to team lead/manager where deliverables cannot be met

• Collaborate with test team under supervision of Scrum Master and direction of senior quality engineers

• Timely and accurate reporting of assigned task status as required by Scum Master

• Provide guidance and direction to quality engineers working on agreed deliverables to ensure they understand the work they have been assigned and direct their efforts to ensure a high quality and functionally complete solution. Ensure peer reviews are carried out.

• Plan and implement necessary integration tasks to ensure test activities work well together and overlapping features are tested individually as well as integrated

• Proactively monitor and report on the level of product quality and progress towards a shippable product throughout the testing phase of a release

• Identify areas of the agreed testing standards and processes which could be refined and drive these suggestions forward where possible.


 Key Relationships


• IRIS Development

• IRIS Product Management

• IRIS Support


• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Excellent organisation skills

• Commercial and Business acumen

• Technical Competence


• Previous experience as a quality/test engineer for a company producing software products.

• Demonstrable experience of web application testing.

• Practical experience of testing within a software development lifecycle, preferably agile.

• Experience of manual testing.

• Experience of test automation using Selenium or similar products.

• Experience of team based testing approach

• General familiarity with current technologies and direction of the software industry

• Previous experience of using defect management tools, ideally JIRA


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Closing date:
04 Nov 2016


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