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Agile Test Engineer (Manual)

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Quality Engineering



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Internal Background Check (DBS)

Job description

About us

Solirius Consulting delivers technical consultancy and application delivery to our clients in order to solve real world problems and allow our clients to respond to an ever-changing technical landscape. We partner closely with our clients, embedding our consultants into their businesses in order to provide a bespoke service, allowing us to truly understand our clients’ needs.

It is this close collaboration with our clients that has enabled us to grow rapidly in recent years and will drive our ambitious future growth plans. We currently have over 250 consultants working with a variety of key clients from both the public and private sectors such as the Ministry of Justice, Department for Education, FCDOS, UEFA, International Olympic Committee and Mercedes Benz; with plans to increase our client base further in the near future.

We operate as a flat organisation and believe in trusting and supporting our team to operate independently. We pride ourselves on being specialists at what we do, making the most of our consultants’ expertise in their fields in order to provide a best-in-class service to our clients. All our consultants have the opportunity to work on a range of different projects, providing a broad range of knowledge on which to develop their careers and progress in the direction they choose.

The role

We are looking for an experienced Agile Test Engineer to work with our government clients on delivering critical projects. You will be instrumental in delivering testing projects, working directly with clients and stakeholders and working closely with wider testing and technical teams.

You will ideally have a strong understanding of test planning and delivery and be able to apply this in a hands-on approach coupled with experience in strong collaborative skills with teams of test engineers at all levels.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with planning and coordination of all testing activities

  • Analysing test requirements, designing and producing reusable test scripts.

  • Creating and managing test regression packs.

  • Test data creation to plan and manage test scripts.

  • Overcoming obstacles, such as working with the team on clarification of requirements or seeing bugs through to resolution to deliver quality testing on time.

  • Reviewing test artefacts produced by peers.

  • Reviewing test results and modify the test suites as necessary.

  • Capturing, reporting & supporting the analysis of software bugs.

  • Responsible for defect management and triage

  • Executing test scripts from plans and accurately reporting where requirements are not being met.

  • Defining and implementing key test KPIs to ensure high quality standards are achieved

  • Managing key stakeholders, developing and managing ongoing relationships.

  • Reporting on test progression with key stakeholders

  • Contributing to release, deployment and change planning.

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.

  • Proven experience of Functional Testing: running and managing appropriate tests to ensure requirements are met.

  • Previous use of Azure DevOps, JIRA, or similar tool for testing and requirements management

  • Previous experience working with and testing COTS products.

  • Ability to identify, research and implement effective testing techniques and tools.

  • Very strong communicator in raising, managing issues and defects to stakeholders.

  • Experience in creating and managing Test Data.

  • Proven experience of defining and implementing test improvement strategies.

  • Experience with Delivery and Technologies ideally across the Government domain

  • Ability to manage multiple resources and allocate workload

  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing objectives works well under pressure

  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills.

  • Proven experience of strong stakeholder management in prominent high paced environments.

  • Proven experience of improving processes, setting strategy, delivering improvements, maintaining a quality service, and driving change.

What We Offer:

We offer a competitive salary, depending on experience, as well as an annual bonus and benefits package.

In addition, you will benefit from our structured training programme, alongside our ongoing development and varied project and client base, which will give you a broad set of skills and experiences to allow you to drive your career in the direction you choose.

Equality and diversity

Solirius Consulting is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that supports, celebrates, encourages and respects all individuals and in which all processes are based on merit, competence and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexuality, age, disability, ethnicity, marital status or any other protected characteristics.


Should you require further assistance or require any reasonable adjustments be put in place to better support your application process, please do not hesitate to raise this with us.


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