Junior Software Tester

Texthelp is a world leader in the development of technologies to support reading and writing. The company employs 340 staff across 2 separate divisions (Education & Workplace) with offices in UK, USA, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Australia. 

At Texthelp it’s our mission to unlock everybody’s full abilities and realise their unique potential. To do this we create smart, easy to use technology that helps everyone read, write, express their thoughts and share information more accurately and fluently – whether they’re studying, working or simply in their daily lives.  

We can only achieve this and continue to grow by having great, engaged, talented, developed, accountable people, working in the right culture using agile methods.

We pride ourselves on our core values that are embedded within our culture.  These are fun, curiosity, tenacity, empowerment, respect, and integrity.

Job Overview

Working as a Junior Software Tester, you will work closely with the software quality and  development team to ensure quality standards are upheld for all Texthelp products. You will be an important member of Texthelp’s software quality assurance team working on educational and access to work literacy and Math products. You will utilise both manual and automated testing techniques to ensure high quality product releases are achieved. You will be comfortable working as a part of an Agile sprint team.

Main Responsibilities

The candidate will be responsible for testing a range of software products developed by Texthelp, including web applications, web services, desktop and mobile applications. 

The candidate will be responsible for maintaining and running a suite of automated tests and for carrying out manual exploratory testing.

They will take part in daily project sprint meetings, giving feedback on the progress of testing and reporting any issues or impediments to the rest of the project team.  They will be responsible for logging bugs and testing progress in an Agile project management system. 

They will be responsible for maintaining project test documentation including manual test plans, release check lists and test procedure BCP’s (Business Continuity Plans)

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

  • Degree in Software engineering or equivalent.

  • Experience working as part of an Agile sprint team. 

  • one to two years work experience in a software testing role 

  • Some experience using test automation tools. 

  • Programming skills in (Javascript)

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience testing both Windows and MAC desktop applications

  • Knowledge of rest api testing. 

  • Knowledge of Node JS

  • Knowledge of C# programming language

  • Knowledge of IOS and Android operating systems

  • Knowledge of Browser Extensions and Add-ons 

  • Experience testing mobile applications. 

  • Experience using Microsoft DevOPs. 

Personal attributes

  • An energetic software tester who is keen to deliver high quality software products

  • Keen interest in software engineering and  software testing.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Someone who is able to manage their time effectively. 

  • Someone who wants to continually improve their skill set and learn new technologies

  • Someone who loves to keep on top of all the latest tech

If you think you have what we are looking for please submit your application on our website by Friday 9th December 2022.

Texthelp is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We do not discriminate against our job applicants or employees and we aim to select the best person for the job.

We monitor the community background and sex of our job applicants and employees in order to demonstrate our commitment to promoting equality of opportunity in employment and to comply with our duties under the Fair Employment & Treatment (NI) Order 1998.

You are not obliged to answer the questions relating to community background and sex during the application process, and you will not suffer any penalty if you choose not to do so. Nevertheless, we encourage you to answer these questions. Your answers will be used by us to prepare and submit a monitoring return to the Equality Commission, but your identity will be kept anonymous. In all other regards your answers will be treated with the strictest confidence. We assure you that your answers will not be used by us to make any decisions affecting you, whether in a recruitment exercise or during the course of any employment with us.