Software Test Engineer


£25,000 - £31,000 (depending on experience) + benefits

Ref: SM1109

My client, a highly successful start-up is looking to appoint a Software Test Engineer to join their team based in central Bristol.

You will have in-depth commercial experience working as a Test Engineer, testing of large scale enterprise hosted systems within a defined testing framework based on industry standard testing techniques.

Responsible for assuring the quality across a range of products and to minimize the potential risk of products produced within the development team, you will be an innovative, pro-active individual who thrives under pressure and leads by example.

You’ll have previous experience of cross platform testing across not only web, but mobile and tablet devices. 


  • Improving efficiency and quality of the QA team to ensure QA is not a bottleneck and reliable for helping deliver quality work on time.
  • Risk analysis and conveying level of risk to the business to provide them with adequate information to make informed decisions.
  • Working closely with Business Analysts to review and contribute in creating functional requirements for new software deliverables and changes to existing systems.
  • Working closely with the development team through the development lifecycle.
  • Develop test cases, data and scripts for system tests and User Acceptance Tests, covering functional non-functional testing and other (e.g. performance, scalability) aspects.
  • Provide validation and verification of requirements, functional specifications etc for testability and completeness.
  • Defining test conditions and plans for review based on business priorities and project/product risk.
  • Estimate testing phases.
  • Run and manage system tests.
  • Conduct incident closure reviews and produce test reports.
  • Support User Acceptance Testing and successful implementations into production.
  • Replicate and examine the root cause of incidents in production

Technical Requirements:

  • Exposure to Microsoft Visual Studio, .NET Framework (v2.0 to v4.0) and C#.
  • Experience of building and executing database queries (SQL).
  • Application of structured testing methodologies and techniques to define test strategies.
  • Full knowledge of typical Development Life Cycles.
  • Full knowledge of Software Test Life Cycle.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of testing models including black / white box testing (i.e. boundary error checking, prediction of common failures etc).
  • Previous experience in a non-functional testing role such as: Performance, Resilience or other non-functional test types.


  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays, increasing to a maximum of 25 days with length of service
  • Enhance Workplace Pension
  • Fruit for employees every Tuesday
  • Breakfast every Wednesday
  • Early finish on Friday

To apply for this job please drop me a line, quoting Ref: SM1109, together with your CV  to: