Location: Quorum Business Park, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne
37 hours per week
Salary: up to £28,000 (depending on experience)
Do you want to join us on our future journey?
NCFE is an educational charity and an Awarding Organisation with a core purpose to ‘promote and advance learning’ for a fairer society. For over 170 years, NCFE has been at the forefront of technical and vocational education, helping to support and progress millions of learners in employment through its portfolio of qualifications. The company is an End-Point Assessment Organisation at the cutting edge of Apprenticeships, whilst also offering leading e-assessment, diagnostics, and digital education services through its innovative technical platforms as part of its Skills Forward and Peer Tutor businesses. Purposeful people drive NCFE and create a vibrant and high performing culture, ensuring that the organisation is always moving forward towards collective success with the learner at the heart of everything we do.
A bit about the opportunity, our team and you…
We are excited to be looking for a Software Tester and would love it if you come and join us on our future journey.
The IT Services Team provides IT systems and infrastructure including mobile telecommunication. We cover application design, development, testing and run a Service Desk providing support for both internal and external services. We also provide Business Intelligence reporting services.
The Project Services Team provides Project Management including Business Analysis services, supporting colleagues in the successful delivery of their projects.
Key accountabilities and responsibilities:
Collaborate with developers and business to design, develop and maintain test plans.
Preparation of testing conditions including regression of new software releases, investigate/reporting defects and execute the automated tests.
Work with software team and business to implement new software solutions and enhancements that meets their requirements in an Agile environment
Analyse and review backlogs/user stories to provide estimates and provide constructive feedback to help ensure the quality
Work alongside with other testers and brainstorm on the requirements and derive the testing approach
Carry out planning, preparation and creation of test charters for the requirements
To find out if this is the role for you, please take a look at the Job Description
As an organisation we have ambitious levels of performance that we strive for. We have high expectations of every one of our talented colleagues and recognise the contribution each one makes to our success
All our employees are rewarded with:
Company Pension, employer’s contribution up to 9%
Life Assurance (4 x basic salary)
£200 development allowance per year
£400 towards any NCFE accredited qualifications
We also support your health and wellbeing by giving all colleagues access to:
25 days starting annual leave increasing by 2 days after 2 years’ service
A flexible and agile approach to working
Westfield Health Cash Plan worth up to the value of £1,045
Fika - a mental fitness platform created by performance psychology experts and designed to help people develop the 7 skills of mental fitness
Employee Assistance Programme - a 24/7 confidential help line to support with issues from financial advice to face to face and telephone counselling sessions
Doctor Line - same day appointments and speak with qualified doctors via video conference on your mobile phone to ensure you receive the treatment you need as soon as you need it.
Want to know about NCFE?
Take a look at our website https://www.ncfe.org.uk/
Interested? Here’s what you need to know…
If you think you have the skills to become a Software Tester at NCFE, we’d love to hear from you!
Apply online directly through our website with your current CV detailing the skills and relevant work experience which makes you suitable for the role.
Closing Date: Friday 28th May 2021