Job Vacancy – Software Tester

Ostara Systems Ltd is a UK based company that has been committed to providing user-friendly, effective and affordable Computer-Aided Facilities Management software solutions since 2007. The Ostara CAFM solution is based on sound FM principles and has been designed, developed and tested by FM and software experts – who have been involved in maintaining the estates for the likes of Whitbread, Primark, YBS, Tesco, John Lewis, Waitrose and Boots – to deliver significant tangible benefits to anyone in the FM industry.

Due to the level of growth that we are experiencing, we are now looking for a Software Tester to join the Ostara technical team based in the Milton Keynes area.

What you will do:

Our clients vary from start-ups, SMEs, retail estates and large blue chip companies.

An amazing opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of test-related activities, including but not limited to:

  • Stress, performance, functional and scalability testing
  • Writing and executing test scripts
  • Running manual and automated tests
  • Testing in different platforms and environments
  • Writing accurate bug test reports
  • Providing quality assurance
  • Providing objective feedback to developers
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Designing test tasks to mitigate risks

Requirements

Essential:

  • Experience of working in a busy office environment and working to a consistently high standard
  • Effective communication skills
  • A drive to deliver in a fast-paced environment, meeting deadlines and managing own workload
  • Excellent attention to detail and a high level of organisational skills
  • Accurately estimate project effort
  • Participate in design sessions and add value to scenario discussions
  • Follow current processes and work on refining those processes
  • Good SQL skills using Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience in testing commercial software products
  • Experience with Microsoft tools and platforms
  • Experience with Open Source tools and platforms
  • Web-based testing experience
  • Mobile testing experience

Desirable:

  • Degree educated
  • ISEB certification or similar
  • MS Team Foundation Server
  • Automation processes

Benefits

  • Market leaders with a great reputation.
  • Competitive Salary
  • Increasing Holiday Entitlement with long service
  • Pension
  • Employee ‘Perkbox’ access
  • Access to online Doctor services 24*7
  • Healthcare

All following successful completion of a probation period.

Due to the large number of responses we receive, it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 14 days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

If you feel you match the required criteria we are looking for, then please do not hesitate in applying for the role. The application process can be found here, or through the listing on Indeed.