Senior Tester

We’re seeking a software tester to join our Learning Platforms team at Kineo, in Brighton.  You will be an experienced software tester looking for a new challenge to forward your career, or you may already be in s senior position and wish to use your skills and knowledge in a different environment.

Business Unit
Circa 30,000 to 35,000
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

You will join the team as a senior software tester where you will design tests and data to demonstrate to project stakeholders that the software works, or does not work, as expected.    You will design test cases that are data centric and BDT based (Gherkin/Cucumber).   Your existing hands-on knowledge and experience of software testing will allow you to come on board and add benefit to an existing team and support team members. You may work in an Agile-like environment, but you should also be comfortable with waterfall models.   

You will work closely with developers and solution architects, contributing to solution designs, creating test plans, test cases, perform testing activities and managing detailed Jira tickets.   You will provide advice to project teams from a testing, testability and quality point of view.  You will be able to analyse problems, understanding their meaning and put in place solutions for testing and recording of the results.

The product you will be testing is mostly web based and you’ll need to develop a good understanding of the data being presented to determine the outcome of tests. You may have SQL knowledge to aid you in this.   Your role will also include testing against mobile apps and APIs, so knowledge of API testing technologies would be a benefit.

About you

We need someone with significant previous software testing experience, either already in a lead role or ready for the challenge. You must have a good understanding of the whole software lifecycle and of bug tracking systems, such as Jira/Bugzilla. You'll need to take on challenges and be an authority, as well as being able to work effectively in team. You'll need a keen eye for detail with a technical and acquisitive mind adept at solving problems. You will also need the ability to model test data and design testing scenarios. With excellent verbal and written communication skills, you'll need a good understanding of BDT, Gherkin/Cucumber.

It would be a bonus if you have any of the following: experience of using Moodle/Totara or similar digital learning management systems; experience of testing APIs, SOUPUI; an understanding of Jira and Git workflows; and an understanding of automation technologies, Behat/Selenium.

Our story and mission

The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills development. Our purpose is the same today as it has always been, to enable people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth. Backed by a Royal Charter, we have more than 135 years of experience in making sure that people can contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies.

Today, the Group consists of City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, Digitalme, The Oxford Group and Gen2. Our businesses provide a broad and imaginative range of products and services that help people achieve their potential through work-based learning. Together, they set the standards for corporate learning, technical training and skills credentialing. Everything we do – from the way we work, our products and services, to our charitable investments – seeks to make a difference to individuals and communities around the world.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What we offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example work pattern, hours or location.

Next steps and how to apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.