Software Tester

We are looking for a Software Tester to join our fast-paced Learning Technologies team in Brighton. It's a great opportunity to be involved in testing Kineo’s web based products, which include Managed Learning Systems and customised instances of Totara.

You will join an existing team of software testers working together to deliver exciting eLearning solutions to businesses, and have the confidence to demonstrate why you believe it works, or why it doesn’t! There is a chance to contribute to continual improvement in the testing process and best practices, you may not always have the complete answer but your enthusiasm will allow us to further your career and find ways to fill the gaps.

Business Unit
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
UK - Brighton
Closing date
Vacancy ref


What Do We Do?

Kineo literally means to set things in motion or stir things up – and that’s exactly what we aim to do when it comes to workplace learning. We work with the world’s leading businesses to improve their performance by making innovative, creative learning solutions that really get results.

What will you be doing?

You will join the development team as a software tester where you shall design tests and data to demonstrate to project stake holders that the software works as expected. This will require you to work close with developers and solution architects working together on designs, creating and managing detailed Jira tickets. You will work in an Agile-like environment, working to deliver regular sprints alongside the team. You will be listened to and asked for advice from a testing, testability and quality point of view. You will be able to analyse bug tickets, understanding their meaning and put in place solutions for testing and recording of the results.

Regular test reports created by you shall be presented to project stakeholders on a regular (daily/weekly) basis, sometimes using predefined dashboard templates. You will be expected to create simple test plans where needed, allowing you to illustrate your ideas and approach to testing parts of a project, passing through to repeatable test cases which can be executed not only today, but tomorrow and throughout the project timespan. As a member of the testing team, you will implement the Kineo quality concepts through your work and throughout all stages of the project lifecycle, including function, usability, acceptance and regression testing.

You will be working with modern technologies, working alongside team members to learn and discover new trends in software development and testing, and the best ways to use them. There is opportunity to test front end (responsive webpage design) and backend (API, Docker container environments). To create repeatable automated tests using Behat/Mink/Selenium WebDriver, using tools such as SOAPUI and modelling test data in Excel.


You will need:

  • Keen eye for detail
  • A technical mind adept at solving problems
  • Experience of testing within a software development environment
  • Ability to model test data and design testing scenarios Excellent verbal and written communication skills


It would be a bonus if you have any of the following:

  • Experience of test automation, preferably Gherkin/Cucumber, Behat/Selenium WebDriver (PHP)
  • Experience of using the Moodle/Totara LMS or any other digital media learning systems
  • Experience of testing API's
  • Understanding of Git workflows


Kineo is a fun and colourful place to work, with a very familial feel (so we’re told). Aside from gaining lots of new friends, you’ll benefit from:

  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus an additional days’ leave with every 2 years’ service
  • Generous pension and award-winning benefits scheme including private healthcare insurance
  • Free fruit delivered to the office and a number of sports clubs such as running and football, with subsidies available for entering events

There’s plenty more too, such as life assurance,, shopping discounts, and childcare vouchers

Next Steps

Sound like your dream job? We’d love to hear from you! Please follow the link below, including a cover letter outlining why you’re the best person for this job.