Location: Derby  |  Derbyshire  |  England
Sector: Life Sciences
Consultant: Life Sciences Team
Job Reference: HQSoftwareTester
Salary: £35000 - £45000
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Primary Capabilities and Responsibilities:-

A tester is responsible for creating/maintaining test documentation and executing test runs as detailed in the test documentation generated for our OTS and OEM products.  The ideal candidate will have previous test experience, strong IT background with excellent communication skills.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Analysis of requirements
  • Design tests using recognized test techniques
  • Create, update and execute test documentation
  • Prepare, configure and maintain test environments, including test data
  • Record and track defects
  • Perform functional and exploratory testing on product releases
  • Assist in troubleshooting activities
  • Assist in root cause analysis for support issues
  • Assist with the release of software

Secondary Capabilities and Responsibilities:-

  • Contribute to QA activities including internal and external quality audits
  • Assist in test planning activities
  • Contribute to process improvements

General Capabilities and Responsibilities:-

  • Knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle models and how this impacts on the testing approach
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word / Excel)
  • Experience in using defect tracking software
  • Experience of working within a regulated environment or following a Quality Management System
  • Educated to degree level or possesses relevant experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Carry out any ad-hoc tasks that contribute to the success of the Team

Person Specification


  • Experience of testing software in a commercial and fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of structured test methods and processes


  • Good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Quality focused.


  • ISEB/ ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing (Desirable)
  • Experience of using Test Automation tools (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of programming/scripting language  or SQL (Desirable)
  • Experience of using SQL Management Studio (Desirable)


  • Self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Shows strong leadership skills, drive, and determination.