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QA Engineer

Posted 4 months ago




QA Engineer


Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality!

Our core value of ‘Love work, Love life’ has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day, to help us become a UK top 10 Software company driven through adoption of the Access Workspace platform.

Are you ready for the challenge?


 What are we all about?

At Access we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from professional services to manufacturing to not for profits and more.

We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business. That's why over 1 million users and over 10,000 organisations rely on Access software to help their organisation thrive.


About you:


  • You are collaborative, pragmatic, positive, assertive, commercially aware and driven to continuous learning/improvement.

  • You demonstrate great communication skills and are able to communicate with, and advise stakeholders in various departments at various levels, making recommendations based on risk, commercial factors, Quality approach and strategic objectives.

  • You show a great understanding of best practice, including: Why QA is necessary, objectives, cost of defects, principles of testing, software development models, testing levels & types.

  • You actively promote and show ownership of Quality centred activities.

  • You are able to report risks and observations and identify areas where further testing may be required.

  • You genuinely care about quality; collaboratively work with your team-mates to embed quality wherever possible.





  • Design and create test strategy, test plans for a SaaS product written in the following technology stack - Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, jQuery, vueJS, CSS, HTML, MySQL, rspec, FactoryBot and minitest

  • Implementation of automated testing solutions for the product, ensure continual addition of tests to this framework as the product grows, with the aim to eliminate manual testing wherever feasible.

  • Work with other team members to execute these test plans at good velocity to ensure release deadlines.



  • Advise and guide all quality stakeholders on the QA approach the wider team should take, to deliver quality deliverables.

  • Working in an Agile environment, own, manage or be accountable for the implementation of specific projects and quality deliverables.

  • Co-ordinate resource or workloads where appropriate on specific projects or deliverables.

  • Follow, and help peers to follow, the agreed QA process and approach for both manual and automated testing, in order to align with the test & business strategy.

  • Ensure manual testing is designed and executed to a high standard, taking an approach suitable to an agile, fast-paced environment, according to the product teams’ definitions of done.

  • Design and execute static reviews, in line with the department’s QA approach.

  • Follow a risk-based approach taking into account commercial factors, make risk-based recommendations and decisions on quality, priorities and releases and manage quality risks.

  • Where appropriate, write, develop and maintain automated Test Scripts within the Automation Framework to ensure maximum coverage, quality and scalability across products.

  • Drive the development of test processes and improvements.

  • Report to the QA Lead on progress and areas of risk, including metrics where requested.

  • Work in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures.


As a well-rounded QA Engineer, your Skills and Experiences likely include:



  • Experience of working in a fast-paced, Agile environment.

  • Solid testing experience and good understanding of test approaches and techniques, including specific approaches for SaaS and web based products.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to work autonomously, demonstrating risk-based decision-making capabilities.

  • Good understanding of Risk and how to identify and assess it, including Risk-based Testing

  • Experience of taking end to end ownership of quality deliverables.

  • Experience of assisting in the development of test processes and improvements

  • Willingness to occasionally work out of hours to deliver software releases

  • Undertake any other ad-hoc duties



  • Experience of creating automation packs from the bottom up; understanding of how to structure automation to achieve robust, efficient, and scalable test packs.

  • Experience with testing and automation at API layer

  • Non-functional testing (performance/load/volume preferably)

  • ISTQB/ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing

  • Experience of Data driven testing

  • Experience of using JIRA



What does Access offer you?


We are a growing software company, and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference. Become part of our amazing Access family!