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Senior QA Engineer - CENTRAL

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Senior QA Engineer - CENTRAL

Posted 3 months ago

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 a dynamic, skilled Senior QA Engineer with a passion for technology and automation and a keen sense of pride in the work you do.
  • You are collaborative, pragmatic, positive, competitive, 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 are a technical person with knowledge of automation frameworks, performance, load and security testing.
  • You are able to report risks and observations and identify areas where further testing may be required.

About the role:

As a Senior QA Engineer within our Central team, you will work in an agile scrum team of 7 to 9 members. Key focuses include:

  • Design, develop and write automation scripts for our software applications.
  • Championing a Quality-first approach within the team; building great relationships with developers, BAs, and Support; and actively contributing and participating in QA initiatives within the division.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Design and develop testing to meet agreed acceptance criteria and stories using a range of techniques and technologies. Ensure QA standards are established, known, coached and followed within agile team.
  • Write, develop and maintain automated Test Scripts and frameworks to enable maximum coverage, quality and scalability across products.
  • Proactively develop QA processes and improvements for your projects within a fast moving, agile environment.
  • Manage effective test ware control, ensuring test packs are maintained, kept relevant and (where appropriate) version controlled.
  • Understand and actively encourage automation design principles, best practices, coverage and strategy.
  • Participate in defect identification, replication and communication including risks and required resolutions. Report and track root cause trends.
  • Own Quality centred activities including: static reviews, collaboration with Development and Product, planning, early discovery of defects, exploratory testing techniques, optimal running of regression periods and pro-active risk management.


As a well-rounded QA Engineer, your skills likely include:

  • Understanding of Test Design techniques for optimal coverage, including: requirements coverage, end to end testing, boundary value analysis, equivalence partitioning, exploratory testing, User Paths and scenarios, data-driven testing.
  • Experience of creating automation packs.
  • Experience of E2E UI web automation using native Selenium WebDriver. Knowledge of HTML, XML, XPATH and CSS.
  • Experience of working with SaaS or Web-based products.
  • Non-functional testing (performance/load/volume preferably)
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good understanding of Risk and how to identify and assess it, including Risk-based Testing
  • Experience of assisting in the development of test processes and improvements


  • ISTQB/ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing
  • Experience with testing and automation at API layer
  • T-SQL - experience of writing basic queries
  • 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.

In addition to our standard benefits of 25 days holiday and a competitive salary, you will get:  

Private Healthcare

Private Life Insurance

Dental Services discounts

Christmas Bonus

Referral Bonus

Meal Tickets

7 Card gym membership paid by the company