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Senior QA Engineer

Location: Middlesbrough

Salary: £40,000 DOE

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 167167

NRG has recently partnered with a pioneer in the content management space to assist with the resource of an experienced Senior QA Engineer. This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing digital business playing a key role in supporting the platform and working with major retailers and enterprise customers.




  • Extract testable scenarios from user stories or other forms of documentation

  • Create new test plans with extracted scenarios, highlighting areas of coverage, risk and confidence.

  • Analysis of results of execution raising defects with documented steps to recreate and suggestions of corrective actions.

  • Review other members of the team’s findings, rejecting or improving their findings as needed.

  • Communicate blocking issues with development leads, and work on resolution of issues.

  • Plan timeline of release for stakeholders, and summarize bug allocations.

  • Liaise with stakeholders over none functional requirements,

  • Discuss with operations risk areas for integration and system impact.

  • Exploratory testing, gap analysis

  • Design and implement automated tests where necessary.

  • Take responsibility for maintaining tests, their correctness and coverage, as well as speed of execution and stopping duplication or unnecessary tests being added.

  • Discuss in unit tests with developers.


What we're looking for:


  • Technical background with possibly a degree in a science related field.

  • Understanding of both frontend and backend web tech.

  • Have an appreciation of API first, and how presentation layer is separated from functionality.

  • Understanding of RESTful API services.

  • Frontend testing experience with single page applications (such as AngularJS) along with more traditional server side MVC websites.

  • Eye for detail, both in terms of functional and presentation

  • Strong understanding of terms such as JSON, XML, Regular Expressions

  • Able to extract client requirements from product stories to create test plans and perform GAP analysis

  • SQL / NoSQL experience for data validation

  • Jira, Redmine or other bug tracking experience

  • Ideally worked in an agile environment

  • AWS or other cloud based hosting technologies.


Salary - £40,000 DOE plus benefits package