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QA Test Engineer

Randalls Way, Leatherhead KT22 7TW, UK Req #39
13 October 2023

Established in 1982, Bytes has grown rapidly and now employs over 450 people across 5 locations in the UK and Ireland. Our turnover in Financial Year 2019 was in excess of £520M. We work with SME’s, corporates and public sector organisations to modernise and digitally transform their IT infrastructures.

We invest in our employees through on-going support, training and advice to help them achieve their career aspirations, rewarding success both financially and personally. There is opportunity to grow and move internally which can be seen through our long-standing employees who have developed existing and new skills to move into senior positions in the organisation leaving space for new team members to begin their journey.

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Here's a bit about us...

  • Over 550 staff (plans to double in size over the next 5 years)
  • Operating from modern, hybrid working environments with offices in Leatherhead, Reading or Manchester
  • Winners of an array of industry awards
  • Sunday Times Top 100 Best Places to Work
  • Excellent training and career prospects offered
  • Fantastic office with gym, canteen, open plan, smart casual dress code, regular incentives and company events
  • Supporters of 85+ charities with strong commitment to diversity and sustainability



Position Title:

QA Test Engineer

Reports to (POSITION):

QA Manager


QA Test Team





Bytes are currently recruiting a Software QA Test Engineer with 3-5 years of Manual Testing experience to join our small but dynamic Quality Assurance (QA) team. In this role, you will play a crucial part in ensuring the quality and reliability of our software products by conducting comprehensive testing. Your responsibilities will include creating and executing test plans, identifying and documenting defects, and collaborating closely with developers and other team members to deliver high-quality software solutions. Your exposure to automation testing will be highly beneficial as you'll have the opportunity to contribute to the automation efforts and gradually transition into a more automation-focused role.


As a vital member of our QA team, you will have the chance to work in a collaborative and agile environment, where your expertise will be valued, and your insights will help shape our testing processes. This role offers a unique opportunity for career growth and development as you bridge the gap between manual and automation testing. If you are passionate about quality assurance and eager to contribute to a close-knit QA team in a dynamic work environment, we encourage you to apply and be part of our exciting journey.




  • Using appropriate techniques to design test cases, test scripts and test data that will address identified test requirements and presenting them in an overall test design.
  • Conduct thorough testing of software applications to identify defects, verify functionality, and ensure they meet quality standards.
  • Perform regression testing to ensure that new features or changes do not adversely impact existing functionality.
  • Identifying software application weaknesses and target areas
  • Leverage your exposure to automation testing to contribute to the development of automated test scripts gradually transitioning into a more automation-focused role.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to understand project requirements and objectives.
  • Planning, developing, and executing software testing tasks for web application modules.
  • Providing estimates and prioritising all testing activities required to deliver projects.
  • Running automated tests as part of CI/CD pipeline.
  • Documenting issues found during testing as well as prioritizing and assigning defects to developers for resolution.
  • Collaborating with the design team to solve application faults








Development and Business Analysis teams








  • Degree in computer science, software engineering or a similar field


  • QA Testing Certification at any level


  • SQL/Data interrogation techniques


Years of Experience

  • 3 – 5 years commercial development testing experience


Other Requirements

  • Previous experience working as a QA/Tester automation engineer


  • Familiarity with popular programming script languages


  • Detailed knowledge of application functions, bug fixing and testing protocols


  • Co-work with development teams, project managers, solution designers, information security for successful resolution of bugs/issues


  • Experience in manual testing of business applications


  • Experience of Agile development project lifecycles


  • Experience and building and executing test cases and plans.



CORE Competencies & SKILLS


  • Ability to work proactively, independently and in an agile manner to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player and enjoy working in an environment that requires continuous learning
  • Written and Verbal Communication skills, and capable of communicating with senior stakeholders across the business
  • Ability to take ownership and drive cross functional collaborative meetings
  • Lateral thinking: generate innovative approaches and solutions to complex problems
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple demands without missing deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good project Management skills

Other details

  • Job Family Employee
  • Job Function Development
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Randalls Way, Leatherhead KT22 7TW, UK