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Graduate Software Tester, Leeds

Audacia is a Leeds and London based software development company. We specialise in building complex and integral bespoke software solutions for clients including global mechanical seals manufacturer AESSEAL; leading telecommunications provider O2; and award-winning offshore solutions provider, Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC).


We’re looking for graduates to join our software testing teams, working on interesting and challenging projects at our offices in Leeds City Centre, based in our waterfront location on The Calls.


We hire talented people based on their potential rather than their experience. Our software testers have varying different academic backgrounds; from physics and maths, to mechanical engineering and biosciences. But all share curiosity and analytical thinking, thriving on finding solutions to complex problems. You’ll be working in an open office, with a culture focused on collaboration, transparency and working as a single team, with each other and with clients.


Alongside testing both new and existing software products, you’ll benefit from a dedicated training programme, consisting of both seminar-led and hands on testing sessions; covering topics from the fundamentals of software testing, to programming in C# and API test automation. You’ll cover both manual and automated testing methods, equipping you with the knowledge, technical skills and experience to reach your full potential.


Working with industry leaders across various sectors, you'll execute testing across multiple varied software projects; from commodities trading platforms for one of the largest agricultural companies in the world, to applications to manage people across one of the biggest offshore wind farms in the world; ensuring that our software is of the highest quality for our clients.


Our graduate roles aren’t based on fixed term programmes. You’re here for the long run, if you want to be. To make the most of your potential, you’ll have access to personal mentors who’ll support you, with quarterly progression reviews to ensure your career development.


You’ll be part of a community here, with people who like to engage inside and outside of work. You'll normally find us in evenings at the pub, playing in a pool league, board games or D&D, at yoga sessions, whisky nights or the cinema, or simply building Augmented Reality prototypes over pizza and beer.


What You’ll Learn:


  • Software Testing Fundamentals

Learn how to break business requirements down into robust test cases to ensure our software applications are working to the highest standard of quality, alongside grasping testing concepts as a foundation to obtaining the ISTQB Certified Tester Qualification.


  • An Introduction to Databases

Understand how data is stored in a database, as well as how to query databases in order to test that data is being stored correctly.


  • Programming in C#

Learn C# as an introduction to basic, fundamental object orientated programming concepts to ensure you are confident when writing code for test automation.


  • UI Test Automation

Some tests take a long time to run and can be prone to error. We reduce this risk and accelerate testing through automation. Learn how to identify when automation should be used and how to program tests against the user interface.


  • API Test Automation

While UI test automation is essential in some web applications, API tests are faster and less likely to break when a web application is being developed and changed. Learn about what API’s are, how they work and how they can be programmatically tested.


  • Performance Testing

Nobody likes a slow application. Learn how to simulate a web application being accessed by hundreds, or thousands, of users executing different tasks to ensure the system responds effectively in a timely manner.


What we look for:

  • A passion for problem solving, thriving on providing solutions to complex challenges.
  • An ability to collaborate and work effectively with peers, as part of single team.
  • Self-motivated, driven and proactive with an eagerness to learn and develop, striving to improve knowledge and abilities.
  • An ability to work independently and take ownership on work assigned to you.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to clearly articulate your thoughts, ideas and work.
  • A willingness to challenge and ask questions in order to continuously improve.
  • Attention to detail, with a focus on quality and continuous improvement.


Our recruitment process:

1. Initial application

2. Telephone interview

3. Face to face interview

4. Decision made & next steps


We don’t like to keep you waiting, so aim to respond to initial applications within one working day.


When you’ll start:

Our next cohort start date is Summer/Autumn 2020.


Click the link below to apply, or email [email protected] and attach your CV with a reference to the job role.

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