Graduate/Junior Software Tester

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary £20000 - 30000

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1365446

 Job Description

QA Engineers with ideally a year's commercial experience in testing. City centre software house, close to transport links. Training and career development, pizza days, nights out. Small, established team.

Graduate/Junior Software Tester


The Company

Distil Recruitment is working in partnership with one of Belfast’s most established local software houses in the addition of a Software Tester. Of all the clients we deal with this one has the most established and proven track record in developing staff and promoting from within. This is an exciting period for their tech teams as there are a number of new projects coming up involving extensive product re-design as well as a large greenfield development project for a household name client company servicing the consumer market across the UK and Ireland.

We are seeking to source at least two new hires within the Software Test / QA Team and are keen to speak to anyone with experience as a Software Tester or QA Engineer. You may be either a recent Graduate with a placement year in a QA environment. Perhaps a non Graduate applicant with a keen interest and some commercial exposure to testing. You may already be working in a QA engineer role after graduation.


The Role

Due to continued growth and investment in the business and a large scale new project kicking off there is an immediate requirement for people with experience as a Software Tester / QA Engineer. The role involves working as part of an established Software Testing team that works closely on a number of on-going projects and product releases alongside the Developers.

The roles are primarily focused on manual testing but the successful applicants will also have exposure to automated test tools on some projects. The company has recently purchased and installed a new automated test suite. There is a real variety of responsibility attached to the positions. Some of the key areas of activity undertaken in this role will be:

  • Creation and execution of test plans
  • Bug tracking, re-testing and documentation
  • Regression testing
  • Work closely with developers and clients when required
  • Develop an understanding of the customer user experience


The Person

The company prides itself on having an open and inclusive working culture. The successful applicants will be encouraged to make a contribution to the QA processes and procedures, methodologies, tools etc. We need people who are serious about building and developing their career in Software Testing and who have the mind-set of always looking for vulnerabilities and ways to improve products and web applications.

We are looking for the following attributes:

  • Third level qualification in an IT discipline and at least 1 year in a QA role
  • Solid understanding of the software test process and the software product development cycle
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to build rapport with Testers, Developers and clients
  • Ability to translate business requirements into a functional test plan
  • Keen attention to detail and a questioning and analytical mind


This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has gained some commercial experience in a Software Test role and who wants to build upon this in a progressive, established company with a commitment to staff development and career progression. The company is well respected and hugely successful but still offers a friendly and relaxed working environment that is a world away from the atmosphere of the large multinationals.



Salary is relevant to experience but very competitive. An enhanced bonus package and full flexible benefits package are available.

If you want to find out more about this opportunity we are happy to have an initial confidential discussion or email chat at a time that suits you. Please submit your info via the link.