Appnovation helps brands thrive through innovative, people-inspired experiences and solutions. By embracing the powerful combination of technology and agility, we seamlessly integrate strategy, experience, design, development and analytics.

We create standout digital experiences by collaborating with brands to understand the individual challenges and goals for every initiative. Focusing on our clients’ customers, we effectively combine empathy, evidence and real-world insight so that solutions are derived from truth and meaning. Appnovation is an award-winning team dedicated to inspiring possibility.

Appnovation helps brands thrive through innovative, people-inspired experiences and solutions. By embracing the powerful combination of technology and agility, we seamlessly integrate strategy, experience, design, development and analytics.

We create standout digital experiences by collaborating with brands to understand the individual challenges and goals for every initiative. Focusing on our clients’ customers, we effectively combine empathy, evidence and real-world insight so that solutions are derived from truth and meaning. Appnovation is an award-winning team dedicated to inspiring possibilities.

Technology is foundational to all of Appnovation’s offerings, from consulting to digital innovation, to digital product and service creation. The technology department is focused on delivering software solutions that enable rich consumer experiences, from mobile and web applications to advanced analytics and machine learning, to content and engagement management service enablement platforms.

Inherent throughout our tech capabilities is deep expertise in the Software Development Life Cycle, a drive for creativity, a passion for the craft, and collaboration with other disciplines - all foundational ingredients in successful digital experiences and client partnerships.

This role is based out of the Cardiff office with a lot of remote flexibility but can also be based out of our other offices which we have situated across the UK.

 

YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO:

  • Working within an agile and/or waterfall environment to identify any issues with product/testing requirements
  • Assisting with preparation of all prescribed quality assurance artifacts including, but not limited to, Master Test Strategy and Plan, Functional Test Plan, etc.
  • Preparing and participating in performance, and security testing as required
  • Conduct quality assurance defect tracking reports
  • Participating and/or reviewing documentation and test results in all QA test phases, such as requirements validation, unit, integration, functional, and regression testing
  • Developing the QA Test Cases according to the Master Test Plan
  • Performing QA testing and report issues as required
  • Walking through test cases and the test plan with the QA Lead prior to execution

 

JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

 

As an Associate Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst you will be responsible for providing QA support for a portfolio of projects, enhancements, and support initiatives. The role involves testing, planning, and working closely with the team of Developers and other QAs to ensure the product is meeting all quality standards.

 

Must Haves:

  • 2+ years of formal testing experience
  • Understanding of the quality assurance discipline, the defect lifecycle management processes, and the software commonly used for test planning and defect tracking (eg. Jira, Bugzilla, etc.)
  • Experience in developing test plans, writing test scripts, developing use cases, implementing automated testing, executing test team activities, and assisting business users through user acceptance test processes
  • Experience and knowledge of software quality tools (ie. test case management, project planning, defect management, automation)
  • Experience with web/mobile application testing (browser compatibility, responsive testing, etc.)
  • Experienced in web/mobile application technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, Python, Java, Ruby, etc.  
  • Experience testing in Window OS, Mac OS, Mobile OS (Android, iOS), etc.
  • Understanding of user centric design principles, content, navigation, usability, behavioural analytics tagging, accessibility, SEO, localization/multi-lingual and personalization considerations
  • Understanding of accessibility principles, standards, compliance, testing and validation
  • Understanding of cloud computing architecture, services and platforms
  • Understanding of DevOps principles, processes and tools (e.g. IaC, CI/CD and orchestration)
  • Understanding of agile principles and methodologies

 

Nice to Haves: 

  • Experience with automated test scripting and implementation using BDD frameworks such as Behat or Cucumber
  • Experience with testing APIs using tools such as Postman
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases
  • Experience with Python scripting and Pytest
  • Understanding of security and privacy by design principles, process and tools
  • Understanding of data driven and/or machine learning applications

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Proactive in raising potential risks/concerns
  • Ability to multitask effectively on multiple projects and provide leadership
  • Ability to identify potential risks and communicate to project leadership team
  • Formal software testing training or certification
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and projects assigned with minimal supervision
  • Highly collaborative and dynamic
  • Results-oriented with creative problem-solving skills
  • Client centric and responsive
  • Clear, concise, and articulate communication
 
Thank you for your interest in a career with Appnovation Technologies! Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
Appnovation is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and accommodations are available upon request throughout the recruitment process.

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