Senior/Lead QA Test Engineer – Edinburgh/Flexible Working

Ref No: QA/21

Work for a Microsoft Gold Partner building business solutions for emergency services, industry regulators and the world’s largest law firms.

Are you an experienced test engineer with base C# skills, mobile app and automation experience? We are seeking new talent to join our growing team due to the launch of new products and major contract wins. Flexible home/office working opportunities available.

Who should apply?

Enthusiastic, senior test engineers with manual testing, mobile app and automation experience, capable of leading a team and driving forward our testing processes. Must have a keen eye for detail, strong SQL skills, exposure to Azure DevOps and basic C# coding for automated test development.

Perhaps you are seeking a step up to a Team Lead role, or already leading a small team but now seeking new challenges.

Who are we?

We are a leading software manufacturing company creating specialist business solutions built on the Microsoft technology stack. We work with emergency services and some of the largest law firms in the world. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, we are at the top of our game, with access to the latest technologies.

What will you do?

Design, implement and manage test automation solutions to assure high quality levels in software for release, with exposure to all aspects of the automated testing discipline for large and complex applications, including mobile applications. You will also have responsibility for manual test development and management of the testing team. Key responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day testing of desktop, Web and Mobile applications
  • Management of daily release/regression testing priorities within the Support Team
  • Maintenance and ownership of testing processes
  • Test Impact Analysis – identifying where to focus testing effort
  • Extend CUIT/manual test coverage – identifying critical product areas lacking coverage
  • Test failure trend analysis
  • Reporting of test results to senior management

Your efforts and ideas will really matter to us. You’ll do a job that really matters to you. We’ll reward you with varied, interesting and exciting work – and the opportunity to make your mark on our products, and even the world!

Tech and methods we work with

All our teams work within Agile/Scrum and collaborate closely across departments.

Development teams use Visual Studio, .NET, C#, SQL Server, Azure, ASP.Net, TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML5, Microservices architecture, Xamarin, .NET Core and Docker.

Our infrastructure engineers work with Azure IaaS/PaaS, Windows Server/Desktop, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint/Office 365, Visual Studio, Azure DevOps, Hyper-V, SQL Server, and Load Balancing/Clustering.


Preferably 3+ years’ experience covering manual testing and automation with exposure to all aspects of the testing discipline for large and complex applications, including mobile applications, ideally gained within a commercial software development environment.

Strong database skills including SQL; basic C# coding skills for test automation development; exposure to Agile methodology; knowledge and experience of Azure DevOps; proficiency in front-end technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and AJAX would be beneficial.

Undergraduate degree in Computing Science or similar to min. 2:1 from a leading university; excellent ‘Highers’/’A Levels’ or equivalent. Excellent written and spoken English essential.

On a day-to-day basis, you will perform hands-on testing across all applications but with additional responsibility for management of the testing team and processes, and reporting to senior management. Previous experience of a team lead role would therefore be preferable, but training can be provided for the right candidate.

Nice to have

Microsoft Professional Certifications; ISTQB Expert (Test Automation) Certification; team lead experience.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience – with regular reviews, excellent company pension and benefits package (full details available on request).
  • Investment in your professional development, with support for Microsoft qualifications.
  • Access to online learning tools and in-house tech presentations.
  • A secure pathway to long-term success that helps you develop in-demand skills and experience across the full Microsoft technology stack.
  • Contribute to major projects that make a difference to the world.
  • Remote/blended office and home working opportunities.
  • Modern HQ with latest tech, great road, rail and bus links, and nearby amenities – plus free parking and bike racks onsite, and a cycle-to-work scheme.
  • Join a friendly bunch, settled within a professional team-driven environment, and enjoy regular complementary social activities.

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