Full Time


We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious Tester to join our growing team which provides technical services to the UK energy market.   You will play a significant role in our testing centre of excellence which will provide testing services to the rest of the organisation. The initial focus will be to aid in delivery of the test strategy for the Energy Market Data Hub which will provide data transfer and data analytical services to the UK utilities market. This service, which will cloud native and developed using agile processes, is currently being procured by ElectraLink as a replacement and enhancement to the services we already provide the UK energy market.   We are looking for someone who has a good understanding of modern testing approaches and tools used in solutions which are hosted in the public cloud (predominantly AWS), using agile dev/ops techniques and automated testing tools. The successful candidate will be part of a drive to modernise ElectraLink’s testing approach to match the establishment of a set of fully agile company processes. You will be a self-motivated individual who works well in a team and can help to develop new ideas whilst managing your own workload. You will benefit from working with a passionate and supportive team who are open to new ideas and continually looking to improve the way we ensure the quality of our services. We offer a generous training budget, flexible working approach and private medical insurance amongst other benefits.

Job Purpose

Key elements of the role include:

  • For any implemented infrastructure and software solution, perform the following activities to timescales and constraints communicated by the team leader:
  • Test planning and execution across ElectraLink and external 3rd parties for both strategic programmes
  • Managing effective test execution and actioning results of tests within a structured framework
  • Review Requirements and Design Documents to determine the scope of testing.
  • Produce a Test Plan, scoping the testing to be performed at a high level.
  • Create Test Scripts in our approved testing solution.
  • Manually run/evidence such scripts.
  • Produce a Test Report, summarising the testing performed.
  • Participate in informal and formal reviews of the above.
  • Provide support for demonstrations and trials
  • Managing effective test execution and actioning results of tests within a structured framework

The successful candidate will also be expected to work with agile project managers, scrum masters and product owners. You will participate in project meetings and contribute to and review key project documentation. The role also includes an element of quality assurance.
You will be expected to provide objective feedback to software development project teams and present findings to software development and business user teams.

Principle Skills & Experience

Key skills:

  • Proven delivery skills in a testing environment
  • Use of Industry standard testing solutions.
  • Experience of testing methodologies, test practice and terminology.
  • Experience using agile methodology
  • Creation and execution of test scripts
  • Experience in Cloud hosting technology.
  • Proven experience and skills in operating in conjunction with external parties
  • Experience adopting security best practices

Key characteristics:

  • A natural curiosity
  • A good understanding of the software development process
  • Attention to detail
  • A good understanding of the business approach
  • Good judgement skills
  • Good writing skills (for documenting the process)
  • Good communications and consultancy skills
  • The ability to work in a team and as an individual
  • Good presentation skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Enjoys a challenge and sets and achieves goals