Software Test Engineer

Job Description

Software Test Engineer – ISQTB, Real Time Embedded Software, Military Systems 


Our client is a successful professional services and technology partner to global, defence, energy, space and intelligence & communications programmes.


A Software Test Engineer is required to join a market leading systems and software development company based in Wincanton. The Software Test Engineer role will see you join a talented and experienced team to aid with ongoing support, enhancement and testing of various company mission-critical and safety-critical projects.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Produce Test Documentation including Test Plans and Test Reports.
  • Analyse project requirements and agree best verification methods/criteria’s.
  • Identify requirement shortfalls / ambiguities, engage with Technical Lead to resolve.
  • Generate Test Procedures (automated and manual) to verify the requirements.
  • Develop and maintain traceability between requirements and the test steps with the Test Procedures.
  • Identify where efficiencies can be made in test procedures, and optimisations that would enable further automation.
  • Execute Test Procedures (including Regression tests), record test results, fully analyse test failures and raise issues where appropriate.
  • Support peer reviews on Test Procedures.
  • Maintain and improve subject matter expertise including product/software architecture, test environments, builds and test suites via documentation and script improvement.


Essential Requirements for Software Test Engineer:

  • Team player, able to work autonomously on dedicated tasks, but also willing to support others, share ideas and to be supported (as part of an Agile delivery team).
  • Experience of using industry wide test automation tools plus adaptability to write and run manual tests.
  • Experience of test methodologies and knowledge and use of industry standard tools.


Preferred but not essential:

  • Experience of real time and embedded software.
  • Experience of testing different messaging protocols including Ethernet, Analogue, Digital and RS422 using messaging tools plus Protocol Analysers preferred.
  • Experience of developing automated tests for PC based software, driven with a User Interface.
  • ISQTB Certification preferred but not essential. Willingness to be adaptable and to work in a team environment more important.
  • Knowledge of Hardware engineering advantageous.
  • Experience of working on Military Systems (Land, Air or Sea).


Keywords:  Software Test, ISQTB, Real Time, Software, Ethernet, Digital, Analogue, MOD, Military Systems, Regression Testing, Manual Testing, Automated Testing


Software Test Engineer – ISQTB, Real Time Embedded Software, Military Systems 

Salary:  to £30,000 plus 25 days holiday, pension and other benefits

Location:  Wincanton, Somerset