Graduate Software Test Engineer

  • Tessella
  • Abingdon, UK
  • 20/05/2020
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Job Description

You will be involved in all aspects of testing throughout the project lifecycle, from initial development testing through to final acceptance by the client. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with developers to identify and resolve software defects.
  • Working with project teams to produce test plans and scripts.
  • Reviewing software applications during development to confirm that all requirements have been met.
  • Working with clients as they test and accept Tessella applications, advising and assisting as necessary.
  • Building strong relationships, communicating and collaborating with clients and colleagues.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with many of Tessella’s projects. You will further your own skills and experience by gaining exposure to the wide variety of clients we work with and the broad range of sectors we operate in. There may be opportunities to travel around our UK and European offices to support remote project teams directly.


During your career at Tessella, you will learn and develop your skills, but before you join us you should have:

  • BSc (min 2.1), MSc or PhD in science, mathematics or engineering.
  • A methodical approach to investigation and problem solving with a keen eye for detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly with clients and colleagues from all backgrounds, with detail and precision.
  • The eagerness and capacity to quickly learn new domains and technologies.
  • Test automation is a growing part of ensuring software quality so, whilst not essential for the role, a good grounding in one of our core development languages would be an advantage: JavaScript, Java, Python, C, C#, C++, R, Matlab.

Career Development and Training

As well as a competitive salary and benefits package, we offer an industry-leading training package. All staff receive an annual training allowance of 150 hours, which can be used to learn new technical and soft skills, often leading to recognised professional qualifications. As a Graduate Software Test Engineer your Career Development Plan will include International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) training.

Our Culture and Benefits

We are proud of our culture, where a positive attitude, supportive colleagues and commitment to continuous learning are all valued. The wellbeing and engagement of all staff is our priority and we work in a collaborative, cooperative environment with a good work-life balance. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package including a profit-sharing scheme, non-contributory pension, relocation assistance and a range of flexible benefits, which staff can tailor to fit their needs. We also support flexible working requests where possible