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Software Test Analyst [Temporary Cover]

University of Cambridge - University Information Services

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £29,614 to £35,326 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 20th October 2021
Job Ref: VC28420

Fixed-term: Appointment will be made on a fixed-term basis of eight months, to provide secondment cover for a member of the existing team.

Over more than eight hundred years, the University of Cambridge has changed the world. From our fundamental understanding of the universe itself, to the education of world leaders, Cambridge has contributed to society through excellence.

We would like someone to join us to help Cambridge to strive to contribute to the future as it has done for almost a millennium now.

Are you someone with software testing experience looking to work for a prestigious organisation? We are looking for a Software Tester to join our team at University Information Services (UIS). The team is one of the leading software teams in higher education. We have a track record of protecting our critical services by employing skilled individuals who want to make a difference, people who are quality focused and dedicated to working well with others in the pursuit of quality and excellence.

This position is an eight-month fixed-term contract, usually based on the University's West Cambridge Site. However, currently you'll be expected to work remotely. 

As a Software Test Analyst, you will:

  • Create test scripts that prioritise testing to ensure our systems, products and services meet the highest standards possible with the time available
  • Execute test scripts
  • Report defects and re-test fixes
  • Use a test management tool to record test progress and produce status reports
  • Perform a variety of different types and phases of testing (e.g., System Testing, Integration Testing, Regression Testing)
  • Manage, maintain and use data to ensure testing is as effective, efficient and representative of end user scenarios as possible
  • Represent testing and quality during project and team meetings
  • Test production defect fixes
  • Make recommendations on software quality

Are you the right candidate?

  • Do you have experience of working in different types of software testing delivery methods (e.g. Waterfall, V-model, Agile, DevOps, etc.)?
  • Are you able to work on your own and take responsibility for tasks, while working collaboratively and positively with a range of team members and stakeholders?
  • Are you able to prioritise your workload, even if delivery circumstances change?

Our team is rich and diverse, and we strive for inclusion. We are keen to hear from all applicants who feel they are suitable. 

Long before many of the global names in technology were formed, Cambridge was leading the way with computing. You can be part of the next stage of this unique story.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

For any queries regarding this position please contact Mark Galvin, via email:

The closing date for applications is **20 October 2021**.

Please quote reference VC28420 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. 

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