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Quality Assurance - manual or automated, software testing is key

Plan, implement, check, and adjust - the practice of monitoring all software engineering processes, methods, and work products to ensure compliance against defined standards.
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No matter what you’re supplying, a rigorous and streamlined quality assurance and testing system is essential - and software is no different. Without a clear system for ensuring a consistent output, errors and dead-ends can cause huge inconveniences for your users.

That’s why Quality Assurance is such an important part of the software development life cycle (SDLC). This process helps to ensure that software products and systems are reliable and perform as expected and to reduce the risk of errors and security vulnerabilities that could impact the usability, functionality, and safety of the software.

A QA Tester is involved in every stage of software production and implementation, from defining test requirements in collaboration with stakeholders and implementing various testing methodologies to reporting bugs and working with developers to continue the improvement process long-term.

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Roles we recruit for include, but aren’t limited to:

  • QA Engineer
  • Software Tester
  • Test Analyst
  • QA Automation Engineer
  • Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
  • Software Engineer in Test (SEIT)

Software testing can be divided into two categories: manual testing and automated testing. Where manual testing is carried out by a human, step-by-step, automated testing uses frameworks, tools, and software to execute tests without the need for any human input.

Automated testing has become the method of choice in recent years - it’s more efficient, ensures greater test coverage, and removes the risk of human error. However, manual testing can often provide more insights into user experience, since it’s a real person testing the software, and help to uncover bugs that may not be detected by automated tests. So, many businesses will make use of both methods for a hybrid testing system. 

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At Applause IT, we have over 20 years of experience in IT, digital, and tech recruitment, so there’s no one better to help you find the right fit - whether you’re a candidate seeking your next QA opportunity or a company looking to grow your testing team. We’ve worked with hundreds of businesses, from start-ups to multinationals, and helped them to build teams from the ground up  with a focus on their individual goals and needs.

We’ve invested in market-leading resources for talent sourcing and recruitment automation to streamline our process and make recruiting as pain-free as possible, meaning we can quickly and efficiently find the best QA and Software Development candidates for a role’s individual needs. To talk through how Applause IT can help to expand your quality assurance team, or to find your next testing opportunity, get in touch with one of our consultants for a friendly, no-obligation chat.

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If you can't see the role for you in the list below, get in touch with one of our consultant team and we can discuss your options