We are looking for a dynamic and experienced software tester to join our team in Penrith. The candidates must be adaptable to work in a range of different testware technologies, having an aptitude for both manual and automated testing, including but not limited to planning, designing & running of test scripts, analysing data and reporting of results.

Reporting to the Test Manager, a software tester holds responsibility for aspects of application testing, defect tracking and resolution for new and existing developments as well as assisting with the production of high‐level application documentation.

Duties & Responsibilities

The key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Producing, maintaining and improving testing plans and test result reporting.
  • Tracking and reporting on fixes.
  • Ensuring solutions are delivered that meet or exceed customer and stakeholder expectations.
  • Responsible for Accessibility, Usability and Inclusion testing the solutions delivered by the development team.
  • Identification and resolution of defects.
  • Working alongside DevOps and Development to create, embed and evolve automated testing processes within the software development lifecycle.
  • Communicating testing methodologies and strategy to a range of team members.


Some, but not necessarily all, of the following skills would be a benefit for a successful candidate:

  • Attention to detail - to identify issues and bugs, including scenarios that aren't quite so obvious.
  • Excellent communication skills - providing verbal and written communication that is outstanding.
  • Appetite for ongoing learning and personal development.
  • Flexible and adaptable - capable of changing direction where required and showing flexibility to meet new demands.
  • Driven by delivery - is able to self-manage workload and continually meet agreed deadlines.
  • Multi-tasking - is able to manage several concurrent projects and prioritise demands.
  • Solid people skills - an approachable and friendly individual who provides direction, monitors performance and builds a positive and active working environment.


  • Maintain a working knowledge of the organisation’s ongoing projects and developments.
  • Where necessary, work with internal/external auditors, affiliates or third-party partners to effectively outline and communicate the organisation’s testing standards, policies and procedures.
  • Develop and continually refine automated testing processes.


  • Experience of programming - in one or more programming language, not necessarily in a web technology.
  • Employment that included an element of software testing or qualifications in software testing.

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If you feel you have the skills and experience required to join the team at theidol.com, please send us your CV, contact details and a short statement about you and your suitability for the role.

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As a tight-knit organisation, we like to look after our employees. In addition to a competitive salary, all our staff receive a generous benefits package along with a positive working environment.

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Financial Benefits
  • Tailored Office Environment
  • Onsite Gym

    We understand it can be a struggle to find the time to go to the gym after work, so we’ve brought the gym to you! Complete with treadmills, spinning bikes and free weights, our fitness area is the perfect place to work up a sweat between meetings.

  • Communal Bicycles

    At theidol.com, we like to do our bit for the planet. We encourage our staff to ditch the car and use our communal bicycles for lunch break trips into town as well as providing storage for those who cycle into work.

  • Work Life Balance

    Life can be hectic, so we appreciate the need for a little flexibility. Flexible working hours and working from home are two such benefits we offer to help you achieve that perfect work-life balance.

  • Holidays

    Everyone needs a break to recharge the batteries. Here at theidol.com you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance that increases with service. Best of all, we will give you a day off for your birthday!

  • Bonus

    As part of our generous financial benefits package you will receive: An annual Christmas bonus; Attendance bonuses; An annual bonus based on company performance, usually between 3-5% of your annual salary; and access to our Legal & General share scheme.

  • Death in Service

    We take our responsibility as an employer seriously so we not only look after our employees, but also their loved ones and family too. We offer group life insurance for all our staff to ensure their nearest and dearest are looked after financially should the worst happen.

  • Pension Scheme

    Up to 10% Pension contribution by theidol.com

  • Breakout Rooms

    It’s important, dare we say essential, to have fun at work. Our recreational areas provide the perfect environment to get away from your desk and collaborate ideas over a game of pool, or unleash your competitive side over a game of table tennis.

  • On-site Parking

    Our bespoke office space includes ample on-site parking, so you won’t need to worry about those hefty parking charges.

  • Staff Focused Facilities

    Our newly-built offices (officially opened December 2017) were custom built to our specification. Therefore, we’ve worked hard to create an innovative working environment that includes: Break out areas; hot and cold drinks provided; standing desks; lockers; and showers.

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If you feel you have the skills and experience required to join the team at theidol.com, please email your CV, contact details and a short statement about you and your suitability for the role to iWantToWork@theidol.com

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Our new purpose-built offices are in Penrith, Cumbria on the edge of the English Lake District, just off the M6 motorway.


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