Web Testers Apprentice - 11730 IGNITE SOFTWARE SYSTEMS LIMITED

Due to the popularity of their software Ignite is expanding and is looking to recruit talented apprentice testers. The role will involve a variety of testing which you will learn during your induction period. You will gain experience of manual/automated/performance/regression/white box/black box/stress testing across a variety of web-based projects

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    8.30am - 5pm Monday- Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Responsibilities 
•    Responsible for the testing of software produced by the Development team
•    Produce quality test documentation (Test Plans, Test Scripts, Test Completion Report and Traceability) to agreed deadline
•    Review and amend functional requirements before creating test plans
•    Attend and input to project initiation meetings to ensure a good understanding of potential testing requirements
•    Investigate and verify problems with the software systems and base data reported by the business and hand to the relevant parties for solution
•    Liaise with the necessary parties during the testing life cycle to ensure that the implementation is delivered on time and of expected quality
•    Produce reports of the testing conducted and inform the relevant parties of any issues raised
•    Evaluate third party software for the purposes of improving or automating the testing and associated procedures
•    Contribute to the effectiveness of the Test Team by the sharing of technical and business knowledge

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Qualities/ requirements 
•    Able to work in a highly challenging, fast moving, reactive and innovative environment
•    Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
•    Good attention to detail
•    Eager to gain a Software Development Technician Level 3 qualification

Personal qualities

Someone with an enthusiastic and professional attitude and a commitment to learning new skills.

Qualifications required

Minimum 7 GCSE Grades (C and above) or equivalent, including Maths and English

Future prospects

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks.

Things to consider

Benefits Apprentice salary reviewed after 6 months. Ignite operates a hard working but fun working atmosphere. There is a breakout room kitted out with Xbox & TV for lunch time gaming and also each Ignite employee gets a spin of the Ignite Wheel of Fortune on their birthday.

About the employer

Employer Description Ignite Insurance Systems is a young tech company in Manchester. The business supplies leading-edge solutions to the insurance industry and is pioneering technologies such as real-time vehicle tracking, behavioural monitoring, and real-time underwriting. They are a small, dynamic and agile team where the development and system architecture are driven forward by the team.





King Street


M2 6AZ

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Training provider

Approximately 11% of training takes place in the QA learning centre classroom. 9% is done in the workplace, through online training, face-to-face meetings with your QA Technical Skills Coach, or developing your portfolio. The remaining time will be spent on your workplace activity.

Apprenticeship standard

Digital Industries > Software Development Technician

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by QA Limited


0345 074 7825 apprenticeships@qa.com

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017