We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Application Tester for our busy and growing on-site IT Team.

As an Application Tester, the candidate should have testing experience with the ambition to acquire additional skills in both manual and automated test environments. The position holder will play a part in providing a full testing service to the business, working with and supporting teams across the business to ensure the successful delivery of effective, reliable, low-risk solutions.

Castle Water is the UK’s leading independent water retailer and one of the fastest-growing and most successful companies in the utility sector.

Our Application Test Analyst salaries are very much DOE but range from £20000 to £35000 per annum, and we offer a hybrid working model where most roles can be undertaken through a combination of home and office working.

We can promise you a hardworking and lively environment that will equip you with skills that could be used across many areas of the business. You can expect to be part of a collegial and supportive team, with a strong emphasis on knowledge-sharing, continuous learning, mutual respect, and personal development. We will ask a lot of you, and in return, opportunities for advancement in our company are available for those who put in the effort. We value our people and love to watch them develop and advance in their careers with us.

When we offer you a post, we will help and support you in your work, but be prepared to learn through doing the role as much as undergoing formal training. These posts are for applicants with confidence and initiative as well as the maturity required to take responsibility and make decisions and be confident of their own abilities and potential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Good undergraduate degree (or equivalent), ideally with postgraduate qualifications, with up to 2 years’ experience – degree discipline should be in a highly numerate subject
  • Experience of working in a demanding environment with the ability to deliver to tight deadlines
  • High level of numeracy, ideally with data-analysis experience
  • Advanced Excel user essential. We would particularly like to meet candidates with experience of Idea and/or SQL
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to take ownership of issues and see them through to resolution

Key Skills & Experience

  • Understanding of SDLC (waterfall & agile development methodologies).
  • Experience of working with JIRA / X-ray or similar web-based testing tools.
  • Overall understanding of defect management/resolution.
  • Able to use initiative and work to tight deadlines under pressure.
  • Experience of front and back-end testing, with an awareness of RDBMS and SQL Scripting.
  • Exposure to concepts of test environment management.
  • Demonstrate professional courtesy in all written and verbal communication.
  • Good problem-solving skills and the tenacity to stay with an issue until it is resolved.
  • Knowledge of automated test tools such as Katalon, Selenium advantageous
  • Attention to detail with a focus on quality and continuous improvement
  • Provide peer review of test artefacts produced by other test engineers
  • Attention to detail
  • Cope well under pressure and with uncertainty/ambiguity
  • Practical Experience in Test Automation frameworks and systems advantageous

About the Company

Castle Water is the UK’s leading independent water retailer and one of the fastest-growing and most successful companies in the utility sector. Our customers include some of the largest companies and public sector bodies in the UK.

Castle Water aims to deliver award-winning customer service to our customers. Creating positive interactions in the workplace and between our employees and our customers will help ensure our company continues to draw new and retain existing customers. Not only have we just achieved our 10,000th 5-star Trustpilot review, but we are also winners of the recent Customer Service Excellence Award for the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards.

Castle Water has a track record of providing excellent customer service, and of developing innovative approaches to utility supply. We have more 5-star reviews on Trustpilot than all other water retailers combined. We pride ourselves on being transparent and treating customers fairly.

Our head office is based in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, within easy commuting distance of both Perth and Dundee. We are embedded in the local community and participate in many local events and activities.

To apply please send a copy of your CV and Cover Letter to careers@castlewater.co.uk.