QA Engineer 1 - Mobile team

Job Locations United Kingdom-Birmingham


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Would you like to develop your technical skills and earn while you learn at our “BIRMINGHAM” office?


Are you analytical and have great problem solving skills? Personable, inquisitive and ambitious?


Then the Economist group would be the perfect company for you to join and kick-start your career with! We are looking for a QA Engineer 1 to join our Birmingham team.


The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight, and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.


Our digital solutions team provides services to The Economist Group businesses and is also responsible for the flagship products including and The Economist digital apps.


We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual with an interest in software to join our Quality Assurance team. You should be motivated, organised and possess an inquisitive streak to drive the quality of products at the Economist.

In return you’ll get the opportunity to work on some exciting projects, will work with cutting edge technology in our Birmingham office and will be able to continue to study. 


How you will contribute:


  • Testing of our key Mobile apps on multiple platforms and devices
  • Test documentation creation and maintenance (test plans, test cases and checklists);
  • Upholding test standards, ensuring all audit requirements are met
  • Creating reports on test results and software product quality;
  • Test estimation.
  • Liaise with the development team and key business users in Agile development projects – attending scrum review meeting and develop targeted test plans and cases.
  • Helping define and rollout improvements to testing and quality processes across both a tech team and wider company.
  • Functional and Non-Functional testing (GUI, Usability, Compatibility, Mobile, E2E) testing, Web-services / API testing;
  • Execute the internal regression testing process to ensure no existing business functionality is affected by feature development

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role include:


  • Keen interest in technology and computing
  • Energetic and motivated starter, with an enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Demonstrable experience of solving complex problems/issues.
  • Logical thinking.
  • Strong Maths skills.
  • Superb attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communicator.


  • Knowledge of a range of front-end programming languages
    (e.g.: HTML, CSS, JavaScript etc)



  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to produce high quality written documentation
  • A proactive individual who will take responsibility to act and think laterally to rapidly solve problems and recommend improvements.
  • Being analytical and effective 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Teamwork 
  • Being articulate



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