Software Tester- COBOL

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    Blackpool, Lancashire

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    Abigail Scott

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Software Tester- COBOL

Blackpool (2 days a week minimum with remote working)

6 Months

Client Overview

Would you like to join a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation?

Our client is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms!

The personal traits we are looking for are:

  • Passion for technology
  • Showing initiative
  • Self-learning
  • Being a team player, i.e. take ownership of contributing to the overall team capability and knowledge

Role Overview

Working within a wider programme, you will be part of a small Delivery Team consisting of a BA, An Application Architect, Developers and Testers. This team will be assigned a number of work packages and be responsible for the full life-cycle design, development, testing and deployment of the application changes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analysing User Stories/DBRs for validity and feasibility
  • Collaborate closely with other team members and departments to understand the test requirements and build appropriate test scripts/acceptance criteria.
  • Execute all levels of testing (System, Integration, Functional and Regression)
  • Design and develop automation scripts when needed
  • Detect and track software defects and inconsistencies.
  • Apply quality test engineering principals throughout the product lifecycle
  • Provide support and documentation

Key Skills

  • 5 years+ of experience as a Software Tester or similar role
  • Experience in Mainframe/VME Environments
  • Experience of testing online/batch COBOL processes.
  • Experience of testing external interfaces and file exchange.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience in data analysis
  • Ability to work in a virtual, remote delivery team, preferably Agile/Scrum.
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on project outcomes
  • Logical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Collaborative Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills


  • This role is predominantly back-office to the client site, so location is flexible.
  • The work will largely be carried out working as part of a remote/virtual team and so it is essential that the candidate has the correct aptitude for remote, productive and collaborative working.
  • There will however be some occasional travel, either to the client's own site (likely Blackpool) for specific meetings or workshops.

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.