Graduate Software Tester

Salary: 27000
Location: Nationwide
Start date: Aug-2018
Sectors: Computing & IT

Graduate Test Analyst – Software Development Engineering and Testing


Cognizant was named on FORBES’ Fast Tech 25, a list of the 25 fastest growing public tech companies, and are looking for technically minded graduates to join their rapidly expanding testing practice.


Cognizant Quality Engineering & Assurance are helping globally recognized brands with their digital transformation and need your help to do it.


With more than 650 clients across industry verticals and a global footprint, Cognizant QE&A is a recognized thought leader in Quality Assurance.


We have more than 33,000+ software testing professionals across the globe making us one of the world's largest providers of QA services.



As a Graduate in Cognizant QE&A you are the bridge between Business and IT. You become part of our European QE&A team which provides a full range of testing services and quality management solutions to our clients across multiple industry sectors. You will need to be flexible on location as our clients are based all over the UK.


Key Responsibilities


Support the development of innovative applications and programmes by translating business requirements into concrete testing scenarios


Executing and performing tests in an agile environment constantly reviewing scenarios and outcomes and advising changes to code as required


Improving business processes using standardise methods, tools and techniques including automated tools


Acting as the strategically important link between developers, analysts and the business - applications don’t go live without successful testing!


Ability to communicate between different cultures and locations


Within Quality Engineering there are many career opportunities. In the first years of your career you will discover if you would like to grow into a technical role (Test Automation or Quality Assurance Expert), an advising role (Quality Consultant) or a managing role (Delivery Manager, QA Manager, Test Manager or Project Manager).


What to Expect


You will receive 8 weeks niche technical training delivered by QA Consulting held in Manchester's MediaCity UK.


The training will cover many topics including; Agile SCRUM, Java, JavaScript Databases, Manual Testing, Automated and/or Performance Testing


The training and accommodation is free


Starting salary of £27,000 per annum post training


Candidates benefit from industry recognised certifications (where applicable)


Guaranteed employment with Cognizant after successful completion of training


Skills and competencies


STEM Bachelor's degree, 2.2 and above.


Strong problem solving and analytical skills


Ability to work collaboratively with global project teams


Strong interpersonal and communication skills


Candidates must be geographically flexible and have the ability to work and travel in the UK and Europe without restriction.


We offer:


A career in one of the largest and fastest growing IT services provider worldwide


A comprehensive training program


A challenging international environment


Opportunity to work for the large multinationals and other leading companies


We work with the best of the best - a representative client list is available on our website - and offer a highly competitive basic salary and additional benefits.


Please apply now for immediate consideration.



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