SQS Group LimitedSQS Group Limited
SQS is the market leader in Quality Management and Software Testing Consultancy across the UK and Ireland. We can offer a career working on high profile projects alongside highly skilled, passionate and enthusiastic fellow Testers. Within our high quality customer base are blue chip enterprises, including 5 of the top 10 FTSE 100 companies.
Founded in Cologne, Germany, in 1982, SQS has over 2,000 employees across Europe, Asia, North America and Africa. SQS has a strong presence in Germany and the UK and offices in Austria, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.
Why join SQS?
Our consultants are world-leading. Our training, methodologies, experience and expertise ensure this.
Consultant lifestyle. Variety, continuous learning, opportunity and travel.
Fun working environment. We bring our consultants together.
You can be a specialist. Our graduates are able to choose a career path and specialty that suits them.
Friendly atmosphere. Building an international community and exchanging ideas are part of our values.
Open door policy. Our teams work hard to maintain the approachable and friendly atmosphere of a small company, while at the same time growing in leaps and bounds.
We ensure the quality of the systems you trust to buy your groceries, deliver video content to your mobile, pay royalties to the musicians you listen to, trade billions of dollars of assets daily, and move gas and oil around the world. As an SQS testing consultant you will have the opportunity to work on a range of high profile projects in the finance, banking, retail, telecommunications, insurance and energy sectors, and will be encouraged to build upon your business, technical and product skills.
Working with SQS
As an SQS testing consultant you will have the opportunity to work on a range of high profile projects in the Finance, Banking, Retail, Telecommunications, Insurance and Energy sectors, and will be encouraged to build upon your business, technical and product skills.
Positions are based throughout the UK, but applicants should be willing to travel and work from various client sites.
SQS are currently recruiting for strong IT graduates to join SQS on our graduate training programme. On offer is a 3 week expenses-paid training program in Durban, South Africa where we will provide you with full training including a ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing, an introduction to Automated Test Tools and Test Management using QualityCentre as well as an opportunity to see a part of the world you may not have otherwise visited.
In addition, SQS offer a structured career path with a continuous training and education program, exposure to a wide variety of systems, industries and world class clients and a chance to travel across the UK, Ireland and internationally.
The graduate programmes will commence in August and November 2013.
- 2.1 or above gained in the last two years in Computer Science, Engineering or similar
- Practical experience with programming languages C, C++, C#, Visual Basic, Java or .Net
- A good understanding of databases, networks and hardware infrastructure
- A genuine interest in quality assurance and working in a true ‘consultative capacity’.
- A willingness to travel and stay away from home if required
- A valid passport and ability to travel to South Africa in August or November for 3 weeks.
- Name: Michael Walton
- Role: Consultant
- Degree: Computer Science
I was lucky enough to be on a training scheme that included twenty graduates from England, Ireland and Sweden. Over the three weeks that I was there, I built great relationships with the other graduates and made friends for life who I still speak to on a daily basis. I can happily say that the three weeks were some of the most enjoyable, entertaining and incredible times of my life.
The training requires a lot of hard work as there is a lot to learn in a short amount of time. The atmosphere that is built allows enjoyment to still be had even when working. Three weeks may sound like a long time but for me it flew by. Go-karting, zip lining and diving with sharks is only a very small sample of what we got up to.
Since returning from South Africa, I was given some extra technical training before being placed on my first client. For this first project at SQS, I was working on the largest e-commerce project in Europe for one a leading supermarket chain. I was very lucky to be working with an extremely experienced testing team who always took the time to assist me both for my development as a tester and as a consultant.
I learnt so much in this time and advanced as a tester that the client and SQS both felt confident enough to send me to India to work with our off- shore resources for two weeks. Being asked to do this so early on in my career was such an honour and really made me appreciate the support I received from SQS in my development.
For me the friendly atmosphere within the company is what I enjoy most about working SQS. I have never felt any separation between myself and those more experienced, because they are more than willing to listen to my suggestions whilst also offering advice and help. This has allowed me to mature and improve as a person since joining. SQS works incredibly hard to ensure that every employee is happy and enjoying their working life.
I owe a lot to the SQS graduate program, and would recommend it to anyone considering joining.
Training & Profiles
This is your opportunity to join the world's leading specialist in software quality. SQS' unrivalled expertise and capabilities in software testing are delivered by over 2200 consultants working with blue chip clients in operations across 15 countries.
Our graduate recruits undergo stringent selection and training programmes to determine which candidates are ready to join our challenging and rewarding industry. Following our intensive Graduate Boot Camp, new recruits are ready to be deployed on local and global software quality projects.
In addition to a structured career path, you will be provided with an ongoing training and education program, be exposed to a wide variety of systems, industries and world class clients, as well as have a chance to travel across the UK, Ireland and internationally.
We want to speak to talented individuals with integrity and a passion for clients who will ensure we deliver the highest quality across all locations and multiple disciplines.
If you want your skills and abilities fully tested and are looking to continue to progress your career, apply here to join an expanding and diverse organisation.
SQS offers a competitive package, and we believe in rewarding our people for what they do.
Please submit your application online.
Once you have completed your application it will be reviewed by the Recruitment Team against the selection criteria. If you are successful at this stage you will be contacted by a member of the team for a telephone interview and then if successful you will be invited to attend an interview with HR and the Operations Team. SQS aims to make a final decision within a week of the last interview. If you have any questions regarding the process please contact a member of the recruitment team. We aim to respond to all applicants within two weeks.
Salary: £25,000 plus benefits
Software Test Consultant at SQS Group Limited
I was given a numerical test to prove that I was capable of doing basic maths, it wasn't too hard, but with a time limit there was some pressure. Followed was a test on technical knowledge, this proved to a little difficult as some of the questions