QA Engineer

Job Title: QA Engineer
Department: Quality Assurance
Reporting to: QA Team Leader
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK - Hungerford / Gateshead

Position Overview

  • Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) is the market leader in developing and delivering fully integrated business management solutions for distributors, suppliers, resellers, wholesalers and merchants. Our mission is simple: to design, implement and support high performance systems that enable our customers to source effectively, stock efficiently, sell profitably and service competitively.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will be expected to undertake a wide range of activities and your responsibilities will include:

  • Understand product business requirements and review functional specifications, to detect and remove defects early in the product development lifecycle.

  • Write test cases in line with a specification to test core functionality, identify and investigate ambiguities in test results and propose solutions.

  • Execute test cases on specific areas of product functionality and check outcomes against expected results.

  • Work with the Test Lead to review project plans and plan own time to ensure the test schedule is delivered to specified project timescales.

  • Monitor test outcomes and assess the overall impact on core functionality and project requirements.

  • Take responsibility for product ownership of specific areas of the system.

  • Explain test results and potential issues to software developers, technical writers and other departments and seek feedback when required.

  • Enter defects into the defect tracking system by recording the steps that were taken to exercise the functionality and the technical problems that occurred.

  • Coach junior engineers.

  • Proactively identify and implement processes to increase testing efficiency.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Solid system testing experience of an ERP Solution (retail, distribution, wholesale etc). Alternative experience that would be suited would be the ability to demonstrate experience of testing ecommerce solutions (minimum of 18 months experience).

  • Experience of writing and amending test cases to test the functionality of the software against specifications to ensure coverage across projects.

  • Detailed knowledge of the testing lifecycle.

  • Experience of regression testing.

  • Experience of integration testing.

  • Experience / the ability to liaise with the client and undertake a ‘show and tell’ exercise.


  • Knowledge of the KCS K8 Application software.

  • ISTQB Software Testing Foundation qualification.

  • Experience of producing written reports on test activities, opportunities and risks, and explaining recommendations to management.

  • Knowledge and experience of automation tools and frameworks.

  • Knowledge of both the waterfall and agile process.


  • This role will involve travel and therefore a valid UK driving licence is desirable.


The salary and package are commensurate with the role and experience.

To apply, please email a copy of your most recent CV to

Kerridge CS ranked in Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200!

We have been ranked as Britain's 37th fastest-growing International Business

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We are delighted to announce that Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has been ranked No. 37 in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, a league table that ranks the top 200 of Britain’s mid-market private companies in order of fastest growing overseas sales.