Trails / Test Engineer

Our Client, a Global IT Service Provider, seeks A Trialling Fixed Test Analyst to work under the guidance of the Trials Director to help plan, coordinate and (in many cases) the execution and analysis of Trials.

Required Experience

  • Trial Planning
  • Trial Execution
  • Trial Analysis
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and written
  • Excellent time management.

Desirable Skills

  • Windows Client-Server knowledge
  • Understanding of Networks and Network protocols
  • Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
  • MS Exchange 2003
  • SQL Server 2003
  • EAT Trials; Fault finding and analysis skills
  • Technical Requirement Authoring skills (creation of derived requirements from high level customer requirements / schedules.

The Role

Day to day responsibilities as follows: Trial Plans (defining the Trial) incorporating: Trial Specifications, Trial Procedures, Trial Scripts, Trial Logs (records of Trial activities), Trial Reports (formal analysis of a Trial). The Trials relate to key assurance events within the Engineering lifecycle e.g. Release requirements Review, Preliminary Design Review, as well as formal Trials to validate the solution through Factory Assurance Trials (FAT), Pilots, and Element Assurance Trials (EAT).

Due to the nature of the programme, you will need to be security cleared prior to assignment.

Vacancy Contact Details

Spring Grp (London)
Contact Name: James Duncan

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Berkshire Reading
Start Date ASAP
Duration TBD
Salary £25,000 – £30,000 pa + bonus

Systems, Integration & Test Engineers

The company

The roots of this market leader UK story lie in the difficulties encountered by UKMoD EOD personnel addressing the terrorist threat dating back to the early 1970s.

From very simple beginnings, the vehicle, which was soon named “Wheelbarrow”, became more advanced as technology offered increased capability to the EOD operator. Wheelbarrow has now developed to Mark 8 Plus II, and is regarded by EOD specialists world-wide as the most capable and reliable unmanned vehicle available.

Today, Wheelbarrow is in service throughout the world in the most demanding of operating scenarios. The vehicle is unmatched for its combination of speed, dexterity, reach and payload capabilities. Obviously we provide equipment to a world where failure can be fatal. As the supplier of generic tele-operated systems to the EOD community we bring unique field experience and a realism in terms of manufacturing practicalities. We are an ISO9000:2000 Company.

Wheelbarrow is universally recognised as the benchmark when considering vehicles for Remote Improvised Explosive Device disposal. This market leaders vehicles are now also designed for other applications, in industrial, nuclear and security environments.

The Role

A world leading Integrated Robotic Systems Company is currently seeking a dynamic Systems Engineer to join their expanding Systems Engineering Department. The successful candidate will assist in developing and implementing structured engineering solutions and strategies to meet programme requirements across the whole development lifecycle in accordance with customer requirements, legislation, human factors and business needs. They will be responsible for the control of own work packages to meet agreed technical, quality, cost and schedule requirements.


  • Develop innovative engineering solutions to meet the requirements of the project to agreed schedule, quality and cost requirements across the whole development lifecycle within the context of the lifecycle management process.
  • Work with customers, other engineering disciplines and other internal departments across the whole development process and respond to their requests in a timely and professional manner.
  • Capture, define and manage requirements through a disciplined and rigorous approach to requirements management and ask challenging questions about the requirements and architecture of the system at each level of the hierarchy.
  • Management of system requirements in accordance with customer requirements, legislation, human factors and business needs and validation and verification that the system that has been produced as a result meets the original specification.
  • Disciplined and rigorous approach to requirements management using the DOORS capture tool.
  • Ability to write integration and verification plans, define detailed test procedures and demonstrate effective management of systems verification activities.
  • Generate, perform, approve and validate results of verification plans, test plans, analysis, test case design and other specific kinds of tests including, system tests, development tests, unit tests, component tests, integration tests, regression tests, stress tests, acceptance tests and qualification tests as appropriate.
  • To manage proving and/or acceptance trials on systems equipment.
  • To fault find and rectify problems found and to prepare test and design office reports.
  • Provide confidence that work products conform to all aspects of technical and quality requirements through robust configuration control, review and change management processes.
  • Understand and assist with customers’ systems engineering problems and provide them with acceptable solutions.
  • Ensure systems architectures are developed considering alternative concepts and trade analysis in order to determine preferred solution.
  • Understanding of the architecture of product design and ability to create a range of alternative interdisciplinary concepts, perform trade off analysis and determine preferred solution.
  • Experience of facilitating trade-offs between hardware and software and deriving discipline specific requirements.
  • Construct and implement embedded solutions including detailed design, technical reviews, and performance optimisation.
  • Define strategies in order to comprehensively review and exercise designs to detect defects and evaluate features in both development and manufacture.
  • Understand and implement the requirements for the certification of safety critical products in partnership with the appropriate development assurance level requirements and processes.
  • Understand safety critical applications and the management of associated risks, hazards and mitigations leading to the development of a system safety case.
  • Assist the Chief Engineer and Engineering Manager in the formulation of engineering strategy and continual process improvement, in support of the company business and strategic objectives.
  • Provide effective technical support, including customer liaison, to all departments at both company’s and customers’ premises as required.
  • Preparation of schemes and systems architecture design from Customer specifications or approved Research and Development tasks.
  • Liaison with all SMEs and disciplines with the Design Office in order to produce coherent and comprehensive design solutions and packages.
  • Preparation and maintenance of Interface Control Specifications.
  • Inform equipment suppliers by means of Design Specifications or correspondence of new equipment requirements.
  • Vacancy Contact Details

    Shorterm Limited
    Contact Name: Nick Stuart

    Vacancy Summary

    Job Type Permanent
    Location Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire, West Midlands
    Start Date ASAP
    Duration TBD
    Salary £34,000 – £35,000 pa

Test Development Engineer – ATE – Middlesex

My client are a world leader in the design and manufacture of specialist electronic control systems. They currently require a Senior Test Equipment Design Engineer to join their expanding team. You will be responsible for Designing, producing, commissioning and supporting test equipment hardware and software for test and calibration of the companies products.

You will have good commercial experience in designing and programming special purpose test equipment in an ATE / Production environment.

Required Experience

You must have experience of programming languages such as;

  • NI LabWindows CVI
  • LabVIEW
  • TestStand
  • HP Basic
  • Visual Basic
  • C (and/or C++ )
  • or any other high-level ATE language.

You will ideally have a good understanding of both analogue and digital circuits.

This is a fantastic opportunity with a stable company offering training and career progression.

Vacancy Contact Details

Redline Group Ltd
01582 878819 (T)
01582 458685 (F)
Contact Name: David Phillpott

Vacancy Summary

Job Type


Location Middlesex, West London
Start Date ASAP
Duration Permanent
Salary Up to £40,000 (basic) + benefits

Test Engineer Fixed Mobile Networks Cambridge

Great new role for a Test Engineer with telecoms background. Initially 3 month contract, rate is up to £175 per day.

To be considered you must have experience working with any of the following: RS232, GPRS, 3g, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, narrowband protocols. You should also be comfortable working in an environment that often tests devices that have no specific GUI.

Vacancy Contact Details

Edgar Cowen IT Recruitment
01299 878 651 (T)
Contact Name: Mark Ashton

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Contract / Temp
Location Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, UK
Start Date ASAP
Duration 3 months
Salary £125 – £175 per day

Lead Software Test Engineer

Lead Software Test Engineer required for a successful electromechanical company in East Anglia to work on Embedded Software.

As Lead Software Test Engineer you will be performing tests on devices to ensure they meet customer requirements. You will be testing the functionality of measuring devices and communications such as SMS and LPR (Low Powered Radio) as well as Zigbee.

Working within the Test & Validation department you will be working on projects for the consumer market, performing software tests and communication tests on measuring devices. This role is black box testing on embedded software.

Candidates for the position of Lead Software Test Engineer should be degree qualified or equivalent in electronics or similar with proven testing of communications (ideally SMS, Zigbee and LPR) as well as electrical based devices.

On offer is a fantastic working environment, with a competitive salary and benefits including 8% Pension Scheme, Death in Service, Healthcare, Flexi time and 25 days holiday.

Our client is located in East Anglia and is commutable from Cambridgeshire, Kettering, Peterborough, North Bedfordshire, West Norfolk, King’s Lynn, Northants, Northamptonshire, Leicester, Gratham and South Lincolnshire.

Vacancy Contact Details

STR Group
+44 2392 322311
Contact Name: Melanie Tellwright (
View Details Online: Lead Software Test Engineer

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Peterborough, East Anglia
Start Date ASAP
Duration Permanent
Salary £28,000 – £32,000 pa
Reference Number HQ00028644

Test Engineer – Electronic Development

Our client researches, designs and develops secure communication systems, hardware and software. They are looking for people to be part of a multi-skilled project team delivering communication systems for use by Her Majesty’s Government at home and overseas.

Working within a modern electronic assembly and test facility, you will be responsible for:

  • Testing and fault-finding to component level on a wide arrange of complex communication and related electronic systems.
  • Continual review of existing test specifications to ensure they are fit for purpose and to identify changes to enhance test processes.
  • Development of test specifications for newly developed products, including the provision of test documentation.

Required Skills

Applicants should have the following skills and experience:

  • In-depth practical experience of electronic test and fault-finding gained from working in a high quality manufacturing environment
  • An ONC/HNC (or higher) or equivalent in Electronics Engineering

Desirable skills

  • A degree in Electronic Engineering
  • RF circuit testing
  • Inspection of electronic assemblies
  • The ability to develop test programmes using LabVIEW or Boundary Scan Technology
  • Microsoft Visio
  • An appreciation of JTAG technology

If you are looking for a position that is not your average job with excellent benefits including pension scheme, relocation packages (discretionary), above average holiday days, on site nursery, on site gym, and the security of a large organisation who encourage continued professional development please forward you CV* in the first instance

*Due to the sensitive nature of these roles, a vetting procedure leading to a high level of security clearance will apply. Therefore, applicants must be able to answer yes to all of the following questions:

  1. Are you a British citizen?
  2. Is one of your parents a British citizen?
  3. Have you primarily resided in the UK for the last 10 years?

Vacancy Contact Details

Reed Engineering – St Albans  
01727 731950 (T)
01727 731951 (F)
Contact Name: Samantha Cowell
View Details Online: Test Engineer – Electronic Development

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Start Date ASAP
Duration TBD
Salary £25,700 – £31,700 pa +benefits
Reference Number 17912356

Electronics Test Engineer

We have an urgent need for an Electronic Test Engineer to be involved with a successful Research & Development team. You’ll be responsible for electronic product testing, RF and PCB test. You will require Security Clearance and people that are currently cleared will have an advantage.

Essential Skills Required

  • Test and debugging down to component level
  • Assisting with the production introduction of new products
  • Modifying Test Scripts
  • Environmental, ruggedness and performance testing
  • Experience with Scopes, DVMs, Signal Generators, Spectrum Analysers
  • RF Test

Desirable Skills Required

  • Scripting such as Python, Java or equivalent
  • Good understanding of Mathematics / Physics
  • Familiar with Sensors and Sensing Technology
  • Software to Hardware integration experience
  • Communications such as CAN, RS485, RS232, Wireless and USB

Vacancy Contact Details

If you are interested in this role and can demonstrate the necessary experience, please forward your CV for immediate consideration.
+44 (0) 845 658 0416
Contact Name: Neil Wisher (

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Contract
Location South East
Start Date ASAP
Duration 6 months
Salary £25 per hour

Test Automation Engineer | Bristol | South West

Senior Software Tester / Software Tester / Test Automation Engineer / Tester / Test Analyst (full lifecycle automated testing of software development projects / web server technologies using open source tools and XML) Bristol / South West. £28K-£35K plus excellent comprehensive benefits which include bonus plus pension, health, sharesave and more !

Are you a highly competent Software Tester? Would you like to work for a market leading and global PLC software house at the cutting edge of technology who really reward their staff on merit, if so, I have a superb opportunity !

My client is seeking a talented senior individual who is passionate about automated testing who will be responsible for the QA and testing phase of software development projects. Responsibilities will cover the complete lifecycle of testing activities, including preparation of test plans and test cases, execution of tests, replication of faults, test reporting, retesting and closeout.

You will have competence in much of the following ;

  • develop and implement test suites and scripts for automated testing
  • liaise with and perhaps mentor a small team of automated test engineers based in Bangalore, India
  • developing test plans and scripts exercising the full range of available functionality
  • testing in multiple domains (performance, usability, functional etc)
  • execution of tests in accordance with plans and release schedules
  • accurate reporting on test execution
  • maintaining the quality of the tested deliverables and defects
  • configuration of test environments
  • reporting to QA Manager on progress in developing test suites and documentation of the test framework
  • working with development to clarify expected system behaviour.

You should also have much of the following

  • exposure to open source web testing tools
  • the ability to lead a remote team to develop and implement automated tests
  • ability to create automated tests for Web Server Technologies
  • experience in scripting automated tests for both new products and product maintenance
  • knowledge in developing and implementing reusable and scalable automated test harnesses (NUnit and .NET experience is relevant)
  • HTML and XML, experience in configuring test environments
  • good understanding and experience of structured testing techniques.

If you have any of the following then this would be further advantageous

  • exposure to JavaScript
  • MS SQL Server including SQL Scripting
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Client/Server technologies
  • knowledge of WatiN and/or Selenium
  • working with AJAX type applications
  • understanding of XPath.

To learn more about this excellent, unique opportunity please send a CV as soon as possible, immediate interviews !

Vacancy Contact Details

Project People Limited
01202 313180 (T)
01202 313601 (F)
Contact Name: Kathryn Nash (

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Bristol, South West, England
Start Date ASAP
Duration Permanent
Salary £28,000 – £35,000 pa + bonus + pension
Reference Number P/KJN/6789/Test

Production Test Engineer | Dundee

Reporting to the Production Manager, this role will be responsible for ensuring the timely availability of test equipment for the client’s products from concept through to development. Responsibilities will include creation and development of test specifications, supporting the production test team in the development of future test capabilities and liaising with the design engineering department of various products as they reach production release.


  • Design, development and configuration of all necessary test hardware/software and operating environments as required to ensure production integrity testing
  • Reports test results and enters problems and issues into the bug database
  • Provides technical expertise to production on specific products and operating systems
  • Writes or assists in the development of test plans and test procedures
  • Completes assigned test-related tasks
  • Assists in the management of defects by database under the guidance of QA function
  • Assists in the automation of relevant test procedures
  • Assists in review of test processes as they are developed
  • To support the transfer of application knowledge from engineering to the production environment for assigned projects

Candidate Requirements

Person spec – higher weighting more important:-

  • 10 – Excellent understanding of test processes and strong experience of testing computer software
  • 10 – Ability to visualise how new designs will be tested and programmed in manufacturing efficiently
  • 10 – Worked in an Engineering environment supporting, introducing and transferring test solutions
  • 10 – Knowledge of programming languages and source control systems
  • 10 – Experience of programming in Visual Basic, or MS C++.
  • 10 – Working knowledge of communications protocols such as CANbus or RS-485
  • 10 – Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to listen, communicate and be trusted
  • 9 – Able to methodically produce the steps which exhibit bugs in the product and be able to reproduce and communicate these steps.
  • 9 – Shows initiative in gaining in-depth experience in areas of technology relevant to testing of company products
  • 9 – Shows initiative in gaining theoretical knowledge in software testing
  • 9 – Strong PC literacy – solid experience of all Microsoft office packages
  • 9 – Educated to a minimum of a HNC level in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • 9 – Sufficient knowledge/experience working within a Microsoft operating environment
  • 8 – Experience of working with automated testing tools
  • 8 – Experience of computer networking


Vacancy Contact Details

Solutions Driven Ltd
8-10 Panorama Business Village
Blairtummock Place
G33 4EN
+44 141 773 2030 (T)
+44 141 773 2040 (F)
View Details Online: Production Test Engineer
Contact Name: Graeme Cowan +44 7790578692 (M)

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Dundee
Start Date ASAP
Duration TDB
Salary £25,000 – £30,000 pa + benefits

Chief Test Engineer | Integration | Verification | Validation

My client requires a Chief Test Engineer (Integration & Verification). The company is the UK-based subsidiary. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. The company employs 72,000 people worldwide.

Programme Information

My client has been awarded a £750 million Government programme to deliver an IT enabled, transformed Border security capability for the UK. This involves project/programme management on a very large scale for the design, development and implementation of state of the art secure systems and software.

Vacancy Description

The Chief Test Engineer will work within the IV&V (Integration Verification and Validation) team of the Solutions Design IPT. There will be significant customer exposure, through formal project meetings and working groups and so candidates must be comfortable with collaborative working to develop an overall solution.

The Chief Test Engineer reports to the IV&V IPT Lead, with responsibility for cost and schedule objectives, and leadership and management of all system test, including:

  • Leadership and management of system test activities, including the Service Provider Solution and the e-Borders enterprise, up to the point of transition from Test into Service.
  • Primary Authority point of contact for test-related matters and IV&V representative on the SRB.
  • Responsible for meeting cost and schedule objectives.
  • Contributing to establishing the strategies for accomplishing the Integration, Verification and Transition (IV&T) of each Release Project or Major Upgrade, including coordination with Product Development teams, the End-to-End Integration and Authority to Operate Testing Master Planner
  • Management of Test Team leads
  • Establishing strong relationships with the programmes customer, key stakeholders, Subcontractors, and Raytheon US counterparts.

Essential Skills

  • Degree in Scientific or Engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • Significant experience of IV&V tasks on at least one major programme
  • Experience of leading, managing, and mentoring engineering teams


  • Second degree in relevant subject
  • Holder of current SC security clearance

Demonstrable Experience and Knowledge

  • Proven experience in IV&V design and solution implementation, with extensive experience as Systems or IV&V Engineer with full lifecycle coverage.
  • Recent and active engagement in system integration & testing particularly in software intensive systems.
  • Deep understanding of the Systems Engineering lifecycle, and demonstrable application of relevant methodologies and toolsets.
  • Proven and successful track record in delivery of IV&V programs for major database intensive system integration programmes.
  • Experience of UK Government or MOD procurement practices.

Vacancy Contact Details

CBS Butler Limited
01737 822000 (T)
01737 823031 (F)
Contact Name: Phil Johnson
View Details Online: Chief Test Engineer – Integration & Verification

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Uxbridge
Start Date ASAP
Duration Permanent
Salary £60,000 – £80,000 pa + benefits
Reference Number 1067437PJ