QA Software Testing Engineer

About The Retail Data Partnership (TRDP)

The Retail Data Partnership (TRDP) exists to help retailers flourish. A range of innovative technology and data services allows us to support our customers to better understand their business and thrive in an increasingly competitive retail world. Established in 1997, TRDP has built up a customer base of more than 3000 customers. The main customer groups are independent convenience retailers, wholesalers, brand partners and other services providers such as payments.

QA Software Testing Engineer

Job Title QA Software Testing Engineer
Department Software Development
Job Type Permanent
Location TRDP Offices, Essendine, Stamford
Reports None
Reporting To SQA Test Manager
Package Salary + Pension (3%), 4 x Salary Death in Service.
Hours 35 contracted hours or as required to complete the agreed objectives
Holiday 25 days holiday + bank holidays – increases with long service.  Holiday year runs from 1st January to 31st December,
Probationary Period 3 Months
Notice Period One week during the probationary period of 3 months, one month thereafter.
Bonus Bonus Scheme – General Staff Bonus.  Bonuses are non-contractual, not guaranteed and can be removed at TRDPs’ sole discretion.  Bonus payments are non-consolidated for all other contractual and non-contractual benefits including (but not limited to) pension and life assurance



Summary of Role To be responsible for testing activities as part of the software development team – minimising the risk of releasing software not fit for purpose or fundamentally flawed in its functionality. To work in a methodical, consistent way, creating new and using existing documented processes.
The Person Desirable

  • 3+ years working in a general IT Support field
  • ISTQB Foundation


  • Strong general educational qualifications
  • 2+ years of experience working in a software test environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company’s success
  • Ability to practice strong time management skills
Key Accountabilities
  • To test functionality of changes to existing systems, services or software functions (ensuring regression testing is undertaken at an appropriate level)
    • To help define standard processes and methodologies in testing, ensuring a consistent and reliable approach
    • To prepare test reports and relay these to relevant parties
    • To attend fortnightly bug / feature review meetings – reporting on new bugs, progress on eradicating known bugs and any other relevant information as defined by the software development manager
    • To understand TRDP systems sufficiently well to be able to recommend prioritisation of issues for resolution by the development team
    • To be sufficiently sceptical to test, check, verify changes as needed (and to challenge assumptions)
    • To create test data and support in the writing and execution of test scripts
    • To create defect reports in appropriate test management tools, whilst keeping in focus the need for a great user experience
    • To stay abreast of changes to software, ensuring that levels of testing are appropriate with the level of change
IT Competency Desirable:

  • Linux (Debian distribution)
  • Coding Scripting experience (particularly PERL)
  • Familiar with EPoS systems and services from experience working in the retail sector (preferably convenience)
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Knowledge of database (MySQL, MS SQL, Postgres, Redshift)
  • Experience scripting tests using Cypress
  • Knowledge of AWS System


  • Exposure to formal test processes and methodologies
  • Experience writing unit tests using Javascript/Python
Personal Behaviours (mandatory for all staff)
  • Put customers first
  • Listen to our customers
  • Work with purpose and integrity
  • Support our colleagues
  • Stand by our word
  • Provide solutions that add value
Contact If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and covering letter by email or by post:

Ann Ellis, The Retail Data Partnership, Unit 2a Wakely Works, Medowpark Ridge Industrial Estate, Essendine, PE9 4LT.

All applications will be considered but an interview will not be offered in every case

Rewarding Careers at TRDP

“TRDP is a good company to work for as everyone is friendly and helpful. I have progressed from Customer Support Assistant to Testing Manager with plenty of training and support.”
Craig Chambers – Testing Manager

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