Graduate Test/QA Engineer (Birmingham) - Summer/ Autumn 2024 Start

Graduate Test/QA Engineer (Birmingham) - Summer/ Autumn 2024 Start Birmingham, England

Full Time Birmingham, England 37387 - 46987 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

When you join Kainos, you get to think beyond limitations to make an immediate and positive impact – like transforming digital services for millions of citizens or helping Fortune 500 companies get live and thrive on Workday. You’ll be part of a people-first culture that is growing around the world. We’re a creative, committed, and diverse group of individuals who succeed as a team. At Kainos your ideas are heard and valued and you’ll leave a legacy that you can feel proud of.

Join us and discover how our people write our story.



At Kainos, we recognise many of the greatest ideas and innovations come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive working environment that drives changes in Technology. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from groups who are typically under-represented in this sector including women, non-binary and transgender people. At Kainos, our culture and flexible working approach are important to us - you can read more about it here. Kainos is a people-first organisation – you can find out more about our Employee Network groups here. All appointments will be based on merit.

Kainos was established in 1986 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which is still our Corporate Headquarters today. Since then, we have grown to over 3,000 employees across 29 countries. Kainos is a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange. You can explore our stock growth with stock symbol LON: KNOS.


As a Graduate Test/QA Engineer in Kainos, after taking part in our award-winning, seven-week Engineering Academy you’ll work within a multi-skilled agile team,

developing and executing functional automated and manual tests to help the team deliver working application software that meets user needs. You’ll do this whilst learning about new technologies and approaches, with talented colleagues who will help you learn, develop and grow.

Upon completion of the 12-month Early Careers Programme, you will have gained knowledge and skills to help transform the organization and set you on the path to becoming the next generation of leaders at Kainos. Fun fact - 11 of our 17 leadership team members have graduated from our Early Careers Programme!


  • Currently studying towards, or already obtained, at least a Level 6 bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject
  • Good technical ability and can assist with test automation tasks and has a desire to develop their test automation skills further.
  • Understanding of different delivery methodologies (e.g., agile, waterfall, v-model)

and how testing fits within them.

  • Basic understanding of functional testing types.
  • Understanding of how to define and execute test scenarios.
  • Understanding of identifying and reporting defects.
  • Experience defining and creating test data.
  • Knowledge of how to report testing progress.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • We all work in teams here in Kainos – a proven ability of strong team skills, including taking direction from others, is crucial.
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities in accordance with company policies,

procedures and processes.

  • Ability to deliver tasks within a given timeframe.


  • Knowledge of Test Automation open source technologies (e.g. Selenium,


  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level
  • Technical awareness and a sound understanding of software architectures.
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git/SVN.
  • Experience working in Continuous Integration environment and configuring tools for testing such as Jenkins and/or TeamCity.
  • Experience testing within Agile delivery environments.
  • Experience working closely with developers.
  • Experience in a manual or automated testing role or similar, either from commercial experience or from previous studies.

We’re looking forward to receiving and reviewing your application. We strongly encourage you to apply early. We review applications for all our opportunities on a rolling basis, therefore applying early gives you the best chance of being considered!

We welcome applications from individuals who may require adjustments in the recruitment process. Please
don't hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] or highlight it in your application form, if you require any assistance or accommodations.

We expect virtual assessments to take place in October to November 2023. The start date for all roles is Summer/ Autumn 2024.

We wish you all the best with your application to Kainos and look forward to hearing from you soon!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s write the next incredible chapter of our story together.

Embracing our differences

At Kainos, we believe in the power of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to building a team that is as diverse as the world we live in, where everyone is valued, respected, and given an equal chance to thrive.

We actively seek out talented people from all backgrounds, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or any other characteristic that makes them who they are.

We also believe every candidate deserves a level playing field. Our friendly talent acquisition team is here to support you every step of the way, so if you require any accommodations or adjustments, we encourage you to reach out. We understand that everyone's journey is different, and by having a private conversation we can ensure that our recruitment process is tailored to your needs.

Graduate Test/QA Engineer (Birmingham) - Summer/ Autumn 2024 Start
Belfast, United Kingdom
Russell Sloan
$100 to $500 million (USD)
1001 to 5000 Employees
Company - Public
Information Technology Support Services
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