Quality Assurance / Software Tester

10th February 2024

Job title: Quality Assurance / Software Tester

Mission: Coracle Online Ltd is a Cambridge based digital education technology SME with a track record of developing innovative solutions around developing and providing digital tools to isolated learners and minorities so they benefit from technology in the same way as the mainstream population. Our basic premise is everyone, regardless of their situation, should have equal access to digital learning opportunities.

Our technology supports seafarers from over 50 countries allowing them offline study when at sea with no internet access coupled with seamless access when ashore. In prisons we are uniquely authorised by MoJ to support independent in-cell learning on secure laptops.


Reporting to: Product Development Manager

Salary: £30k-45k depending on experience

Location: Cambridge

Position overview:

We are looking for a skilled QA / Software Automation Tester who is passionate about ensuring the quality, security and reliability of our educational web applications. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and conducting manual and automated tests to identify defects, verify fixes, and ensure an exceptional user experience for our learners.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the development team to understand project requirements and acceptance criteria.
  • Create comprehensive test plans and test cases to cover functional, regression, and performance testing scenarios.
  • Execute manual tests to validate the functionality, usability, and accessibility of our educational platform.
  • Develop and maintain automated test scripts using tools such as Selenium, Cypress, or similar frameworks.
  • Perform thorough regression testing to ensure the stability of new features and enhancements.
  • Report and prioritise defects accurately based on impact and severity, and work closely with developers to facilitate timely resolution.
  • Continuously improve testing processes and methodologies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Provide feedback and suggestions for improving the overall quality of our platform.


  • Proven experience as a QA or similar role, with a focus on writing automated tests for web applications.
  • Strong understanding of software testing principles, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Proficiency in creating test plans, test cases, and test scripts.
  • Experience with automated testing tools/frameworks such as Selenium, Cypress.
  • Familiarity with web technologies (e.g. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, RESTful APIs).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Passion for making a positive impact and contributing to meaningful projects.

Why join us?

  • Opportunity to work with a mission-driven team dedicated to building a secure and transformational educational platform.
  • Flexibility to work part-time hours and support a worthy cause while accommodating other commitments.
  • Access to professional development opportunities and training resources.
  • Exposure to innovative technologies and projects aimed at driving social change.
  • The satisfaction of making a difference in people's lives.

You will also get:

  • A salary of £30k-45k depending on experience
  • 23 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Company pension
  • Free on site parking
  • Flexible working, with possibility of working from home on Fridays
  • Discounts from a range of suppliers and retailers
  • Casual dress

At Coracle Online, we uphold a commitment to treating all individuals with equality, fairness and respect including colleagues, candidates, clients and business partners. Our company and our clients are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We do not discriminate and welcome and encourage all applicants to apply. We are dedicated to ensuring that all candidates have an equal opportunity to be considered for employment.

We encourage candidates with disabilities to let us know about any reasonable adjustments they may require during the recruitment process or during their employment. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates and employees have an equal opportunity to succeed and will make reasonable adjustments to accommodate disabilities where possible.


GDPR Statement: Coracle Online is committed to the protection of personal data. We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in our collection and processing of applicant information.

If you are a dedicated QA/Software Tester with a passion for ensuring the quality and accessibility of web applications and are looking for a part-time opportunity to support a meaningful cause, we encourage you to apply and join us in our mission to give prisoners another chance to better life choices through education.

How to apply

Email your CV and covering letter to jobs@coracleinside.com