Part-time QA / Software Tester

10th February 2024

Job title: (Part-time) QA / Software Tester

Location: Cambridge

About Coracle Online:

Coracle Online is a pioneering educational platform dedicated to providing incarcerated individuals with access to transformative learning opportunities. Our mission is to empower prisoners to make positive life choices through education, fostering personal growth and facilitating successful reintegration into society. Our platform utilises cutting-edge secure technology to deliver engaging and interactive educational content across various disciplines.

As we continue to expand our platform and impact, we are seeking a talented QA with experience in manual and automated testing to join our team on a part-time basis.

Position overview:

We are looking for a skilled Software Tester who is passionate about ensuring the quality and reliability of 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 students. This position offers the flexibility of part-time hours, allowing you to balance your workload effectively while supporting our mission to deliver exceptional educational experiences.

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/Software Tester or similar role, with a focus on automated testing of 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, or similar.
  • Familiarity with web technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and 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.
  • Competitive compensation package and the satisfaction of making a difference in people's lives.

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.