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🚀 Internship

Placement Test/QA Engineer - Belfast - Summer/ Autumn 2024 Start

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6d ago

🚀 Placement Program


AI generated summary

  • The candidate must be currently studying towards at least a Level 6 bachelor’s degree, have good technical ability and a desire to develop test automation skills. They should have an understanding of different delivery methodologies, functional testing types, and test scenario execution. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, along with the ability to work well in a team, are essential. Knowledge of test automation technologies, software architectures, version control systems, and experience in Agile environments and working closely with developers are desirable.
  • The candidate will work within an agile team, developing and executing functional automated and manual tests to deliver working application software, while learning about new technologies and approaches. They will have the opportunity to grow and develop, with the potential to become future leaders at Kainos.

Placement Program

Software Engineering


Rolling basis


  • Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?
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  • Essential:
  • Currently studying towards 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.   
  • Desirable: 
  • Knowledge of Test Automation open source technologies (e.g. Selenium,  Protractor). 
  • 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. 
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Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • As a Placement 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!
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Work type

Full time

Work mode




Rolling basis