Quality Engineer

About Us

leighton: 27 years and counting. Experienced and agile. Trusted by some of the world’s biggest brands. We develop and deliver custom software. We use technology to make money, save money, create efficiencies, integrate systems, solve problems. To help our customers thrive. We have a pool of talent. To manage projects. Test to high standards. Create user experiences for every type of user. We include, include, include. Our service is personal. We know your name. We can do amazing things with tech. We’ve got the talent. We decide what’s best for our customer together.

Our Values

The Leighton culture defines how we do business and how we interact with our colleagues and customers.  It makes us unique and provides us with a competitive advantage

  • We act with honesty and truth, always!
  • We are a canny family who really cares in a geeky, crazy, fun kind of way
  • We nurture our amazing people to be the best version of themselves
  • Passionate about what we do, proud of what we achieve
  • Our curiosity inspires the amazing

Job Summary

In this role, the Quality Engineer creates and executes high quality test cases; carrying out testing ensuring deliverables are released to specification and the highest quality.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

The Job Description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post.  It is not intended as an exhaustive list;

  • Work with analysts to understand business, customer and project requirements and identify optimum test strategy, approach, plans and scripts.
  • Work both independently and in cooperation with your team to build upon and maintain a robust and efficient automated test suite.
  • Ensure that defects are reported, escalated and resolved appropriately.
  • Provide test insight and advice during the Leighton Delivery Model ensuring impact on test is assessed, communicated and understood with relevant teams. 
  • Support the delivery of high quality releases on time.
  • Manage peer reviews, process reviews and identify improvements.
  • Support bugs raised by internal teams and carry out an investigative approach to resolving these


  • Project Delivery Team
  • Software Engineer team
  • Delivery Team Leader
  • Commercial Team
  • Customers
Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Proven experience in software testing
  • A deep understanding of QA
  • Proven experience and understanding of the methods and uses of testing
  • Experience of working in an agile, fast paced environment
  • Ability to be proactive and overcome blocks
  • Critical thinker and problem solving skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills


  • An open and genuine communicator
  • Able to take responsibility for your actions
  • Always learning and wanting to improve
  • Takes responsibility for own development
  • Love what you do
  • Value and support your team
  • Embrace who you are
  • Open minded and willing to explore new ideas

What We Offer     

We value our team and to attract exceptional people we offer an excellent package. You can look forward to:  

  • A competitive salary this will be dependent on experience.   
  • A contributory pension scheme   
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays   
  • A flexible approach to working hours  
  • Continuous personal development, career path and training