Developer in Test Engineer

Developer in test engineer

We currently have a vacancy for a Developer in Test Engineer at our Wellington, Somerset (UK) HQ. If you have suitable experience and skills, then we’d like to hear from you.


This is a hybrid role involving an office / home split averaging 2-3 days per week in our head office – ATE House, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 9AD.

Full / part time:

Full time – 38hr working week, Mon-Fri.

Salary and benefits:

  • Salary £35k – £45k per annum, dependent on experience
  • 25 days holiday (incl. Christmas shutdown) + bank holidays
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity pay
  • Annual shutdown between Christmas and New Year
  • 5% employer pension contributions, matched up to 8%
  • Full training in MK Test System’s products
  • Friendly and professional team to support you
  • Holiday trading scheme
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Purpose-built facilities including shower and break room
  • Overtime paid beyond the standard week (dependent on department)
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Company sick pay
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Technology voucher scheme
  • Professional membership reimbursement
  • 2 days annual volunteering leave
  • Free fruit
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Salary Extras platform – access to discount vouchers

About MK Test Systems:

MK Test Systems designs and manufactures automated electrical test equipment for the Aerospace, Rail, Electric Vehicles and Oil & Gas industries. With over 30 years of experience developing complex systems in use with many leading manufactures throughout the world, MK Test has an enviable reputation for innovation and success and are winners of the Tech South West 2022 AeroTech Award.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Developer in Test seeking their next challenge to join a leading organisation working with the latest Microsoft Technologies as we embark on the next generation of our software.

If you want to work at a company that values the employees and have every possible opportunity to learn new skills and progress your career, then this is a role you need to consider.  You’ll be joining our growing team at our head office in Wellington, Somerset.  To learn more about what life is like at MK, visit our company and careers pages.

We are looking for individuals that want ownership and accountability, value code quality, open discussion and are curious and passionate about the products we deliver.

Developer in Test Engineer overview:

You will work as part of an engineering project team to deliver robust and innovative technology solutions to MK Test System customers worldwide.

MK Test Systems utilises state-of-the-art software test and verification tools for automated UI testing to ensure our solutions have the highest levels of reliability and integrity in a domain where quality and safety is paramount.

Main responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the development teams, carrying out a mixture of manual UI based, and automated script-based tests on MK Test Systems products, tracking issues and reporting to the Software team
  • Communicating in a timely manner with the development & sales teams regarding test output and follow-on steps
  • Use and extend MK Test Systems Continuous Delivery System to assess software quality and readiness for deployment.
  • Leading, developing and contributing to test strategies, including the assessment of technologies and methods used for the continuous integration, test and delivery pipeline.
  • Developing, maintaining, updating and executing test plans and associated V&V activities.
  • Analyse deployment scenarios and customer requirements for software and produce and execute test cases under controlled conditions
  • Investigating and performing root cause analysis of reported issues.
  • Testing various areas of MK Test products, including inter-process communications, user experience, automated program generation
  • Develop new strategies to validate all aspects of the lifecycle of MK Test Systems software
  • Assist with training end users both in the UK and abroad

Required skills, knowledge & experience:

  • Test experience including automated testing frameworks
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm to learn new skills and technology
  • Experience with some of the following:
  • Personal attributes:
    • Continuous Integration Systems such as Team city or similar
    • Developing and executing C# unit and integration testing
    • Issue tracking systems, such as Jira or similar
    • Configuration Management , such as git

Desired skills, knowledge & experience:

  • Graduated with a BSc Software Engineering or a similar numerical degree (2:1 or above)
  • 2+ years professional software experience (commercial or academia).
  • Experience with automating application deployment and environment configuration management
  • Software verification and deployment techniques
  • DevOps experience

How to apply:

Please send your CV and covering letter to, stating which job role you are applying for in the email subject line.