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Software Testers

Red Gate are currently looking for highly motivated Software Testers with a passion for all things testing.

Why be a tester at Red Gate?

Testers at Red Gate are an integral part of high quality, high performing, cross-functional, agile development teams. Critical thinking, observation, idea generation, reporting, exploration, and experimentation are just a few of the skills required to be a tester in a context-driven, agile environment and they're skills we value in our Testers.

As a Tester, you can also be involved in additional activities such as requirements analysis, planning, test design, releasing, and post-release support in a truly agile organisation.

Testers at Red Gate have the opportunity to use their skills in the many stages of a project. Our testers are at the forefront of monitoring and ensuring usability and reliabilty of our products.

You should think about applying if…

  • You are passionate about software testing.
  • You work well in a small team and evangelise quality.
  • You see software through the user’s eyes.
  • You know what exploratory testing is.
  • You can explain why automated testing is better than manual testing.
  • You can explain why manual testing is better than automated testing.
  • You engage with the wider testing community.
  • You know you don’t know everything about testing.
  • You’ve already spotted the typo in this advert!

At Red Gate we are less concerned with your job title, and more focussed on what you do and what difference you make. We strongly believe in personal development and will actively support you and help you get better at what you do.

You can find out more about testing at Red Gate and what makes us tick as a development team at

What's the package?

  • A great benefits package.
  • A commitment to your continuous learning and development.
  • You'll work about 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday, with flexible work time.
  • Salary is £35k-£45k, depending on experience.
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How to apply

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The Red Gate Recruitment process

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1st interview

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2nd interview

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Step 1. Application

Step one is your application. So write a letter and upload it on the page for the job you’re interested in. Tell us about yourself, your skills and experience, and talk about why you’d like to work at Red Gate. Include a CV, or a link to your LinkedIn page, and if you'd like to show some of your work, attach your portfolio or point us to Stack Overflow or GitHub.

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Step 2. Assessment

We’ll acknowledge your application straight away, review it and keep you updated on your progress. We might also email an assessment to complete, or invite you for a brief telephone interview. If we don’t think you’re suitable, we’ll inform you – and tell you why. We won’t let you down, we’ll try and help you.

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Step 3. 1st Interview

Step three is an interview in our Cambridge office. We’ll talk about your work history, your covering letter or video, and any assessments you’ve completed. You might also be asked to do some work-based tests and, if you’re applying for a technical role, expect technical questions – we love talking tech.

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Step 4. 2nd Interview

The second interview typically lasts two hours. You’ll be talking to different people, you may well meet people you’ll be working with, and we’ll allow time for you to ask questions. We don’t have a dress code at Red Gate, by the way, so dress in whatever makes you comfortable.

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Step 5. Offer

If we think you’d be great at Red Gate, we’ll make an offer and iron out any details like relocation issues. If we don’t think you’ll fit in right away, we’ll tell you why. Some people have taken our advice, boned up their knowledge and come back a year later and got a job. It helps.

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Red Gate is the best place to work in Cambridge and the 17th best in the UK.

Our users love us and usability is frequently given as the reason they chose a Red Gate tool.

We want to be the place you do the best work of your life.

What makes our culture tick

Our passion

We're passionate about giving people the room, the resources, and the freedom to develop their careers, and do the best work of their lives.

Our personality

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“It's been an absolute pleasure attending interviews at Red Gate.

The relaxed, friendly atmosphere and informative interview structure has been most appreciated. Thank you.”