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Agile QA

34,045 P.A. ?
Location: Heaton Chapel
Company: CDL
Hours: Full time
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Are you passionate about quality and testing software with an Agile mindset? Do you care about ‘building the right thing’ and ‘building the thing right’? Does being part of an innovative culture inspire you? Then we want you!

We’re looking for an Agile QA to join our ranks. With a strong collaborative focus and a drive for continuous improvement, you’ll be a key part of the Delivery Team as they work to implement features to delight our customers. You’ll be an experienced Agile advocate, with a strong testing background and a desire to iterate, innovate, and instigate quality-driven approaches and processes. You’ll know all the basic testing techniques and some of the advanced ones too! You’ll get to flex your automation skills and perhaps even teach others what you know.

This is the perfect opportunity to be a part of meaningful change to our flagship and newer products, and help drive a culture of excellence in everything we do.

About CDL

CDL is one of the UK’s leading InsurTech Providers, employing over 600 people at its campus in Stockport. It has a consistent track record in the high volume retail insurance sector. CDL has spearheaded developments in the aggregator, web and telematics space, including connected home, enrichment and self-service solutions. As a result, the company’s robust and innovative technologies have enabled its customers to thrive in the highly competitive UK insurance marketplace.

CDL is very much about community, innovation, excellence and collaboration. We've built a collaborative and creative culture where we employ agile techniques to deliver our pace-setting applications. We like to work in small, focused groups so you're always learning from people around you and you feel a part of the success of each project you are involved with. We pride ourselves on being part of a collaborative inspiring culture and the CDL Team are the heart of our company.

What you'll do

  • To be involved in the entire Software Delivery Lifecycle
  • To drive an automation approach with the Test Pyramid in mind
  • To prevent the creation of defects in our software
  • To work proactively with the team to instil quality into our products and practices
  • To embed modern testing approaches as a part of a whole-team responsibility for quality
  • To communicate and collaborate effectively in an Agile environment


  • An excellent understanding of the principles of Agile testing
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced Agile/Scrum environment
  • A cradle-to-grave approach to ‘baking quality in’ to Software Delivery
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • A proactive, positive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Experience of TDD and BDD techniques
  • Experience of using automation tools such as Selenium and Soap UI
  • Well versed in a variety of testing techniques and approaches
  • Solution-orientated
  • Experience of Performance and Security Testing desirable
  • Insurance experience desirable


  • Access to the Agile Testing Academy, a revolutionary in-house training programme with a unique 'learn through play' style
  • Top employer for 5th year running
  • Flexible hours
  • Flexible working – upon returning to our office at the earliest of November 2021, we will be offering a hybrid model of split office and remote working. We would require people to work in the office for 2 days over a fortnightly period.
  • Excellent training and development platform
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Health and Wellbeing programme
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Virtual activities, lunch and learns, coffee mornings and meetups.
  • 25 days holiday to start
  • Life and health assurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Community projects

Campus Benefits:

  • On-site free parking
  • Open plan modern offices
  • Shuttle bus to and from the station
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Games room and chill out zone
  • Social activities, regular social events through our social group Xtra, including a summer bbq, competitions, bowling, go-karting, football games, Winter party and much more!
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shower and dry rooms
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