QA Analyst (Backend Services)

InstaVolt Head Office – Chineham Business Park, Basingstoke

Office based with option to work from home 1-2 days per week

InstaVolt the largest owner operator of rapid electric vehicle charging stations across the UK and we pride ourselves on customer experience and satisfaction. Our teams provide a full range of support to our stations, as well as playing a crucial role in the expansion of the network and the continuation of our reputation as best in the industry.

To support our growth, we are looking to recruit a QA Analyst, to help deliver business objectives. The role of a QA Analyst will be to help successful project delivery through the creation of test cases and the successful completion of test runs as part of the QA team. This role is specifically focused on backend services testing and interfaces. You must be conformable in reading technical interface specifications and using your existing experience create and execute test scripts to ensure compliance. This role is based at our HQ on Chineham Business Park and will be primarily office based with some flexibility to work from home each week.

This a great opportunity to get involved with one of the fastest growing companies in an industry that is going to see huge growth over the coming years.

What we are looking for:

  • Manual and Automated testing experience, preferably with ISTQB Testing certification.
  • Testing experience covering full project lifecycle and including SIT/UAT/Regression
  • Solid presentation and good communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience of Agile Methodologies, in particularly planning and executing Sprints

Skills we are looking for:

  • Current experience as a Tester with Backend Application
  • Extensive testing API experience with working knowledge of authentication and token management
  • Thorough QA process knowledge
  • Experienced in Functional, non-Functional test delivery.
  • Knowledge of at least one database management system
  • Excellent in written and spoken English.
  • Good comprehension and analysis of requirements.
  • Comfortable in challenging stakeholders when required.
  • Able to apply the appropriate test techniques and ideas in line with projects and systems under test.
  • Code Literate – preferably Python.
  • Desirable – Low level communication experience (e.g. MQTT, WebSocket or TCP/IP)


  • Jira
  • POSTMAN (or other API testing tools
  • Testrail (or equivalent)
  • AWS
  • GIT

Salary: £55,000 – £60,000 Depending on experience.

Other benefits to include:

  • Competitive salary – dependant on experience & qualifications
  • 10% discretionary annual bonus
  • Company sick pay (30 days full pay & 30 days half pay per annum)
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Life insurance at 3 x annual salary from day 1
  • Admission to pension scheme following successful completion of probationary period
  • Ongoing training in career building avenues, health & safety and any other area that will be of benefit to the business and the employee
  • Opportunity to enrol onto our salary sacrifice EV scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to PerkPal platform
  • Quarterly company events
  • Free snacks & drinks in the office
  • Free office parking

One last thing… We’re an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equality and diversity and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.

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