QA Specialist (Maternity cover)

Job Type:
Douglas, Isle of Man

Job Purpose

The Isle of Man Software Quality Assurance Team cares for the quality of all development products in the Research & Development portfolio. The Team’s primary goal is to be defect-preventive with the use of a risk-based approach to testing.

We are looking for a QA Specialist who is curious by nature and passionate about quality testing, willing to go the extra mile to find defects before our internal and external customers do. Displaying strong analytical skills that, combined with domain and product knowledge, will guarantee the most efficient planning. As a QA Specialist, you will act as the quality advocate for our internal clients and the players, looking beyond simple Pass/Fail states to identify usability issues and make recommendations for improvements. You must be technically-minded with great written and spoken communication skills, as well as the ability to work in an agile and collaborative manner.

Key Responsibilities

Analysis and Planning

  • Analyse project documentation to ensure a thorough understanding of business and technical requirements.
  • Author test designs and liaise with the project stakeholders for review and feedback before publishing in readiness for commencing testing.
  • Provide informal estimates of testing effort based on content and risk.
  • Identify the test conditions, then design and author relevant test scenarios and test cases which will effectively exercise the item under test, applicable to both new and existing product functionality.
  • Always be mindful of what test cases can be automated.


  • Configure the test environments in readiness for the execution.
  • Care for the integrity of the environment and the data to ensure there are no false results.
  • Execute the agreed set of test cases, in line with the Test Plan and development project schedule, clearly and accurately reporting test results for quality and progress.
  • Retest bugs when the fix is committed to the affected environment, and provide sign-off or remedial action recommendations on behalf of QA.
  • Support the business in the execution of Acceptance Testing.


  • Develop and maintain healthy collaborative relationships with other parts of the business and colleagues.
  • Provide balanced information to the project management so that informed decisions can be made.
  • Be an agile thinker who can adapt to changing situations.
  • Be organised and able to cope under pressure, assessing the risks and priorities to adjust your scope on the fly.

Skills and Capabilities


  • Experience with software testing
  • Knowledge of JIRA and test management tools


  • Experience testing mobile and web applications
  • Already hold or be studying towards the ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing
  • Knowledge of Automated Testing Tools (e.g. Selenium, eggPlant)
  • Poker, Sports betting and Casino experience as a user

Our values

  • Focus on the customer
  • Work as a team
  • Strive for excellence
  • Have courage
  • Show passion

Additional Information

There will be a requirement to work some evenings, weekends and public holidays on a rostered basis or during high workloads. Travel requirements are expected to be low (up to 10%), however, the business is evolving and this travel estimate could change in future.

The Incentives

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and also like to throw in a discretionary annual performance bonus. In addition, we can provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to the Isle of Man.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). In addition, you are entitled to join our company pension scheme.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career.

We contribute £3 daily towards your lunch for you to use. In addition, there is free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks.

Our social team organise great events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.

The Company

Stars Interactive is a division of The Stars Group, ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, PokerStars Championship, PokerStars Festival and MEGASTACK. Collectively, these brands have more than 111 million registered customers, forming one of the largest online gaming businesses in the world. We provide gaming experiences designed to make our platforms the favorite iGaming destinations for customers everywhere. This role is in the Group’s Isle of Man head office in the QA department.