About the role

We are seeking an experienced Test Analyst with a proven track record in software delivery to join our talented team. As a Test Analyst you should demonstrate a passion for software testing, with excellent problem-solving and communication skills. You will be responsible for designing, developing, and executing tests in line with agreed plans and strategies for a market leading FTSE100 Financial Services organisation.

This is a vital role involving both manual & automated functional testing of existing applications and databases. As a member of a large, but highly collaborative test team, you will be asked to provide mentoring, leadership, and direction to other team members, as well as ensuring the quality of the team’s output is of a consistently high standard.  There is also an opportunity to work on small projects as well as large programmes with diverse solutions architecture.

This role requires an enthusiastic & committed individual who wishes to progress within the organisation.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Design and manage Test Cases for Test Execution in all phases in the SDLC
  • Assist Test Managers with day to day activities
  • Provide weekly project reports to Project Stakeholders
  • Analyse business or functional requirements to produce Test estimates
  • Accurately report & prioritise defects
  • Support UAT phase
  • Execute test cases under pressurised deadlines
  • Drive process improvements
  • Liaise with Performance Test Team on releases
  • Collaborate with project stakeholders and associated delivery teams in resolution of issues or defects


Essential skills and experience:

  • ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing (or equivalent)
  • Good commercial experience in Automation & Manual Testing
  • Test Case Design Techniques
  • Designing test scripts from business and technical specifications
  • Adhering to project plans
  • Reporting defects and liaising with various teams to ensure successful resolution
  • Reporting defects using a Test Management tool, (Quality Centre, Jira, Silk Central)
  • Working in an Agile or V-Model delivery Methodology
  • Strong communicator (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work and perform in a high pressurised environment

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Degree educated
  • ISTQB Intermediate
  • ITIL Foundation
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Tools
  • Mobile Apps and Mobile Software Testing tools
  • Working on large scale projects or programmes Selenium Webdriver, Java, Automated Testing frameworks
  • Load runner
  • Experience of working with Finance or Billing systems
  • Mainframe Systems
  • Oracle Database

This job was originally posted at http://www.hargreaveslansdownjobs.co.uk/job?id=21331

Tagged as: Automation, Manual, Web