Test Analyst / Software Tester - Financial Services

Bristol, England
21 Sep 2017
19 Oct 2017
Daniela Brazza
IT, Testing
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Test Analyst

Location: Bristol

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Start Date: ASAP

Our Client:

Our Client is the UK's number 1 'investment supermarket' for private investors. For more than 30 years, they have helped investors save time, tax and money on their investments. Today they are trusted with more than £61.7 billion by 836,000 clients. They are a secure, FTSE 100 company. They are based in Bristol where they now employ over 950 people and continue to maintain a 100% UK presence.

Job Role:

They are now seeking experienced Test Analysts with a proven track record in software delivery to join their talented team and demonstrate a passion for software testing and Quality Assurance.

The Test Analyst will need to be technically competent, with excellent problem-solving and communication skills. They will be responsible for designing, developing, and executing tests in line with agreed plans and strategies for our Client, a market leading FTSE100 Financial Services company based in Bristol. This is a vital role within the test department with manual & automated functional testing of existing applications and databases. As a member of a large, but highly collaborative, dynamic test department, the Test Analyst 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 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 Test 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 Attributes:

  • Grade C or above in Maths and English GCSE (or equivalent)
  • Educated to AS / A Level (or equivalent)
  • ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing (or equivalent)
  • Test Case Design Techniques
  • Knowledge of telecoms or financial services
  • Ability to use MS Office products including Excel and Word
  • At least 3 years' experience in Software Testing
  • 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)
  • Good attention to detail
  • Highly organised
  • Effective management of own workload
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Patient, diligent and diplomatic
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Strong character
  • Ability to work and perform in a high pressurised environment
  • Confident
  • Hardworking
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Presentable, professional appearance
  • Proactive, resourceful, and able to use initiative

Desirable Skills and Attributes:

  • 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

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