Senior Test Analyst

  • Permanent
  • Cardiff, Other
  • Posted 9th January 2020
  • £34000 - £38000 per Annum + Pension, 24 days hol
  • Ref: SC047
Test Analyst required by a market leading financial service organisation based in Cardiff. The Test Analyst you will be responsible for providing software testing services across the organisation in accordance with the defined Group Test Framework and SDLC.

Key Responsibilities:

*To effectively and pro-actively monitor and control testing progress throughout the project lifecycle including effective work allocation, delegation, defect management, issue resolution and reporting
*Perform functional and non-functional testing (manual and automated where applicable) including planning, scripting, execution and progress reporting
*Develop close and collaborative relationships with internal teams, sharing knowledge and understanding leading to improved service and delivery to internal and external customers across the business
*Ensure that all testing is carried out in a standardised, professional and well-managed way by adhering to and ensuring adherence to the defined Group Test Framework and SDLC (Software Delivery Life Cycle) across all test phases
*Make suggestions, contribute to, and support the implementation of key change initiatives in testing and across the business
*Identify, resolve and/or escalate risk/issues to the Test Team Leader/Group Test Manager/Project Manager in a timely manner to enable us to ensure the delivery of testing services to agreed time, quality and cost criteria
*Work supportively with team members and colleagues across the group to enable individual, team and group objectives to be met
*To produce and roll-out training on new or key areas to the testing department
*Take responsibility for your own development to ensure testing knowledge is developed, kept up to date with the department and industry changes and to support meeting your objectives
*To coach and mentor Trainees and Test Analysts to improve individual and collective standards across Group Testing

Essential Skills:

*ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst qualification
*A strong and demonstrable understanding of the Software Delivery Lifecycle
*Hands on experience of the end-to-end testing process including static analysis, test design, scripting, execution and defect management
*Experience of successfully leading testing team(s), production of high-quality documentation, workload and test management, detailed planning and reporting
*Experience in investigating and articulating complex issues to support informed decision making
*Experience of using workload management and testing tools
*Familiarity of different project delivery methodologies (eg Waterfall, Iterative)
*ISTQB Foundation qualification in testing or equivalent testing knowledge and experience

Desirable Skills:

*Knowledge of financial services products specifically Mortgages, Loans, Investments and Insurance.
*Knowledge of software applications and tools particularly JIRA and Zephyr Enterprise
*Experience of using automation testing tools particularly SoapUI and Selenium
*Experience of Performance Testing tools including J-Meter
*IT specific related Degree/Higher Education Qualification

This fantastic role comes with a fantastic salary up to £38,000 p/a, Private Medical Insurance, 24 days holiday plus bank holidays, 6 % contributory pension, life assurance and more.

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