Test Analyst

  • Permanent
  • Cardiff, Other
  • Posted 9th January 2020
  • £26000 - £30000 per Annum + Pension, 24 days hol
  • Ref: SC048
Test Analyst required by market leading financial services organisation based in Cardiff. As Test Analyst you will provide and execute software testing services across the organisation in accordance with the defined Group Test Framework and Software Delivery Life Cycle.

Key Accountabilities:

*Perform functional and non-functional testing (manual and automated where applicable) including planning, scripting, execution and progress reporting
*Develop close and collaborative relationships with Group 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 Lead/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 enable individual, team and group objectives to be met
*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

Skills and Experience:

*ISTQB Foundation qualification in testing or equivalent testing knowledge and experience
*A strong 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 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)
*Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with a passion for working in a highly collaborative environment
*Excellent analytical, numerical and literacy skills
*Be able to plan and manage workloads to ensure delivery to agreed timeframes
*Good coaching, training and inter-personal skills


*IT specific related Degree/Higher Education Qualification
*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

This fantastic opportunity comes with a starting salary of £26,000-30,000 p/a and benefits such as Private Medical Insurance, 24 days holiday plus bank holidays, 6 % contributory pension, life assurance and more.

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