Senior Test Analyst

£45k - £55k pa + excellent benefits
10 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Senior Test Analyst who is able to obtain SC Clearance (resident in the UK for the last 5 years) Position Description Be part of something rewarding and dynamic. My client's fastest growing Business Unit are currently looking to hire an experienced Senior Test Analyst This role sits within the UK Smart Metering Implementation Programme. The users of this product will include UK energy market participants such as retail suppliers and distribution network operators. This project is seeking an experienced Senior Test Analyst to undertake test execution of the latest software release through the System Test Stage, the tests to be executed and associated test data have already been defined. My client is the Data Services Provider for the roll-out of 53 million smart gas and electricity meters in the UK. Your future duties and responsibilities If you enjoy leading a team, coaching and mentoring junior members of the testing team as well assisting non testers with best practice then this is the role for you. Working in a delivery focused environment, often working to tight schedules, you will need a proactive mind-set in order to recognise potential scheduling issues. As part of the experienced Test team you will be engaging with users, architects and stakeholders to understand requirement and standards in order to agree test coverage. You will be required to prepare, maintain and execute manual test scripts following agreed test standards and processes. As part of the team you will have the opportunity to contribute to defect investigation, collaborating effectively with other resolver groups such as developers. You will also have the opportunity to perform peer reviews of your colleagues test scripts. You will be required to ensure that all specific standards exist for test coverage as well as ensuring all test coverage requirements are documented. Another part of you role will be to produce test scenarios and test specifications, ensuring that they are fit for purpose and are appropriate to test coverage requirements, then obtain sign-off, following agreed standards and processes. Required qualifications to be successful in this role Waterfall methodology is a must and you will be an experienced tester having worked across multiple sectors and different environments and functionalities. You will also have an ISTQB foundation level (Practitioner is desirable) as a minimum. It is required that you have the ability to understand use cases, an ability to log test execution results and defects in a comprehensive manner and are able to work effectively with designers and developers in resolving these defects. Team Lead and mentoring experience id essential. Experience of using HP ALM/ Quality Centre/Test Director is highly desirable. SQL knowledge and a familiarity with XML is desirable, but is not essential. Get in touch now for a prompt interview