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SOFTWARE TEST ANALYST

Job Title: SOFTWARE TEST ANALYST
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: STA / WOLV / ROB_1515170428
Contact Name: Robert Hudson
Contact Email: robert.hudson@projectpeople.com
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

Role

Working for a major company that specialises in financial services, we are looking for an experienced Test Analyst to join the software solution delivery & test team based in Wolverhampton.

Working as part of an expanding friendly and knowledgeable team, the successful candidate will be responsible for manual testing on existing and new functionality as part of the core product development cycle following an iterative style methodology. Working within the team, as the Web based offering evolves, to incorporate automated functional and non-functional testing.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Head of Test and Documentation, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Test scoping, estimation, scripting and execution of work items in a complex application suite
  • Work closely with the development team to ensure effective test coverage and defect resolution
  • Work closely with other areas of the wider business to understand functionality to produce effective test script coverage
  • Accurate defect management - take ownership of testing defects raised
  • Creation and maintenance of test documentation
  • Proactively manage your own workload and inform management of progress in a timely manner
  • Responsible for test environments, installs and any 3rd party applications required to run applications
  • Some involvement in client facing projects may be required

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

ESSENTIAL

  • At least 3 - 4 years in a full-time testing role, ideally in a Software House environment on complex systems
  • Strong experience of manual functional testing
  • Experience of using automated testing for both desktop and browser based applications (This will ideally include non-functional as well as functional)
  • Familiar with SQL able to write basic scripts to create and manipulate data
  • Proven ability to plan and prioritise work and can work unsupervised to meet deadlines and deal with changing priorities.
  • Flexible attitude and ability to work with minimal written documentation
  • Understanding of the full development life cycle
  • Excellent communication skills - fluent in English language (verbal and written)
  • Methodical, hardworking, enthusiastic
  • Strong attention to detail

DESIRABLE

  • Familiarity with programming languages (VB.NET/C#)
  • Able to create stored procedures and an understanding of data modelling
  • Experience of Microsoft Team Foundation Server
  • Experience or knowledge of the financial market place

Project People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.