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Test Analyst

Job Reference: TA/15352GB

Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum Bonus + Benefits

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

Vacancy Posted: 20-08-2018

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Basingstoke, England, Hampshire

Test Analyst required for a leading British client in Basingstoke

The primary objective of the IT Test Analyst is to prepare and execute effective IT Testing (including System Testing, System Integration Testing, Load Testing and Performance Testing) in line with the defined clients IT Test Strategy. They are an integral part of the SDLC and ensuring delivery of high-quality solutions in a cost effective manner. The individual may specialise in one or more facet of IT testing (e.g. Test Automation).

Role Specific Responsibilities & Accountabilities

* Works closely with customers, business analysts and developers to fully understand the business requirements such that effective test cases may be defined. This will include providing input on the definition of testable requirements, with clearly defied acceptance criteria.
* Tracks performance against quality assurance metrics such as defect counts, defect leakage, test coverage, etc. collating and analysing data for software delivery evaluation and improvement.
* Preparation of appropriately detailed test plans for projects and BAU deliveries.
* Creation and maintenance of both functional and non-functional test cases.
* Planning, design and management of test data sets.
* Timely execution of agreed test cases across System Test, System Integration Test (SIT), Performance Test and Load Test, verifying that delivered functionality fully meets the defined functional and non-functional requirements (evidenced by execution of agreed test cases).
* Provision of factual, up to date test progress reports.
* Provision of factual, up to date test progress reports.

Capability, Knowledge and Experience:

* An understanding of the full Software Delivery Lifecycle (ideally in both waterfall and agile models).
* Experience of executing IT testing (System Test, SIT, Load, Performance, etc.) in multi-project, multi-system environments and aligned to multiple delivery methodologies (e.g. Waterfall and Agile).
* Demonstrable experience in the timely delivery of test phases for small-medium scale IT programmes/projects.
* Experience of delivering with vendor teams would be beneficial, ideally with an offshore component.
* In depth knowledge of the technologies to be tested (e.g. .NET / SAP / Java & JS / Oracle / Tibco / etc.)
* Working knowledge of one or more test specialisms (e.g. Automation, Load/Performance, etc.)

Education and Qualifications:

* Educated to degree level.
* Related professional qualifications are beneficial, but not essential.

Benefits include – Annual Bonus, 25 Days holiday increasing with loyalty, Generous pension contribution, Childcare vouchers, Staff discounts and many more

Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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