Senior Test Analyst / Data Services

Ipswich, Suffolk
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Senior Test Analyst / Data Services

Location: Ipswich

Salary: Up to £45,000 + benefits

I have an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced Senior Test Analyst for my key client based in Ipswich. My client is one of the leading financial services companies within the UK and a household name providing a range of financial products within the insurance sector.

As a senior member of our brand new testing team within Data Services you will be supporting multiple agile development teams to devise and implement context specific testing approaches and utilise technical testing techniques and tooling to deliver highly performant and resilient production software which will facilitate company wide distribution of accurate, trustworthy and consistent information. In your role, you will champion good engineering and testing practices to enable development teams to deliver high quality, production ready solutions. Leading by example, you will be instrumental in elevating the testing practices within the teams as well as growing the software testing capability and coaching other software testers to develop their skills and knowledge in the Data Services field. You will be leading the way in testing big data, data warehousing and data transformation by leveraging cutting edge tools, techniques and processes.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Working with the Test Management community to define and continually refine Data Services test strategy
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to teams around test strategies for both manual and automated tests for Data Services
  • Provide technology leadership by sharing knowledge with others
  • Advise teams with regards to development standards, frameworks and guidance to maintain consistency throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Lead and mentor other testers across the domain as needed
  • Work with the DSDM Team Leads and Project Managers to define the objectives for testers within teams
  • Work with the Test Management community to continuously improve testing and QA practices, particularly closing the gap between front end and Data Services testing
  • Ensuring the right test tooling and frameworks are in place to enable the teams to deliver against business needs now and in the future

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven previous experience of working within a similar Senior Test Analyst position
  • Experience of testing within a Data Services, Data Warehousing or Big Data environment
  • Good broad knowledge of a wide variety of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence technologies
  • Good knowledge of the Microsoft BI suite of tools
  • Good knowledge of SQL Server, SSIS and SSAS
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including negotiation and influencing skills
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring more junior members of the testing team

For more information and to be considered for this role please email a copy of your CV to in the first instance.