Test QA Analyst

The Collinson Group
Haywards Heath
From £250 to £300 per day
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an initial 3 month fixed term requirement for a QA Analyst to join our Insurance business in Haywards Heath. The role will be to minimize software delivery risks by rigorous testing for a couple of major projects to ensure the product meets clients’ expectations.

This role will be to support the Transformation Programme’s Datafeed QA Analyst execute testing.


Project Delivery

·Produce appropriate test artefacts for all assigned projects

·Analyse and review project documentation

·Define test cases using appropriate test techniques

·Prepare and prioritise Test Scripts and supporting data

·Execute test scripts to ensure the quality of the software produced

·Conduct exploratory testing

·Report defects with appropriate level of details

·Ensure that required sign-offs are achieved in a timely manner to not impact the project plan

·Provide the link between the development team and business representatives regarding testing and quality

·Contribute in project status meetings daily scrums and agile planning as required by the project

Team Working

·Identify and communicate patterns to improve software development

·Help to maintain and develop automated test suites, aiming for constant improvement

·Work as part of the QA Analysis communities within the Group to align project deliverables, solutions and operations

·Work with the QA Lead to ensure all testing and QA tasks are accurately planned within the overall agreed timeframes of the projects

·Provide regular and accurate reports of progress and any changes to the project

·Contribute to regular Project Team meetings to ensure the correct tasks are being worked on and share key decisions required, risks identified and highlight and issues encountered

Skills and experience;

·Computer Science / IT Degree Qualified Desired

·ISTQB Foundation Testing Certification desired

·Experience in a position of Test Analyst/QA Analyst or equivalent industry experience

·Demonstrable experience in writing SQL queries for database analysis essential

·MS SQL Server Management Studio experience essential

·Advanced Excel experience essential

·Experience of Data Analysis

·Test Data creation and management

·Experience of working in data migration projects

·Understanding of ETL processes and how to test them desirable

·Experience with testing EDI datafeed files desirable

·Risk analysis skills essential

·Experience in automated testing beneficial

·Experience with test management tools

·Analytical skills to demonstrate production of test cases essential

·Experience of variety of development methods (waterfall and iterative) beneficial

·Experience of working multi-disciplined development teams, including external vendors and agencies providing services for projects beneficial

·Excellent written & spoken English & interpersonal communication

·Experience of working in a regulated environment desirable

·Experience of projects in Travel, Insurance, Loyalty and Benefits sectors highly desirable

·Experience of testing financial systems beneficial

·Resource management experience beneficial

Person Specification:

·Commercially focused and Innovative

·Team player

·Driven, self-motivator with a willingness to learn new skills

·Ability to thrive in a fast moving and changing environment

·Ability to show initiative and to work independently

·Ability to work at pace, work through project challenges in a collaborative way

·Goal and outcome orientated

·Thoroughness and attention to detail

·Excellent communication & influencing skills (ability to present, inform and guide others)

·Ability to generate ideas and draw them out of others

·Ability to bridge communications between technical and business focussed groups

·Comfortable working with people at all levels in an organisation

·Willingness to take on a variety of roles and responsibilities

This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/77423960