Lead Test Analyst

London (Greater)
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are recruiting an experienced Lead Test Analyst who will be part of an expert technical team, developing technical platforms that will allow the extraction, transformation and loading between different systems and databases, on a number of key large-scale projects. The data is primarily in the areas of medical, pharmaceutical and life sciences, and as such, requires a strong understanding of related security considerations and practices.

We are looking for a hands-on, dynamic, self-directed individual who can identify problems, recommend and define solutions, develop and execute appropriate test procedures that can change and grow as projects move from early pilot to high scale factory rollout.


  • Proactively drive the development of effective test processes for emerging pilot stage technology platforms.

  • Create test strategies and plans to enable thorough test coverage of systems.

  • Build repeatable test scenarios that can be used for regression testing.

  • Develop test procedures for validating regularly executed business processes such as on-boarding of hospital data.

  • Oversee deployments and management of the test environment.

  • Create and harvest suitable test data.

  • Provide team leadership for other test resources in a small team as the project grows.

  • Work with country data integration teams to test hospital vendor system interfaces and configurations.

  • Ensuring that test evidence is appropriately recorded to validate the tests executed.

  • Thoroughly and accurately follow manual test procedures, accurately recording test evidence.

  • Log and track defects raised during testing and proactively ensure satisfactory resolution through collaboration with development teams.

  • Where appropriate develop automated tools and utilities to improve speed of repeated test tasks as the project scales in number of sites.

Skills & Experience

  • 5 years+ experience of working in a complex data processing environment, with at least 3 years experience of test leadership, test strategy & process definition and execution.

  • 3+ years of lead tester and test team management

  • Extensive experience of developing and utilizing automated test tools

  • Experience in testing Data Warehouses and Extraction, Transformation, Loading (ETL) procedures:

    • Source-to-Target mappings with exposure to both Normalised and Dimensional data models

    • Data Flow transformations including reconciliation of business rule logic

    • Exception handling and logging

    • Scheduling & timing issues, data capacity and latency

  • Proven experience with JavaScript and/or Java

  • Comfortable working with various file formats including CSV, XML data and XSD Schema

  • Hands on experience with at least one RDBMS (Oracle preferred)

  • Able to develop queries/procedures in SQL (e.g. PL/SQL, T-SQL)

  • Exposure to both Windows and Linux environments

  • Able to read and update UML and ERD diagrams

  • Strong understanding of general software development approaches and principles: Waterfall, Iterative, Test-driven dev, Source Control, Testing

  • Test experience with both functional and non-functional requirements e.g. performance, quality, security etc.

  • Ability to communicate fluently, both verbally and written, in English


  • Exposure to healthcare \ life sciences \ clinical trials \ pharmaceutical data is highly preferred

  • Experience of Master & Reference Data Management

  • Experience with HL7 based data exchange would be beneficial

Why Real World Insights (RWI) is important

IQVIA believes that the growing use of RWI is one of the most critical developments in life sciences today. With an explosion of new electronic data sources, transformations in technology, new analytic methodologies, and deeper understanding of healthcare issues, IQVIA is investing heavily in growing this part of our business.

Why Real World Insights is important in healthcare

At its core, Real-World Insights or RWI (which is derived from Real-World Data or RWD) provides the unique opportunity to better understand patient outcomes. This moves healthcare from an industry where long-term decisions about medicines are made based on a set of randomised controlled trials (RCT’s) in a controlled environment before and around launch, to a world where decision making is supplemented with real world evidence captured from thousands or millions of treatment decisions and their impact on outcomes.

This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/77559285