Test Analyst

10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Context:
The size of the IT footprint at Halfords and the number of end-to-end processes that flow through various large-size applications means testing strategies need to be well-defined and managed. This will ensure a fixed "ways of working" and a robust set of test environments suitable for the job that are understood by all who have a hand in testing. To achieve this, there is a need to enhance the current testing team, putting a level of strategic management in place to determine and drive through appropriate testing approach and tools and to lead the required testing resources.
Role Purpose:
To undertake tasks involved in the testing of IT changes, from static testing through to end-to-end integration and operational testing. These might be small pieces that could be managed by you as a Test Analyst, or form a larger piece of work managed by a Test Manager
  • Analysing requirements, scope of testing and documents to define and develop accurate test cases and scripts for manual or automated testing
  • Execute reusable and maintainable manual and automated scripts using available tools
  • Creating, gathering and maintaining test data during the whole test process across multiple environments
  • Test execution and evaluation of the outcome, taking the appropriate action and gathering required testing artifacts and recording in the appropriate tool
  • Perform testing throughout the software life cycle (Integration, System, UAT, OAT)
  • Keeping records of defects and bugs that are discovered during testing
  • Analysing the defects and bugs to assist in identifying what could be causing them
  • Creating and keeping software and systems documentation up to date
  • Participate in peer review of software development cycle deliverables
  • Assist the project delivery teams in the testing of solutions and defining project test plans
  • As required support "Go Live" activities that could be out of hours
Person Specification:
  • Minimum of 2 years hands-on testing experience
  • ISTQB Foundation
  • Awareness of the Software Development Lifecycle Waterfall and Agile
  • Logical and critically minded
  • Analytical and creative approach to problem solving
  • Proactive can-do attitude and ability to act on partial information
  • Educated to degree level or holds a professional qualification
  • Experience of testing toolsets HP Quality Centre preferable though not essential
  • SAP ECC6 testing experience highly desirable

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