Test Professional / Test Analyst
Job Title: Test Professional / Test Analyst Salary: Up to £30,000 depending on experience Plus Benefits Location: Bournemouth Town Centre Start Date: ASAP Duration: Full Time Permanent Test Professionals play a vital role within our clients agile development studio, working with the other roles in the sprint team to create valuable working software. By applying analytical thinking, technical development, problem solving techniques and software automation to produce testable and well validated incremental software solutions to drive quality in our clients outcomes and pride in their products This is a fantastic opportunity to get an initial 'foot in the door' with a rapidly expanding IT and Software Development company. Team Inspiration Inspire the team and all stakeholders with your enthusiasm for quality and desire to deliver working software Bring together investigative analysis and critical think to help isolate the root cause of perceived issues within a product cycle Optimise the value of the work performed Be prepared to be wrong; Call out assumptions and test them with real customers as quickly as possible Influence the team toward a continuous improvement and experimentation culture for both product and process, ensuring that each Sprint becomes more effective and enjoyable Sprint Management Work within the sprint team to deliver working software Ensure the team is focused on completing the sprint with working software components Challenge development changes where the change doesn't deliver end user value or passing acceptance criteria Collaborate with the team on each sprint objective and understanding the work involved, making trade-offs where necessary Create, publish and iterate the tasks requiring test professional skills on a given sprint Test Case Management Create effective test plans, cases and scenarios covering acceptance criteria on agreed stories Create effective automation processes to drive down the need for manual test intervention Continuously improve existing automation to improve effectiveness and value Ensure that each "done" increment of product/service represents an end-to-end user scenario - something of value to an end user (e.g. a capability is given to a user that they didn't have before) - and there is at least one acceptance test (preferably automated) that confirms the software does what the customer expects it to do Use collaborative approaches to understanding customer needs and evaluating solution options Look always to move manual test cases to automated where the test case is "routine" Use test plan & case management technology provided to optimise valuable work done Communication Contribute to excellent communication within the team, acting as conversation starter rather than barrier or control point for discussion and decision making Foster and encourage face-to-face conversation and collaboration such as swarming, pairing, mobbing and workshopping Work with other product team members to increase the effectiveness of software testing and its application within the principles of Scrum/Agile in the organisation Ensure a team dynamic where work can be criticised but individuals are not The ideal Test Professional will need to be: Someone who always listens and is always present Someone who demonstrates empathy and respect for people's situation, role, ideas and needs and always has empathy and advocate for the customer, and help the team to have a similar focus Someone who encourages simplicity over complexity Someone who always allows software craftsmanship to thrive; never that teams should sacrifice the quality of their solutions for a quick win Someone who recognises that speed of progress is about choosing the right things, working in small increments of value, embracing feedback/learning and delivering with technical excellence rather than "increasing velocity" Someone who looks to understand and improve existing code rather than find reasons to find fault and criticise The ideal Test Professional will need to have: Experience of testing in agile product led studios Excellent analytical and interpretive skills Experience of Scrum based planning techniques would be beneficial Business Analysis skills desirable A drive for excellence over satisfaction Excellent problem solving and communication skills Tenacity, drive and can-do attitude Someone who is highly detail conscious and conscientious What we offer our Test Professional: Salary of up to £30,000 (depending on experience) + benefits Exceptional Development Opportunities Fantastic working environment in offices with sea views in central Bournemouth 22 day holiday + bank holidays Pension Contribution Plan Childcare Vouchers Cheap city centre parking option Free hot and cold drinks and fruit bowls replenished daily This is a fantastic opportunity for a experienced Test Professional to join a reputable business that encourages career progression and offers great working conditions and job security. If you feel you have the relevant experience as listed above then apply today for the chance of an early interview.