Test Analyst

AJ Bell
United Kingdom
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Role overview
Role: Test Analyst
Location: Manchester
Salary: £25,000-£32,000 (DOE
Benefits: Bonus, pension, 3xDIS, onsite gym and more


Looking to develop a career with an award winning business in the financial services industry? AJ Bell could have just the opportunity for you.

AJ Bell is one of the largest providers of online investment platforms and stockbroker services in the UK, with assets under administration exceeding £39.8 billion and more than 164,500 clients. Our award winning products include Small Self-Administered Schemes (SSAS), Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP), ISAs and Dealing Accounts. We have our head office in Manchester, as well as a Media office in London and a stock broking office in Tunbridge Wells.

Our aim is to be to a market-leading provider of investment products and administration services in the execution-only and adviser markets.

We are currently looking to recruit a Manual Test Analyst to join one of our Agile teams.

Key responsibilities:

• Understand and interpret business, functional and technical requirements
• Carry out testing across a wide range of processes and systems - including web and mobile testing, back office processes and end to end testing
• Understand AJ Bell’s customers to ensure new solutions are developed with integrity and with the needs of the customer in mind
• Effectively communicate issues and concerns with developers, business analysts and other business areas and constructively challenge requirements and solutions in order to arrive at the best outcome for the customer
• Using Agile Scrum methodology, take part in and contribute to Agile meetings, such as Sprint planning, daily stand ups and retrospective meetings

Required experience/skills:

• You will have a straightforward approach with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely and a willingness to challenge to arrive at the best solution
• Good common sense with the ability to prioritise work effectively and be flexible whilst meeting strict deadlines
• Previous experience in a testing role with a sound understanding of testing practices and principles, with the ability to understand complex processes
• Keen interest in technology

Desired experience/skills:

• Good understanding of products and services similar to AJ Bell’s, such as stockbroking services, investment platforms, SIPPs, etc
• Experience of using/testing Figaro (JCH) or Composer (GBST) systems would be advantageous
• ISTQB qualified to Foundation level or above

Other Information:

In return we will provide all the training and support you need in order to develop within your role. There are opportunities for growth and professional development for members wanting to progress within their career including induction training and our study support scheme which is part of our benefits package.

At AJ Bell you can expect a friendly working environment with a strong sense of team work, we have a great sense of pride in what we do and this is reflected in our strong guiding principles.

There is an active programme of social events throughout the year which are open to all employees.

Working hours are Monday to Friday 8.45am – 5.15pm