Test Analyst

First Utility
11 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Here at First Utility we want to make a difference. We are changing the face of the energy industry by campaigning for more transparency, better communication and a speedier switching process. Through pioneering technology and sharing our knowledge, we put our customers firmly in control of their energy, so they can spend less on what they need and more on what they want.

We are proud to deliver award-winning service and as we continue to challenge the industry, our talented people are integral to our journey; our people make that difference. As we continue to grow our Team and expand our service offering, we now have office locations in Coventry, London, Krakow and Hamburg.

To support our continued growth, we now looking for a Test Analyst help us continue to make that difference.

How the role fits in

The role will require a confident and motivated individual to work as part of a dynamic team in an exciting and fast-paced environment.

Reporting to the Test Manager, you will be operating as a Test Team representative across a variety of projects with both technical and non-technical teams. You will embed yourself within the delivery teams to ensure that internal and external development meets the requirements of the business.

From working within Agile delivery teams you’ll be responsible for everything testing related on a given project, from assisting the developers with testing technical tasks through to liaising with business areas for User Acceptance Testing.

The role day to day

  • Attending all Agile ceremonies within a delivery team.

  • Formulating test scenarios from User Story acceptance criteria written primarily in BDD.

  • Initiating walkthroughs of test plans with business owners to discuss and agree test coverage.

  • Executing technical and non-technical tests in a timely manner.

  • Raising and tracking defects to completion within a delivery team.

  • Initiating demos of the stories/functions in test for business owner sign off.

  • Promoting, driving and implementing quality within the delivery team to achieve a common goal.

  • Escalating impediments to Senior/Lead Test Analysts.

  • Identifying test candidates for test automation regression test suites.

  • Running manual and automated tests.

  • Working positively and communicating professionally across the team in order to make an effective contribution to team tasks and team spirit.

  • What you'll need to help make the best of the role

    Technical Skills

  • Building Test Plans and scripting Test Scenarios from User Stories, BDD and functional specs/workflows.

  • Working knowledge of JIRA Agile (Greenhopper).

  • Basic SQL skills with an Oracle database using Squirrel.

  • Understanding of systems and architecture (DB’s, Servers, Networks etc.).

  • Handcrafting a variety of file types to simulate system processes.

  • Using Postman to test API’s.

  • Understanding the value of and where to apply different testing techniques

  • A working knowledge of Google Drive.

  • Using Jenkins to initiate test automation.

  • The ability to analyse cucumber reports.

  • Good general IT knowledge.

  • Experience Required

  • ISEB/ISTQB certification in Software Testing at Foundation level.

  • At least 12 months experience of working as a tester in an agile development environment.

  • General Skills (non-technical)

  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent relationship/stakeholder management skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Problem solving ability.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Preparing concise documentation.

  • Ability to make decisions and be accountable for decisions and actions.

  • Effective planning and organisation skills.

  • Copes well under pressure and with uncertainty.

  • Flexible and adaptable in the face of changing priorities or circumstances.

  • Drives for results.

  • The 'nice to haves'

  • Experience in using HipTest agile test management tool.

  • Utilities / energy flow experience desirable.

  • Experience of working with Finance Teams

  • What you'll get in return

    Our people are our business, so our mind-set is people first. Spending much of your time at work, we know it’s not just about a rewarding career, development opportunities and competitive salary - the work space, relaxation areas and coffee matter too!

    First Perks is our benefits portal where you can access BUPA Private Healthcare, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, our staff tariffs and exclusive savings and discounts from nearly 900 retailers - including holiday deals to help you make the best of your 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays). First Perks features discounts for many of the biggest brands - from Lastminute.com to Amazon, from John Lewis to Tesco; there is something for everyone.

    We’re proud to support our charity partner the NSPCC and offer regular fundraising events from bake-offs to London Marathon entries. Our teams enjoy quarterly socials, some more adventurous than others! One tradition we’ve held on to as we’ve grown is “Fruity Friday” - heaps of free fresh fruit for all, every Friday.

    So if you like the fast pace of an evolving business, feel it’s important to reach your full potential and enjoy your time at work, then a career with us could be your next move.

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