Quality Assurance Analyst

Principality Building Society
14 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The job:

Operating in an Agile Scrum environment, the QA Analyst’s primary focus is to work closely with the delivery teams to mitigate the risk of software failure and provide business confidence that changes to new and existing systems meet user expectations in terms of quality, functionality and performance.

QA Analysts will be expected to advise on project test strategy, plan test approaches, design, write and execute tests and analyse the results to assess and prove that new software is ready to be released based on agreed requirement specifications.

In addition to functional system testing, the QA will train, support and manage the business users in the creation, development and execution of user acceptance test scripts.

What you will do:

  • Defining project level QA approach
  • Driving, coordinating and managing programme level QA activity
  • Progressing and reporting against plan
  • Risk identification, analysis and mitigation

What we are looking for:

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in Quality Assurance and project delivery. Candidates will have a thorough understanding of Quality Assurance best practice and industry techniques and development methodologies.

Successful delivery in an effective Agile Scrum environment and ISEB/ISTQB qualifications are highly desirable as is the provision of support throughout the change lifecycle covering the full range of operational activities including training and coaching non-technical staff in testing methodologies

A strong understanding of SQL, ETL/Data Warehouse testing would be advantageous.

Core hours will be 9-5, Monday - Friday. Occasional evening/weekend hours may be required to support software release activity.

Who are we?

With 53 branches and 18 agencies across Wales and the borders, Principality is the 6th largest Building Society in the UK. As a mutual society, we are owned by and run for the benefit of our 500,000 members.

It’s an exciting time to join us as we’re currently on a Group wide transformational journey that will see our brand, technology, colleague and customer offerings updated and enhanced to really put Principality on the map and make us a brand and employer of choice within Wales and beyond. This is supported by our recent sponsorship of the iconic Principality Stadium, which has put us on a global stage.

As a business, Principality is keen to recruit talented individuals who are interested in joining a company in which they can really make a difference. Although the Society has been established for nearly 160 years, we pride ourselves on a progressive culture, which encourages its employees to thrive.

What can we offer you?

As well as a great working environment with a strong family feel and plenty of opportunities for development and growth, you can expect a generous package that includes pension, bonus and incentive schemes, free life assurance cover, critical illness protection, private healthcare and the option to buy extra holiday each year. You can also be a part of our Sports & Social club which gives our colleagues access to discounted theatre, sporting and family events and to top it all off, we always have tickets up for grabs for the latest events at Principality Stadium.

As Principality colleagues, we want you to walk a mile in our customer’s shoes. This is why we provide all staff with £100 to open a savings account at your local branch to really feel a part of our core business. £100 also grants you voting rights at the Principality Annual General Meeting.

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