Test Professional / Test Analyst

Fixed Recruitment
17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Test Professional / Test Analyst

Salary: £25,000 TO £35.000 Depending On Experience

Location: Bournemouth

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

The Test Professional is a vital role within our 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 outcomes and pride in our 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

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


  • 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

Who we are:

Gilmond Consulting provides IT systems and services to the energy retail sector: that's all we do, and that's why our customers trust our systems and operational services to support their supply businesses.

You 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 / Test Analyst 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 / Test Analyst:

  • Salary of £25,000 - £35,000 (depending on experience) + benefits
  • Exceptional Development Opportunities
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Fantastic working environment in offices with sea views in central Bournemouth
  • 30 days' holiday (inclusive of 8 bank / public holidays)
  • Pension Contribution Plan
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Salary Sacrifice Parking option
  • Free hot and cold drinks and fruit bowls replenished daily

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to contact each candidate individually, although we do try our best! If you do not hear from us within 14 days of application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion, but we wish you all the best in your future job search.

Apply today!