Senior Test Analyst

Clear IT Recruitment Limited
18 May 2017
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client, based has headquarters in Norwich and offices in London, and a staff of over 100.

The company is eager to expand and technology plays a leading role in driving the company’s innovation and expansion. To achieve this, they are actively recruiting for a Senior Test Analyst to join their award winning team.

Responsibilities will include:


• Own all aspects of software testing within the group
• Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure testing is complete and performed to agreed time, cost and quality metrics
• Working alongside the wider IT team to ensure testing of solutions is in-keeping with the overall IT Strategy and roadmap

Change management

• Assisting the Business Architect in managing change which can often arise during testing
• Assisting with training, mentoring and other support work (e.g. during user acceptance testing) as required


• Assist in the production and communication of necessary testing-related documentation
• Communicating and engaging with all business stakeholders, up to and including the Chairman, keeping them abreast of key milestones, decisions and events
• Engaging and supporting stakeholders (both internal and external to the organisation), through appropriately tailored communications
• Working closely with the senior stakeholders on a day to day, tactical and strategic basis - supporting their needs, influencing and driving decision-making and promoting the IT strategy and department
• Engendering a culture of genuine partnership and collaboration between business and technology stakeholders, supporting the company’s needs to achieve commercial goals

Skills, Abilities & Experience

Essential skills
• Outstanding tester, able to thoroughly test, document and communicate software solutions based on business requirements
• A proactive self-starter, able to work alone as well as in teams
• Experience in creating test plans and test cases
• Knowledge of testing websites and browser-based apps along with integration and middleware testing and testing of back-end systems
• Highly organised, with excellent planning skills. Knowledge of waterfall and Agile/Scrum methodologies essential
• Technically competent, must understand common integration and file formats (e.g. XML)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills both with technical developers as well as business users
• Highly customer focused

Highly desirable skills
• Ability to evaluate different test strategies and tools
• Experience of working in an agile environment
• Experience in testing in a retail environment highly desirable
• Desirable skills
• Experience in selecting appropriate tools to create automated tests