Senior Test Analyst

Recruiter
Clear IT Recruitment Limited
Location
Norwich
Salary
30000.0000
Posted
18 May 2017
Closes
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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:

Testing

• 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

Communication

• 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