Software Test Analyst

Reading, UK
16 Aug 2019
03 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a new opportunity for a bright, enthusiastic software test analyst to join the Technology team at Yell in the Test and QA function.

The software test analyst will provide manual testing support for technologies across a variety of applications and platforms. Experience in this area is not essential, however a keen interest in technology, a desire to learn and a pro-active and determined approach is important.

The role
  • Create and maintain manual test scripts based on priority and within set timescales
  • Create test plans and processes based on business requirements and team deliverables ensuring appropriate test coverage
  • Take ownership and maintain the manual regression pack, ensuring it is kept up-to-date and complements (rather than duplicates) the automated test suites
  • Conduct exploratory testing, to uncover defects and scenarios that may otherwise be missed
  • Ensure that defects detected during testing are assigned to the development team and tracked
  • Highlight severity and impact of defects raised
  • Understand where automation could be used to reduce manual test effort
  • Understand non-functional requirements (e.g. security, performance, load, privacy, accessibility) and how they can be tested
  • Understand high-level product objectives, detailed user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Work as part of a scrum team in collaboration with Product owners, Developers, UX and other team members
  • Provide manual testing updates to key stakeholders
  • Provide input on QA policies and process improvements
  • Demonstrate initiative in self-development, keeping abreast of new technologies and test tools

The person

Essential Skills
  • Enthusiastic and keen to take on new challenges
  • A strong interest in Software Testing and desire to develop skills in this area
  • Excellent communicator, strong organisational skills and ability to work within a team
  • Self-driven, takes pride in their work and has good attention to detail

Desirable Skills
  • Experience with business and technology functions
  • Computer science qualification
  • Good understanding of the IT project lifecycle, particularly agile methodologies and the scrum process
  • Understanding of industry standard testing terminology
  • Experience in software testing, performing functional, integration and regression testing across web, mobile and back end platforms

The company

For over 50 years Yell has specialised in helping small and medium sized businesses find and con-nect with customers. Our products include mobile optimised websites, for Android™, iPh-one™, Apple Watch™ and Search & Display advertising.

Our values; Knowledge, Relationships, Integrity, Passion & Results really matter and how we work is just as important as what we do.

For the third consecutive year, Yell has been recognised as one of the UK's best companies to work for according to Glassdoor and fosters an environment of continuous improvement and development for our Engineers.

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