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Quality Assurance Analyst

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15 Oct 2021

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Vitality, Quality Assurance Analyst, Bournemouth, £Competitive + Bonus + Benefits

We're the UK insurer and investment provider that rewards people for positive lifestyle choices. With 1.25m+ UK members and more than 25m globally, we're out to make the world a healthier, happier place.

That applies as much to our people as it does to our members. So, as well as a highly competitive pay package, you'll enjoy: Free places to Vitality sponsored run events, online fitness classes and wellbeing workshops, competitions to win tickets to top-flight sporting events, health checks, and access to our full range of partners and rewards.

It's what we call offering shared value because a healthy, happy team is good for us, good for our members, and good for you.

As our Quality Assurance Analyst, you'll get the benefits our members enjoy, including:

Our award-winning private Vitality Health insurance + wellness incentive programme

Access to The Vitality Programme - Apple Watch, Waitrose and Partners, Garmin, Amazon Prime, Champneys Spa days, Rakuten TV, and half-price gym memberships to name a few!

Personal health fund + Life Assurance

Stakeholder Pension Plan with employer contribution

25 days annual leave + Bank holidays + option to buy and sell 5 more

Flexible benefits package

Internal incentives, competitions, and awards - a chance to win football and sports tickets or even be in with a chance to have a holiday of a lifetime

A genuine opportunity to grow and establish a long-term career

As our Quality Assurance Analyst, you will work as part of a Scrum Team and be responsible for all quality assurance activities from receiving the business requirement through to being ready for QA. You'll provide a comprehensive technical test function for project and product-driven changes for a specific application set. Inclusive of Automation, Regression, Performance, Functional and Non Functional testing prior to releasing the feature to business users for final validation.

Key responsibilities of our Quality Assurance Analyst include:

Ensuring all functions and features undergo system, regression, integration, and performance testing prior to release Business Acceptance, for a specific application set

Preparing test cases and test plans, progress reports, and end of stage reports as required

Actively removing blockers for test execution and the application team

Creating high-quality feature files and other automation artefacts using the BDD syntax at a story and release level

Ensuring testing activities covering the range of end testing are carried out (by themselves or others as required)

Advocating and employing automated testing tools techniques particularly to support regression testing across all product platforms

Taking ownership and be the 'go to' person for all testing advice during the development lifecycle for the applications set

Attending all Scrum Ceremonies required to actively contribute to the sprint cycle, representing the system test team of the application as needed

Being responsible for the contributions of the offshore test team allocated to the application, ensure active engagement in maintaining regression and automation packs

What we are looking for in our ideal Quality Assurance Analyst:

Educated to at least A levels

ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing

Experience of test analysis, execution, and automation throughout the test cycle

Experience of testing web-based applications

Excellent understanding of testing approaches and methodologies

Experience of Test Tools: qTest, JMeter, Loadrunner, Selenium, SQL query, Jira, Selenium, TestComplete

Knowledge and experience in Information Technology Solutions with a high degree of business appreciation

Experience of Testing within both AGILE and V-Model development environments

The ability to continuously improve and shape the testing approach to suit the Testing function

Closing Date: Monday 18th October 2021

Working for Vitality, you'll experience an exciting mix of creativity and innovation, within a framework of challenging objectives and a passion for delivering the best.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to become our Quality Assurance Analyst, then please click 'apply' today
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