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Applications Quality Assurance Analyst

Posted 23 February by Hymans Robertson Featured Ended

Applications Quality Assurance Analyst


Hymans Robertson prides itself in offering a refreshing, stimulating work environment where independent thinking and new ideas are actively encouraged and where every member of the team genuinely makes a difference. As the UK’s leading independent pensions, investment and benefit consultancy, we employ over 740 staff in four UK offices (Glasgow, London, Edinburgh and Birmingham).

The firm operates as an independent partnership and prides itself on an innovative, client focused approach. Our clients include some of the UK's leading names and largest pension schemes, while our continued growth and success has been recognised by numerous industry awards.

The Role:

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for quality assuring all aspects of software delivery from feasibility and requirements to build and live running.

Some of the key responsibilities will include:
  • Test planning

  • Test analysis and design

  • Test implementation and execution

  • Evaluating exit criteria and reporting

  • Short feedback loops to development teams

  • Defect management

  • Release cycle management and version control

  • Management of the client relationship through the acceptance process

    1. Communication of client UAT roles and responsibilities to ensure the right things happen at the right times

    2. Capture of client feedback from the acceptance process for use in future product development or releases

  • Adhering to the firm’s Information Security standards, policies and procedures

  • Strong experience of agile software testing in a financial services environment (ideally pensions) a must

    1. Experience of working within a data heavy, complex, regulatory environment a must

    2. Experience in testing for functional quality a must

    3. Familiarity of testing for non-functional quality, such as usability, reliability, compatibility and portability

  • Familiarity of applying test techniques at all test levels, including as a must;

    1. Manual testing

    2. Experience based techniques (e.g. exploratory testing)

    3. Test automation

    4. Database testing (SQL preferred)

  • Experienced in agile, preferably Scrum and BDD development environment

  • Experience of defect management and root cause analysis

  • Excellent Communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of a software delivery team including;

    1. Product Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Developers and fellow QA Analysts

    2. Provide a non-technical and technical Bridge of understanding

  • Ability to build strong relationships within a team through good friendly clear communication, listening to others, respecting others’ opinions and being reliable

  • Ability to work on portfolio of projects with internal and external stakeholders

  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation level certified a must

  • Testing tools, ideally Microsoft Test Manager, Team Foundation Server / Visual Studio Team Services, SQL Server Management Studio, SpecFlow, Protractor, Selenium

  • Broad based knowledge of computer based products and services

  • Experience of environments where technology needs to be fully exploited

In Return:

You will get the opportunity to take an already strong brand and business to the next level. With a real focus on quality and innovation you will be able to produce first rate, exciting work you can be truly proud of in a supportive and creative environment.

You can expect a highly competitive salary and an award winning comprehensive benefits package, including full study support where applicable, a share of the firm’s profits, good work life balance, ability to buy and sell holidays, your birthday off and huge array of other flexible benefits. The firm is committed to the personal and career development of all employees and this position offers excellent growth potential within a dynamic and growing organisation.

Required skills

  • Financial Services
  • Quality Assurance
  • Software
  • Testing

Reference: 34543711

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