Senior Test Analyst

Posted 20 May by Wilde Associates
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Job Title: Senior Test Analyst

Location: Leeds

Salary: up to £45,000 DOE

Job Type: Permanent

Job Reference: LH10008

Our client is a software house and are a provider of clinical systems to the NHS.

Have you led projects, written test plans and mentored junior team members? If so, this role would be great for you.

You will need at least 5+ years hands on Manual testing experience and an excellent understanding of the full software development lifecycle and all testing phases, plus experience in the following:

  • Strong understanding of testing processes, methodologies and best practices
  • Experience of software testing, at system and user levels
  • Experience of Test Planning, execution and reporting of results to stakeholders
  • Creation and maintenance of test scripts and other product related documentation
  • Exposure to Automation, Security and Performance Testing are not essential but some knowledge would be preferred
  • Experience of working within an Agile Development framework (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Experience in the use of Test Management Software such as Test Rail
  • Experience in the use of ALM Tools such as Jira and Rally
  • Experience of Test Environment management
  • Definition and implementation of Test Data Requirements
  • Experience of Team or Line Management
  • Ability to organise and delegate workloads to team members
  • Proven experience of the ability to communicate with business and technical personnel
  • Proven problem solving skills and is adaptable/flexible in an ever changing environment
  • Testing accreditation/certification (ISTQB, ISEB)

Personal Objectives:

  • Real passion for testing and quality
  • Flexible and creative attitude
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Innovative and self-driven with an ability to motivate others
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to diagnose, report, track and resolve issues

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide reports/ feedback on progress throughout iterations and roadmap development cycles in accordance with implementations, roadmaps and project specification timescales
  • Advise on testing requirements in accordance with roadmaps and project specifications
  • Work closely with colleagues to ensure software solutions meet specified quality and acceptance criteria
  • Lead the creation of acceptance criteria alongside developers, analysts and product owners
  • Perform impact assessment on proposed changes to manage test issues and risk
  • Drive continuous improvement in all areas of the STLC and work collaboratively with Development and Test Leads to align processes and improvements
  • Creation and execution of Test scripts
  • Clear logging of Issues in the defect management system, inclusive of repeatable replication steps
  • Escalation of impacts and issues to relevant team members
  • Manage, mentor, train and develop test analysts to improve test practices and processes
  • Workload management for a team of test analysts
  • Creation and maintenance of Test Documentation
  • Peer review team members work and provide feedback on suggested improvements
  • Provide input to line manager for one to one meetings, appraisals and performance reviews
  • Take Ownership of both Test Environment and Test Data creation and maintenance
  • Ensuring Test Sign off prior to release and the production of Release Notes
  • Work effectively with all product team members to achieve the overall organisation goals
  • Take personal responsibility for undertaking research and self-development which drives continuous improvement in the overall delivery of your job role
  • Willingness to work to ISTQB (or equivalent) standards with a minimum of foundation level

Wilde Associates is working in the capacity of an Employment Agency for this role

Required skills

  • SDLC
  • Test Automation
  • ISTQB
  • ISEB
  • Performance Testing

Reference: 41827308

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