Test Analyst

Quanta Consultancy Services Ltd
£40000 - £45000 per annum
19 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
1 x Test Analyst is needed for a permanent position within the IT department of an international energy company. Working as part pf the Testing Services Team you and your colleagues will provide Test Management, Test Analysis and Test Automation across the IT environment working closely with projects, change initiatives and related business functions.

The successful application should have a good and proven background in IT Testing and have the ability and competence to reduce the number of incidents in production for upcoming releases.

As a permanent employee you will secure a role within a leading international organisation, a very competitive salary and a benefits package to match. As well as the relevant technical experience, my client wants someone that is local or can relocate to the south west of the UK (Wiltshire) and who can travel to other office locations as needed, including Germany.

Your tasks will include:

- Analyse functional and non-functional business requirements and plan testing accordingly (scope, effort, means of testing, focus areas, risks, test environment / test data);
- Provide documentation of test plan and test approach
- Clarify requirements with business and IT
- Identify test cases including those with the potential of automation
- Execute Test Cases and document results
- Provide first level of defect analysis and Defect Management and conduction of Defect Triage Meetings
- Report on the test status and quality level to IT project management and business customers
- Participate in Scrum meetings, sprint planning and execution, and sprint retrospectives
- Support the optimization of test processes and the identification of new tools that can benefit the business moving forward.

- Any related IT testing activities as required.

Ideal candidates will have the following experience and skills:

- More than 5 years of experience in IT, preferably in different positions but definitely including 3 years in Testing roles
- ISTQB qualified, Certified Agile Tester qualification would be a strong advantage
- Experience in the energy trading domain or banking sector (investment, derivitives, trading) is a strong advantage
- Proven experience in test automation and user acceptance tests
- Experience in managing test projects across all phases
- Excellent English communication skills and ability to engage with all business levels
- Experience in working in Scrum teams
- Experience in working with suppliers from various cultures
- Tool knowledge that includes HP-ALM and/or QA Symphony qTest, Jira and Confluence
- First-hand experience in testing applications in the AWS Cloud
- Experience in IT Security Testing
- Excellent MS Office skills particularly Excel
- German language skills are an advantage
- Willingness to travel

- Ability to work full time from Swindon, Wiltshire.

This is a competitive process and the client will review applications and interview candidates relatively quickly. If you are interested, please respond to this or contact Quanta directly as soon as possible.

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