Senior Test Analyst

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Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Test Analyst for a 12-month fixed term contract based in our Swindon office. This role is an integral part of our Testing Service and IMT Governance QA work stream, working with our IMT quality assurance of IT changes, improvements and innovation work streams and initiatives. This role will robustly champion and deliver a wide variety of testing types from system, integration, regression to functional and UAT disciplines, across our diverse software, hardware and User network.

The role is based in Swindon but whilst Covid-19 restrictions are in place the role will be home working.

What you will be doing:

You will be responsible for confirming individual components meet project requirements to ensure overall compliance with project and industry definitions, UAT and ultimately the Product Acceptance Criteria.

Gathering of all testing requirements, assessing and agreeing test coverage (including negative testing scenarios) & harnesses with Project Stakeholders, generation of test scripts and test plans, integration with software components and feedback to both the test process and the team members.

You will be responsible for setting up the Testing Suite, predominantly but not exclusively, within VSTS, ensuring site features etc. for the wider Project site are configured accurately, from the Project outset.

Setting up required test environments, including representative hardware and process start points, volume harvesting, manipulating (including anonymising) and migrating of suitable test data.

Attending and actively contribute to all Project Team practices and ceremonies including; Daily Stand Ups, Sprint Planning sessions, Reviews and Retrospectives, organise and lead Defect Reviews and participate in Product Owner `Show & Tells`. Interpret relevant information to support testing activities.

Helping business partners define understandable and testable user stories and acceptance criteria. Actively support them to define and agree their `Definition of Done`, and to regularly recalibrate their Story Pointing for each Project.

Who we are looking for:

  • ISTQB certified Tester Foundation qualified or equivalent
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) or equivalent Agile Development software
  • Experience of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and working in a software development environment
  • Adherence to QA standards, process & structure compliance
  • Skilled in document and report writing
  • Attention to detail and tenacity
  • Seeks to develop own testing expertise and personal development, particularly in test automation
  • Builds strong and productive partner relationships and has a mature User orientated viewpoint

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work -life balance. We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the county and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.

Provisional interview date: w/c 15th March 2021

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