Software Test Analyst

Software Test Analyst       

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: To be negotiated at interview stage – please give us your expectation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Accountabilities

  • Create test scenarios for changed software and develop existing test scripts
  • Create test plans for product feature areas, plan for test design, and test execution throughout a project
  • Develop, maintain, and executes software test plans.
  • Analyze, document, and submit issues discovered during testing with clear reproduction steps
  • Analyses test results to ensure existing functionality has not been compromised and recommend corrective action.
  • Verify and close issues resolved during the release cycle
  • Ensure test metrics are produced, recorded and acted upon
  • Effectively contribute and implement new ideas to improve the software testing process.
  • Communicate project objectives and success criteria internally and externally Analyze business requirement specifications and interact with the designers and developers to plan and develop test cases and ensuring suitable test environments are available to test these cases.
  • Participate in daily scrum meetings to ensure testing requirements and milestones are being met and issues are raised and progressed
  • Actively participate in planning, estimation, and prioritization of processes to ensure successful execution of testing activities
  • Prepare and maintain project documentation as required
  • Collaborate with project management to provide level of effort based estimates for scheduling. 
  • Provide status updates for clear communication to the project team and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure project testing milestones are meet in particular FAT and SAT
  • Ensure test metrics are produced, recorded and acted upon
  • Contribute where possible to product design and development
  • Actively participate in planning, estimation, and prioritization of processes to ensure successful execution of testing activities.

Additional Requirements

Participate in daily scrum meetings to ensure testing requirements and milestones are being met and issues are raised and progressed

Keep abreast of current methodologies, technologies, and tools, and proactively seek ways to incorporate them into testing

Share knowledge and expertise with developers

Security Roles and Responsibilities

External Clearance Level:  This will be processed internally but clearance will be subject to an external police check

Experience Required

Essential:

  • 2 years commercial software testing experience
  • Experience working with an agile development team with fast changing priorities.
  • Experience liaising with development personnel for iterative testing
  • Experience in creating a test plan from system requirements and carrying out testing for FAT/SAT/UAT

Desirable:

  • Experience of practical IT settings, i.e. setting up hardware etc
  • Previous experience testing Command and Control systems FB, Police, Ambo, Coastguard, databases, comms, mobile data, ICCS etc
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft products
  • Good knowledge of testing concepts and how to apply them
  • Experience of VB.NET and SQL

Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, at all levels – including customers
  • Ability to create test scripts from design specs

Personal Attributes:

  • Good attention to detail
  • Methodical
  • Organized
  • Work with minimal supervision
  • Work well within a team

Qualifications

Either one of the two is required;

•           ISEB/ISTQB Certificate

•           Degree in Computer Science or relevant subject

Job reference information
Advertiser Templeton and Partners Limited
Contact Name Dejan Kokic
Telephone +44 20 7074 6000 (Please reference IT Job Board when calling)
Reference DKRSTESTER14
Job reference information
Salary £25k - 35k per year
Location Portsmouth
Job Type Permanent
Date Posted 03-Jul-2014
Last Updated Date 04-Jul-2014
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