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Non - Functional Tester

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 01/02/2018
  • Job reference: J380982A

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Job Role - Non-Functional Tester
Duration - 3-6 Months
Location - Manchester

Experienced Non-Functional Test Lead, required to do a hands-on role for various test stages/phases, mainly Environment Readiness, System Integration testing and Operation Acceptance testing, working on the Client Account as part of an existing Non-Functional test team. The team delivers testing services based upon the requirements of the client's applications portfolio. This hands-on role requires technical know-how of different platforms and comprehensive understanding of infrastructure and how platforms are built and integrate, see technologies below.

BPSS clearance is mandatory.

Key responsibilities will include the following:

*Develop and document test plans that are appropriate for an individual project/change.
*Develop and document Test Scripts that are appropriate for an individual project/change.
* Execute the Tests, identifying and capturing any defects.
* Liaise with various key project personnel to get an adequate understanding about the project scope and testing requirements.
*Liaise with various technical SMEs & Project Technical Architect/s to review the test results.
*Provide regular progress reporting to the Team Manager.
*Work with the Test and Integration team, Project Manager/s, Application Support team, client stakeholders, third-parties and with other project stream leaders across the project lifecycle.
*Provide input into the Test Exit/Evaluation report for each test stage.
*Support the Non-Functional Test Team Manager to manage the testing repository on teamroom(s) containing electronic copies of various test deliverables viz. Test Cases, Test Results, Defect Log, progress reports, etc.
*ISEB/ISTQB Foundation certificate in Testing.

Mandatory Skills:

*Ability to define non-functional test scope & identify/create non-functional test cases on smaller changes.
*Strong client facing skills, with the ability to understand their key drivers.
* Understanding of and ability to effectively use HP ALM tool to maintain testing artefacts, and to report on testing progress.
* Self-starter and flexible team player with good interpersonal skills.
* Demonstrates attention to detail & can work on own initiative.
* Excellent communicator at all levels with strong negotiation and conflict management skills, with the ability to influence others.
*Excellent analytical problem solving skills involving process improvement recommendations.
* Proven experience in testing, assessing requirements with a good understanding of test techniques, metrics and some statistical analysis, different test lifecycles and the infrastructure required to support test execution.

* Proven Experience of a significant number of the following technologies:
o Apache/Weblogic/Oracle DB (n-tier apps)
o Apache/Tomcat/Oracle DB (n-tier apps)
o HP-UX Platform
o SUSE Linux Platform
o VB / MS Access / MS FoxPro
o MS SQL Server
o Weblogic Integration Hub & Distributed Data File transfers
o SOA technologies including Tibco
o Legacy technologies
o Desktop application components associated to the above technologies

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