Test Analyst

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    South West England, England

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    £25000 - £28000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Phil Orsborn

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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My client is looking for a Test Analyst with the following skills and experience-

Key Responsibilities/Activities

  • carry out functional and non-functional testing on IT Systems for scheduled releases and designated projects
  • create test plans and test schedules at the beginning of a project start-up
  • work with development teams, business analysts and project managers to ensure appropriate tests are defined and developed to fit with client requirements
  • responsible for the maintenance of test assets e.g. plans, acceptance criteria, scripts and test data
  • perform automation testing tasks as required
  • responsible for the build and execution of manual and automated test scripts
  • maintenance of a Test Script Catalogue
  • assist in writing Regression test scripts to implement as part of automated continuous integration test suite
  • collaborate with the Development Teams to ensure that requirements are understood, including recommendations with regards to test scope, approach and effort
  • responsible for communication of testing status progress against plans, taking appropriate actions where/if necessary
  • responsible for tracking and managing the status of defects through to successful closure
  • responsible for client and user engagement in defect retesting and user acceptance validation
  • carry out any other test activities as and when required, i.e. regression testing, performance testing
  • understand the test strategy and approach as set out by the quality team
  • supporting the introduction of and using different test approaches as appropriate
  • act as a Test Lead for minor projects with support from the wider Test Team
  • identify improvements to the process and assist in their implementation.

The above list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to be flexible and carry out similar duties (not specifically listed) as and when required to meet business needs.


  • experience in using programming languages (preferably JAVA, VB, SQL)
  • ability to review and create manual test scripts in the allocated subject areas
  • ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with stakeholders
  • strong self-sufficiency and initiative working on software projects
  • ability to work in a structured manner and in line with operating standards such as those associated with defect management
  • ability to create and maintain documentation
  • ability to work flexibly to cope with the demands of on-going support of a high profile, complex system
  • good listener and communicator
  • strong analytical skills as required for incident solving and problem solving
  • ability to work as part of a team
  • pro-active and ability to work without detailed supervision
  • ability to multi-task and to prioritise effectively
  • an aptitude for knowing when issues need escalating
  • ability to develop new skills quickly.


  • creative and innovative approach, offering ideas for improving services and operations
  • experience in creating automation test scripts, preferably using UFT
  • ability to work as part of a project team.

Relevant Experience


  • use of standard software packages
  • software testing experience
  • experience of working within customer focused environment
  • specification and execution of manual tests.


  • experience of defect management including raising, following up and resolving defects
  • experience of working with a large user base
  • experience of working in an Agile/SCRUM environment
  • test automation (specifically creating and running automated test scripts)
  • good understanding of agile processes and the implications of these for the testing discipline
  • project management experience (as lead or project member).