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Test Analyst

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 03/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH89452

Tester (Java , SQL )


3 Months

£450-500 Per day

  • Set up and manage test environments and data.
  • Championing test strategy, energising the team and influencing the direction of the team with regards to quality.
  • Collaborate with Product Owner, Technical Analysts and Developers to disambiguate user-stories and ensure the acceptance criteria are complete.
  • Create comprehensive acceptance tests aligned to the acceptance criteria.
  • Ensure acceptance criteria are satisfied using both Black-Box testing and White-Box testing methods.
  • Define and execute exploratory testing for an application with a micro-service architecture using a combination of HTTP/REST and Kafka as communication technologies.
  • Ensure that the intention of each user story is understood across QA, the development team and stakeholders.
  • Consider the additional consequences over and above the requirements established during planning.
  • Excellent judgement over when not to release.
  • Participate in daily stand-up meetings, planning games, showcases and retrospectives
  • Someone that demonstrates active and conscious awareness of their environment, sensing and anticipating situations and being able to ask the right questions at the right time.
  • Exemplary communication and people skills, in technical and non-technical contexts.
  • Excellent at interacting with empathy and humility.
  • A persistent energising and motivating influence.
  • Someone that is comfortable with change, able to fail fast, learn quickly, and be able to adapt to new challenges.
  • Finds simple solutions to complex problems.
  • Able to understand and summarise information.
  • Able to set and manage the correct expectations with the team and with external stakeholders.
  • Comfortable presenting within the team.
  • Essential

    • Strong testing experience of back-end systems.
    • Strong testing experience of user interfaces.
    • Able to write clear and concise steps to reproduce failure scenarios.
    • Able to produce and manage test data for exploratory and regression testing.
    • A passion for Agile methodologies and concepts such as XP, Lean and Scrum.
    • Understanding of databases and SQL query writing skills.
    • Proven delivery experience of large-scale projects.
    • Desirable

      • Experience of testing systems that communicate asynchronously using message-oriented-middleware such as ActiveMQ or Kafka.
      • Experience of testing systems that expose an HTTP/REST API.
      • Experience of Docker and Kubernetes.
      • Experience of Linux/Unix.
      • Experience of micro-service architectures.
      • Experience of writing BDD test scenarios.
      • Knowledge of Broadcast, other Media or relevant business areas.
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