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Test Analyst (Utilities)

  • Salary: £300 - £400 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 21/02/2018
  • Job reference: J382112A

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Test Analyst - Nottingham / Kingswinford - Initial 3 months

Our client in the utilities industry requires a Test Analyst with strong UNIX, SQL and Oracle experience. This role is based in Nottingham and Kingswinford on an initial 3-month contract.

The role: You will be involved in System Testing; System Integration Testing; E2E Integration Testing and UAT. Each testing stage will include Regression Testing, Functional Testing and Non-functional Testing.


  • Design Test Cases based on Project documentation
  • Test Case Prioritisation and Estimation
  • Creation and manipulation of test data
  • Execution of Test Cases
  • Analysis of Actual Results against Expected Results
  • Creation and ownership of Defects
  • Creation of Test Completion Reports, and input into 'Go/No Go' decisions
  • Work closely with all team members, from within the IT function and the Business
  • Quickly assimilate and organise information from a variety of sources
  • Communicate effectively in writing and in meetings, workshops, and face-to-face situations.
  • Produce all documents clearly concisely and unambiguously
  • Demonstrate a professional image and behave in a professional and courteous manner at all times


  • Test Plans (including Regression / UAT and Daily execution plans)
  • Testing Metrics (Tests Planned / Test Executed / Issues)
  • Test Specifications
  • Test Scripts
  • Test Evidence
  • Task Estimates
  • Test Status Reports
  • Input into Test Team Knowledge Share

Knowledge, skills and experience

Must have

  • 5+ years in Testing (including a significant amount of hands-on testing).
  • Experience of Regression Testing, Functional Testing E2e testing, Factory Acceptance Testing and UAT experience including supporting business users/testers
  • Good working knowledge of common ICT facilities including MS Office tools, email, and the internet.
  • Exposure to the full System Development Lifecycle (Agile and Waterfall)
  • Experience of Testing Web Services, specifically use of SOAP UI
  • Experience of interrogating database to validate test results
  • Experience of viewing and understanding XML, Jenkins Diagrams, Dimensions
  • Domain knowledge relating to Utilities, a Retail environment, or experience of working in another industry with heavily regulated changes (e.g.: Finance).
  • Experience of working with 3rd party suppliers

Nice to have

  • Previous experience of working in the General Electric/Gas Industry.
  • Defect Management System, Test Management Applications e.g. ALM11/ TFS / JIRA
  • Experience deploying software into a System Test Environment.

If this role is of interest to you, please apply at the first instance.

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