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Job Ref:  204592283
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Watford
Post Code:  NN6
Salary:  £30000 - £40000/annum Bupa+Pension,etc
24/10/2016 09:49
Test Analyst required by this well-established global software group. This highly successful company produces a range of products spanning trading and settlement systems for banks and finance firms. The position involves both manual and automated testing.

Test Analyst - The role:

Working in a focused team, reporting to a team leader, this challenging and rewarding role covers: -


* Write and execute test scripts to a high standard using manual and automated tools.
* Raise defects, and ensure that they are followed through their own life-cycle through to successful re-test and closure.
* Identify and recommend areas for improvement in the testing and development environments, using solid understanding of the SDLC - Software Development Life Cycle.
* Close liaison with other staff on testing projects to realise continuous improvement opportunities.
* Set up and maintain the test environments and test machines.
* Provide constructive input to the estimation and scheduling of testing as directed by the Testing and Documentation Team Leader.
* Act as consultant for any matter related to testing in the organisation, as directed by the Testing and Documentation Team Leader.
* Evaluate and report test results and test coverage, providing concise but accurate information.
* Apply diligence and due care to the role


* Focus on understanding internal and external customer requirements by improving quality controls and processes.
* Pro-actively improve current processes where for example documentation can be simplified, or does not adequately describe the process or outcome.
* Understands the importance of product quality and its contribution to successful project delivery.
* Create or recommend new procedures or processes, subject to authorisation, where they recognise that a certain activity is likely to be repeated on subsequent occasions.
* Report non-conformances where applicable.

Test Analyst - The Person:

You should have demonstrable experience in working in a structured, fast-paced test environment, ideally for a software vendor / banking / financial services organisation. You must have: -

* A solid understanding of testing methodologies and testing techniques.
* Experience in black & white-box testing techniques
* Knowledge of automated testing technologies and practices
* Good understanding of defect tracking process
* Performance testing useful

This is a great opportunity to join an established test team. Benefits include BUPA health cover and good pension scheme. Services advertised by Dupen are those of an Agency
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