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Location: United Kingdom, London, South East England

Senior Test Analyst

United Kingdom, London, South East England

Job Description

My clients, a large transport organisation, are looking to recruit a Senior Test Analyst on a contract basis at their offices in East London.

The Senior Test Analyst is responsible for the creation and execution of all forms of software testing throughout the agile development lifecycle of revenue, online, and corporate systems.

The role holder provides expertise to ensure that the software produced meets the quality expectations of stakeholders and standards expected by the client.

Key Accountabilities

• Work with Technology Development and stakeholders to ensure all software is tested to the right level under the guidance of the senior test member using Agile practices
• Create test cases and execute the test strategy using predefined testing methodologies, ensuring that there is traceability between the testing implementation and the requirements / acceptance criteria
• Ensuring that automated test activities are conducted in preference to manual testing where feasible and more efficient
• Ensure that all application & technology testing is carried out in accordance with testing standards defined in the strategy
• Create and execute manual, automation or non-functional test cases and ensure that test status, risks and issues are reported in a timely manner using the agreed reporting standard
• Create, validate and report defects in accordance with the defect life cycle documented in the Test Strategy
• Analyse Non Functional requirements and liaise with Architects and provide inputs to the Non-functional test strategy
• Working with 3rd parties to provide or give Test Assurance on the clients or 3rd party deliverables


• Expert in system testing and quality assurance techniques
• Expert in systems testing technologies and methodologies, in particular Agile
• Expert knowledge of testing types and practices
• Broad knowledge and understanding of testing tools and techniques
• Broad knowledge and understanding of Automation or Performance testing
• Broad knowledge and understanding of software architecture for web sites, back office transactional systems and Mobile Apps
• Degree in relevant subject area or systems testing certification is desirable


Strong analytical, problem solving skills and good attention to details
• Ability to build effective working relations with people at all levels across the organisation and outside
• Strong written and verbal communication skills including ability to explain complex information with agile development teams including the test design and defect reporting
• Ability to analyse complex systems, spot trends, draw conclusions, and produce specifications and decisions
• Exposure to automation or performance testing tools like Selenium Webdriver, Appium, Visual Studio Load test, HP Load Runner, IBM Rational Performance Tester etc.
• Knowledge of programming language such as C#
• Working knowledge of continuous integration


• Extensive experience of collaborating with software development teams in multi-vendor environments to incrementally deliver systems that are tested efficiently and of high quality
• Extensive experience of leading the testing of complex systems under significant pressures of time and cost
• Extensive experience of appropriate documentation techniques for functional and non-functional testing that match customer expectation and that can be used by systems development teams in the production of high quality software
• Broad experience of the full systems development life cycle in an agile environment
• Broad experience in Automation or Performance testing
• Broad experience in test artefacts such as test case and defects

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