Systems Test Analyst - SCRUM / RAD / AGILE environment within a large European Financial Services Group REF 574 test

Location Leeds, United Kingdom
Date Posted September 21, 2017
Category Financial Services IT Recruitment
Job Type Full-Time
Salary 35000 plus 5% bonus and 3% flexi plus free parking, onsite GYM and restaurants...

Description

Job Title:  System Test Analyst


Location:  Leeds


Salary:      Up to £35,000 + 3% flexible benefits + on target bonus of 5% + contributory pension



The clients personal approach is why they’ve been awarded an Exceptional 3 star rating by Investor in Customers and for the last two years. As a technology solutions provider this is testament to their excellent levels of customer service coupled with their care and management of their own in house employees. This role is working within an Agile, SCRUM / RAD team and will give you the chance to further your experience with these methodologies.



You’ll be responsible for:



• Test script creation and execution.
• Liaise with Business Analysts to ensure test coverage of functional requirements.
• Defect investigation & logging where expected outcomes are different from actual.
• Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the core Collections system and processes, and how those systems and processes interact.
• Perform System Integration and End to End testing.
• Develop skills required for the production of estimates and risk analysis (where required).
• Attend/lead document walkthroughs and reviews of project documentation when required from a testing perspective.
• Consistently communicate risks and issues to the project team and/or Product Test Manager.
• Define and document the test strategy per project, ensuring a robust test pack is in place to support the test execution.


You’ll need to evidence the following qualifications, skills and experience:


Experience


• At least 3 years system testing experience
• Ideally have a background in software testing or IT
• Exposure to .NET and Microsoft SQL Server 2010 and beyond
• Experience of working with test automation tools such as Selenium and SOAPUI
• Understanding of different testing approaches and techniques
• Agile, SCRUM or RAD experience
• Experience of working within the constructs of Team Foundation Server 2013 and above
• Knowledge of working with test management tools such as Microsoft Test Manager 2013
• Financial services/debt collection experience
• Business project management experience


Qualifications


• ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing as a minimum


Skills


• Strong technical testing skills
• Sound understanding of System Integration Testing
• Ability to query databases
• Diagnostic and problem solving
• Understanding of web based applications
• Understanding of Service Oriented Architecture
• Knowledge of networking and system architecture
• Systems applications awareness – SQL, TFS, Microsoft .NET
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills
• Process Driven
• High attention to detail
• Professional approach
• Ability to influence others
• Excellent team player
• Highly self-motivated
• Strong communicator
• Assertive and persuasive


The Benefits:


• Competitive salary with annual bonus
• Contributory pension
• 3% flexible benefits - including cycle to work, critical illness, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, travel insurance, dining club, retail discounts and the option to buy up to one week’s worth of holiday subject to start date
• Subsidised on-site restaurant
• Free on-site gym
• Excellent coaching and training