Technical Test Analyst

Technical Test Analyst

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    Bristol, England

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    Up to £55000.00 per annum

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    Scott Murphy

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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The Technology and Team

We work to ensure we have the right tools to do our jobs and the right support and training to be at our most effective. We are investing heavily in automation technology to revolutionise our product capability and the way we deliver quality software. We work with a wide range of technologies offering both Cloud and on-premise solutions and have recently transitioned all of our pre-production activity into Microsoft Azure. This allows us to fully explore next steps in API and containerisation technology. Continuous improvement, innovation and delighting our customers is at the heart of how we work and fundamental to our success.

What will we offer you

  • We understand that life is for living and therefore offer flexible working to work around your needs and lifestyle;
  • We offer a competitive salary as well as highly competitive benefits;
  • A centrally located office less than a 5 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station;
  • An open, friendly and fun environment to work in; casual dress code, regular social events;
  • We work in an Agile environment based on SCRUM and DevOps methodologies;
  • We will help you develop with regular one to one meetings with your line manager to assess your career objectives with possibilities of internal growth aligned to our 'Growing Everyday' ethos.

What you will bring to the role

  • Make a positive contribution to the productivity, efficiency and morale of the team;
  • Make a positive contribution to the Strategic evolution of the QEA function;
  • A good communicator with the ability to influence at all levels of the organisation;
  • Understand business requirements in order to write automated tests primarily and occasionally manual test as required;
  • Produce neat, dated, referenced and fully documented work which is easily reviewed and can be followed up at a later date;
  • Maintain an understanding of changes to pension's legislation that may impact the functionality of our products / systems and processes / procedures;
  • Contribution to the automation test strategy using SBE Gherkin/SpecFlow/Selenium-WebDriver in C# Visual Studio. Ensuring that all automated tests are checked in to version control (VSTS) and integration in to CI process (VSTS);
  • Review of automated and performance tests written by developers and testers, ensuring internal standards and best practices are adhered to;
  • Testing responsibility for identifying project risks and giving high-level estimates for future work to high-level stakeholders during EIA and scoping sessions;
  • Technical Test consultant
  • Coaching developers and testers in the UK and and off-shore India team on automation testing techniques;
  • Working with the technical support team on production issues;
  • Facilitating team improvements through acting on items raised in retrospectives and continuous improvement roadmap backlog;
  • Supporting testing conducted outside of the Agile SCRUM teams involving UAT, workshops, training, demonstrations and presentations.

Required technical skills and experience

  • Strong practical enterprise experience on test automation tooling and frameworks (2 years +)
  • ISTQB Certification - Foundation / Advanced
  • Knowledge of test automation frameworks that validate functionality at different levels of the technology stack (e.g. Web Service, GUI, Unit) in SBE Gherkin/SpecFlow/Selenium-WebDriver in C# Visual Studio
  • Understanding of Agile techniques desirable (e.g. BDD, TDD)
  • Identification, management and understanding of Change Control Process
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft suite
  • Demonstrable (2 years +)and essential automation tooling experience and preferably in the following tools:
    • Smartbear Test Complete
    • Selenium
    • Soap UI
  • Experience of TFS, Visual Studio, VSTS, Coded UI, MTM, SpecFlow, StormRunner, LoadRunner, JMeter or similar tooling
  • A good understanding of SQL, C#
  • Problem solving skills and ability to think laterally
  • Good stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Collaborative team player who can also work independently. Known as being a team player and achieving for the group rather than individual