Test Analyst

Job Title: Test Analyst
Contract Type: Contract
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £450 - £550 per day
Start Date: 01/05/2017
Reference: BBBH5441_1490602151
Contact Name: Kirsty McIntyre
Contact Email: kmcintyre@venquis.com
Job Published: March 27, 2017 09:09

Job Description

This role requires;

  • Very strong SQL experience
  • Able understand data flows, execute and raise scripts through to complete, write test plans, strategies and reports
  • Strong Asset Management data experience
  • This role will involve sitting in the Front office working on a OMS implementation
  • SQL will be used for some automation across the data warehouse


  • Create and execute test scripts against defined requirements
  • Own defects through to resolution for areas under test
  • Provide analysis of failed tests/defects raised, liaising with Business Analysts and Developers
  • Adhere to QA processes and best practice
  • Review and build out regression packs as required
  • Ensure entry and exit criteria, into, and out of test are met
  • Proactively raise risks and issues to ensure testing bottlenecks are minimised so that a delivery pipeline is maintained
  • Provide detailed estimates on test preparation and execution tasks
  • Define detailed test sets and test run order
  • Produce test completion reports

Knowledge & Experience

  • Test/file preparation experience (data) both positive & negative
  • Experience of Data Warehouse, Book of Record & regulatory projects
  • Stand-alone QA testing
  • Integration testing, including E2E testing and ownership
  • Test/file preparation experience (data) both positive & negative
  • Waterfall & Agile
  • A minimum three years QA test experience within an Institutional Fund Management company / Investment Bank
  • Experience with tracking trends in test results to ensure continuous improvement
  • Delivery and analysis/interpretation of testing results to the IT developers and end users
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of automated test tools and version control systems on one or more platforms
  • Strong understanding of day-to-day test activities within the SDLC
  • Build out of regression packs to mitigate risks in the most cost effective way


  • Broad knowledge of instrument types - cash, fixed income, equities and derivatives
  • Fund management operations/processing business/data flow knowledge

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