Senior Tester

Reading, Berkshire
To £40K + 5% Flexible Benefit
19 Apr 2017
17 May 2017
Clearance Level
Job Type

Job title:  Senior Tester

Salary: Up to £40K plus 5% flexible benefit fund

Location:  Reading

Role overview

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced DV Cleared Tester to join Sopra Steria on some new and very exciting opportunities within Aero, Defence and Security team.  You will provide enhanced coordination and comprehensive testing and analytical skills within a managed testing service, or as part of a

development project for both functional and non-functional testing. The role may entail team leading and providing advice and guidance on process and good practices to own or others teams.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver work to agreed estimates and timescales.
  • Mentor and coordinate the test team.
  • Provide breadth of domain knowledge to support delivery in all areas of testing and produce a Test Strategy for simple or moderate testing requirements, utilising a risk-based approach.
  • Produce and review Test Plans for testing requirements, in line with the Test Strategy, develop high level Test Cases (scenarios) and Test Scripts, including expected results.
  • Create and manage test data and specify testing environments for more complex requirements.
  • Support and execute all levels of testing by actively coordinating other parties involved in the project and document and verify test results.
  • Raise, record and monitor details of incidents encountered during testing.
  • Produce metrics on tests executed and incidents raised and proactively facilitate the resolution of errors.
  • Use testing tools, produce Test Review Reports.
  • Carry out impact analysis of change  requests 
  • Carry out and control audits of test plans, scripts and results and support test executions if required by the test strategy.

Job Specific Qualifications:


  •  International Software Testing Qualifications Board
  • (ISTQB) Foundation Level Certification
  • Test Analyst Advanced Level Certification
  •  Certification of one or more of the programmes listed below:
  • Any - HP ExpertOne Programme Certification
  •  ALM
  •  QTP
  •  Loadrunner

Essential skills

At an advanced level able to articulate and demonstrate a good understanding of:

Test Management

  • Improving The Testing Process
  • Test Techniques
  • Testing Software Quality Characteristics
  • Reviews
  • Defect Management
  • Test Tools And Automation
  • People Skills – Team Composition
  • Demonstrable experience of working as a Senior Test Analyst within large / complex solutions integration
  • programmes / projects
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience using three or more software engineering tools, techniques, methods, at an advanced level, in accordance with recognised standards, specifically:
  • SQL (for example; production of complex scripts to query a
  • relational database)
  • MS Excel (for example; construction of macros to support
  • production of complex dataset queries and builds)
  • PL/SQL, C, VB, or Java (for example; construction of
  • complex procedures and functions to administrate, or drive
  • applications and tools)
  • HP ALM, HP QC (for example; configuration and full
  • lifecycle management of a test suite)
  • Demonstrable in-depth experience in using common business technology (for example, MS Office suite of tools)
  • Demonstrable in-depth experience of using business technology within a specific domain; including at least one of the following: applications, infrastructure, security, networks
  • Able to produce a wide range of test deliverables in-line with applicable standards.
  • DV Cleared

Desirable skills

  • International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB)
  • Technical Test Analyst Advanced Level Certification
  • International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB)
  • Test Manager Advanced Level Certification
  • PRINCE 2 Foundation
  • Team Leadership within a testing team
  • Good knowledge of the latest developments and future strategy for their technology area, and an awareness of its application

About us

Sopra Steria, European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end to end service offerings in the market: Consulting, Systems Integration, Software Development and Business Process Services. Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges.

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Sopra Steria is committed to establishing and maintaining a working environment which is free from discrimination and which values all employees as individuals. All employees and prospective employees are selected, recruited, trained and promoted solely on the basis of their skills and behaviour.

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