Senior Test Analyst / Test Lead

£45000 - £65000 per annum
07 Feb 2018
07 Mar 2018
Steve Balfour-Ackroyd
Clearance Level
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Job Role: Senior Test Analyst / Test Lead

Location: Gloucestershire

Type: Permanent

Salary/Rate: £45,000 - £65,000

Start Date: ASAP

Clearance: DV Clearance

Senior Test Analyst / Test Lead - Permanent - Gloucestershire - £45,000 - £65,000

This is a customer facing role working within a multi-disciplined team to pull through specialist new capability into operational use; therefore, we are looking for individuals who have the appropriate technical knowledge and who are able to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and act as a trusted advisor to our clients. The role will require a significant amount of time to be spent at client sites predominantly in Gloucestershire, although it is expected that some time will initially be spent at the main company site whilst becoming familiar with the companies ways of working.

The Senior Test Analyst will be required to produce and deliver the following:

  • Reporting to the Test Manager & Project Managers (PM's) as required; providing updates on work progress issues and dependencies.
  • Aid project planning, outlining test phases, dependencies, estimating and risks.
  • Lead project test activities and manage day to day project test activities reporting progress to the PM's and Test Manager, tracking requirements, traceability, tracking test progress and leading defect triage, resolution and re-test.
  • Produce test strategies, test plans and reports.
  • Write test cases, scripts and execute test phases, ensuring requirements traceability.
  • Work alongside other suppliers and delivery team members to deliver against required timescales to the agreed quality.
  • Provide knowledge sharing / transfer to other team members.
  • Contribute to lessons learned and process improvement.

Essential Skills:

  • Leadership & Reporting.
  • Test Strategy & Planning.
  • Defect management.
  • Application & Infrastructure Test Experience.
  • Atlassian Suite - Confluence, Jira.
  • Experience of waterfall and agile deliveries.
  • Testing across whole delivery lifecycle.
  • Ability to work on customer sites at least 4 days per week.
  • Strong understanding of both Windows and Linux environments.
  • A good understand of continuous integration.

Desired Skills:

  • Key production domain knowledge.
  • Test automation experience.
  • Information Assurance (IA) knowledge.
  • Docker.
  • Unix.
  • Jenkins.
  • BitBucket.
  • Bash scripting.
  • SQL.
  • Satellite / Puppet experience.

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You will be required to hold a minimum of DV Clearance. If you do not hold an active DV Clearance please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

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