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Test Analyst

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Testing

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Abiodun Bailey

  • Contact email:

    abailey@pioneer-search.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH2743_1580468531

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-07

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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QA, UAT, BDD, Agile, Scrum, Asset Management, Jira, Confluence, SQL, Trade Lifecycle

Test Analyst

My client is a global Asset Management firm based in Central London currently seeking a Test Analyst who will be responsible identifying and subsequently defining the required tests, monitoring test coverage and evaluating overall quality of the product or feature. This position involves supporting the scrum team with manual and automated testing.

The team is primarily responsible for the implementation of strategic portfolio management and trading solutions across Investments globally.

*Candidates must have experience working within Asset Management or Investment Management*

Accountabilities

  • Work in an Agile environment, e.g. story-based development, stakeholder workshops, daily stand-ups, regular demos, retrospectives etc.
  • Design tests for stories; covering Acceptance Criteria and identifying edge cases
  • Identify and resolve errors; take ownership and accountability for issues
  • Own the regression test suite for the Feature they are working on and be responsible for maintaining and automating where possible
  • Have a flexible approach to work and be comfortable with context switching and changing priorities
  • Planning and prioritising their work and the work of others to ensure the team meet their goals
  • Provide QA Test effort estimation of planned stories in team sprint planning sessions
  • Execute QA testing of the story level features, taking a pragmatic, common sense approach to exploratory testing
  • Close liaison between the developers and the business users as features are developed and tested throughout the lifecycle
  • Understand automated testing and work with the Business Analysts and Developers to produce feature files for Behaviour Driven Development (BDD)
  • Assist with the coordination of UAT
  • Provide support to business users during both sprint testing and during longer periods of UAT in preparation of a release
  • Provide clear reporting and status updates through the appropriate mediums, including escalations as appropriate
  • Identify trends in defects and help the development team to improve quality and reduce defect leakage.

Skills and Experience

  • Must have experience in Asset Management and have worked as a Test Analyst implementing new software within the Investment business
  • Must have experience of developing and executing test plans - QA and UAT
  • Must have experience of regression testing, preparing, maintaining and executing regression test suits
  • Must have experience of working in an iterative, fast paced development environment
  • Experience of a variety of testing efforts
  • Experience of automating regression packs
  • Knowledge of Investment processes and workflows
  • Must be able to demonstrate a collaborative approach with the whole project team
  • Sound knowledge of JIRA and Confluence
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of the scrum team
  • Sound understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Must be competent in querying databases using SQL to identify table content and data modifications
  • Must have experience in the Integration Testing of multiple systems with an understanding of data flow and enrichment
  • Any knowledge/experience of the Trade Lifecycle would be beneficial

QA, UAT, BDD, Agile, Scrum, Asset Management, Jira, Confluence, SQL, Trade Lifecycle