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Senior Test Analyst - 6 months +

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We are looking for a Senior Test Analyst to join our client who is based in Redhill, Surrey. this will initially be a 6 month contract but has the potential to extend until approx. mid July 2018.

The below are highly desirable to be successful in this role:
- Programming language such as Java or Python
- Understanding of Oracle / PLSQL
- Pension knowledge background

Purpose of role:
To carry out testing processes, which are consistent with the TAS (Test Policy and Strategy), working with the Test Lead to ensure that efficient testing is delivered to the agreed quality standards and budget. Aid in building and executing new Test initiatives using both manual and automated techniques.

Key Duties:
- Deliver Testing for projects to time/budget/quality as per agreement with business case, test strategy and plan
- Comply with the agreed test methodology and standards to ensure good governance and record keeping in line TAS test principles and commercial interests
- Provide input into defining the appropriate test approach in collaboration with the Test Lead to ensure effective Test preparation and execution is produced, which mitigates business risk.
- Own the creation the Test Analysis deliverables throughout the whole project lifecycle applying best practice testing principles to ensure cost effective testing whilst balancing business risk.
- Determine the adequate level of Test Coverage in collaboration with the Business Analysts
- Perform Test Execution, involving leading resources where required, as agreed in the Test Plan, raising defects through the relevant defect management tool.
- Support the Test Lead in defining and adhering to the entry and exit criteria
- Provide effective communication to Test Lead and Stakeholders to support the smooth delivery of the testing activity (including Progress Reports, Defect Status’s etc.)
- Input into the wider Test Process Improvement function
- Drive the implementation of Test Automation into the Project Delivery Teams

Key Relationships:
- Project Delivery, Development and wider Test Team
- Business Teams
- Customer
- Third Party Suppliers

Key Skills:
- Understanding of the different drivers and needs of customers, distributors and suppliers
- Understanding of test scheduling and working with teams in implementing the execution for those schedules
- Full understanding of the creation and execution of test scripts

Experience:
- Experience of a number of industry recognised test analysis techniques, using ISEB/ISQTB and IEEE 29119 standards and practices
- At least 3 years’ experience in Front End, Middle Tier and Database test automation, using tools such as QuickTest Pro, Selenium, and languages such as Python and Java.
- SoapUI and Groovy Scripting knowledge
- Experience in using a test tool to manage scripting and execution of tests such as QTest, HP ALM
- Experience in use of defect management tool such as Jira, HP ALM
- ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst certification or equivalent experience
- Relevant Pension industry knowledge preferred

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