Senior Test Analyst

Job Title: Senior Test Analyst

Department: Development

Reporting to: Software Team Leader

Location: Autino, Reading

Type (Full/Part time): Full time


Job Context:

Work as a senior software tester on innovative web based solutions for the automotive industry. Contribute to a high-energy team working to develop ground breaking and exciting products for the automotive sector, focused on customer service and garage management.


Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a SCRUM team testing software in 2 week sprints 
  • Perform system testing, integration testing, manual testing and automation testing, functional, non-functional, load, performance, security and compatibility. 
  • Develop test strategies, review test tools and frameworks, advise on best practice processes 
  • Document test plans, test cases, execute testing and record results, then write test reports 
  • Use appropriate bug tracking and change management tools 
  • Use appropriate tools for identifying and improving code quality 
  • Coach, mentor and advise test analysts 
  • Perform maintenance tasks as directed 
  • Participate in team activities and meetings 
  • Follow the company policies and procedures 
  • Perform any other task as required 

Essential Skills:

  • Experience of testing web based products (4 years) 
  • Thorough understanding of testing (white box, black box, system and integration level) 
  • Experience of working in a SCRUM team working in an AGILE approach 
  • Experience of manual testing (4 years) 
  • Experience of automation testing (4 years) including Selenium 
  • Experience of BDD (Cucumber, Specflow) 
  • Ability to write advanced test scripts in a scripting or programming language 
  • Knowledge of a structured programming language (Java, C, C++ or C#) 
  • Experience of using databases and SQL 
  • Knowledge of web based technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • AGILE and SCRUM experience (2 yr. + ) 
  • Eye for detail and Excellent problem solving 
  • Ability to learn and continually improve 
  • Good time keeping and punctuality

Desirable Skills:

  • Security testing, Vulnerability testing, SQL injection, XSS etc 
  • Testing on mobile devices (native app plus websites) 
  • Experience of testing APIs (REST and SOAP) and communication protocols 
  • nUnit and testing frameworks experience 
  • C# Programming 
  • Understanding of cloud technologies (Microsoft Azure) 

Requirements:

  • ISTQB Certified Intermediate Level or higher 
  • Technical degree (computing, software, engineering) 2.2 or higher 
  • Fluent in spoken and written English 
  • Good maths skills (GCSE  level minimum, ideal A level to good standard) 

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