Test Analyst

Test Analyst

Up to £22,000
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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Test Analyst to join our Technology team in Guernsey.

The successful candidate will need to develop approaches, plans and evidence that any change is delivered in accordance with the requirements. 

You’ll create test plans, execute existing test scripts and manage the defect cycle to ensure that the software is fit for go-live. We need someone to act as an assurance gateway, ensuring that any change of business process or the technical solution is fit for purpose and manage the acceptance process into the operational business areas.

Previous relevant experience in a related field is desirable, although not mandatory as full training will be provided.
Job responsibilities
  • Define and create test cases from analysis using functional specifications/use cases/wire frames
  • Execute pre-existing test scripts and manage entire testing cycle working alongside other testers
  • Manage the defect process, working with key stakeholders to identify, prioritise and resolve defects
  • Attend defect discussion calls, backlog grooming sessions and confidently handle challenging questions from developers/stakeholders
  • Provide business assurance by providing evidence of tests carried out to ensure fitness against purpose and business requirements
  • Identify and feedback any potential improvements to both the organisation’s business and technology architecture
  • Manage relationships with the business areas to ensure that change is accepted by the business before becoming business as usual
  • Work with key business stakeholders to identify ways that the results of change initiatives can be fully tested for fitness against purpose
  • Work with development and analysis teams and other suppliers to help them ensure that technical deliveries are fit for purpose
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Any qualification in testing is desirable but not essential
  • Some experience in working with web-based applications
  • Some experience of delivering software development projects in a general insurance or financial services environment
  • Some experience of all stages of the software test lifecycle
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • A flexible approach and positive attitude
What can we do for you? 

We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…

Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle, including a company pension scheme, group life assurance, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, professional subscription fees, the opportunity to buy additional holiday, health cash plan, help with travel expenses and the opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work.

Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.
If you’d like to work for an award-winning employer in a fast-paced environment, apply now!

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