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QA Test Analyst - Multiple positions available

  • Location: Suffolk
  • Salary: Up to £1 per annum + Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security

Capita IT Resourcing is currently partnered with a leading supplier of software services into the Public Sector. They are currently recruiting for a number of QA Test Analysts to join them on a Fixed Term Contract basis to deliver major new functionality on their products for a key customer. Successful candidates will be expected to provide effective test services to enable successful delivery of projects to scope, quality, time and budget by preparing, designing, planning and undertaking testing activities and report findings.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Good class degree in Computing / Information Technology (e.g. BSc, minimum 2:2) or equivalent;
  • In depth understanding of iterative software development lifecycles;
  • ISTQB / ISEB Qualified to Foundation Level or equivalent experience;
  • Knowledge of Test Automation or performance test principles
  • Ability to adapt and work with automation tools currently in place within the organisation
  • Good working knowledge of test management tools e.g. Microsoft Test Manager, Visual Studio;
  • Familiarity with Rich Client web and desktop applications including WPF and Silverlight is desirable;
  • Good working knowledge of defect management processes;
  • Peer reviews and quality gate management;
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics CRM is desirable;
  • A working knowledge of SQL is desirable;

Skills and Experience

  • Experience of working within both waterfall and Agile development lifecycle;
  • Proven experience of testing complex systems / applications;
  • Experience of various test techniques (including functional and non-functional);
  • Demonstrable experience of working with business analysts and development teams to identify test requirements;
  • A proven track record for assuring high quality in software releases;
  • Excellent analytical skills; the ability to view a problem from different angles;
  • Clear, concise written and oral communications skills are essential; must be able to produce high quality test plans and report documentation;
  • Competent in the use of MS Office suite, primarily Word and Excel

Personal Attributes

  • Organised, methodical and logical approach to work is essential;
  • Diligent and analytical;
  • Must be self-motivated and self-disciplined; able to manage own time, prioritise requirements and multi-task;
  • Pragmatic and of sound judgement, commercial acumen and common sense;
  • Team oriented with a 'can do' attitude and a willingness to take responsibility;
  • A logical thinker, with the ability to interpret this to practical solutions;
  • Clear, concise and articulate presentation;
  • Innovative;
  • Dependable;
  • Professional;
  • Adaptable to different processes, technologies and changing priorities.

If you are interested in the role and would like to apply, please send me your CV in response to this advert for immediate consideration.

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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