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Test Assurance Analyst

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Up to £35000.00 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security
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Role: Test Assurance Analyst
Location: London
Excellent salary & benefits package
Capita Data Communications Company are responsible for the delivery of the shared infrastructure needed for energy suppliers to roll out 53 million electricity and gas smart meters by 2020. The DCC Licensee (Capita) is responsible for managing the smart metering service on behalf of its users and contracts with, and manages, the data and communications service providers.
The DCC Test Assurance function is responsible for overseeing the testing undertaken across the DCC services, and supporting users testing against these systems.
Our duties include:

  • Working with service providers and users to establish what testing is required and how it will be assessed and reported.
  • Assuring that DCC systems, including those of our service providers, have been thoroughly tested and are ready for live operation can interface with the DCC service
  • Providing facilities for users, meter manufacturers and other categories of test participants to test the interaction of their meters and back office systems against the DCC service
  • Managing the resolution of issues that arise during testing
  • The Industry Test Services team is responsible for supporting and coordinating service users as they seek to integrate their devices and systems with the central DCC systems.

The Service User Test Analyst will:

  • Conduct Initiation Meetings with Industry Test Participants: Outlining DCC & SEC requirements: explaining test responsibilities and obligations; taking meeting notes; and addressing any issues arising
  • Act as primary contact for assigned Industry Test Participants during testing: scheduling their testing activities; reviewing test artefacts; reporting progress and (drawing on advice from DCC experts) resolving queries regarding how requirements can be met.
  • Produce Entry and Exit Quality Gate materials and conduct gate meetings with Industry Test Participants.
  • Produce test progress reports (regular and ad hoc)
  • Where required, provide analytical support to other areas of the Test Assurance team

Key Accountabilities

  • Support and management of Industry Test Participants through testing
  • Scheduling of test activities and monitoring of progress
  • Analysis of test evidence to confirm that test exit criteria have been met
  • Production of routine and ad-hoc reports

Skills and Experiences Essential

  • Experience in managing, conducting or assuring testing - demonstrates a clear understanding of test artefacts, test execution, and test reporting.
  • Strong communications skills - written & verbal - with an ability to explain technical requirements, how these relate to individual tests and can be demonstrated
  • Approachable, with strong interpersonal skills, and a desire to deliver a good service to industry test participants
  • Ability to manage several test participants at once and to prioritise requests for support
  • A skilled user of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Skills and Experiences Desirable

  • Experience of working with and supporting a diverse and demanding group of external customers
  • Keenness and ability to identify and propose process improvements and find alternative solutions to issues faced by the testing team
  • Recognising the varied nature and loading of the work, the individual should be comfortable working within a challenging and dynamic environment
  • Knowledge of the GB smart metering solution and user landscape would be advantageous
  • ISEB, ISTQB or equivalent certification desirable.

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

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