Senior Test Analyst - Bolton - £40,000 - £45,000

  • Location:

    Bolton, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Testing & QA, Automation Testing, Manual Testing

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits

  • Contact:

    Sophie Binder

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  • Published:

    28 days ago

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Senior Test Analyst- Reporting to Test Team Lead - Remote working available - Chorley - £40,000 - £45000


An innovative and market leading software & services company serving clients ranging from new entrants to large existing suppliers. We deliver sophisticated software solutions and managed services in a Private Cloud infrastructure, servicing. We put our team and their development first - we want ro create a work place you want to be a part of every single day!

Hours of Work Monday to Friday, 08:30-17:00 or 09:00-17:30. A minimum of 37.5 hours per week. We do offer flexible and remote working also.

Accountabilities Description of Responsibilities

Test Planning

  • Liaise with the customer to understand system use, data and key scenarios
  • Collaborate closely with Business Analysts, developers and team leads to fully understand and challenge requirements and code changes
  • Analyse the risk associated with the change and write risk based test cases
  • Write test schedules for complex system changes as a mini project
  • Identify system dependencies across deliveries and consolidate testing as appropriate
  • Provide guidance to the wider team on testing techniques and approach
  • Test data planning and preparation
  • Deputise for the Test Lead as required for test estimation and planning workshops
  • Define the environment requirements including supporting application configuration

Test Execution

  • Complete data setup
  • Carry out test execution independently
  • Raise clear, valid defects during test execution
  • Own and manage defects through the lifecycle
  • Produce clear and concise test results with evidence
  • Work to quickly resolve test execution blockers
  • Provide subject matter expertise to the wider team on test issues encountered
  • Continually keep Scrum Master and other stakeholders updated on progress and raise blockers when they occur


  • Advise and support the customer on UAT approach and test techniques
  • Deliver agreed scope on or ahead of time and within budget targets
  • Carefully manage risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies
  • Follow up on commitments made and volunteer for additional responsibility

Team Development

  • Share experience and technical knowledge widely
  • Gain commercial and business knowledge
  • Attend and contribute to project meetings
  • Chair team improvement meetings and positively influence the outcome
  • Pro-actively improves team processes by leading improvement initiatives
  • Train and mentor any team member
  • Provide leadership and management of major test exercises involving multiple testers
  • Support the Test Team lead in building up reusable test scripts and data to support continuous improvement and efficiency

About You

Testing professional with at least 5 - 6 years' system testing experience, with at least 2 years

related to energy supplier CRM and billing systems

Willing to undergo BS7858 screening

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Has a detailed understanding of SDLC
  • Has an understanding of agile practices and actively contributes feedback in sprint ,retrospectives acting as a voice for less experienced test analysts
  • Has actively contributed to user story refinement
  • Understands what makes a good user story and has provided feedback where improvements are needed
  • Understands the systems integration process and the risks involved
  • Performed SIT and UAT support on projects with time spent resolving the majority of issues and product queries
  • Able to design functional tests for complex and major system changes and use system knowledge to de-scope low risk tests based on time constraints.
  • Able to troubleshoot defects actively contributing towards solution for root cause fixes
  • Has been champion for their team advocating changes in process improvement

Personal Attributes

  • Good professional relationships with teams in other departments
  • Encourages others to work to the company values
  • Shows initiative through decision making and taking action
  • Passionate about delivering quality and removes blockers on behalf of the customer
  • Pushes themselves outside of their comfort zone
  • Delivers accurate and error free work items first time
  • Developed communication style tailored to the audience
  • Proactively learns about the commercial side of the company and develops industry knowledge
  • Hard working and willing to go above and beyond when required
  • Invests own time in personal improvement and seeks to continually learn

Apply today! With interviews commencing from the 8th Feb!

Senior Test Analyst- Reporting to Test Team Lead - Remote working available - Chorley - £40,000 - £45000

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