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Software Quality Analyst
Title: Software Quality Analyst
Category: IT/Software Development
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
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Job Purpose:

The Quality Analysts’ main role is to plan, develop and execute quality tests across their respective technology platform(s) to ensure that delivered software meets business defined quality/acceptance criteria and is fit for purpose.

They will work closely with QA Team Lead and Senior Quality Analysts, as well as with business Product Owners and Project Managers / Scrum Masters, to understand requirements and to help develop the overall test plan of a given project. They will then develop and execute to this test plan. The role is a hands-on quality testing role and post holders will be developing their proficiency as testers in at least one area of quality specialism, i.e. automated, manual, performance etc.

Principal Accountabilities:

Creates test plans, data, procedures, and manual and/or automated scripts.

Participates in reviews of business requirements and application designs.

Ensures proper test coverage exists based on requirements and design specifications.

Writes & reproduces accurate software problem reports.

Defines & implements quality process improvements focused on defect prevention.

Creates systems & business relevant test cases.

Ensures test environment reflects business requirements for test execution.

Assists in development of in house test tools.

Executes manual and/or automated test scripts for most complex projects.

Coordinates test schedules, work and resource plans; manages progress of all test activities against plan.

Establishes testing entrance and exit criteria.

Identifies and manages critical path of testing

Ensures execution of project regression testing tasks.

Analyses and reports overall test status and results.

Identifies test issues and reports to stakeholders

Defines regression tests for future projects.

Defines and coordinates production verification and validation.

Perform risk analysis at project management level.

Works on small to medium quality tasks within a project.

Contributes to the development of organizational objectives.

Assists in developing departmental technical policies and procedures.

Knowledge and Experience:

Educated to degree level in a relevant IT, Software or QA related degree.

2-4 years of software testing experience gained across one of the principle testing specialism, i.e. manual, automated, performance etc. Ideally to have gained an industry certification on one of these areas.

Good understanding of Software Development process including analysis and design, coding, system and user testing, problem resolution

Excellent troubleshooting, debugging, communication and documentation skills

Background in Test Automation.

Experience of working within an Agile development process (Scrum or similar).

Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues in the Technology group as well as non-technical users.

Interest in keeping up to date with the fast moving world of software quality testing as technologies and processes continue to evolve.
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