Senior Test Analyst - --Reading

£40000 - £47000 per annum + 27 days holiday etc

We are looking for a Senior Test Analyst with Automation experience to join an award winning company.


* Mentoring junior team members
* Analytical and detail-oriented
* Confident communicator with all types and levels of stakeholder
* Ownership and optimization of quality and release processes
* Analysis of client requirements and designs to ensure testability
* Monitoring and reporting of product quality metrics
* Lead a diverse team of Testers in a challenging / fast paced environment
* Introduce and implement innovative ways of working that deliver efficiency and effectiveness within QA and Testing
* Proactively communicate with IT development and business teams to deliver high quality testing services
* Be hands on, understanding the technical details of the product(s) and assist the development and test teams in design and troubleshooting
* Innovate in areas of Automation, Test Environments and Test Data with focus to reduce manual effort and dependency on development teams for support
* Be motivated to contribute and do what it takes to get things done as well as motivate others
* Experience of working in an Agile Scrum team with good organisation skills and ability to plan work over a sprint pattern
* Plan individual tasks and manage working time in accordance with the sprint plan
* Anticipate upcoming work & plan accordingly
* Delegate tasks when required to the rest of the team
* Confidently explain complex solutions and translate complex problems into plain English to non-technical people

We are looking for people with the following skills and experience:

* Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
* Experience of automated testing
* ISEB/ISTQB accredited would be advantageous
* Knowledge of Java SDK, Selenium Webdriver, Cucumber Framework
* Knowledge to build automation systems (e.g. Maven), version control (like Git, SVN) and continuous integration tools ( like Jenkins )
* Experience with Java IDEs such as Eclipse InteliJ or Netbeans
* Experience using GIT
* Add Java documents to all methods to help other developers
* Experience working with Automation, Load / Performance, Environment Management and Data Management tools (Selenium, QTP, UFT, Perf Center, etc)
* Strong testing proficiency using QA test engineering techniques, methodologies and best practices leveraging test management tools such as HP Quality Center, testlink, Zephyr etc.
* Keen to be part of a work environment that places emphasis on team work, collaboration and delivering business value
* Someone who is technically excellent and can inspire others as well as proactive, detail-oriented and comfortable working in dynamic environments with fast paced deliveries and changing requirements
* Extensive experience of software quality assurance and test management practices, including a wide range of test domain
* Fully conversant with a range of test activities, Sprint, Functional Test, SIT, Regression, Performance, UAT, OAT, Automation
* Demonstrates excellent analytical skills: identifying any exceptions to the agreed test approach, proposing alternative solutions and agreeing appropriate responses
* Demonstrates strong communications skills – written & verbal
* Approachable, with strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to working
* Experience on using performance testing tools (like Gatling, Jmeter, Load Runner)
* One or more large scale enterprise application transformation experience (e.g. legacy to open source, legacy to cloud)
* Experience of implementing automated deployment solutions (ideally including Chef or Docker)
* Experience with cloud & containerization (eg AWS, Docker, Chef)
* Open minded, flexible and willing to adapt to changing situations


* Analysis and generation of Test Scripting ensuring traceability against business requirements
* Experience building automation framework using Selenium webdriver with Java
* Experience in working on mobile application testing
* Experience in working on web technologies
* Ensure all test risks, issues and dependencies are recorded in the Project’s central RAID Log; that mitigations are in place, and that timely escalations are made to the Test Lead/Project Manager
* Provide test lead with essential information for Daily and Weekly Test Reports, and Test Completion Reports at the end of each test cycle
* Collaborating with developers and business stakeholders in support of production releases. Able to plan how to test a feature and make appropriate decision on approach & technology
* Exposure to BDD/ TDD approaches. Have had experience working on agile environment.
* Solid troubleshooting skills to deal with wide range of different processes & systems
* Report and Manage defects


* Experience with web service integration and development including Rest & SOAP
* Experience in API testing & writing unit test scripts
* Retail n-tier architecture experience
* Experience of implementing automated deployment solutions (ideally including Chef or Docker)
* Experience with cloud & containerization (eg AWS, Docker, Chef)

Advise on salary and availability om application.

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  • Consultant: Julian Menzies
  • Phone: 01392 666060

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