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Senior Test Analyst

My client in Taunton are seeking a Senior Test Analyst on a permanent basis.The post holder will be expected to take defined Product Backlog Items, User Stories and or requirements translating these into test scripts that will ensure that the software meets the original acceptance criteria.

This may involve requesting clarification from the Business Analysts, Product or Change Owner, and or Product Managers where the requirement is not fully understood.

Whilst the primary focus for development and testing is agile methodology, some projects may use a traditional Waterfall method.

Tasks, expectations/deliverable

  • Create test strategies, plans and other testing documents for major/complex projects or changes
  • Analyse requirements/user stories and design manual or automated tests and acceptance criteria to ensure the software under test meets those requirements.
  • Lead, co-ordinate and participate in test execution, defect recording and capture of test results using agile Scrum and/or waterfall approaches as required.
  • Act as line manager for Junior Test Analyst(s), carrying out all aspects of performance management and professional development (optional task dependent on position in team structure

Profession Competencies:


  • Able to demonstrate extensive experience of delivering professional software testing services
  • Evidence of producing formal documentation and reports to a high standard
  • ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing
  • Evidence of writing Behaviour Driven Development tests in the form (Given/When/Then)
  • Evidence of test automation skills


  • Experience of non-functional testing (most desirable are performance testing, security testing and load testing) and associated test tools
  • Experience of line management
  • Experience in managing software defects through to resolution
  • Experience using test management tools
  • Experience delivering testing in Agile and waterfall project environments
  • Experience of use of Cucumber and/or Spec Flow
  • Experience of use of Team Foundation Server and Microsoft Test Manager

Although not essential for application, the individual will need to undergo SC Clearance to be eligible to work.

The salary for this opportunity is between £30,000 - £34,000 per annum

  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £30k - 34k per year
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: IT
  • Recruiter: Concept Resourcing
  • Contact: Ben Tristram
  • Tel: 0844 800 6600
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 20734
  • Posted: 2016-08-10 16:59:19 -

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