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Software Test Analyst - Financial Systems

Test Analyst required by this well-established global software group.

This highly successful company produces a range of products spanning trading and settlement systems for banks and finance firms.

The position involves both manual and automated testing.

Test Analyst - The role:

Working in a focused team, reporting to a team leader, this challenging and rewarding role covers: -


  • Write and execute test scripts to a high standard using manual and automated tools.

  • Raise defects, and ensure that they are followed through their own life-cycle through to successful re-test and closure.

  • Identify and recommend areas for improvement in the testing and development environments, using solid understanding of the SDLC - Software Development Life Cycle.

  • Close liaison with other staff on testing projects to realise continuous improvement opportunities.

  • Set up and maintain the test environments and test machines.

  • Provide constructive input to the estimation and scheduling of testing as directed by the Testing and Documentation Team Leader.

  • Act as consultant for any matter related to testing in the organisation, as directed by the Testing and Documentation Team Leader.

  • Evaluate and report test results and test coverage, providing concise but accurate information.

  • Apply diligence and due care to the role


  • Focus on understanding internal and external customer requirements by improving quality controls and processes.

  • Pro-actively improve current processes where for example documentation can be simplified, or does not adequately describe the process or outcome.

  • Understands the importance of product quality and its contribution to successful project delivery.

  • Create or recommend new procedures or processes, subject to authorisation, where they recognise that a certain activity is likely to be repeated on subsequent occasions.

  • Report non-conformances where applicable.

Test Analyst - The Person:

You should have demonstrable experience in working in a structured, fast-paced test environment, ideally for a software vendor / banking / financial services organisation.

You must have: -

  • A solid understanding of testing methodologies and testing techniques.

  • Experience in black & white-box testing techniques

  • Knowledge of automated testing technologies and practices

  • Good understanding of defect tracking process

  • Performance testing useful

This is a great opportunity to join an established test team.

Benefits include BUPA health cover and good pension scheme.

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