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QA Analyst

Warrington / United Kingdom


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Your Opportunity

To support our expansion we are seeking an experienced and professional individual with a background primarily in manual and automated testing to join our QA team with responsibility for defining, maintaining and executing test cases to maintain the quality of our market-leading application.

The successful candidate will be a strong team player who enjoys technical challenges within a fast-paced environment, applies sound judgement and enjoys working both individually and as part of a team.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • An ambitious team player who strives for technical excellence and continuous improvement
  • Your key skill will be extraction of test scenarios and subsequent design and execution of both manual and automated testing
  • Worked with multiple technologies and adaptable to designing automation using various toolsets
  • Possess ability to balance test coverage with time limitations to manage and communicate any perceived risk with business stakeholders in a professional manner
  • You will have a drive for continuous improvement both as part of a team and individually, looking to lead initiative to enhance test practices and drive quality
  • You will be passionate about quality and take ownership for the quality of our product in all aspects
  • You will be able to clearly document test cases so that other team members can easily understand purpose, actions and expected outcomes
  • You will be adaptable in various testing methodologies, & practices, and tools that complement the software quality process
  • You will be a self-starter who finds solutions rather than problems and is easily able to adapt to new technologies
  • You will be used to working in an agile environment and adaptable to changing circumstances in a fast-paced environment

Your Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the rest of the team, define, maintain, document and execute test cases to drive the quality of the product forwards with each new release
  • Design of automated desktop and web based tests to support execution across a range of configurations
  • Work as part of dynamic sprint teams to establish an understanding of deliverables, drive quality requirements and ensure that these are met
  • Design and execution of manual test cases, demonstrating traceability to source requirements
  • Assessment of requirements and deriving of appropriate test scenarios to provide optimal and efficient test coverage
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to other team members
  • Investigate, analyse and assist in implementing new testing technologies to enhance the quality process
  • Collaboration with the team in continuously enhancing QA processes
  • Identification of defects followed by clear and concise reporting of such issues
  • Strong assessment and effort estimation skills with respect to team deliverables and particularly QA aspects
  • Work closely alongside product managers, developers, etc. to ensure the quality of all requirements are suitably met whilst delivered on-time and to-specification
  • Maintenance and continuous enhancement of automated test collateral in an ever-evolving product environment
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Our Ideal Candidate

Essentials

  • 3+ years experience working with automated testing frameworks and the design of automation testing
  • Software testing certification e.g. ISTQB or equivalent
  • Both hands on automation experience and possess strong conceptual knowledge of automation frameworks
  • Background working with web based automation frameworks, utilising Selenium
  • Experience in extracting test scenarios, devising test cases and automating these using a range of techniques
  • Experience working with an Agile development and testing environment
  • Strong background around agile testing concepts and approach
  • Passion and drive for test automation and associated toolsets
  • Located within a commutable distance to Birchwood, Warrington
  • BS/BA degree in computer science, engineering or related discipline
  • Experience with Specflow tooling
  • Experience using tools to automate desktop software
  • SQL experience
  • Experience testing web services using tools such as SOAP UI
  • Able to interpret and work with XML/JSON
  • Experience in working with teams using BDD or TDD
  • Experience working with Kanban/scrum agile methodologies
  • Experience with participation in agile planning, sprinting and reviews
  • Background working with virtual machines and associated configuration


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