QA Analyst

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1431863

 Job Description

Overview The QA Analyst will work independently taking full responsibility for a certain test area. This is a primary role in Quality Assurance in the areas of analysis and design, implementation and and execution, in line with agreed plans


Overview

The QA Analyst will work independently taking full responsibility for a certain test area. This is a primary role in Quality Assurance in the areas of analysis and design, implementation and and execution, in line with agreed plans and strategies.

Responsibilities

  • Works on multiple phases of a project and/or multiple projects.
  • Takes responsibility for a certain test area and conditions as well as results evaluation, problem resolution and planning.
  • Selects appropriate standards, methods, tools and applications for project use.
  • Reviews quality assurance plans, data, procedures, and scripts.
  • Creates test cases independently and help prepare for evaluations.
  • Runs tests and retests as necessary, executing test scripts in area of accountability.
  • Investigates defined issues with uncertain cause and solicits input in gathering data that help identify and differentiate the symptoms and root causes of defined problems.
  • Identifies test issues, report risks and define regression tests for current and future projects.
  • Creates traceability records, from test cases back to requirements, reporting on system quality and collecting metrics on test cases.
  • Works on quality assurance projects using available test frameworks and tools focusing on on-time and on-budget project goals.
  • Maintains the status of project and provides guidance to the work of junior team members, works across teams to achieve group goals.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Additional course or certification in Quality Assurance.
  • ISTQB Foundation.

Skills

  • Intermediate theoretical knowledge in quality assurance methodologies and has awareness of new and emerging technologies and developments.
  • Has good applications/technology knowledge, building on specialist domain knowledge and has practical experience of testing tools and frameworks required to deliver.
  • Good understanding of the software development process including analysis, design, coding, system and user testing, problem resolution and planning.
  • Excellent communication skills, adapts style accordingly and demonstrates an understanding of the audience’s perspective, uses discretion when dealing with sensitive information.
  • Good people skills, has experience in supporting others in raising their performance and working out their development goals.

Experience

  • Professional attitude, has developed a reputation as a trusted advisor.
  • Good client-facing skills, experience in developing partnerships with the team and client and collaborating with others to exceed client expectations.
  • Good problem solving skills, has experience in proposing different options and solutions for approaching and resolving issues.
  • Adaptable and responds positively to changing business issues, sees change as an opportunity to improve performance.
  • Experience in supporting team success and motivating others to keep morale and performance high.
  • Good self-management, can set and work to quantified goals and standards, delivers by being aware of and considering the commercial impacts.
  • Must be flexible, independent and self-motivated

What do I need before I apply

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship (unless stated otherwise in the job description).

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package which include:

  • Pension scheme.
  • Life assurance.
  • Critical illness cover.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Dental Cover.
  • Maternity and paternity scheme.
  • Life enrichment programme.
  • Service awards for years of service.
  • Birthday hampers.
  • Continuous social events (including family events) which run throughout the year.
  • Microsoft discounts.
  • Professional membership fees.
  • Bike 2 Work scheme.
  • Lap top and mobile phone.