Senior Test Analyst

Full Time Salisbury Wiltshire IT Job Pro UK

Job role: Senior Test Analyst

Contract length: 6 months+

Security Clearance: Level SC required

Rate: £400 – £450 a day inside ir35

Location: Salisbury (flexible working available)

ROLE OVERVIEW: There is an opening for a Lead Technical Test Engineer working on a major client site to be a member of a test team delivering test services to a large and diverse portfolio of infrastructure and applications projects across multiple classifications and sites. You as a Lead Technical Test Engineer will carry out testing activities as part of the test service, you will contribute to the test service by helping to develop Strategies, creating Test Estimates, Approaches and Definition Documents, executing Test Scripts, Evaluating and Reporting of the results and managing all defects. The role will be responsible for the delivery of Traditional Waterfall, as well as defining, designing and implementing Agile / Dev-Ops and Test Automation framework(s) inc automated tests.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Delivery of test services in accordance with mandated standards and established Test Strategies to include traditional waterfall AND Agile / Dev-Ops
To provide expertise and knowledge in the delivery of manual infrastructure and applications testing in a waterfall environment
To provide expertise and knowledge to build and maintain a Dev-ops / Agile test capability / frameworks
To provide expertise and knowledge to build and maintain a Test automation capability
To set up and manage test environments and data
To create comprehensive acceptance tests aligned to the acceptance criteria and to provide assurance that all acceptance criteria are met, using a variety of testing methods
To document and verify test results
Raising, recording and testing of defects
To produce Test Reports and contribute to overall reporting cycles
Reporting progress and issues in a timely manner – In particular, to relay issues/risks that might affect quality or the ability to complete tests according to plan and to proactively seek solutions
To maintain and develop knowledge, skills and competencies in test automation and toolingESSENTIAL SKILLS

Minimum Security clearance of SC
ISEB or ISTQB accreditation, Intermediate (Advanced) or higher.
Experience and knowledge of Manual AND automated testing process, techniques and their application, Waterfall / V-model, Agile / Dev- Ops (eg SAFe)
Experience and knowledge of building and maintaining Test Frameworks in an Agile / Dev-Ops environment
Experience and knowledge of building and maintaining a Test Automation capabilities to include necessary tools and scripting languages, for example (Azure dev-ops, jenkins, bit-bucket, puppet, jira, selenium, git)
Demonstrable experience and knowledge of testing infrastructure and applications projects, manually and automated in a Software Defined network
Automated testing (Creation and maintenance of automated frameworks | Automation Scripting | Automation test tools | Creation of automated test artefacts for the testing of applications and infrastructure | Execution of automated testing activities | Evaluation and Reporting of test results)
Manual IT Infrastructure testing, Consisting of Windows / Linux , both Virtual and physical | Clients (win 2010(+) & Centos 7(+)) | servers (win2012R2 – 2019)
Competent in the production of all forms of documentation utilising the standard Microsoft Office suite.
Strong communication skills
Works in a Methodical, organised and structured manner
Collaborative team worker
A keen drive to improve their own ability and capability
Has responsibility over the work allocated to them

DESIRABLE (NICE TO HAVE)

Performance, Volume, load and Stress Testing
Knowledge of Security / penetration testing (CEH)
ITIL 4 or equivalent
Demonstrable SharePoint knowledge
MCSE / MCSA (relevant MCPs) certified
PRINCE 2 Foundation or equivalent

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