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Salary: £45000 - £59000 per annum + bonus/benefits package
Job type: Permanent
Job location: Solihull, West Midlands
Date posted: 06 December 2018

Are you an experienced IT/Technical Business Analyst with experience gained within a highly regulated sector such as utilities or financial services? Are you looking for an opportunity to join an organisation where you will play a significant role in the delivery of a major IT transformation programme? If so, our West Midlands based client may be able to offer you the opportunity that you are looking for.

As an IT Business Analyst within this business you will be responsible for providing an essential link between the business, technical teams and third party technical organisations. You will work closely with systems architecture teams to elicit information to translate into documentation such as systems maps, target operating models, business requirements, interface maps and technical delivery plans.

This is a key role within this programme. As such, you will be able to demonstrate prior experience in a similar, technical, business analysis role. You will be able to demonstrate a good level of experience in a highly regulated sector, be experienced in working on large scale IT transformations and have excellent communication, problem solving and influencing skills. Relevant business analysis qualifications would be highly advantageous.

As a permanent employee with this organisation a package is on offer of a salary in the region of £45-59,000 plus bonus and benefits package including pension, health care, flexible annual leave, and life assurance schemes.

Reference: BBBH5097532_1544105449
Consultant: Ashley Tiley
Tel: 0121 234 7107

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The role

To collaborate well with both technical and business team members and to create and execute tests to drive development. The Quality Analyst should have good technical skills and be able to apply agile principles and values in delivering value to the customers, both internal and external.

Your responsibilities:

  • Working alongside other Testers within a project team
  • Working closely with the Business Analysts, Developers, Architects and DPMs to analyse functional and non-functional business requirements and to create the specification by example tests/acceptance tests and identify the required test data.
  • Participating in customer workshops to obtain the customer requirements.
  • At times acting as a proxy product owner.
  • Estimating Tester effort for new user stories, change requests and defects.
  • Identifying Tester tasks for new user stories during planning sessions.
  • Performing manual exploratory testing and executing regression tests that cannot be automated.
  • Pairing with Developers to obtain an understanding of automated test design in line with Test-Driven Development methodology
  • Investigating the root cause of a defect and reviewing with the project team.
  • Producing test plans and test metrics.
  • Following the defined defect management process for internal and external defects.
  • Maintaining release documentation for external distribution.
  • Deploying and testing patched defect fixes.
  • Monitoring automated test results, investigating and reporting failed tests to the project team.
  • Setting up and maintaining the QA test environments.
  • Monitoring the tasks for completed user stories to meet the definition of done.
  • Demonstrating delivered user stories to the customer/stakeholder.
  • Adhering to the test strategy as implemented by the Senior Quality Analyst.
  • Conducting project tasks delegated by the Senior Quality Analyst.
  • Working closely with all stake holders to perform V&P testing.

Working as a cross functional member of the project team following Agile/SCRUM approach

We want our people to embrace opportunities and to grow with our business. Although this is a general summary of the principle responsibilities of the role and the level of knowledge and skill typically required, you may get involved in other activities and you should therefore not consider this to be an exhaustive list.

Skills and experience

You will need to bring:

  • Experience of QA Testing in an agile way.
  • Good problem-solving skills with a willingness to experiment.
  • Ability to understand technical specifications and assess what the customer/business requires to ensure the testing covers real-life scenarios.
  • Experience in testing enterprise based applications.
  • Experience in testing cross platform applications.
  • Experience in version control systems.
  • Experience in augmenting acceptance criteria and their reviews.
  • Experience in creating test cases from Use case stories & acceptance criteria.
  • Experience in setting up test data across multiple components for integration & system testing using technology stack like XML, SQL, Queue browsers and others.
  • Experience in deploying and investigating core issues in application & database servers
  • Experience in usage of protocols stack like https, sftp, ssh.
  • Experience in reviewing logs to investigate bugs.
  • Experience in volume & performance testing.
  • Experience in regression testing.
  • Experience in customer relationships like demos; sign off on test cases etc.

We’d like it if you could bring:

  • Experience of working in the retail industry.
  • Experience of working in java based enterprise applications.
  • Good understanding of java.
  • Experience of working in distributed version control systems like Mercurial or Git.
  • Experience of working in Atlassian tool sets – jira, zephyr, confluence etc.
  • ISTQB certified Foundation or equivalent.

Useful information

  • Hours of work – 37.5 per week
  • Working Pattern – 9am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday (1 hour unpaid lunch break)
  • Location – Coventry