The Test Analyst is responsible for the day to day testing required by the CDS software development lifecycle ensuring that the quality of the delivered software is to a high standard.
The principal responsibilities of this role are as follows:
Hands-on testing in an appropriate discipline (Manual, Automated, Accessibility, Security or Performance).
Defect management within the delivery team.
Creation and management of test cases and reports
Work collaboratively with the development team providing support to team members.
Ensuring quality is of paramount importance for all delivery teams.
Take an active role in raising the profile of CDS within the local test community.
Monitor trends and identify opportunities for improvement within CDS.
Executes additional duties and activities as and when requested to do so.
Knowledge & Experience
Practical hands-on skills with a testing tool appropriate to their test discipline;
Visual Studio Test Manager
SpecFlow (Cucumber / Gherkin)
Visual Studio Performance Profiler
OWASP Testing Tools
Appropriate ISTQB/ISEB qualification
Understanding of SDLC and STLC and how they fit into CI/CD pipeline.
Working knowledge of JIRA and Visual Studio Online / Azure DevOps
Knowledge and understanding of core testing tools and approaches.
Thorough understanding and experience in desktop, mobile and bespoke application testing.
Experience of delivery in both Agile and Waterfall projects.
An understanding of accessibility standards and testing guidelines.
Able to communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders.
A great team player that has gained the respect of others.
A clear, confident and effective communicator who is comfortable speaking with customers.
Possess a keen eye for detail and encourage others to do the same.
Be passionate about the test function and always look for improvements in this area.
Possess the ability to work well with others in the technical team and be able to maintain good working relationships with others outside of that team.
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Required skills: Strong knowledge of Azure and Aws Cloud technologies. Strong knowledge of Windows Server Infrastructure and configuration. Strong knowledge of Web Services, Web Apps/ IIS etc. Strong knowledge of Networking, i.e. routing/ DNS etc. Strong knowledge of Virtualization, Vmware/ HyperV. Firewall configuration and troubleshooting. Proactive platform monitoring. Load Balancer Setup and Configuration. Active Directory Setup and configuration. Planning for and executing patching of servers, using tools such as WSUS. Powershell knowledge. Database knowledge.