Senior QA Test Analyst

Location: Leicester
Job Type: Permanent
Discipline: Quality Assurance Testing
Reference: IAT30380
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent
Senior QA Test Analyst – Leicester UK

One for the midlands most technologically innovative companies have just opened a QA team lead role to join their incredibly talented team. This only partially reflects the success and ambition of this modern pioneer of technological innovation.


Responsibilities
• Hands-on integration testing of diverse system components.
• Liaise with development and users to investigate faults.
• Plan and estimate QA team tasks.
• Keep up to date with modern testing strategies
• Collaborate with the QA team and Development team to keep up to date with system changes and updates.
• Contribute to the ongoing education of Quality Standards in the Engineering and Development Teams.
• Analyse product specifications to create test plans to ensure the final product meets specification.
• Configuring test platforms for testing and maintaining these in line with production environments.
• Act as a mentor towards other members of the QA team.
Experience
• Experience in the testing of complex software in a professional development organisation.
• Experience working in a fast-paced, agile (Scrum) environment is desirable.
• Experience in testing REST APIs.
• Good understanding of industry standards and best practices.
• Experience with working closely with developers in order to improve test quality and coverage within codebases.
• Experience of using exploratory testing.
• Knowledge and experience of integration, functional and non-functional testing.
• Experience of testing CRM systems is desirable.
• 5+ years QA experience.

Essential Skills
• Knowledge on issue tracking systems such as JIRA and its use in an agile environment.
• Good knowledge of client and server side web technologies and potential integration issues.
• Demonstratable understanding of usability testing, operational testing, integration tests and cross browser testing.
• Demonstratable understanding of regression testing.
• Superb analytical thinking.
• Solid understanding of the full software development life cycle.
• Experience in Agile or V-model methodologies.

Desirable Skills
• An understanding of responsive web design.
• Experience of testing APIs directly using tools such as Postman.
• Knowledge of performance testing.
Competencies
• Strong aptitude for analysis and problem solving.
• Willingness to continue learning and drive yourself to be a better QA Test Analyst.
• Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills.
• Able to prioritise workload and take responsibility for completing tasks.
• Able to refocus work in response to changing priorities.
• Able to build relationships with the wider development team.
• Able to solve problems and suggest solutions under tight timescales.
• Be a strong team player.


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