Contract - Test Analyst / Tester / ISEB
Our Client is currently seeking a Tester for an initial 3 month contract. Please send your CV with Daily Rate. We will be in contact immediately if you have the relevant skills and daily rate. Job Title: Software Test Analyst Department: Development General description of the role: The Software Tester reports to the Software Test Manager on a day to day basis and will work as part of a software development team throughout the project lifecycle, preparing test environments, test plans, setting up test data, writing of test scripts and performing tests . Software Testing must be performed in accordance with SWD test standards and practices KEY TASKS OF THE JOB Key Task 1: W riting test plans and test scripts Key Task 2: Utilising test harnesses for validating data input and output Key Task 3: Setting up test environments as necessary Key Task 4: Devising performance, load and stress testing techniques Key task 5: P erforming software testing in accordance with SWD test standards and practices and the Test Manager’s instruction Key Task 6: C onducting interim release reviews and advising developers on the adequacy of unit test coverage Key Task 7: Actively collaborating with business analysts, solution architects, subject matter experts and developers to ensure design specifications are understood Key Task 8: Providing estimates to the Test Manager Key Task 9: Providing support for operations and customers as necessary STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE · Demonstrates effective script writing as evidenced by feedback from test script reviews · Demonstrates effective software testing as evidenced by the number of defects found in test vs. the number of defects found in live · Demonstrates effective test planning as evidenced by accurate test plans · Demonstrates effective communication within the team as evidenced by clear progress reports at daily meetings SPECIFIC SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED · Minimum of 3 years manual software testing experience in a Microsoft environment with experience of working on bespoke systems · ISEB qualified to foundation level · Should have had exposure to the whole test lifecycle · Experienced test script and test plan writer · Knowledge of defect management, change control and release processes · Strong communication skills – written and verbal · Calmness under pressure · Must be able to act on own initiative and make recommendations for improvement. · Must be able to work individually and within a team environment. · Become SME – demonstrated by giving demos and mentoring other members of the team. · Acquire and transfer relevant knowledge across team members - demonstrate by acquiring broad product knowledge and conducting training sessions. · The ability to plan and prioritise your own work · Knowledge of Visual Studio Team System · Knowledge of VM Ware · Detailed Knowledge of SQL
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