Job Title: Senior IT Tester Target Start Date: As soon as possible Contract Type: Full Time Salary Range: Market related Location: Eastleigh Work Level: 3
Senior IT Tester - The main purpose of this role will be to provide rates and rules test definition and test delivery capability together with the shaping and improvement of rates and rules testing practices. To define and supervise the work being done by Rates & Rules Testers.
As a Senior IT Tester the role requires the successful candidate to be a content SME on rates and rules testing. To be an SME on the automated delivery of fine-grained coverage rates and rules testing. To be work stream lead for the delivery of rates and rules test campaigns, including test selection, test preparation, the day to day interaction with other parts of the organisation, issue resolution, defect management and the supervision of assigned rates and rules testers.
Main Responsibilities as Senior IT Tester:
> Define the practices and processes that are used to undertake test analysis and test selection, to prepare for test execution and to execute tests. > Define the tool chains to be used for automated testing of rates and rules deliveries and implement its effective use within the team. > Perform the determination of the test scope for each activity in a test campaign > Perform any detailed analysis required to support the determination of test scope > Perform coordination of Testing activities, generally test selection, test definition and test data preparation, required for a campaign > Prepare a formal scope definition and an analysis demonstrating coverage of this scope by the planned test suites > Prepare formal definitions of the testing to be performed > Perform and coordinate the test execution activities > Perform detailed, day by day, planning of test execution work, including allocating work to individuals > Assure the quality execution of tests in accordance with test definitions comprising the enactment of the tests on the system, observing responses, querying state, assessing outcomes and recording/reporting the activity > Perform defect management for the campaign in accordance with the defined defect management practice > Perform defect expediting, interacting with resolver groups to seek timely resolution, highlighting where resolution times are having an impact and escalating when material problems develop > Prepare a daily report for the campaign > Perform the analysis and compiling the content for test outcome reports to support release decision making > Ensure that all test execution is performed in the defined way and that the quality of observation and interpretation of what happens during execution is high
Skills and experience you need as Senior IT Tester: Knowledge and Experience > Should have experience of operating in a high intensity, QA and test delivery environment > Should have experience of raising defects with appropriate evidence of failure and record of the failure situations > Should have experience in managing and manipulating large data sets, ensuring high data quality to be used in appropriate testing activities. > Should have knowledge of the insurance business domain > Experience with Python and Groovy Scripting in the context of Test Automation is desirable. Behaviours > Ability to lead, making sound decisions, ensuring implementation of these decisions and assisting others who must implement the decisions > Ability to operate in a disciplined and appropriate way under pressure > Ability to and willingness to follow defined processes and practices to ensure work is done correctly and consistently Capabilities > Should be capable of work with the automation tooling used in rates and rules testing process > Must be capable of good analytical skills to confirm testability of business requirements and challenge when necessary > Must be capable of good numerical skills, able to perform / check typical financial calculations that are performed in the systems under test > Must be able to communicate effectively to stakeholders of various levels in other business areas, understanding that they represent the QA and Testing team when doing so.
Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy within the Senior IT Tester role based in Eastleigh: A competitive pension for which Ageas will pay twice the amount. Generous amount of holidays with the option to buy up to 10 additional days. Annual Salary review. Discretionary annual bonus based on personal and company performance. Life assurance of 4 x salary with the option to flex up. Return to work programme scheme. Flexible benefits package (private medical insurance, health and dental plans, free life assurance policy, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme as well as discounts with a wide range of retailers through our partner Perkz.com). Support groups- well-being activities, yoga, mindfulness sessions, Sports and Social Club events and more.
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