Test Analyst

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About The Role

Employer Information:

A successful Defendant niche practice working with the top 20 Insurance Companies in the UK, Horwich Farrelly Solicitors offers an excellent working environment in a contemporary, city centre and modern office. We promote a relaxed and approachable atmosphere and operate a relaxed dress down policy.

Our full time hours are 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday 7 hours per day working flexible hours between 8am to 6pm.  

All our employees receive range of company benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours;
  • Reduced gym memberships;
  • Training bursaries;
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays;
  • Employer pension contribution; and
  • Continuous recognition via the employee recognition scheme ‘ThanksBox’.

The Role


The Test Analyst role willparticipate in an interactive software development model, producing test plans,scripts, execute usability tests and ensure that the quality of the softwaredelivered is to the expected standard.   Working in collaborationwith the Development, MI and Training departments, business leads andend-users, to understand and deliver successful business solutions.


Main Duties


  • Collaboratively work with PMO, IT and internal stakeholders to define project testing needs, resource planning and desired outcomes, ensuring requirements are documented in a structured and auditable manner.
  • Work closely with other teams in the IT department; software developers, project managers and business analysts.
  • Responsible for planning project testing phases, including: writing and executing test plans, writing and executing test scripts, running manual and automated tests, and reviewing documentation.
  • Responsible for the testing and QA of new and modified software, including stress testing, performance testing, functional testing and usability testing.
  • To work on multiple projects at one time, usually a combination of one large project and a number of smaller BAU modifications.
  • Provide objective, documented feedback to software development and project teams.
  • Communicate findings to technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Ensure IT and PMO values and working practices, specifically planning, communication, implementation and delivery, are followed and supported.
  • Develop with IT and the business, recommendations on alternative approaches.


Desired Skills and Experience 

  • Experience using JIRA.
  • Exposure to ITIL, SDLC, Agile or other IT service delivery methodologies.
  • Exposure to legal or insurance industry.
  • Minimum two years of manual systems testing and QA experience.
  • Experience in case/claims/customer management systems.
  • Experience in workflow/scenario based test scripting and execution.
  • Flexible, proactive individual with a quality assurance background.
  • A solid understanding of the software development process.
  • Excellent written, communications and consultancy skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Responsible person capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously.