Test Analyst

Service Area:
Business Services
About The Role

The Team

We have a small Test Analyst team totally 3 Test Analysts and a Senior Test Analyst so it is important that the successful individual has strong communication skills. The team use a combination of manual and automated testing in an agile framework (Scrum or Kanban) and are currently working towards developing the maturity of the team and test automation offering.

The basic purpose of the job and its primary objectives

The Test Analyst role will participate in an interactive software development model, produce test plans, execute test plans, execute usability tests and ensure that the quality of the software delivered is to the expected standard.   Working in collaboration with the Development, MI and Training departments, business leads and end-users, to understand and deliver successful business solutions.

Main Responsibilities

  • 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.


Personal Specification

Personal Specification

  • Good understanding of automation test frameworks (front and backend)
  • Experience of automated API testing, ideally using Karate 
  • Experience of using Selenium 
  • Experience of using Cucumber 
  • Knowledge of a programming language such as C# or Java 
  • Experience of working with Jira 
  • Working knowledge of test management software 
  • Familiarity with agile frameworks and regression testing 
  • Smoke testing 
  • Exploratory testing 
  • Diligent and meticulous 
  • Strong attention to detail 

The Firm

Horwich Farrelly are a successful niche practice, who 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 6am to 9pm. 

Remote working possible on a hybrid (office/home) basis.

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;

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