Job details

Test Analyst

Job reference: 003501

Closing date: 12/01/2021

Salary: up to £40,000 per annum

Department: IT

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

Here at N Brown we are looking for a Test Analyst to join our engineering team! A part of our New Web squad you will be working in a squad based Agile team and will be responsible for supporting the squad in the delivery of testing sprints/iterations/projects or releases to deliver the squad mission.

Your role as Test Analyst:

  • Support and enables the squad in delivering of testing of multiple solutions within projects or releases to implementation:
  • Support the squad to define and maintain test plans and estimates at a project and programme level to ensure that the correct balance of cost efficiency and risk has been met.
  • Create test strategies and approaches to ensure agreed coverage and approach ensuring that they are in line with the Organisational Test Strategy.
  • Working with a QA approach to ensure continuous improvement in the efficiency of testing through increasing the levels of automation, re-use of plans and scripts and effective reporting and defect tracking.
  • Support the Test Lead with management and leadership of our internal colleagues and test partner to successfully deliver testing of solutions to time, cost and quality along with demonstrable leadership skills that support our colleagues and behaviours aligned to our values.
  • Ensuring that any risks regarding testing within the project and release portfolio are documented and highlighted to the relevant parties and taking ownership of those risks to an agreed resolution.
  • Have significant interaction with internal customers, especially end user SME’s.
  • Support the Test Lead with third-party companies. Ideally, managing the relationship and setting quality standards and arranging test cycles for any sprint release they are working on
  • To create and maintain a regression pack, as well as handing over the ownership of this execution to other teams once this becomes a ‘business as usual’ activity


What experience are we looking for?

  • ISEB/ISTQB testing qualification and practical application (Foundation to Practitioner).
  • Demonstrable experience of managing multiple test streams within a portfolio/set of releases.
  • Proven ability to define input to and understand test strategies and approaches that encompass the full testing life cycle.
  • Experience of working on business transformation programmes, with experience of defining and managing a variety of test strategies and approaches in a range of technology environments including mission critical 24x7 Applications.
  • Excellent understanding of the testing lifecycle, phase testing objectives, entry/exit acceptance criteria, Risk-based approaches to testing cycle definition.
  • Experience of Jira and other test tools.
  • Experience of Automation would be an advantage, ideally Selenium/Appium.
  • Supplier management skills developed in an IT environment using internal and external resources.

What’s in it for you?

As Test Analyst at N Brown you will receive a competitive salary of up to £40,000 per annum (DOE) plus pension scheme, life assurance, 24 days holiday plus bank holidays, in addition to taking advantage of a holiday purchase scheme! You will benefit from our flexible working hours and fantastic location based in the heart of the northern quarter, Manchester. You will receive fantastic employee discount on our products, a discounted share purchase scheme and access to our Employee Assistance Programme and much more!


We are proud to be N Brown.


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