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Test Analyst – IconSystem

Working within the IconSystem team, the Test Analyst will be responsible for ensuring the quality of the software using appropriate testing methodology. You will champion quality standards across the company by maintaining effective processes and procedures to support the development and testing lifecycle.

At Elecosoft our focus is the delivery of effective software solutions for our clients who include seven of the UK’s top 10 retailers such as Asda, Sainsbury’s and Next. We deliver the best products because we employ the best people and this is the opportunity for you to become part of our dynamic and flexible team of technical experts.

Key responsibilities:
  • Triage and report bugs and issues; following up via communication within the technical team and the client support services team
  • Producing high-level test plans for every project, including measurable user acceptance testing criteria
  • Facilitating specification reviews and following up to ensure that every product delivery accurately reflects the defined requirements
  • Review and analyse system specifications
  • Creating manual and automated test scripts
  • Co-ordinating and overseeing alpha and beta testing
  • Ensuring quality product standards across the company by adhering to defined processes for system rollouts and implementing appropriate new processes as required
  • Actively implementing improvements in testing methods and strategies
  • Where applicable, participating in or leading product showcases to disseminate product knowledge
  • Working collaboratively with the Systems Engineer, undertake formal monitoring and benchmark testing of system speed and reliability, providing alerts of any degradation of performance to the Technical Product Manager.

A good standard of advanced education.

Essential skills/ prerequisites:
  • Practical experience of working within a structured testing environment
  • Experience of testing web applications
  • Demonstrable attention to detail, evidencing an accurate and methodical approach
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills, especially all Microsoft Office products.
Desirable skills:
  • A software testing qualification, preferably ISEB certificate in Software Testing
  • A technical qualification such as a BSc/MSc degree (or equivalent) in a technical discipline
  • Experience of API testing
  • Experience with penetration software (e.g. Netsparker).
Essential abilities:

To be able to work flexibly when the workload demands.

To be able to travel to other locations if necessary.

Personal qualities:
  • To be self‐motivated with sufficient drive and enthusiasm to ‘get the job done’ on time, on budget and to an excellent standard
  • Inspiring and motivational to colleagues
  • To have a professional attitude with clients and colleagues
  • To be committed to the aims of the organisation
  • A willingness to acquire new and relevant technical skills and to keep abreast of developments in the IT industry
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Confidence with ability to display initiative
  • A team player.
Working hours and location:

The normal working hours are 37.5 hours per week. From time to time, you may be required to work additional hours to fully perform your job in accordance with the needs of the business.

The main working location is Elecosoft’s Market Harborough office, but the role may involve travel to other Elecosoft offices, client’s offices, and other locations as necessary in line with the needs of the business.

Closing date for applications is: 14 June 2021.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.