Senior Test Analyst

University of Oxford
July 10, 2024
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Senior Test Analyst

The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Test Analyst to join the Testing Team in IT Services. The Testing Team is part of the Programme and Project Delivery Group located in central Oxford. This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working.

IT Services is a key department that ensures that the University has robust, reliable and high-performing IT facilities it requires to support the distinctive needs of those engaged in teaching, learning, research and administration. We value and recognise our own and the contribution of others, creating a great culture to work in and a place where we all feel we belong.

One sentence summary of job

This role requires an exceptional person who has extensive knowledge and experience planning and executing functional and non-functional testing.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • This role also offers the opportunity for hybrid working

    About the Role

    This role requires an exceptional person who has extensive functional and non- functional testing experience. You will have performed manual and/or automated testing using industry standard testing tools. You will be able to work on your own initiative and take the lead in all stages of testing within a project. You will gain a thorough understanding of the IT Services testing framework and guidance for testing, applying these to your day-to-day work. You will have experience in an extensive range of software systems and will be expected to learn and understand the systems that IT Services develops and supports. The Senior Test Analyst will be an excellent communicator, an advocate and source of testing knowledge and expertise. You will understand the benefits of testing and advise on best practice. Through influence and negotiation, you will ensure an effective risk-based approach to testing is achieved. Where testing involves colleagues with little or no formal testing experience, the Senior Test Analyst will provide technical knowledge, mentorship and training to achieve an effective testing outcome.

    About You

  • ISEB / ISTQB qualification in software testing or equivalent qualifications or experience.
  • Experienced in the configuration and use of test management and defect tracking tools.
  • Extensive experience as a functional test analyst.
  • Experience writing SQL queries or using a similar database language.
  • A thorough understanding of static testing.
  • Experience as a test lead, taking responsibility for managing your own workload and directing the work of others.
  • A thorough understanding of a risk-based testing.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non- technical colleagues at all levels in both verbal and written communications.
  • The ability to work within, and contribute to, a team environment and build and maintain effective working relationships with customers, users and colleagues within the wider project team.
  • The ability to work on your own initiative and manage your own workload to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge and experience of non-functional testing, for example, performance, security and usability.
  • Application Process

    You will be required to upload a supporting statement describing how you meet the selection criteria for the role, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

    The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 10 July 2024

    Contact Person : Vacancy ID : 173704 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 10-Jul-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : Salary (£) : 45585 - 54395

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