Job: Digital QA Senior, Pentaho, ETL, Public Sector

Job Title: Digital QA Senior, Pentaho, ETL, Public Sector
Contract Type: Contract
Location: SouthendonSea
Salary: £400 - £600 per day
Start Date: Immediate
REF: DigitalQASenior3153
Contact Name: Michael Cormell
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

QA, Quality Assurance, Test Analyst, Tester, TDD, BDD, Scrum, ETL, Jira, Confluence, UAT, Pentaho, SQL, Hive, Impala, ISQTB, ISEB

The Test Analyst will be required to support project testing by:
  • Static testing / Analysis of supplied Project Artefacts in test preparation.
  • Requirements / User Story analysis to aid test planning.
  • Creating Test scripts / Acceptance Criteria for a set of User Stories (requirements).
  • Collaboration with scrum team members and all Test customers & business representatives to detect and resolve defects early and build quality into products.
  • Supporting, coaching and developing other Test staff.
  • Reviewing technical design specifications produced by HMRC or third-party suppliers.
  • Peer reviewing Test Artefacts (e.g. Test Scripts) as required.
  • Creating Test Data for user stories and saving on Bitbucket.
  • Creating realistic, reusable test data.
  • Executing test scripts and recording results.
  • Raising defects in alignment with Data Engineering guidelines, and assisting in their resolution.
  • Reviewing test results to ensure solutions meet business requirements.
  • Updating tracking tools, e.g. Jira/Confluence on an ongoing basis to maintain data quality.
  • Timely & accurate reporting of the status of testing related activities against plan.
  • Attending project ceremonies e.g. sprint planning, retrospectives, stand-ups as appropriate.
  • Maintenance of own technical or specialist knowledge.
  • Identifying and managing allocated risks & issues.
  • Analysing testing related issues arising on projects, devising and implementing pragmatic solutions.
  • Ensuring testing infrastructure requirements are known, clearly understood, and progressed appropriately.
  • Promoting best practice and supporting Test initiatives in developing HMRC testing capability.
  • Working with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle.
It is essential that applicants can demonstrate:
  • Proven and current QA/Test Analyst experience in a large Company or Public Sector organisation.
  • Excellent testing knowledge throughout all phases of the testing lifecycle.
  • Proven testing experience with ETL Technologies.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies (e.g. TDD, BDD, SCRUM, Kanban, etc.) and working within an agile, multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Experience in developing product backlogs with measurable success criteria.
  • Analysis of user stories to identify acceptance criteria.
  • Knowledge and experience of test automation including basic coding experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of mentoring.
  • Experience in product review.
  • Experience of using Jira and Confluence.
  • Experience with the use of version control systems.
  • Co-ordination and development of testing including Scripting, Scenario Planning and execution to include:
    • Integration testing
    • Functional testing
    • Co-ordination of User Acceptance testing (UAT)
    • Performance testing
    • Regression testing
It would be desirable for applicants to be able to demonstrate:
  • Testing experience with Pentaho Data Integration and/or Pentaho Reporting.
  • Knowledge of SQL and/or Mondrian query languages
  • Experience of automating ETL testing.
  • Experience with HIVE/IMPALA
  • Testing in a Linux environment
  • Experience of a range of platforms e.g. Client/Server Internet Browser technologies, Oracle etc.
  • Experience of a range of Testing tools e.g. ALM, LoadRunner, Selenium, SOAPUI and JMeter
  • Experience of building or using test automation frameworks.
  • A relevant software testing qualification e.g. ISEB/ISTQB (or equivalent)
Please apply with your latest CV to be considered for this role.