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Senior Test Analyst

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Recruiter: Next
Listed on: 9th February
Location: Nationwide
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

About the team:

The Retail Stock and Logistics team supports the product merchandisers by making sure that the right stock is in the right place across our UK high street, Lipsy and international franchise stores.

In retail today, few areas of expertise are as important as this. Retail Stock and Logistics are pivotal to ensuring our fantastic products are always available in our stores.

About the Role 

As a Senior Test Analyst you will: 

  • Interpret functional specifications, in order to produce test plans and strategies.
  • Liaising with the development team and key business users in Agile development projects - attending scrum review meetings and develop targeted test plans and cases
  • Design and develop manual and automated tests, producing detailed test scripts.
  • Liaise with development teams and key business users during the testing, providing updates and status reports and alerting potential issues.
  • Perform integration, performance and stress testing of client and server applications - including post-release checking where required.
  • Perform integration, performance and stress testing of third party software applications.
  • Use Team Foundation Server and Sharepoint to manage test plans and individual test cases.
  • Use Optim to generate scalable test data to meet the requirements of multiple concurrent projects.
  • Use Optim to anonymise confidential information to protect privacy and support compliance.
  • Use Rational Developer for Z Systems to query and analyse test data and results.
  • Use Rational Developer for Z Systems to develop your own JCL to meet your testing requirements.
  • Use OPC to manage automated test applications and regions.
  • Be required to mentor junior members of the testing team.
  • Need to accurately report and track all tests created, progress of testing and log any bugs found in TFS and SharePoint.

About You:

 As a Senior Test Analyst you will:

  • Have extensive demonstrable experience of working on IBM Z Series mainframe systems.
  • Have a wealth of previous experience in batch scheduling and batch testing.
  • Be able to evidence your experience in testing online sessions generated both within a mainframe CICS session and also web hosted front ends.
  • Have extensive in converting user requirements into test plans and test cases.
  • Be experienced in working with both waterfall and agile development methodologies.
  • Experienced in identifying and generating test data to be used within your testing requirements.

Technical skills/business skills required

  • Optim
  • Spufi
  • OPC
  • JCL
  • TSO
  • REXX
  • DB2
  • Team Foundation Server
  • SharePoint
  • MS Office products
  • SQL
  • Endevor

Contact Name: Next
Reference: TJ/8395/TJNE2
Job ID: 2896136

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