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Test Analyst

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Recruiter: Experis IT
Listed on: 16th July
Location: Edinburgh
Salary/Rate: £350 - £380
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Test AnalystEdinburgh (remote working initially, then onsite working when COVID restrictions lifted)6 months+£350-£380 per day*Inside IR35 Client Overview:Our client is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations. Their customers range from individual savers and investors to some of the world's biggest companies, governments and international organisations. They aim to connect them to opportunities and help them to achieve their ambitions.Role Overview:The Test Analyst role is responsible for testing changes and enhancements to systems to ensure that these changes have the desired effect intended by the development and business teams. The Test Analyst's role is to understand the nature of the change, analyse this, and identify what needs to be tested and carry out the tests and document the results. Changes may range from a simple fix to the introduction of major new systems.The Test Analyst adheres to standards for testing and the subsequent release into production and ensures that testing and operational documentation is fully completed. This responsibility ensures that the Test Analyst has extensive liaison and communication with development and business teams throughout the development and delivery lifecycle. Key Responsibilities:Apply specialist expertise to undertake the day to day responsibilities of the testing process, organize and participate in the review and analysis of appropriate documentationConsult with user groups to determine testing needs and to ensure smooth project implementationsWork with the Test Manager to ensure the correct testing strategy is implemented depending on individual projects needs and requirementsPromote the use and benefits of automated testingUndertake the execution of the test strategy following consultation with business and development teamsValidate test scripts in cooperation with business users and development teams and ensure appropriate sign off is securedParticipate in 'risk based' testing assessments with business usersContribute to the definition of requirements for test environmentsContribute to ensuring that the delivery of systems to the live environment meet the agreed quality expectationsEnsure that any issues or risks are addressed in an appropriate manner, escalating them as requiredAssist in coordinating hand over of testing to business usersEnsure compliance with all relevant internal instructions (FIMs, GSMs, circulars) and external regulatory requirements, including the management of operational risk and adherence to the Group's standards of ethical behaviour Essential Skills/Experience:Have good knowledge of the project and test lifecycleUnderstand and interpret complex business and IT requirementsStrong analytical skills and an ability to find logical solutions to problems and manage to resolutionSubstantial experience of functional testingGood working knowledge of functional test automation and test management tools and practices, in particular Mercury Quality Centre and Quick Test ProfessionalAbility to work with remote teamsKnowledge of Investment Banking i.e. Middle Office/ Fund Accounting/ Transfer Agency/ Custody Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.