QA Analyst - IT

Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time
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Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 40 per week

Salary: Up to £40,000.00 Dependant on Experience + Annual company Bonus + Benefits

An excellent opportunity has arrived for a talented QA Analyst to join our family and become part of something special. Sofology is an innovative, fast growing, retail business with a passion for technology driving the business forward on all platforms and media channels.

The Software QA Analyst will shares our passion for delivering quality software in a dynamic agile culture. The ideal candidate will be a strong self-starter with a strong focus on user experience and business collaboration.

What you'll be getting involved in..

  • Champion testing and good testing practices.
  • Understanding the needs of the business and the end-user.
  • Champion user experience.
  • Actively supporting agile development methods and best practices.
  • Participate in Retrospectives and Sprint Planning sessions; guiding from a quality perspective.
  • Support developers in kick-off activities for each story including defining Acceptance Criteria.
  • Preparing test scripts for each release; including Acceptance Criteria for Release to Live.
  • Working with other testers and teams to ensure the spread of good practices and knowledge.
  • Running functional and acceptance tests for new behaviour.
  • Ensure regression testing (automated or manual) is run on releases prior to go-live.
  • Input to the requirements of build and test environments.
  • Select the best tool for the job at hand, and proactively adapt the way of working as required.
  • Acquiring new testing skills and learning new technologies with minimal input.

The skills we would love to see our new colleagues demonstrate..

  • Strong understanding of creating a good User Experience.
  • Writing acceptance criteria as part of a ‘3 amigos' group.
  • Source control systems (e.g. GIT).
  • Working with the team to create automated tests.
  • Hands-on testing in Agile development environments and BDD.
  • Relational databases and basic SQL queries.
  • Testing of XML or JSON feeds, XSLT, REST, SOAP, JavaScript
  • Non-functional testing