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Test Analyst (Pentaho)

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Test Analyst, Quality Assurance, Tester, Design, Develop, Execute, Manual, Waterfall, Agile, Essex, Data Engineering, Application Testing, Database, Pentaho Data Integration, PDI, Automation, Functional, Regression Pack, BI, Business Intelligence, ISEB, ISTQB, ISIT, ETL, UAT, SQL, Scrum

Our Public Sector client based in Essex requires an experienced Test Analyst with a proven track record in software delivery to join our talented team and demonstrate a passion for software testing and Quality Assurance. The Test Analyst will need to be technically competent, with excellent problem-solving and communication skills. They will be responsible for designing, developing, and executing tests in line with agreed plans and strategies for the client’s Data Engineering delivery group.

This is a vital role within the test department with manual functional testing of new applications and databases. As a member of a small, but highly collaborative, dynamic test department, the successful Test Analyst will be asked to provide mentoring, leadership, and direction to other team members, as well as ensuring the quality of the team’s output is of a consistently high standard. The Test Analyst must be able to demonstrate they have expert knowledge of working in waterfall and Agile methodologies, along with testing on Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) transformation projects. Automated test development will be a benefit as the functional tests would ideally be converted into an automated regression pack after each sprint.

The ideal candidate will have a background on BI projects with experience of end to end data flows. The role requires the Test Analyst to have a strong focus on data integrity and accuracy on all Test outputs.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design and manage Test Cases for Test Execution in all phases in the SDLC
  • ISEB/ISTQB certified
  • Functional and ISIT testing
  • Understanding of ETL and Pentaho Data Integration processes
  • Ability to interrogate databases using SQL
  • Agile Scrum experience
  • Analyse User Stories and business/functional requirements
  • Accurately report & prioritise defects
  • Support UAT Test phase
  • Execute test cases under pressurised deadlines
  • Experience of various testing techniques and methodologies- such as Waterfall and Agile
  • Well-organised, detail-oriented and able to handle and effectively prioritise multiple tasks and activities
  • Collaborate with project stakeholders and associated delivery teams in resolution of issues or defects
  • Passion for Quality Assurance
  • Confident in Technical Abilities

The following would be advantageous:

  • Knowledge of Confluence and Jira
  • Automation testing experience

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3 Months
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