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Test Specialst (Financial Experience Required)

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Test Specialist, Financial Client (Financial Experience Essential), London, 6 Months

Our public sector client are looking for a high calibre and enthusiastic “hands-on” test Specialist to join the Business Delivery team and lead the testing activity in support of the Trading System Replacement project. The ideal candidate will have a strong background of testing ideally in investment banking operational environments.

The role will involve:

  • Defining, agreeing and documenting the test strategy at the planning stage of the project
  • Test planning including writing test plans and scripts
  • Management and maintenance of efficient testing procedures, templates & re-usable scripts
  • Supervision and management of test environments
  • Manage the work of testing resources, working closely with the Project Manager.
  • Ensure quality through controlling the sign-off and release of changes prior to implementation
  • Carrying out testing activities, as required.

Key Skills/Experience

  • 2 years’ experience of working in as Test Specialist role in an operational environment with time-critical activities (ideally finance - investment banking)
  • Defining test strategies using a recognised structured approach
  • Experience of automated testing is desirable
  • Testing in-house developed application software as well as 3rd party products
  • End to end testing of critical business processes
  • Managing small test teams and associated resources
  • Leading System Testing and User Acceptance testing.


• ISTQB or equivalent


  • Knowledge of financial processes and applications would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of trading systems preferred
  • Knowledge of good practice testing methods

Desirable Tools knowledge

  • Microsoft TFS Test Specialist, Visual Studio.
  • Selenium Web Driver, JMeter
  • OMR, Reuters, Bloomberg, Arcontech MVCS, Swift, Trading Systems
  • Testing Microsoft .Net development
  • V Model

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6 Months
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