Senior Test Analyst Salary: Grade 8 £33,136 to £37,107 (Bar at £36,153) per annum
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Hours: 35 per week Location: Town Hall Extension, off Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5DB
Reference: MCC117456NJ/11 We are undergoing an unprecedented amount of change and are at the forefront of driving integration across Public Services, under the leadership of the Chief Information Officer, There are 5 service areas that connect to deliver a holistic ICT service. These areas are: PMO & Governance, Engagement & Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Delivery & Test, Service Operations. The Delivery and Test Function is responsible for the control and delivery of the portfolio of ICT projects ensuring alignment with the ICT Strategy and Directorates priorities. The Delivery function is aligned to Directorates to provide more effective control of the Directorates’ project portfolio and more visible and effective stakeholder management. Test Management skills are generic and therefore an experienced and highly skilled Senior Test Analyst must be interchangeable across Directorate and technology Areas. You will have the opportunity to be part of a multi-millon pound transformation programme. We will expect you to take the best tried and practised Testing Methods both internally and externally and apply to MCC. You will work on phases of testing and be accountable for the delivery of multiple testing components of delivery projects at any one time or individual testing components of varying sizes, which are likely to be complex. You will have responsibility for sections of the end to end delivery of the testing deliverables for a project, although internal or external third parties may carry out some or all of the work. Your duties will include:
Line Management. Experience of leading and developing team members
Stakeholder Management and influencing stakeholders
Working with colleagues to identify test improvements and strategies;
Working with colleagues to produce, entry/exit criteria and user acceptance testing and sign off;
Creating and assisting colleagues in the production of quality test plans and scripts and reports;
Using a range of testing methods including full defect management;
Leading and governing best testing practices, ensuring they are performed for any change whether delivered via ICT or the business;
Continually improving and advancing the ICT Test Function by applying appropriate test methodologies and measuring failed/successful changes;
Promoting the testing function to all areas of MCC.
Be an expert in Manual, Automation or Performance Testing Methods and have ISTQB/ISEB Certificate in Software Testing.
Have extensive experience of testing key phases - integration, system, performance, regression, etc.
Have excellent knowledge of IT technical environments and issues.
Have significant knowledge of the relevant legislative framework and professional standards both within the ICT industry and in particular to a local authority.
Possess broad knowledge and have extensive experience of development processes, lifecycles, tools and techniques, as well as ICT infrastructure such as hardware, operating systems and databases, service delivery and service support concepts and processes;
Have extensive proven experience of Manual or Automated Testing on web and client server applications;
Have extensive proven experience of (or similar) manual or automated testing tools :- HP ALM QC, HP ALM, Selenium
Possess thorough knowledge of structured test methods and processes;
Have proven experience of testing complex user interfaces;
Have experience of the techniques used for planning and executing testing throughout the software lifecycle;
Possess broad experience of analysing, assessing and resolving complex test issues and problems;
Have broad experience of analysing functional specifications and creating test scripts;
Be willing to work flexibly on a rota basis and outside of core hours and on public holidays as required to meet customer demand.
Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail;
Be able to plan effectively and prioritise work tasks.
Manchester City Council is the local government authority for Manchester, a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. It is composed of 96 councillors, three for each of the 32 electoral wards of Manchester. Currently the council is controlled by the Labour Party and is led by Sir Richard Leese. Sir Howard Bernstein acts as the apolitical chief executive. Many, but not all, of the council's staff are based at Manchester Town Hall.
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