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2 x BI QA Analyst (FTC)

Location

Warrington / Flexible

Background

This is an exciting opportunity to come and join the leading UK Health and Social Care Solutions Company. We are looking for a QA Analyst to join our Data, Reporting & Analytics team. The role will be to work with our Agile teams to ensuring the quality of software meets functional requirements and standards. QA Analysts are specifically assigned to the development and execution of test plans, performing tests, running test scripts, contributing to maintenance of test materials, and completing reports on test outcomes. You will operate as part of an Agile Team delivering Agile testing in close collaboration with colleagues within that team but will also contribute to integration test activities as required by the broader QA function. The Data, Reporting & Analytics team is responsible for building and maintaining our EPR data warehouse therefore the postholder should be confident in the writing of SQL queries and manipulation of data to ensure the warehouse is portraying an accurate reflection of the activity in the EPR.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Take ownership of planning, tracking and reporting of test executions for defined product releases for one or more modules
  • Perform static testing and impact assessment of Design and Change Request documentation
  • Development and execution of test cases and workflow scenarios, recording outcome of tests, escalation of defects and identified opportunities for product improvement
  • Collaborating with other software testers and implementation staff to facilitate the testing of System C (and where required, third party) software
  • Collaborating with members of the development team in order to provide QA feedback and drive up product quality e.g. exploration and resolution of defects identified
  • Creation and maintenance of suitable test environments for all software testing to take place. This includes the set-up of the software being tested and populating or configuring test data. This may extend to testing of interaction with devices e.g. printers, bar coding, dictation devices, medical devices.
  • Testing of interfaces and integration with other modules, products or interface test harnesses
  • Prepare and execute test plans, amending or updating test materials to ensure lessons learned are reflected in future testing activities
  • Perform static testing and impact assessment of Design and Change Request documentation
  • Review and contribute to software specification/requirements and acceptance criteria and derive tests accordingly
  • Assist with the population and maintenance of automated testing under the direction of the Automated Testing Manager as assigned
  • Assist in the development and instigation of protocols and procedures to improve the quality of our software
  • Assist the Support team in investigating and resolving problems with software
  • Other Duties – as required by the Company from time to time

Skills and experience

  • Knowledge of or work experience within health or social care informatics
  • Hands on experience of using Microsoft SQL Server including the following:
    • Writing SQL
    • Reporting Services
    • Understanding the flow of data through an ETL process
  • Experience of working with other Software Testers and QA analysts in a software development environment
  • Understanding of software testing techniques and QA processes
  • ISEB Foundation/ISTQB qualification in Software Testing
  • Experience diagnosing, reporting, tracking and resolving software quality issues
  • Experience developing test cases
  • Ability to work in a structured environment e.g. with defined test cases and an aptitude to think more widely about the context of such work and broader interdependencies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Experience of using Microsoft technologies, MS Office applications, email and word processing
  • Experience using a professional Test Management system e.g. Quality Centre, Quality Manager, Jira
  • Methodical and thorough approach to problem solving
  • Ability to organise, co-ordinate and prioritise day to day work load Desirable
  • Knowledge of the end to end software development life cycle
  • Exposure to healthcare/clinical software in an NHS hospital environment (e.g. Inpatients, Outpatients, Waiting Lists, Theatres, clinical applications etc.)
  • Experience of working in an Agile Scrum team.

Applications

Please apply in writing, sending a covering letter and CV to hrrecruitment@systemc.com

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