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System Tester

Job Title: System Tester
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + + excellent benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JO0000000588_1493109646
Contact Name: Prospectus
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Job Published: April 25, 2017 09:40

Job Description

Our client, a major financial organisation based in the City of London, is looking for a System Tester with extensive experience of working in a structured testing role.

You will be working as a System Tester to support the delivery and stability of the organisations IT solutions and will be expected to quickly become an applications Subject Matter Expert. You will be assigned to work on a given project working alongside IT Technology Partners, Business Analysts and Developers.

The ideal candidate will have experience of testing legacy systems such as Fiscal (Universe) along with experience of using Microsoft Test Manager along with a logical and methodical approach to problem solving with good written and verbal communication skills.

·Meeting with Developers, Business Analysts, Technology Partners and system users to understand the scope of the project
·Identifying business requirements retrospectively as applicable
·Accurately provide test planning and execution estimates
·Rapidly writing and executing quality test scripts and delivering a re-usable set of regressions test scripts for future releases all centrally managed within the testing tool
·Testing in different environments
·Identifying and logging defects - tracking end to end defect life-cycle
·Working towards project deadlines and provide regular test status reports
·Quality assurance
·Providing objective feedback to software development project teams
·Problem solving
·Designing tests to mitigate risk
·Presenting findings to software development and business user teams
·Working on multiple delivery teams at one time
·Liaising with project teams in other parts of the world
·Communicating findings to technical and non-technical colleagues

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:
·Experience of testing legacy systems such as Fiscal (Universe) will be advantages
·Extensive experience in a structured testing role is mandatory
·Experience in using Microsoft Test Manager will be beneficial.
·A logical and methodical approach to problem solving with good written and verbal skills.
·SDLC knowledge and prior testing knowledge essential
·Strong MS Excel skills - ability to summarise and write macros is essential (to provide clear and concise testing progress and status reports)
·Extremely organised and have a flexible approach to meet deadlines at short notice

·Educated to degree level (Minimum 2:1 or above) in a Finance, Business or IT related discipline
·Some form of formal Testing Certification is mandatory; preference towards:
oBCS ISTQB Foundation or Intermediate Certificate in Software testing an extreme advantage
oCertified Agile Tester or ISTQB Agile Tester Foundation an extreme advantage

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