Test Analyst 6 month contract min. Reigate, Surrey Circa £400 per day Test Analyst is required by vibrant Reigate based financial services organisation. There is a manual focus but automation experience is advantageous. You will be responsible for the testing of software solutions, supporting projects, business as usual, continuous improvement and small change. The testing service provided by the testing function focuses on 'right first time' delivery, adhering to agreed processes, controls and governance, actively encouraging continuous improvement. Key Responsibilities: - Project Planning To work with Test Team Managers and project stakeholders to establish a robust testing approach. To work with project teams to qualify and document the scope of testing required to provide assurance of projects/key changes. - Test planning To define, shape, plan, estimate and document testing activity for all tests phase - Test phases and advice To perform specific test phases (System testing/System integration) and provide advice and oversight on all other phases (e.g. unit testing, User Acceptance Testing). Conduct peer reviews of test plans, scripts and defect recording - Test Automation Build, implement and configure the automated test solutions. - Issue Tracking Log and progress test issues through to resolution. Log and generate appropriate issues statistics. - Continual Improvement Generate, and act upon, ideas to improve test processes and procedures. - Customer Focus Discover and respond effectively to ever changing needs of all customers; reviewing and recommending improvements to the controls that are in place to ensure both internal and external customers are treated fairly. - Maintain competence To maintain your own competence and personal development Key Requirements: - ISEB/ISTQB Certificate in Software Testing - Strong experience in technical and/or non-technical Test Analysis. - Familiar with Test Automation tools and the delivery of automated testing solutions using industry standard technologies, such as QTP, UFT. - Existing experience or willingness to learn BDD techniques; including understanding of writing test acceptance using Gherkin and the use of tools such as Specflow to create test solutions. - Experience working within an Agile environment; delivering within defined Sprints; familiarity with Agile principles and ceremonies. - Working with stakeholders to define testable requirements. - Experience in planning and successfully delivering cross-business change projects involving IT change within the Financial Services Sector; working within a formal governance and control framework covering all aspects of project delivery. - Experience with IT development processes and delivery lifecycles; test strategy, methodology, plans, scripts and defect management; release strategy and configuration management; testing tools, and applications across full project lifecycles For immediate consideration please email your CV to Rebecca at Arc IT.