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Quality Assurance Analyst

Vacancy Salary £Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Vacancy Location Bournemouth
Division Finance
Closing Date 17/12/2021 05:00

This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Overall Job Purpose

Please note that this role does require 2 days a week working in our Bournemouth Office.

Working as part of a Scrum Team, the role holder has responsibility for all quality assurance activities from receiving the business requirement through to being ready for QA. Provide a comprehensive technical test function for project and product driven changes for a specific application set. Inclusive of Automation, Regression, Performance, Functional and Non Functional testing prior to releasing the feature to business users for final validation.

Accountabilities

  • Responsible for ensuring all functions and features undergo system, regression, integration and performance testing prior to release Business Acceptance, for a specific application set.
  • Prepare Test cases and test plans, progress reports and end of stage reports as required.
  • Actively remove blockers for test execution and the application team. Escalate where needed.
  • Creation of high quality feature files and other automation artefacts using the BDD syntax at a story and release level.
  • Ensure testing activities covering the range of end of end testing are carried out (by themselves or others as required).
  • Advocate and employ automated testing tools techniques particularly to support regression testing across all product platforms.
  • Take ownership and be the ‘go to’ person for all testing advice during the development lifecycle for the applications set.
  • Attend all Scrum Ceremonies required to actively contribute to the sprint cycle, representing the system test team of the application as needed.
  • Responsible for the contributions of the offshore test team allocated to the application, ensure active engagement in maintain regression and automation packs.
  • Embed a culture of agile working and continuous improvement across own business area, encouraging simplicity, efficiency, ownership and accountability. 
  • Support the development of standards, tools, techniques for testing (including test preparation).
  • Mentors and supports Junior QA’s.

Skills Required

Essential

  • Educated to at least “A” levels.
  • ISEB / ISTQB Foundation certificate in Software Testing.
  • Experience of test analysis, execution and automation throughout the test cycle.
  • Experience of testing web based applications.
  • Excellent understanding of Testing approaches and methodologies.
  • Test Tools: C#, Selenium, SpecFlow, Jenkins, Jira.
  • Knowledge and experience in Information Technology Solutions with a high degree of business appreciation.
  • Experience of Teseting within both AGILE and V-Model development environments.
  • Able to continuously improve and shape testing approach to suit the Testing function.

Desirable

  • Experience of working within the Health Insurance sector.
  • A degree in a relevant computing subject.

Vitality is an award-winning, dynamic and vibrant financial services provider, with a ground-breaking vision for the future, where individuals are enabled to succeed and are rewarded and recognised for their contribution to our business. We’re the UK insurer and investment provider that rewards people for positive lifestyle choices – a key element of our Shared-value model. With 1.4m UK members and more than 25m globally, we’re out to make the world a healthier, happier place. This applies as much to our people as it does to our members.

Working in the IT team at Vitality, or Tech Tribe as we like to say, you’ll be part of an innovative, fast-paced and global results-orientated team. Always striving for new ways of working, we aim to disrupt the market by launching innovative products and services in which IT plays an active and important part, using modern technologies to support our company’s vision and ambition.

Wherever possible, we will consider a variety of working options to suit your lifestyle, whether that be hybrid home/office working, flexible working and part or full time employment. It’s what we call offering shared values, because a healthy happy team is good for us, good for our members and good for you.

Please note that to ensure the safety of our offices and employees, we require all new hires to be vaccinated for Covid-19.

If your doctor has told you not to be vaccinated, please let us know during the application process so that an accommodation can be made. If you believe you may be exempt under other grounds (non-medical) please submit your reasons to us and we will review them.

You can find more information about our commitment to ensuring office safety to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission here.

If you have any questions, please contact: recruitment@vitality.co.uk.

Wherever possible, we will consider a variety of working options to suit your lifestyle, whether that be working from home, flexible working and part or full time employment. It’s what we call offering shared values, because a healthy happy team is good for us, good for our members and good for you.

As well as a highly competitive pay package, you’ll enjoy: Free places to Vitality sponsored run events, online fitness classes and wellbeing workshops, competitions to win tickets to top-flight sporting events, health checks and access to our full range of partners and rewards.

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Charles Bresler
CTO

"We live the Vitality values - couple that with being an innovative place to work and a shared value model to boot, it means no matter where you work in Vitality, you impact our customers in some way. That's what I enjoy!"

Kanika Chaganty
Chief Data Officer

"I get to work with so many talented and diverse people who are willing to collaborate, challenge, help and support all levels. There's a great vibe and a feeling of being part of a large family."

At Vitality, we are committed to diversity and inclusion because it’s good for our employees, for our business, and for society. This means we treat all job applicants fairly and welcome applications from all communities and affinity groups.

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