Test Analyst Ref: 1801

School/department: IT Services 
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Reference: 1801
Salary: Starting at £33,199 and rising to £39,609. It is normal to appoint at the first point of the salary scale
Placed on: 2 August 2019
Closing date:
 26 August 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.   
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Test Analyst with solid technical skills to help develop and grow the test function within IT Services.

This is an exciting and transformational time for the IT Services as the University is engaged in replacing and redeveloping its major business and academic systems.

The successful candidate will work on testing system development for our existing bespoke business applications as well as new COTS and SaaS solutions, which will include integration, system, end-to-end and user acceptance testing. 

Excellent communication skills, as well as the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, whilst delivering quality, is essential. The successful candidate will also need to work with technical and non-technical colleagues.

The role holder will be able to:

  • Create project Test Plans
  • Plan and prepare manual test scripts from business requirements or technical documentation;
  • Execute manual tests and log results and defects;
  • Manage the resolution of defects;
  • Establish excellent working relationships with our customers to facilitate user acceptance testing;
  • Assist with the development of the test function.

 About you:

  • Up to 3 years previous experience in a test role;
  • ISEB/ISTQB Testing Foundation certificate;
  • Able to understand technical principals and contribute to the testing of IT solutions and the production of test scripts;
  • Ideally have experience of working in the HE sector;
  • Highly motivated with strong organisational skills;
  • Proven experience of working to deadlines;
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, but will also be comfortable working independently.

Download job description and person specification Ref 1801 [PDF 200.60KB]

How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to itsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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