Senior Test Analyst
Senior Test Analyst required to deliver testing services into exciting initiatives across MOE Businesses
Fixed term 24-month permanent position within a tight and supportive team
Based in Wellington CBD
$90,782 – $110,956 pa dependent on experience
The Ministry of Education has an exciting opportunity for experienced professionals looking for 2-year fixed term Senior Test Analyst role. This role sits within the Ministry’s Testing Services team, which forms part of a much wider ICT capability. This is a dynamic team responsible for delivering functional testing for everything from maintenance and enhancements to defect fixes and large-scale projects.
The Senior Test Analyst are expected to drive and support all phases of the software testing lifecycle. This includes test planning, test design and preparation, test execution, test reporting as well as any close out activities. Having experience in Automation Testing will be an advantage for these positions as both will be working on our ERS programme which requires both manual and automation testing skills.
The successful candidate will bring knowledge, skills and experience in the following areas:
In depth knowledge at least 5 years’ experience of working as a Test Analyst
Experience with agile delivery methodologies (Scrum and Kanban etc)
Has awareness of various test techniques that helps in accelerating software testing without compromising quality.
Well versed with API testing tools, ability to write acceptance tests from user stories and desire to extend your expertise in other areas of testing.
Competent with SQL Querying to perform Database testing
Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written particularly business writing and reporting, ensure your communication is always clear and concise.
Proven experience in writing test strategies, test plans and test summary reports
Competent in undertaking requirements analysis and establishing test coverage
Practiced in designing test sets, prioritising and providing general guidance
Proficient in writing test cases/scripts and/or procedures
Experienced with document reviews and ensuring industry standards are upheld
Capable of performing defect management, including triage sessions, and reporting
Skilled in executing system and system integration tests
Proficient in regression testing and the maintenance of regression suites
Practiced in generating progress reports and conducting stakeholder management
Experience in using TOSCA would be an advantage along with automation skills.
Experience or awareness of data migration testing practices and tools
It is desirable, but not a pre-requisite, that the successful candidate has the following qualifications:
A relevant tertiary qualification
ISTQB Foundation certified
ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst certified
Please note that NZ residency is required.
The Ministry is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
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