Software Test Analyst

Who we are

We are the largest UK-based online retailer of musical instruments and equipment. Our dedicated software development team has been established in Manchester for almost 15 years. Our continued success and growth allowed us to list on the London Stock Exchange in June 2015. We are growing, come and grow with us and be part of the story.

Job overview

Being at the forefront of online retail requires continual investment and development in our front and back-end web systems. As a software tester, you will work as part of our development team. Following agile principles, you will collaborate with multiple stakeholders including; end users, key client representatives, business analysts, designers, developers and more. Specific activities can range from preparing and executing tests to defining strategies, implementing process improvements and coaching others. This also includes developing automated test frameworks and scripts.

Responsibilities
  • Designing and planning test strategies for projects and applications;
  • Undertake test planning activities for Agile deliveries
  • Plan own workload and scope/requirements
  • Analyse functional and technical specifications and user stories to derive test cases and scenarios
  • Diligently follow test plans and investigate issues encountered;
  • Agree test scope and scenarios with key stakeholder and/or clients
  • Demonstrates knowledge and practical experience of test tools and industry standard best practice
  • Identify issues and risks relating to workload, escalate these appropriately and provide suggested mitigating actions
  • Prepare input test data and expected results
  • Review own test conditions, test scripts / user stories, input test data, and expected results for all test phases
  • Effectively prepare regression, ad hoc and re-tests as required
  • Develop test automation frameworks and test models
  • Execute tests thoroughly to ensure software quality including running automated tests
  • Identify faults/defects
  • Work with the project teams to resolve any issues in a timely manner
  • For Agile deliveries, contribute to daily scrums, sprint reviews and retrospectives
  • Complete demonstrations to the client on the completed features of the system
  • Actively contribute to process improvement initiatives and enhancements to current procedures including recommending quality improvements
  • Keep the team and relevant stakeholders informed of progress and any challenges

Rewards

We value your wellbeing and want to ensure you have a lifestyle that helps you get the best of your work and your free time, with that in mind we offer a flexible working hours policy. We are constantly reviewing our packages and perks, below is a selection:
  • Great salary
  • Share options
  • Employer pension scheme
  • Staff discount on all musical equipment
  • Monthly meals out on the company
  • Monthly night out on the company
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free fruit bowl each week
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee referral scheme worth £1000 per hire
  • Flexible working
  • No dress code
  • Plus many more to be added...

If you are interested to learn more then please email sarah.laidler@gear4music.com to arrange a confidential and informal chat. View all information