Software Test Analyst

  • Job Reference: 00078288
  • Date Posted: 16 February 2021
  • Employer: BAE Systems
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  • Location: Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: + depending on expeirnece and skills
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Software Test Analyst

Would you like to play a key role in our Quality Assurance & Test team? We currently have a vacancy for a Software Test Analyst at our site in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

As an Software Test Analyst, you will be responsible for working closely with the Project and Development Teams to ensure the timely and quality delivery of projects. This is a very hands-on role to test in-house applications by designing, writing and updating test cases and test scripts.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to engage with internal and external customers to facilitate testing of small projects to larger programmes. This role will provide you with opportunities to further your career and progress within the company.

Your main responsibilities as a Software Test Analyst will involve:

Contributing to test planning by reviewing functional and non-functional requirements, raising issues and rejecting poor and/or unclear requirements

Writing test cases and scripts

Ensuring full requirements coverage and traceability within test specifications, including non-functional requirements

Working collaboratively with Development and Delivery teams to understand gaps in testing and ensure any gaps are covered within the test phases and where there are exceptions, raise the risk of impact to the application

Testing front end websites and back end systems

Recognising and recording faults with appropriate diagnostic information in the defect management tool

Contributing to scrum and triage meetings to drive resolution of issues and defects, engaging with relevant teams to ensure these are resolved quickly

Maintaining regression test suite

Working within the Quality Assurance and Test function to ensure testing follows best practice and aligns with the agreed QA Strategy

Your skills and qualifications:

Essential skills

Certification in ISEB or BCS/ISTQB

Proven test experience performing System, Integration and End to End application testing

Test Automation experience, e.g. jMeter, Selenium, BDD

API testing - web services / RESTful / (using Postman, jMeter etc.)

Experience of working in an agile environment (Scrum, Kanban etc)

IT related degree or relevant hands on expeirnece

Desirable skills

Knowledge of SQL

Experience of Jira and Automated testing tools

What we're looking for in you:

You will have strong communication skills with the ability to interact with internal and external senior stakeholders in an international environment. You will be a proactive individual that has a keen eye for detail, you will be able to work under your own initiative and within a team.

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of an element of working from home, flexible start and finish times or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.