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Test Engineer

Job Title: Test Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Industry:
Salary: No Benefits
Start Date: ASAP Subject to Clearance
Reference: 1805-40_1553172075
Contact Name: Emma Broderick AIRP
Contact Email: emma.broderick@sitecgroup.com
Job Published: March 21, 2019 12:41

Job Description

Sitec are currently looking to recruit a Test Engineer for a private nuclear MoD establishment in Reading. The post is for an initial 12 month contract and is paying competitively on an hourly basis.

Job Purpose
* Delivering phases of testing for assigned projects
* Undertaking test design, planning and execution as appropriate
* Ensuring the delivered services are formally tested and signed off prior to implementation.
* Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player.

Key Accountabilities
* Ensuring that testing is carried out to agreed corporate standards utilizing resources from third-party integrators and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from user departments as appropriate
* Responsible for the delivery of one or more concurrent test activities within the IT schedule of work or designated Solution Centre. Typically the engineer will be required to work alone, seeking guidance and assistance as necessary, but for larger elements of work may lead and work as part of a team

Key Responsibilities
* Write the detailed test plan, scripts and report
* Analyse a system to identify the test conditions and test scripts required to test the software item, meeting the requirements of the approach defined in the test plan
* Derive tests from requirements, design documents and user input and report on test coverage and traceability to the business requirements
* Analyse the risks present in the software item under test, and the creation of test material that reflects the mitigation of those risks
* Execute and record tests in accordance with the defined test process and the test plan/test schedule
* Ensure that test incidents are raised and documented in accordance with the agreed process
* Maintain the integrity of the test environment during test execution
* Arrange and support User Acceptance Testing (UAT) activities appropriately for the project deliveries
* Develop their own technical skills and knowledge in line with the needs and requirements of the project and business
* Produce progress reports as directed
* Provide estimates with reasonable accuracy of the effort required to complete tasks assigned to them, and reporting on the status of those tasks
* Contribute to overall corporate test process improvement by participating in setting objectives to improve service, process, methods and efficiency

Knowledge skills and experience
Essential
* Working knowledge of Computing and IS/IT trends and technologies.
* Familiar with writing test plans, scripts, completion reports, incident reports, and progress reports which must be written using clear and unambiguous language, using business centric or technical language as appropriate
* Takes a structured and effective approach to own work
* Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing with managers, customers and colleagues.
* Is flexible during times of change.
* Ability to effectively prioritise, understanding impact and risks.
* Reacts to planning changes in a prompt and efficient manner.
* Has the ability to promote the IT Services organisation

Experience
Essential
* Experience of working with third parties e.g. Developers, Customer Departments, Users
* Experience of assembling regression test packs that will endure the life of the system under test and the rationale behind their selection
* Experience of working with CAD tools, Oracle e-Business suite, COTS packages, Intranets and bespoke code developments
* Experienced in using tools for managing test execution and incidents (such as HP Quality Center)
* Is able to demonstrate an understanding of the technical knowledge required and is able to apply appropriately.
* Has experience of making informed technical judgements and decisions relevant to this role
* Experience in planning, estimating and controlling testing projects.
Desirable
* Awareness of COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and related Technology) and how it relates to change and configuration management.
* Is able to demonstrate an understanding of the technical knowledge required and is able to apply appropriately.
* Key understanding of the Standard Delivery Lifecycle and how Development and Testing compliments this SDLC
* Experience in non-functional testing, for instance operational acceptance and performance testing
* Experience of applying risk based strategies

Qualifications
Essential
* ISTQB/ISEB Testing Foundation Certification
Desirable
* Industry Standard Service Delivery foundation qualification (ITIL/COBIT).
* ISEB Practitioner Certificate

Willing and able to obtain and maintain the security clearance required for the role

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec, part of the Sitec Group. The services advertised by Sitec are those of an Employment Business

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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