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Test Analyst

University of Kent - Information Services Department

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £36,386 to £40,931
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th December 2022
Closes: 15th January 2023
Job Ref: IS-101-22

If you have hands-on software testing experience and a thorough knowledge of the principles of functional and non-functional testing, we welcome your application to this full time Test Analyst position, within our Information Services Department.

The Student Data Systems team develops and maintains the University’s student record system that underpins the entire student lifecycle from admissions and clearing through to graduation. The core system used is Tribal SITS. The Test Analyst is responsible for championing, enabling, organising and delivering technical and UAT testing to improve the quality and consistency of services provided through our systems.

As a Test Analyst you will:

  • Facilitate and deliver testing throughout the development lifecycle, in line with business, functional and non-functional requirements
  • Collaborate with developers to design and implement manual and automated tests and embed testing as an integral part of the development process
  • Write (and where practical automate) test scenarios and scripts including the expected outcomes for functional, system, regression, integration, user acceptance and usability testing needs
  • Review test processes within the team to ensure they are effective, lean and deliver value.

To be successful in this role you will have/be:

  • Educated to HND Level (or comparable standard) or have equivalent experience
  • Experience of writing and executing system tests, regression and integration testing
  • Experience of empowering users and business analysts to construct, manage and run testing cycles
  • Ability to gather, analyse and present data and information effectively   
  • Hands-on software testing experience within a whole range of functional and non-functional testing including UAT, acceptance and system testing

The student record system is used by nearly 20,000 students to access details of their academic progress. Many more thousand enquiries and applications are received and processed. The student record system links with ~40 other systems providing an authoritative source of student data and identity, enabling accurate and timely delivery of many different services to staff and students.

What you can expect from us:

  • A friendly, open and collaborative working environment
  • Hybrid working options allowing a flexible blend of office and home working (to be agreed in line with business needs)
  • Support in your development
  • 43 days' leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)
  • Excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • On campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery (Canterbury) and food outlets
  • Study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts
  • On site parking

To apply:

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. You are required to complete the main details section of the application and upload your CV and cover letter. Your CV and cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples, which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document. If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact The HR Team on iscsestates@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: IS-101-22

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