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Test Automation Analyst

Summary Information for vacancy - reference TAA01


Pensions Regulator


£41412 - £41412 Per Annum


Brighton, East Sussex, South East

Closing Date

23 June 2011

Interviews start

Not specified


Not Specified


Not specified

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms

Fixed-term contract

Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work

Information Technology

Brief Description

Provide a service to the IT Development Manager to carry out testing, test management and automated testing.

Vacancy description

Key accountabilities

• Provide a service to the IT Solutions Manager to identify automation requirements & solutions
• Design & automate test suites in QTP to a sufficient standard so that they are robust, uncomplicated and can be maintained in a straightforward fashion.
• Maintain existing system & automation tests to adapt to changes in application suites.
• Work with the ITSS Manager to prioritise automated testing schedule so as to protect project & Business As Usual deliverables
• Maintain & execute existing regression tests using WinRunner via the Functional Test suite on Windows client server executable based system.
• On occasion provide manual systems testing skills to assist the ITSS team or business UAT team when necessary.
• Commitment to quality delivery
• Liaise with test analysts from implementation partners in order to carry out end-to-end testing of business processes


Essential skills and experience

• Testing Interfaces between organisations
• Testing COTS packages
• Proven QTP experience
• Demonstrate clear and structured thinking in test design
• Demonstrate clear & structured thinking in test planning
• Ability to work within multiple parallel testing disciplines


Desirable skills

• Knowledge/awareness of .net
• Knowledge of document management & contact management systems
• Knowledge of Team Foundation Server
• Experience of Test Driven Development



• Identify, prioritise and plan effectively – Experienced
• Deliver appropriate outcomes in line with our objectives – Experienced
• Evaluate, learn, adapt and improve – Experienced
• Understand our audience – Experienced
• Communicate clearly – Mentor
• Build good working relationships – Experienced
• Respect others – Experienced
• Take responsibility – Experienced
• Behave professionally - Experienced


Further information

CRB check required - Yes

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a covering letter, with details of how your experience and skills meet our essential criteria and your CV to Row Elliott

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