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Data Test Analyst

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
IT
Location
Cardiff
External Closing Date
31/05/2019
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Test Analyst – Data Warehouse

Be part of our data journey. Admiral’s fast-growing IT units (Data Warehouse, Big Data and Business Reporting) are currently looking for an experienced Test Analyst.

Are you a bright tester looking to enhance your skills and move into thriving area within IT? We are at the start of an exciting journey to fully test a new data warehouse, as well as maintain our existing solution. We have a great opportunity for someone to join us and impose themselves on all test activities and drive continuous quality improvements in the Data area.

Within our organisation, there is a growing focus on data and data focused decision making. Therefore, a key task in this role will be minimising risks associated with data moving from source applications into our data warehouse, which is where the business rely on us to ensure this data is complete and of the highest quality.

Joining an experienced test team, you will engage with business users, developers and architects to understand the requirements and produce a test plan (ensuring test coverage meets our high standards). We need someone who is comfortable preparing, maintaining and executing test scripts to the agreed quality process. You will have a minimum ISTQB foundation certificate in software testing and be experienced at finding and logging defects, managing them through to solution. Someone who is willing to challenge at peer review, and work closely to standards and processes, will thrive in this role.

  Key Skills

  • Keen eye for detail and an avid interest in how a FTSE 100 handles its data
  • Passionate about testing and a resilient attitude in pushing the test perspective within a SCRUM team
  • Good analysis skills with proven ability to solve problems
  • Self-motivated, reliable and determined team player
  • Flexible and able to adapt to new processes and requirements in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to plan and manage own workload, delivering results within agreed deadlines
  • Positive outlook and a desire to learn and help drive and instil technical excellence within the department
  • Strong, clear and concise written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical people

 Essential Experience

  • Proven software testing experience including functional, regression and exploratory testing
  • Experience testing complex IT projects through to completion, resulting in delivery of robust and high-quality applications
  • Knowledge and experience of writing and understanding complex SQL queries
  • Strong functional testing experience with a proven ability to write and execute test cases based on specifications/user stories
  • An understanding of XML and the ability to amend XML scripts
  • Experience of using defect tracking tools such as JIRA
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of ETL and ETL tools such as Informatica

Desirable Skills

  • Experience and knowledge of:
    • SQL Developer
    • SQuirreL
    • Oracle
    • Teradata
    • JMeter
    • SOAPUI
    • MicroStrategy Integrity Manager
    • Wherescape
    • Informatica DVO
    • SAS
  • Experience of cloud-based testing
  • Knowledge and experience of slow changing dimensions
  • Experienced with data warehousing testing and database testing

The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Allison Martin. If you have any queries about this position, please feel free to drop her an e-mail allison.martina22@admiralgroup.co.uk or give her a call on the recruitment line – 0800 118 1619.

About Admiral

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture where we put our people and customers first. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better, and this in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas: Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We understand that a good work life balance is important, and we want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this. We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask your Recruitment Officer, Allison Martin, for more information.

 

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