Test Analyst - SC Cleared

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  • Location:

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Sector:

    Software Engineer

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £350 - £400 per day

  • Contact:

    Phil Johnson

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

  • Start date:


  • Consultant:


Test Analyst - SC Cleared

+ 6 month initial contract

+ Newcastle based

+ £350 to £400 per day

+ Inside IR35

+ SC Cleared role

Key Skills:


+ UIs

+ SQL, Jira or similar Agile tools

Role Activities:

  • perform day-to-day test design, execution and associated activities to high quality standards

  • take ownership of tasks and responsibilities both individually and/or as part of a broad team of testers, including customers and external parties

  • assist and support the Test Manager with scheduling, coordinating and prioritising day-to-day test activities

  • work closely with infrastructure, service-management, design and development colleagues to continually share knowledge and seek solutions

  • support and participate in non-functional testing, eg performance and capacity/load

  • support and participate in dynamic operational acceptance & service management testing

  • support and participate in static testing / QA of 'operational documentation'

  • identify and collate valid test evidence

  • maintain test records and assets using Jira

  • contribute to incident triage and Defect Review Boards

  • assist with producing Test Plans and Test Completion Reports

  • contribute to determining environment readiness and raising objections

  • assist the Test and Project Managers with accurate and timely reporting of progress and RAID


  • eligibility for SC clearance and have no impediment to obtaining it

  • possess an ISTQB CTAL Certificate appropriate for their role (Test Analyst, Technical Test Analyst)

  • demonstrate pragmatism and efficiency in the testing role without compromising integrity

  • demonstrate confidence to raise issues and negotiate resolutions without compromising independence

  • demonstrate experience of testing UIs and non-UI applications

  • demonstrate experience of interrogating complex databases using SQL

  • demonstrate experience of testing based on agile methodologies

  • demonstrate experience of liaising effectively with internal and external stakeholders

  • familiarity with using Jira or similar ALM tools

  • experience of using automation or other supportive tools

  • adhere to company and programme policies, strategies and practices regarding testing and assurance

  • familiarity with ISO29119 and its precedents, including the ISTQB Glossary of Terms