Senior Test Analyst (EQPaymaster)

Job Code: IT-909

Objective of job

The Equiniti Paymaster IT Test department is responsible for the system testing of pension, payroll & L&P administration systems to meet the business requirements for our clients and Equiniti Paymaster.  This involves system and regression testing the core and configured systems used by pension and payroll professionals, in addition to system testing the digital self-service applications used by pension members and employers. The test team provide system testing support for bespoke pensions calculations, interfaces and workflows that have been developed to meet individual pension scheme requirements.

The department use Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) as its application lifecycle management tool working in conjunction with Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) to capture the individual test plans and testing iterations.    

The team has a breadth of knowledge across pensions, pension payroll, test analysis, test automation and non-functional testing using a combination of onshore and offshore test professionals.

The role of an Test analyst is to support Test Lead(s) and Manager(s) with the QA delivery for major software releases (core or configured) by executing pre-defined detailed test conditions and test scripts using Microsoft TFS, with appropriate test data creation, for core functional system enhancements or bespoke client configuration changes made to our internally developed pension and payroll administration platform.

The job holder will work on various projects outlined on the Delivery Roadmaps, providing support and assistance to the Test Leads during the software development lifecycle (SDLC) ensuring all processes and procedures are followed as detailed in the Test Strategy and Test Plans.

Qualification & Skills


  • A strong background in working with Agile testing process
  • A good understanding of test methods, covering - system testing, regression testing, exploratory testing, negative testing and platform testing
  • Must have experience of working in a development team that follows SDLC
  • A good background in working with automation test tools is desirable for autoamtion script execution
  • Knowledge of automated build / continuous integration platforms
  • Experience/Exposure to database SQL Server, Microsoft office and SharePoint
  • BE/ME/MCA/M.Sc. Computer Science with excellent track record
  • Should have appropriate years of testing experience required for this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Write test planning documentation from requirements specifications/user stories
  • Manual Test execution while accurately recording and storing test results
  • Fully understand how all aspects of their work integrates with the rest of the SDLC
  • Support the Agile testing process, attending daily stand-ups and ownership of individual user stories
  • Provide technical testing support for the test processes and methods as defined in the testing approach documentation
  • Implementing scheduled tests, execution and logging the tests and evaluating the results and documenting any deviations from expected results
  • Perform peer reviews of the test cases/scripts prepared by other team members
  • Facilitate test review meetings
  • Raise queries and collaborate to resolve queries with Development Team/Subject Matter Experts
  • Be a point of contact for effective dialogue with UK colleagues to resolve any clarifications and queries
  • Change control to original requirements for impact analysis and
    capture these changes within a traceability matrix or within TFS
  • Defect retesting, fault reviews and defect analysis of any issues raised
  • Conducting test Fault and Progress review meeting within the team
  • Experience in preparing test environment to execute test cases (Test Data)
  • Provide technical testing support during the SDLC, using SQL reporting tools to test data processing through applications and networks
  • Provide technical testing support for vulnerability testing for application data transfers
  • Provide testing expertise for the UI testing of Web and mobile devices
  • Provide technical testing guidance for multiple browser testing and device testing (operating systems), supporting risks and coverage reviews

Personal Attributes

  • Highly flexible, including willingness to work away from home base.
  • Interacts with and influence immediate colleagues and should have more influence in own domain.
  • Should perform a range of varied work activities in a variety of structured environments.
  • Understands and uses appropriate methods, tools and applications. Demonstrates a rational and organised approach to work.
  • Should have sufficient communication skills for effective dialogue with colleagues
  • Can rapidly absorb new technical information and apply it effectively. 
  • A good team player capable of delivering results in less than perfect circumstances.
  • Should absorb technical information when it is presented systematically and applies it effectively.

Job Location: Chennai


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