Senior Test Engineer (Payroll)

Job Code:  ATR-139

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


  • A Good 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
  • Test Automation script  execution  using Selenium  is added advantage
  • 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.
  • UK Pensions & Payroll domain is added advantage

Key Responsibilities:

  • Writing of test conditions/scenarios, test scripts with expected results and test data for testing project
  • 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
  • Implementing scheduled tests, execution and logging the tests and evaluating the results and documenting any deviations from expected results
  • Participate in test review meetings within the team.
  • Defect retesting, fault reviews and defect analysis of any issues raised
  • Provide technical testing support for vulnerability testing for application data transfers 
  • Provide test automation support, using their experience of automated methods and tooling
  • Provide Knowledge transfer and functional testing support to Junior testers 
  • Provide technical testing support for vulnerability testing for application data transfers
  • Provide testing expertise for the UI testing of Web and mobile devices

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