Main Purpose of Job
The role of an Automation Test Professional is to support the Test Analysts (automation and non-automation), 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 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 and outlined by GPMO
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 successful candidate will demonstrate the following experience skills and behaviours:
- Write test planning documentation from requirements specifications/user stories.
- Setting up the test environment in co-ordination with the IT services
- Experience in preparing test environment to execute test cases (Test Data)
- Perform peer reviews of the test cases prepared by other team members
- Participate in test review meetings within the team
- Defect retesting, fault reviews and defect analysis of any issues raised