Test Analyst (Full time/Part time/Flexible/Homeworking)

9-2-3 Jobs
Oxford, Oxfordshire
up to £30k FTE
16 Jan 2019
16 Feb 2019
0119 Test Analyst
Charity, IT
Contract Type

Test Analyst

  • Test Analyst needed for a well known charity based in Oxford
  • 1 year+ test automation experience needed with knowledge of Selenium IDE/WebDriver
  • Up to £30k FTE
  • Great development opportunities for anyone with a wiliness to learn and develop their current skill set

Team Purpose

The Testing Team is part of the IS Enterprise Architecture Team at the charity. Our purpose is to ensure all new application development and updates are tested thoroughly. The team plays a key role in the day today working of the chairty enabling other departments work more effectively.

Job Purpose - Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

To contribute to the delivery of various projects across the charity, ensuring that

quality and integrity of the products is maintained in all releases.

  • Organise and prioritise testing work within an Agile team environment.
  • Be able to analyse requirements, identify testable conditions and write concise test scripts
  • Build/Maintain/Execute Automated tests.
  • Assist in the preparation of the Detailed test plan and assist the team in gaining sign off from key business and project stakeholders
  • Compile the test results and share with the team and other stakeholders.
  • Exploratory testing of applications.
  • Ensure test environments and test data are fully sourced and available prior to Test execution
  • The accurate and detailed recording of all bugs found during testing along with details of the circumstances leading up to the bug.
  • Adhere to all Information Security policies and procedures

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge


  • 1 year’s experience in Test Automation
  • Knowledge of Selenium IDE/WebDriver
  • Experience testing a wide range of systems.
  • Able to report results to manager and other stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Understanding of the software development life-cycle.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


  • Knowledge of SQL scripting.
  • ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Level Certified Software Tester.
  • Knowledge of JMeter.

Key Behavioural Competencies


We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.


We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organisation.

Relationship Building

We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organisation. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation.


We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.

Mutual Accountability

We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organisational values.  We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.

Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity

We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.

Systems Thinking

We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organisational decisions and actions.


We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviours to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.


We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organisations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.

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