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Test Analyst

Salary Details:
Competitive Salary plus Quarterly Bonus
About The Company
Wren Kitchens is a truly passionate, family-run business, dedicated to delivering success with strong commitment and loyalty to customer experience. In less than ten years, we have become the UK’s largest kitchen retailer. With over 80 showrooms nationwide already, we will continue major expansion in the future.

This year also saw Wren named #1 top rated retail workplace in the UK. In addition to this, The Telegraph recognised us as the fastest growing bricks and mortar retailer with annual sales of over £500m and the Sunday Times ranked us as the 12th largest privately owned company in the UK.
About The Role
The Test Analyst performs an essential role in the department as they ensure that all IT systems are fit for purpose and working to specified business requirements. Wren utilises a mixture of 3rd party ERP software and cutting-edge systems built in house, ranging from Mobile Apps to Virtual Reality.
The successful candidate will need to effectively manage workloads to strict deadlines and ensure that new systems are usable and free of critical and major defects, whilst helping in maintaining the overall quality of our code base. They will also need to be able to document systems and to directly advise others in the testing required in large projects.

Main duties & responsibilities:

The role of the Test Analyst is primarily the testing of the systems created / updated as part of the development life cycle and to generate documentation where appropriate for various departments and contribute to maintaining testing scripts as and when required.

Other duties include:
  • Planning and organising testing activities
  • Responsible for ensuring system quality and business confidence throughout feature releases
  • Working with system Developers to create usable IT solutions
  • Daily interaction within Project teams and Stakeholders
  • Identification of problems and suggested solutions / remedial actions / workarounds
  • Proactive identification of department improvement
About You
  • Experience of testing web, mobile / tablet and design applications
  • Iterative software development awareness
  • Agile Testing Methodology awareness
  • Effective communication of testing plans / progress, both verbally and in writing
  • Capability to develop strong working relationships both internal and external
  • Analysis of information to identify problems and issues, making effective decisions
  • Ability to plan and organise workload efficiently, working to strict deadlines
  • Experience of ticketing systems (JIRA specifically beneficial)
  • Competence to work alone and within a team structure
  • Advanced level of literacy and numeracy
  • An above average level of IT competency
  • ISEB Certified Software Tester (Foundation)
  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, CSS and PHP
  • Knowledge of Automated Testing and Automation tools