Test Analyst

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Job Description

The Test Analyst plays a crucial role in the software development lifecycle, responsible for testing and quality assurance activities to ensure the delivery of high-quality software applications or systems. The analyst designs test plans, develops test cases, executes tests, and reports defects, working closely with the development team to identify and resolve issues.


  • Test Planning: Collaborate with stakeholders to understand project requirements, develop test strategies, and create comprehensive test plans that outline the scope, objectives, and approach of testing activities.
  • Test Case Design: Design and develop test cases and test scripts based on project requirements, functional specifications, and design documents, ensuring adequate test coverage.
  • Test Execution: Execute test cases and scripts to validate software functionality, identify defects, and ensure that software meets quality standards and acceptance criteria.
  • Defect Management: Identify, document, and track software defects using defect tracking tools, and collaborate with the development team to troubleshoot, reproduce, and resolve issues.
  • Test Automation: Collaborate with the automation team to identify opportunities for test automation and develop automated test scripts using appropriate tools and frameworks.
  • Test Data Preparation: Prepare and manage test data required for test execution, ensuring its relevance and integrity to support accurate testing.
  • Test Environment Setup: Collaborate with the development team to set up and configure test environments, including hardware, software, and network configurations, to simulate production environments.
  • Test Reporting: Document and report test results, including test execution progress, test coverage, defects found, and overall software quality, to stakeholders and project team members.
  • Regression Testing: Perform regression testing to ensure that software changes or updates do not introduce new defects or negatively impact existing functionality.
  • Continuous Improvement: Participate in lessons learned sessions, provide feedback on process improvements, and contribute to enhancing testing practices and methodologies.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the development team, business analysts, and project managers to clarify requirements, address issues, and ensure effective communication throughout the testing process.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of software testing principles, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Experience with manual testing techniques and tools, such as test case design, test execution, defect tracking, and test reporting.
  • Familiarity with test automation tools and frameworks, such as Selenium, Cucumber, or JUnit, is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle (SDLC) and agile development methodologies.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify, isolate, and troubleshoot software defects.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to thoroughly document test cases, test results, and defects.
  • Effective communication skills to collaborate with team members and stakeholders.
  • Experience with test management tools, version control systems, and defect tracking tools.
  • Knowledge of programming languages, such as Java, Python, or C#, is beneficial.
  • Certifications in software testing, such as ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board), are a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.

Salary: £32,000 to 39,000 Per Year

Job Summary

Isle of Man
Ref ID: 4631
£32,000 to 39,000 Per Year