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Ref: 1355-SB Test Analyst

Employing Company:   CalMac Ferries Limited                   

Position:   Test Analyst

Location:   Gourock

Contract Type:   Permanent

Rate of Pay:   £29,776 to £43,454 depending on experience

Contracted Hours:   37.5 hours per week

Date advertised:   04 April 2019

Closing Date:   25 April 2019

Ref:   1355-SB

Applications are invited for the position of Test Analyst within CalMac Ferries Limited. 

Role Overview

As a Test Analyst within IT you will be responsible for planning, organising and carrying out software testing to verify each product behaves to its specification and meets the business need.  
Utilising excellent communication and influencing skills you will collaborate with stakeholders at various levels across the organisation. A natural problem solver with a keen eye for detail you will work within a team of IT and business professionals to deliver quality software to the CalMac estate.

Principal Accountabilities

•    Preparation of test plans
•    Analysing requirements/business goals 
•    Carrying out reviews of system design and functional specifications
•    Test planning at all stages in the development cycle
•    Formulation of test objectives and defining quality criteria
•    Preparation and execution of all test phases
•    Defect tracking and reporting
•    Evaluating and advising on the quality of testing
•    Assisting business users with user acceptance testing
•    Measurement of acceptance criteria
•    Recommendations on system readiness

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

•    Experience as a Test Analyst
•    Experienced in testing Cloud/COTS based solutions
•    Experienced in various Test methodologies & test tools
•    Proficient in facilitating meetings & workshops
•    Adept at finding common software faults quickly
•    Highly skilled in software testing techniques, incident/defect tracking systems and other test-support tools
•    Analytical with a challenging, enquiring mind
•    Able to cope with dynamic requirements and change
•    Strong attention to detail 
•    Uses tenacity and creativity in problem solving
•    Passion for testing as a discipline and works with integrity
•    Takes ownership of assigned tasks and honours deadlines


•    ITIL v 3 Foundation accredited
•    ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst qualified
•    Knowledgeable in Project Management practices (PMI/PRINCE2)
•    Experienced in test automation

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