Test Analyst – Irlam, Manchester

The Role

The main purpose of the role is to prepare, execute and document tests of software-based delivery items. This may require the development of related automatic test suites. Following the completion of the test and acceptance process, there will be a need to oversee some aspects of the release process in particular, early life defect remediation, future requests and ad-hoc support for user queries.

Key Result Areas

  • Working with IT Development teams (internal or external) to build an understanding of the functional requirements of a software item.

  • Preparation of test suites using a mix of textural documents and automated scripts.

  • Reviewing test suites with internal and external stakeholders. Considering scope/coverage, repeatability/reliability, timescales, sequencing.

  • Enacting the test suite and responding to findings both with the suite itself and results from the tests.

  • Documentation of test results using support systems (Jira for example).

  • Commenting on progress with verbal and /or written reports.

  • Support for the development of automated testing wherever practical. This will include regression testing, remote system emulation and any other aspect of the test process which may be automated.

  • Support for the release process as required by the Software Team Leader. This is an informal role, responding to the requirements of the project and wider business requirements.

Reporting to

Development Team Leader



Person Specification


  • Degree level qualification in a relevant subject - desirable

  • In-service training in subjects related to the testing process, automated tooling and quality systems – essential

Relevant Experience

  • Development of test suites for software-based deliverables that include, web-based UIs

  • REST or SOAP APIs (desirable)

  • Business software processes (e.g. database interaction)

Aptitude, skills and abilities

  • Evidence of test automation application development

  • Evidence of team working (desirable)

  • Able to present clearly around test and automation topics

Personal attributes

  • Team player

  • Diligent

  • Quick learner

  • Good communicator

  • Genuine interest in test and test automation

  • Ordered thinking and presentation of ideas

  • Affable and clearly interested in the topics required by the role

Our ideal fit

Someone who is a team player, they must be willing to roll their sleeves up from time to time, to take this business from a start up to an industry leader.

Working with Freedom Fibre

We operate in a relaxed and industrious atmosphere. You will be encouraged to speak out and contribute wherever you feel you have something to offer. We are flexible with working hours so you can enjoy a relatively stress-free commute or work from home to create the best possible work/life balance, that suits you and Freedom Fibre.

We offer an attractive package including bonus, generous pension, private health care and flexible working along with other benefits.

Freedom Fibre is an equal opportunity employer

We are committed to being a successful, caring and welcoming place for all employees. We want to create a supportive and inclusive environment where our employees can reach their full potential, without prejudice and discrimination. We are committed to a culture where respect and understanding is fostered, and the diversity of people's backgrounds and circumstances will be positively valued.

Place of work

The place of work will be offices in Irlam, near Manchester.

Still Interested?

Email HR@freedomfibre.com

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