The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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We are looking for a Test Lead to work in a fast-paced, agile environment. Testing our eRecord PAS solution, web apps, devices and interfaces. The role requires a proactive and motivated tester to drive forward the improvement of IT quality.
- Interview date: 6th June 2023
- 37 hours 30 minutes/week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.
Main duties of the job
Role responsibilities will include manual testing of new systems, upgrades and bug fixes.
- Requirements analysis.
- Test planning and preparation
- Creation of test scripts.
- Updating existing test scripts in Excel.
- Reporting and management of defects.
- Creation of test reports to approve releases into the live domain.
- Oversight, review and continuous improvement of testing processes.
- Automation of manual tests.
- Strong attention to detail with a thorough and robust attitude.
- Confident in challenging peers and senior colleagues to report, investigate and resolve defects.
- Able to deal with tight deadlines and regular pressure to deliver releases into a clinical environment.
- Able to work remotely and with minimal supervision.
- Familiar with common test tools.
- Experience of working within the NHS would be beneficial.
- Experience of working with Cerner Millennium would be beneficial
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
02 May 2023
Agenda for change
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
317 Regent Point
The Test Analyst is an integral member of the Business Solutions team, reporting and supporting the Test Manager across a broad range of projects.
The Test Analyst is responsible for the design, creation and execution of test scripts which fully cover all functional and non-functional requirements with a system under test. The Test Analyst is also responsible for supporting the creation of test plans in line with the overall Test Policy.
The test analyst will:o Produce testing criteria from complex business requirements and userstories.o Be responsible for both testing directly and working alongside otherspecialist and non-specialist team members in testing a system.o Work with automated and non-automated test techniques.o Work directly and communicate effectively with users and stakeholdersin order to establish test requirements.o Responsible for executing tests within various test cycles including, butnot limited to, system and integration tests, regression testing,performance testing and usability testing.o Experience of integration systems, the post holder will understand thetesting lifecycles system, integration and user acceptance testing.o Take initiative and work to deadlines as required.o Discuss technical issues with developers as required.o Able to provide an overview of potential technical defects and impactswithin the various test cycles.o Report on progress and issues at required intervals.o Participate in requirements and design reviewso Provide guidance to the Test Manager regarding the quality of systemsunder test prior to release.o Work closely with users and other IT areas to ensure successful testingas necessary.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
- Degree or equivalent qualification / experience
- Completed relevant courses o An ISTQB certificate in Software Testing, equivalent qualification or professional experience.
Knowledge and experience
- Specialist knowledge / experience (to post grad level equivalent) gained through formal training in: o System / Functional Testing o Manual Testing o Automation Testing o Software development lifecycle and how it fits into working in both Agile and Waterfall methodologies o Proven ability to work both independently and within a team based environment
- Track record in testing with test automation software
- Experience of UAT and Functional test script creation, execution and reporting
- Experience in reporting during testing activities including issue progression and delays
- Experience of working with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
- Experience of test management software (e.g. Quality Center, ALM, JIRA)
- Experience of supporting test processes within or outside of the NHS
- Demonstrable ability in designing test cases and scripts across an integrated systems environment
- Ability to ensure accurate detailed test scenarios and scripts are produced and maintained, and executed in line with entry and exit criteria
- Ability to design Integration and Acceptance tests, interacting with support teams and developers to obtain test data.
- Proven ability to use appropriately, technical and 'non-technical' language skilfully to ensure effective communication with users
- Excellent and clear communicator both verbally and written
- Ability to work cooperatively and productively with others to achieve results within own work area and the broader organisation
- The ability to work closely with suppliers, clinicians, health professionals and patient forums to ensure delivered functionality is aligned to requirements.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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