Test Analyst (QA)

Venn Group
London, United Kingdom
£650 - 695 per day
26 May 2023
25 Jun 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Are you a skilled Test Analyst with experience in finance, product control, and accounting systems? We are currently seeking a talented professional to join as a Test Analyst on behalf of a prestigious financial services firm. In this role, you will be an integral part of their IT project team, playing a vital role in identifying, preparing, documenting, and executing validations of IT systems and operational changes for successful implementation.
• Collaborate with Business Analysts (BAs) and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to identify and document high-level validation scenarios within the test scope.
• Analyze scenarios and utilize a risk-based approach to create comprehensive Test Scripts covering core functional, custom functional, end-to-end integration, and non-functional requirements.
• Execute Test Scripts for Systems Testing (ST) and Systems Integration Testing (SIT), meticulously documenting results.
• Identify and document defects, providing valuable insights for improvement.
• Support the creation of control files and facilitate the setup of pre and post-requisites.
• Demonstrate the ability to analyze requirements and formulate test cases for various positive and negative scenarios.
• Develop and track end-to-end Test Cases involving different test participants.
• Log and track defects, ensuring their resolution.
• Provide regular Test Status Reporting.
• Support User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and collaborate with users to review SIT/UAT results.
• Contribute to daily trade inputs for downstream testing.
• Effectively manage stakeholders, liaising daily with Development, Quality Assurance, Business Analysts, Project Managers, and Business Users from various teams including Front Office, Operations, Finance, Regulatory Reporting, and Risk.

• Minimum of 10 years of test experience, including a background in investment banking.
• Essential experience in Database (DB) Testing and proficiency in SQL.
• Familiarity with DB vs. txt
• Solid understanding of Trade Lifecycle.
• Knowledge of various Product Types, such as Bonds, Equity, ECM, DCM, FX options, FX swaps
• Proven ability to work effectively with a complex matrix of business SMEs and IT teams.
• Good command of the MS-Office suite, with experience in MS Project.
• Deep understanding of Financial Accounting and/or Regulatory reporting business areas.

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey concise and accurate information.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills, including service orientation, organizational awareness, and people empathy.
• Fluent in written and spoken English.
• Ability to thrive in a multicultural environment.
• Capacity to manage large workloads and meet tight deadlines.
• Ability to work with urgency and prioritize tasks effectively.

If you possess the required skills and experience, apply now to become a valued Test Analyst. Please contact the Fnancial Services team at Venn Group to discuss further.