Test Analyst (Remote Working Opportunities)

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09 May 2021
Ordnance Survey
Location: Southampton
Salary: £33,380
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Job Description

About the role

It's a great time to join our expanding test community., where your skills will be valued and recognised. You'll join as an experienced Test Analyst, working to identify, manage and execute testing on agile projects for both, hosted and cloud-based solutions.

This is a unique opportunity for testing front-end customer facing websites, mobile applications, back-end APIs and the integration layers. A technical role requiring knowledge of test automation, cloud-based infrastructure testing, API testing, front-end web-based application testing including e-commerce sites and mobile applications, security testing, performance and load testing.

You will be responsible for delivering the test activities to meet the functional and non-functional requirements and ambitions of our stakeholders, whist contributing to effective agile delivery. Working closely with Software Engineers based at OS and also third-party vendors in conducting automation, exploratory and regression testing using a variety of development and test frameworks in a CI/CD environment.

You will regularly participate in estimation activities and are encouraged to identify opportunities to maximise test benefit within the team. You will report to, provide regular updates and provide support to the domain Test Lead. You will communicate test goals and issues between technical teams, leads, architects, delivery managers and stakeholders.

What were looking for 

If youre interested in joining a team that lies at the heart of what OS is about, were looking for someone that can demonstrate skills and experience in:

Analytical skills, designing and implementing tests around TDD/BDD for functional and non-functional test activities

Design and execute appropriate automated and manual test suites to ensure adequate effective test coverage and adherence to acceptance criteria

Technical skills in test automation frameworks and languages like Selenium, Rest Assured and Java

Testing web applications, E-commerce sites and mobile applications using manual and automation techniques

Maximising the benefits of appropriate test tools and practices to ensure efficient and successful delivery

Working in an agile methodology whilst engaging with engineers and third-party delivery teams

Business requirements with the ability to work with delivery teams and stakeholders to develop appropriate test approach and define acceptance criteria for successful delivery

Experience or knowledge in the following areas would be advantageous:

Testing (component, integration, end-to-end, UAT)

Non-functional testing techniques and tools (Including performance, accessibility and security)

Creating build and release pipelines for CI/CD

Testing on a cloud platform

Awareness of security policies (OWASP Top 10)

Geospatial systems/technologies

The rewards 

We want you to love what you do. Thats why our benefits package rewards a job well done. Well give you: 

Salary: £33,380 - £39,270

Performance related bonus

A competitive pension scheme

37 hour working week (with flexible working options)

25 days annual leave - (30 days after five years) bank holidays and an extra 3 over Christmas

Plus, a suite of excellent additional benefits


This role will be based at our state-of-the-art Headquarters in Southampton. However, all our people, where they can are currently working from home and we recognise the future need to be flexible. As such we are open to applications that can deliver work remotely where appropriate.

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.