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QA Test Analyst

Posted 21 days ago


QA Test Analyst

Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality!

Our core value of ‘Love work, Love life’ has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day, to help us become a UK top 10 Software company driven through adoption of the Access Workspace platform.

Are you ready for the challenge?

What are we all about?

At Access we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from professional services to manufacturing to not for profits and more.

We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business. That's why over 1 million users and over 10,000 organisations rely on Access software to help their organisation thrive.


A QA Test Analyst working on a small number of applications which service our construction vertical. Working within a small team of 7, your focuses will be

Contributing to the QA approach, designing well-analysed tests, reviewing requirements and executing testing.

Championing a Quality-first approach within the team; building great relationships with developers, BAs and Support; and participating in QA initiatives within the division.


Advise, coach and collaborate with team stakeholders on the QA approach the wider team should take, to deliver quality deliverables.

Follow the agreed QA process and approach for both manual and automated testing, in order to align with the test & business strategy.

Design and execute manual testing to a high standard, taking an approach suitable to an agile, fast-paced environment, according to the product teams’ definitions of done.

Execute static reviews/requirements reviews in line with the department’s QA approach.

Follow a risk-based approach, make risk-based recommendations and identify, assess and escalate quality risks.

Helps drive the planning process, ensuring that they support sprint goals are met, and items completed according to the team's Definition of Done.

Where appropriate, write, develop and maintain automated Test Scripts within the Automation Framework to ensure maximum coverage, quality and scalability across products.

Contribute to developing test processes and improvements.

Report to the QA Lead on progress and areas of risk.

Champion a quality focussed approach showing ownership for QA activities.

Understands the importance of tracking root cause, and the implications of these. Able to complete the Root cause on defects autonomously, and escalate concerns appropriately. Encourages others to make Access a great & successful place to work, pro-actively helps colleagues and steps towards challenges, taking accountability for making things happen.

About you:

You are collaborative and pragmatic.

You demonstrate great communication skills and are able to communicate with, and advise stakeholders in various departments at various levels, making recommendations based on risk, commercial factors, Quality approach and strategic objectives.

You show a great understanding of best practice, including: Why QA is necessary, objectives, cost of defects, principles of testing, software development models, testing levels & types.

You actively promote and show ownership of Quality centred activities.

You are able to report risks and observations, and identify areas where further testing may be required.

You genuinely care about quality and pro-actively & collaboratively work with your team-mates to embed quality wherever possible.

As a well-rounded QA Analyst, you will have:

Demonstrable experience of working in a fast-paced Agile environment as a QA Analyst

Experience of working with SaaS or Web-based products

These attributes: pragmatic, positive, competitive, assertive, commercially aware and driven to continuous learning/improvement

Ideally, but not essential:

Finance/Accountancy knowledge

ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing

What does Access offer you?

We are a growing software company and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference.

Become part of our amazing Access family!