IT Test Analyst

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Jun 2023


The role of the test analyst is to work on a broad range of technologies, across multiple IT projects and IT changes, to contribute to and produce Test plans, results analysis and Test closure reports.

This role requires experience with the following testing techniques; Accessibility testing, Functional system testing, User Acceptance testing, End to End / Integration testing ,Performance and Load testing, Regression testing and technical component testing.

The role reports into the Test Manager and works closely with Business Analysts and IT Development to identify, documentand execute relevant tests linked to business requirements and IT solution designs.

Candidates will need to have experience working on multiple test activities concurrently and be comfortable working independently and dealing with complex problems.  Experience with ERP systems would be an advantage.


The IT Services Test Team is comprised of a Test Manager, a Senior Test Analyst and 4 Test Analysts (including this position)  We work in a hybrid fashion, splitting time between office (campus) and home, however there is no limit on time spent at the office and as we are a campus based university there is a minimum on-site requirement of 1 day per week.


To be successful in the role you will have: 

  • Demonstrable experience testing a broad range of technologies and changes, oftenconcurrently.
  • Experience of developing and delivering a range of IT and user test activities.
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL)
  • Demonstrable success in buildinggood relationships with key internal and external parties.
  • Experience of working independently and dealing with unforeseen problems and circumstances.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact

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We are an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager. 

Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our staff.  We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community.  The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Employer, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme.  

The University has implemented a range of flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.  

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