To be discussed
Contract Type
Contract Type
Full Time
Currently work from home - transitioning to Chorley office

Role Summary

We are an innovative and market leading software & services company based in Chorley serving clients in the utility sector ranging from new entrants to large existing suppliers. We deliver sophisticated software solutions and managed services in a Private Cloud infrastructure, servicing both traditional and modern real-time, smart energy clients.

As a Software Test Analyst you shall be assigned to work within an Agile Sprint Team within the Engineering Department, consisting of Business Analysts, Software Developers and Test Analysts and you will be managed by and report directly to the Test Team Lead.

Role Responsibilities


  • Analyse and review project and product documentation to ensure thorough understanding of the business and technical requirements
  • Analyse and understand new and existing software components and requirements
  • Identify and define testable requirements from documented and undocumented sources
  • Create, implement, and review test plans, scripts, and test completion documentation
  • Link Test Requirements to Test Cases, ensuring 100% coverage of planned testing
  • Define, generate, and load test data
  • Peer review of colleague’s test artefacts
  • Test Case Execution results recording
  • Identify, log, and monitor defects using the company’s Defect Management Tool, Jira
  • Define and seek to ensure all Test Completion criteria has been met
  • Analyse test results by working with the Business Analysts and Developers to identify and resolve issues
  • Set-up and configure test environments in readiness for test activity and maintenance of the integrity of the environment during execution
  • Maintain and execute various Regression Packs, ensuring they include any new or modified system changes or enhancements
  • Mentor Junior Test Analysts
  • Continually develop relevant industry knowledge

Customer Support

  • Where required, provide customer support for installed Utilisoft products by identifying, diagnosing, and providing a resolution
  • Ensure that queries raised by customers are resolved in a timely and satisfactory manner

Project Work

  • Actively participate in Agile Sprint ceremonies: Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-up, Sprint Demo, Sprint Retrospective
  • Actively contribute to post-Sprint analysis; lessons learned etc
  • Understand the importance of change control and work within a formal change control system
  • Maintain rigorous compliance with project deliverables and industry standards
  • Contribute to the Sprint Planning process by providing estimates of testing effort and elapsed time for the assigned work; to advise of any deviations from the plan

Skills & Attributes

Must Have:

  • ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing
  • 12 months minimum Software Testing work experience in a software or support environment
  • An understanding of or have worked with XML data files
  • Proven ability to interpret requirement
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Working knowledge of the Energy Industry is desirable, but not essential
  • Working in an agile software development environment is desirable, but not essential
  • Knowledge of or has worked with test tools
  • A strong desire to build on industry knowledge and willingness to attend internal training courses /workshops

Qualifications, attributes & experience


  • Competent in the creation and execution of SQL queries
  • Knowledge of or has worked with Atlassian (Confluence and Jira)
  • An understanding of or skills in Test Automation
  • Installation of pre-requisite software (e.g. Java, Tomcat)
  • Product Deployment & Configuration (e.g. understanding of set up)

You will have:

  • Good problem-solving techniques
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work well within a team and coach junior Test Analysts
  • Ability to manage own workload to ensure objectives and tasks are always delivered in time and to cost
  • Passion for delivering quality to our customers

You will be:

  • A self-starter and show initiative
  • Able to project a professional image
  • Articulate and diplomatic
  • Able to work effectively under pressure
  • Able to focus on both detail and accuracy


  • ISO Responsibilities
  • ISO Staff Awareness
  • Follow IMS Policies
  • Reporting of Incidents