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OAT/UAT Tester

Job Title: OAT/UAT Tester
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Northampton, United Kingdom
REF: 1188
Contact Name: Mark Gale
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

OAT/UAT Tester x 2 - Northampton - Financial Services


Must be immediately available or finishing a contract shortly

6 month contract – Day rate £310 - £340 (max) dependent on experience.

Phone interviews this week, start in August (subject to completing background checks)


Purpose of the Role:

The Tester is responsible for the delivery of test preparation and test execution activities for a number of projects and programmes as directed by the project/programme Test Lead.


Key Responsibilities include:

  • Carry out Testing as directed by the Test Lead
  • Develop Test Plans, Test Scripts and Test Data for applications to determine their fitness for purpose and compliance with requirements and designs
  • Execute Test Scripts and check the results, ensuring that all discrepancies are highlighted and the appropriate action is taken using the fault management system
  • Undertake an initial investigation of any defects found and create any necessary diagnostic evidence
  • Communicate with Application Support Team and Test Lead to ensure that faults are fully understood
  • Provide a test summary report at intervals throughout the testing cycle
  • Ensure Test Plans follow documentation standards and are correctly archived
  • Provide input to ongoing test process improvements
  • Ensuring that all assigned project testing deliverables are completed on time and in line with the project scope, plan and budget.  Reporting any slippage to the Test Lead
  • Understanding the quality of work expected of them and always meeting or exceeding this standard
  • Participating fully as a member of the Test Team. 


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Previous experience in quality or testing activities on Business Change, IT and Operations projects for UAT & OAT in a windows based environment

Good working knowledge of common software packages including MS Office tools, email and the internet

An industry recognized qualification in the quality/testing field would be a distinct advantage:

ISEB/ISTQB Testing Foundation Certification

Good understanding of project management methodologies