Test Analyst/Developer - Graduate

We are currently recruiting for a Test Analyst/Developer to join our team.

As Test Analyst/Developer you will be working with pricing and underwriting systems that are an integral part of Aviva’s Commercial Insurance solution.

By using your knowledge and experience of testing methods and practices you will help the team deliver creative and market leading solutions that support the goals and dreams of the business as well as improve internal processes.

Whilst initially this role is testing focused there is the potential, if you show the required aptitude, to move towards a more development role which will include a level of analysis and coding.

What does the role include

  • Working closely with external partners, internal Pricing and Underwriting teams, Project Managers and Business Analysts to assist in the delivery of improvements to existing software and the creation of new software to support new systems and products

  • Building and maintaining test plans/packs and test procedures, taking ownership of defects throughout the lifecycle as well as evaluating testing requirements for a broad range of developments including projects, small changes and errors

  • Working with expert, highly talented Test Analysts to help drive continuous improvement by redesigning/refactoring existing plans and packs to improve efficiency

  • Challenging existing methods and practices, helping to design and implement new processes and techniques with a view to improving the accuracy and capability of testing

  • Contribute to team-orientated projects and workstreams using a variety of methodologies, including Agile SCRUM/KANBAN and traditional waterfall

What experience/skills does the role require

  • A questioning mind with a logical and methodical approach to problem solving

  • Ability to produce work of high quality on a tight deadline

  • Ability to self manage and plan testing tasks and communicate potential problems, issues and risk areas associated with the changes

  • Proven excellent communication skills with ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of the business both technical and non-technical personnel

Other desirable but not essential skills include

  • Experience in building, executing and maintaining test cases as well as test plans with the ability to produce work of high quality on a tight deadline

  • Experience in project-based, small improvement and error driven software testing and knowledge of QA tools (e.g. JIRA) and processes

  • Excel formulas and VBA and/or other programming/developing experience

  • ISEB/ISTQB certification

What will you get for this role

  • Competitive salary depending on skills, experience and qualifications

  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme

  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days

  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family

  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

Equal Opportunity Statement

Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we’ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty.

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

As a disability confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability, (As defined in The Equality Act 2010) whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. (By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential).

Please apply through the website and then email the contact listed in the advert to notify us that you meet the conditions for the guaranteed interview scheme.

Recruitment Team Information

We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if you require an alternative method of applying please contact Shanice Morgan in the Resourcing team on 0121 234 7626

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