Graduate Test Analyst 2021
Testing is an exciting and rewarding career choice. It’s a big challenge to explore the system and identify issues before anyone else! Every day is a little bit like working on a logic game you’re trying to beat. At the end of the day, you feel satisfaction in knowing that you have genuinely contributed to releasing a quality product to the market.
It takes a specific type of person to make a successful Test Analyst:
Are you both thorough and a creative thinker? Are you a good communicator who could articulate problems with developers, stakeholders and customers? Are you passionate about progressing your career as a tester and have a technology background?
This is a graduate level role, so we don’t necessarily require any previous experience of software testing, although experience in IT or a relevant degree would be advantageous.
Test Analysts are vital members of our Scrum teams. From day one you will be learning alongside experienced individuals, adding value, by thinking and acting like our end users.
With a desire to learn, you will endeavour to be the voice of quality in your Scrum ceremonies and product development.
If you are an excellent team player with an aptitude for testing and have an aspiration to learn industry standard test techniques on the latest versions of our award-winning software, this could be for you!
Our culture nurtures continuous improvement and you will enjoy learning about all things testing for both personal and business progression.
What Happens Next?
Step 1 - The Short List
Once you hit that send button, we’ll be busy behind the scenes shortlisting candidates.
Step 2 – The Assessment Day (week commencing 21 June 2021).
This is your chance to get to know us and for us to get to know you better. This will not be like your traditional assessment day. We will give you an opportunity to experience how we work day-to-day to help you in your decision whether you want to work with us. We will teach you about Scrum and give you an opportunity to join us in a product innovation session. Everyone you meet during the day will be the same people you will work side by side within your future scrum team. The assessment day will be done remotely using a variety of online collaboration tools.
Step 3 – The Results
Successful candidates will be notified shortly afterwards. If you’ve taken the time to meet with us we will happily give our time to provide you detailed feedback to help you in future interviews.
Is this the graduate opportunity for you? Apply now!
Aquila Heywood combines a passion for software with Agile methodology to create modern software solutions for businesses, pension providers and third parties that help transform how their members manage their lifelong financial journeys.
Working for an expanding established market leader you will have a real voice to influence our evolution. Continued learning and progression is ingrained in our daily life, encouraged through a variety of ways from e-learning subscriptions and a monthly down-tools day (“Hive Day”) and communities of practice for learning and experimentation. Our open culture encourages wide participation and innovation. We also reward ourselves with regular socials, organised by our people. Socials are of course remotely for the time being, but we do have a fiercely competitive online pub quiz, games nights and much more!
We are very fortunate at Aquila Heywood to have grown our business during the global pandemic, remotely on-boarding over 50 (and counting) new recruits in the last 12 months.
We are committed to a hybrid working model. We have empowered our people to determine if working from home or from the office, under the current safety provisions set out by official guidelines, suits them best; giving us all greater flexibility during this challenging time.
- Bike to work scheme
- Casual dress
- Company events
- Company pension
- Life insurance
- Private medical insurance
- Referral programme
- Sick pay
- Wellness programmes