Lead QA Analyst / Software Tester




Anita Dale


North Yorkshire


IT & Digital


25 days holiday + salary sacrifice and bonus schemes, flexible hours, free parking, onsite creche, regular socials

Start Date

Lead QA Analyst / Software Tester sought by a leading premium financial services company based near York with the majority stake in their field.

The Role:

As Lead QA Analyst / Software Tester you’ll test customer facing digital products and services and backend systems created by the development teams. You’ll work with developers, product owners and managers to produce and run testing plans while leading the implementation of a robust testing approach within development cycles. You will:

  • Lead production of test plans and test strategies for deliverables, evaluating effort required
  • Monitor testing progress towards completion (including defect management), raising risks to delivery
  • Manage scheduled & unscheduled change regression testing before delivery to production
  • Lead and mentor other test team members
  • Provide input to continuously improve test methodology
  • Provide input to standard test metrics, reporting and defining test target
  • Report on test execution progress, defect status and lead in defect review meetings
  • Logging defects, writing detailed bug reports and participating in root cause analysis
  • Trace requirements to test cases to verify test coverage
  • Perform all types of required testing (systems, integration, regression, UAT testing, API etc.) 
  • Analyse metrics for quality assessment and any failures
  • Identify quality improvement opportunities and lead their implementation
  • Create and maintain testing diagrams and supporting information

The successful Lead QA Analyst should have the following experience:

  • 3+ years in software testing in multiple environments e.g. test planning, test cases development, execution, and quality assessment
  • Automated testing tools: Selenium, Webdriver etc is highly advantageous
  • Developing test cases and test scenarios from use cases and/or requirements specifications
  • Software testing strategies & approaches e.g. parallel testing, systems, integration, regression, UAT, API testing etc.
  • Good understanding of Quality Control and Quality Assurance concepts
  • Knowledge of test metrics
  • Knowledge of common programming concepts, practices and structures
  • Experience with Requirements Management, Test Management, Defect Management Tools
  • Ability to make independent decisions on unique or varied matters
  • Ability to analyse business requirements to determine test cases and verification points
  • Strong Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills
  • Excellent communication across all types of stakeholders


  • Salary from £37,000
  • Up to 33 days’ holiday with service (including bank holidays)
  • Salary sacrifice holiday scheme and holiday bonus scheme
  • Free parking
  • Flexible working
  • Onsite crèche
  • Staff discount
  • Government pension
  • Free nights out and events
  • Free hot drinks

Lead Quality Assurance Analyst / Software Tester

York, North Yorkshire – commutable from Harrogate, North Leeds, Wetherby, Ripon, Tadcaster, etc

£37,000 + benefits

Software Test Analyst | Testing Analyst | QA tester | Quality Assurance Tester | QA Engineer | Quality Assurance Engineer | Testing Engineer | Software Test Engineer




North Yorkshire


United Kingdom


31000 - 40000

Job Type:



Full Time

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