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Job Purpose:
Business Analyst required to join an expanding Financial Group on an initial contract basis. This is a key role in the methodical investigation, analysis, review and documentation of all or part of the business in terms of business functions and processes.

Key Responsibilities:
Investigates operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes.
Assists in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements and problems, and identifies options for consideration.
Facilitates scoping and business priority-setting for change initiatives of medium size and complexity.
Discover and analyse requirements for fitness for purpose as well as adherence to business objectives and consistency, challenging positively as appropriate.
Support programme or project control boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings.
Provides basic guidance on individual project proposals.
Define, documents and carries out small projects or sub-projects. Alone or with a small team, actively participating in all phases. Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project.

Skills & Experience:
Minimum of 3 years' experience as a Business Analyst within financial services.
Excellent problem solving skills.
In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).
Testing/Analytical skills - Thinking Interprets quantitative and qualitative information to achieve a business-related objective. Produces effective solutions to complex problems. Identifies underlying trends and issues and does not always stop at initial answer. Systematic and logical.
Ability to demonstrate AGILE strategy.
Basic SQL Skills.
Experience of formal system analysis and design methodologies.
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to achieve tight deadlines.
Excellent communication skills (written & verbal).
Business Analysis or Testing Qualifications, e.g. ISEB or IIBA.

Hours & Benefits:
Market competitive daily rates of pay, structured working pattern, Douglas based.

Job Purpose:
Experienced Test Analyst required to join a leading International Life Assurance on a long term contract basis. The role holder will be responsible for working with the Developers and Business Analysts to plan, document and execute robust testing in order to enhance the delivery of online and back office applications to meet strategic business objectives.

Key Responsibilities:
Creation of test scenarios, cases and plans for projects and individual BAU support JIRAs.
Liaise with Project Team including Project Manager, Developer and Business Analyst.
Coordinate and review test documentation.
Take on the role of Test Lead for projects.
Plan and carry out testing appropriate to the task with minimal supervision/guidance.
Input and implementation to test framework and processes.
Reporting of estimates, test metrics and progress updates to the Test Manager.
Share test and system knowledge with others.
Coordinate UAT as appropriate.

Skills & Experience:
A minimum of 5 years' experience in a testing role.
Business Analyst skills would be beneficial.
Perform effective and comprehensive testing of software.
Have excellent spoken and written communication skills.
Have a comprehensive understanding of the project lifecycle with particular emphasis on testing activities.
Be experienced in the specification, design and production of testing documentation.
Understand the importance of logging, analysing and reporting bugs/incidents.
Interact easily with users, developers and managers.
Have sufficient critical faculty to assess test and development activities and suggest improvements.

Hours & Benefits:
Structured working pattern- core business hours- also potential for an agile working pattern, competitive rates of pay, Douglas based.

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