Vacancy Type
Business Services

About the Role

We are currently recruiting for a Test Analyst to join ever developing IT Department based in our Manchester office. Please click the below to find out more about the role and how to apply.


The basic purpose of the job and its primary objectives

The Test Analyst role will participate in an interactive software development model, produce test plans, execute test plans, execute usability tests and ensure that the quality of the software delivered is to the expected standard.   Working in collaboration with the Development, MI and Training departments, business leads and end-users, to understand and deliver successful business solutions.


Main Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively work with PMO, IT and internal stakeholders to define project testing needs, resource planning and desired outcomes, ensuring requirements are documented in a structured and auditable manner.
  • Work closely with other teams in the IT department; software developers, project managers and business analysts.
  • Responsible for planning project testing phases, including: writing and executing test plans, writing and executing test scripts, running manual and automated tests, and reviewing documentation.
  • Responsible for the testing and QA of new and modified software, including stress testing, performance testing, functional testing and usability testing.
  • To work on multiple projects at one time, usually a combination of one large project and a number of smaller BAU modifications.
  • Provide objective, documented feedback to software development and project teams.
  • Communicate findings to technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Ensure IT and PMO values and working practices, specifically planning, communication, implementation and delivery, are followed and supported.
  • Develop with IT and the business, recommendations on alternative approaches.


Personal Specification

  • Good understanding of automation test frameworks (front and backend)
  • Experience of automated API testing, ideally using Karate 
  • Experience working with Artificial Intelligence desirable
  • Experience of using Selenium 
  • Experience of using Cucumber 
  • Knowledge of a programming language such as C# or Java 
  • Experience of working with Jira 
  • Working knowledge of test management software 
  • Familiarity with agile frameworks and regression testing 
  • Smoke testing 
  • Exploratory testing 
  • Diligent and meticulous 
  • Strong attention to detail 

The Firm

GC Technology Solutions Limited (GCTS) is a subsidiary company within the HF Group (www.h-f.co.uk) set-up to focus on developing cutting-edge technology for the financial services industry. GCTS has recently embarked on a project with HF and a North West based University to develop and launch a transformative AI-driven solution, initially for the UK motor insurance industry. This innovation aims to significantly enhance efficiency in processing insurance claims, focusing particularly on combatting fraud, which remains a critical challenge within the sector.

Over recent years, the HF/GCTS innovation team has played a pivotal role in driving industry advancements, evidenced by their remarkable achievement of securing 22 industry awards, including the prestigious Best Insurance Technology Consultancy at the European Technology Awards. These accomplishments highlight the company's commitment to listening to client needs and delivering impactful products that address real-world challenges, leading to substantial savings for the industry.

We’re always looking to recognise and reward our people for the work they do. Here are just a few of the benefits you will have access to as part of our team:

  • 25 days’ annual leave (in addition to Scottish public holidays), increasing to 30 days with service
  • Private healthcare provision
  • Company pension scheme
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • Employee Assistance Programme & Digital GP service
  • Season ticket loans
  • Professional subscriptions paid
  • Flu vouchers
  • Bonus scheme
  • Perks at work scheme package

Sounds great! What next?

If you are ready to apply, the button is below. If you don’t have an updated CV or just want a bit more information about the role first, please get in touch with me for more information – [email protected]

If HF feels like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include an initial call with one of our team - followed by a virtual interview.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we're passionate about inclusive hiring approaches.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll do our best to support you.

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