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Jobs At Hodge
Closing Date:
6th of October 2023
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Test Analyst – Manual

Hodge are a financial services business focused on the retail savings, commercial lending and specialist residential mortgage markets.  Working at Hodge is about making a difference. That starts with our purpose: we make life better for customers and society in the moments that matter.

For over 50 years, we’ve shared the same simple mission: to really make a positive difference for our customers and communities. This ethos is in our DNA, as we are 79% owned by a charity, the Hodge Foundation.

The thing that sets us up to succeed with that mission is our people. We are so proud to have exceptional colleagues at Hodge, and we look to develop and invest in our people through their careers. Hodge is at its best when we enable our people to be their best!

We are looking for someone with experience in manual testing to undertake testing of enhancement and new features on a single delivery team and contribute to the technical landscape of Hodge.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the Group’s products and processes, to ensure that testing work is aligned to the needs of the business.
  • Understand core architectural patterns and frameworks used by Hodge.
  • Design and create test plans at an appropriate level and supporting test cases to support the delivery lifecycle.
  • Carry out/lead test planning and estimation activities and provide experience-based estimation.
  • Ensure the business requirements match the delivered solution and challenge if they do not.
  • Carry out/lead the execution of manual functional, non-functional, and regression testing to satisfy the business and technical requirements of Epics, Features and User Stories.
  • Produce high quality test output e.g. Bugs, Reports.
  • Ensure Quality Assurance techniques are applied early on in the development lifecycle e.g. requirement/feature testing

What we need from you:

  • Solid foundation of testing, estimation and a good understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Technical aptitude and desire to learn new testing skills and techniques and provide coaching to other team members
  • ISTQB foundation
  • Attention to detail with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Analytical and methodical thinking
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Information and research skills
  • Report writing
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Uses own initiative

In return we offer:

  • £35-40k base salary, depending on experience
  • Based in Cardiff City Centre operating in a highly flexible Hybrid workspace.
  • 28 days Holiday with the option to buy more.
  • Subsidised Gym Membership.
  • Private Medical & Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance at 6X salary.
  • Extensive learning and development programme
  • Generous, personalised benefits package
  • Enhanced parental leave – Up to 20 weeks paid Maternity AND Paternity leave
  • Company pension contribution up to 15%
  • 4 days on top of annual leave for community and charity work
  • Flexible working options

Please be aware that should we pursue your application, all our Financial Services employees will be expected to complete background checks to assess suitability for employment, these include; a criminal record, identity, sanctions, adverse finance, fraud prevention and reference checks to comply with our regulatory requirements.

Hodge is an advocate of being an equal opportunities employer, We believe in promoting equality and diversity which is central to our lives today. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and recognises the value a diverse workforce brings to an organisation.

ESG and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do and serves as a reminder of the responsibility we have to our stakeholders, customers, colleagues and the communities we operate in to use our position wisely. We’re currently exploring different certifications available and have done an initial review of how we think we’d fare, as we see this as a real opportunity for Hodge given our social purpose.