Test Analyst

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Reporting to: Junifer Product Owner

No of Reports: 0

Salary: Up to £35,000 dependent on experience

Hours: 37.5

Location: 100 Temple Street Bristol (with remote working)


About Bristol Energy

Bristol Energy is a sustainable energy company built with social value at its heart, where:

  • Everyone has access to fair, transparent tariffs and great customer service
  • We invest in our local communities, with around £5m of social value going back into Bristol in 2018
  • Locally generated renewables support the regional economy, creating sustainable energy for future generations

We have exciting plans ahead as we continue to work in partnership with Bristol City Council to be a different kind of energy provider; one which focuses on driving profit for a purpose. We are committed to supporting Bristol to hit ambitious social and environmental goals including to become carbon neutral by 2030, as part of the City Leap programme. Since our launch in 2015, we have invested over £12million of social value back into our home city of Bristol and have reached our 100,000 customer milestone.

We supply iconic Bristol businesses including Bristol City Council, We The Curious, Bristol Zoological Gardens and SS Great Britain, our strategy over the next year is to continue our laser focus on growing our number of business and residential customers locally, whilst maintaining our national customers.

We’re looking for purposeful, brave and curious people who want to be connected with the energy sector and our local community, helping to shape a new industry model and deliver a legacy for the people of Bristol and beyond.

About the role

Testing the Bristol Energy systems is a key driver to ensure an integrated working solution and ensure that all systems are fit for purpose to serve our customers and our business. The cloud-first Bristol Energy IT landscape includes:

  • Junifer - our billing application
  • A website, portal and mobile app allowing customer sign-up and self-serve
  • Sugar CRM
  • The Sage financial system
  • A range of other industry standard applications

You’ll be responsible for working within a small test team and closely with stakeholders at all levels of the business, with appropriate autonomy for:

  • Defining the tests that need to be run, based on requirements specifications
  • Creating the test data for the tests
  • Running the tests
  • Raising bugs or defects and re-testing when resolutions are provided
  • Working with internal and third-party developers to ensure a smooth release process
  • Providing test report summaries

Key accountabilities

Your main accountabilities will include:

  • Develop test plans that meet the company’s stringent quality standards
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the end to end solution, and where the testing challenges are likely to occur
  • Show dedication to completing test plans in a timely manner, while being flexible enough to recognize and prioritise the testing requirements
  • Provide advice, guidance and capability to other team members and those undertaking User Acceptance Testing
  • Be able to work under pressure and to tight timescales
  • Get involved in facilitating user testing and delivering training to operational teams covering the new functionality in any release.
  • Investigate and implement automated testing capability
  • Support the wider work of the Information Services team through being adaptable and willing

About you

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience of testing applications, preferably in a utilities environment
  • Experience of testing web sites and Billing applications
  • Knowledge of the Gas and Electricity utility industry
  • Knowledge of Gas and Electricity data flows
  • Knowledge of regression and functional testing techniques
  • Able to develop specific functional and end-to-end test scenarios

Skills and Aptitudes

  • Able to pick up new technologies quickly and explain them to others
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel etc.)
  • Good communicator, meeting high standards of written and oral communications
  • Able to work to tight deadlines without compromising performance
  • Personable and collaborate in style


Application details

Please submit your CV with a short covering letter to joinourteam@bristol-energy.co.uk with the job title in the subject field.