QA Analyst

Data & Technology
London , United Kingdom
Full Time
26 / 10

Carry out system testing and quality assurance activities to ensure that the quality, reliability, integrity and performance of the company's products and services meet the needs of The FA.

Full description

The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St George's Park.

The Role

Carry out system testing and quality assurance activities to ensure that the quality, reliability, integrity and performance of the company's products and services meet the needs of The FA.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement functional and non-functional test plans for complex business applications.
  • Design and document test cases for core business applications from user stories and acceptance criteria. Ensure inclusion of testing for both positive and negative scenarios.
  • Execute test cases and record the results. Ensure that the business applications function according to user requirements and behave in line with IT governance guidelines.
  • Identify and document any issues found in the application. Work closely with the development and BA teams to investigate and resolve application problems and process issues where required.
  • Perform peer reviews of test cases created by other testers.
  • Review user story acceptance criteria to identify correctness / completeness and suitability for inclusion in the development process. Where relevant, work with the BA to improve the user stories to an acceptable state. Provide time estimates for test tasks so that work phases can be fully planned and a schedule agreed.
  • Execute all appropriate testing types (e.g. Acceptance, Functional, Regression, Non-Functional and Integration).
  • Help to compile data used for building appropriate and robust test environments.
  • Proactively recommend innovative automation ideas to reduce the manual effort and increase the code coverage at all levels of the testing pyramid
  • Where appropriate, participate in the writing and running of automated test cases across all applications under test.
  • Proactively seek to evolve testing and quality assurance through continuous process improvements.
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group's changing priorities.

What we are looking for


  • Significant experience in a Test Analyst role.
  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle and software testing lifecycle.
  • Experience working with Agile / Scrum development methodologies.
  • ISEB or ISTQB certified - Foundation level.
  • Experience in functional and non-functional testing of web based applications.
  • Experience with agile defect / sprint management tools like Jira, Zephyr, and Confluence
  • Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to work independently or within a team structure
  • Concise verbal and written communication skills


  • Experience of testing on mobile platforms
  • Experience with databases (Microsoft SQL Server preferred)
  • Knowledge and experience in functional and non-functional testing
  • Experience with automation tools
  • Responsibility for writing and running automated tests
  • Knowledge of deploying builds to dev and test environments
  • Willingness and ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies
  • A keen interest in football and particularly knowledge of grass roots football

What we can offer you

  • An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
  • Attractive benefits and a competitive salary for the right candidate.

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.


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