Data Test Analyst
As a Data Test Analyst within Seriös Group, you will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and quality of data within our and other organization's systems. Your primary role will involve designing and executing data tests, identifying anomalies, and collaborating with stakeholders to address data-related issues.
You will focus on designing and executing data test plans, cases, and scripts to validate the accuracy, completeness, and integrity of data across various systems and databases. Collaborating closely with internal and client team members you will implement data quality assurance processes and methodologies to ensure adherence to data standards and best practices.
You will be working with tooling such as Jira and Zephyr for test delivery purposes, as well as gaining exposure to automation and performance testing solutions for data technologies.
The role will involve working closely with others with oversight from technical experts within the team. You will also naturally have a passion for all things test and data, keeping up to date with the latest technologies and methodologies for continual skills enhancement.
Reporting to the Test Manager, you will work alongside other Seriös Group and client analysts/engineers as part of agile delivery teams.
Data Testing and Validation:
- Design and execute data tests to validate the accuracy, completeness, and integrity of data across various systems and databases.
- Develop test plans, test cases, and test scripts specifically tailored to data validation and verification.
- Perform data profiling and analysis to identify data quality issues, anomalies, and inconsistencies.
Data Quality Assurance:
- Implement data quality assurance processes and methodologies to ensure adherence to data standards and best practices.
- Define and enforce data quality rules, data cleansing procedures, and data validation techniques.
- Collaborate with data stakeholders to establish data quality metrics and performance indicators.
Data Mapping and Integration:
- Conduct data mapping and integration testing to ensure seamless data flow and synchronization between different systems and databases.
- Collaborate with data engineers and developers to validate data transformations, mappings, and business rules.
Defect Management and Issue Resolution:
- Identify and document data-related defects, issues, and anomalies using a defect tracking system.
- Collaborate with stakeholders, data owners, and technical teams to investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve data issues.
- Conduct root cause analysis to identify underlying data problems and recommend solutions for long-term data integrity.
Data Documentation and Reporting:
- Document data test plans, test results, and data quality reports.
- Prepare and present data test findings, metrics, and recommendations to stakeholders and management.
- Create and maintain data-related documentation, including data dictionaries, data lineage, and metadata information.
Collaboration and Communication:
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including data engineers, data analysts, business analysts, and stakeholders, to understand data requirements and validate data accuracy.
- Communicate test progress, risks, and issues to senior team members and project stakeholders.
- Develop consultancy and client engagement skills through project engagements.
Data Governance and Compliance:
- Adhere to data governance policies, regulations, and industry standards to ensure data security and privacy.
- Collaborate with data governance teams to implement data management best practices and compliance measures.
- The above list is non-exhaustive; you may be required to carry out any ancillary duties in relation to your role, in addition to the abovementioned list.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
- Meticulous attention to detail to ensure accuracy in data testing, defect reporting, and documentation.
- Strong problem-solving abilities to troubleshoot data issues, perform root cause analysis, and recommend solutions.
- Willingness to work collaboratively in a team environment and contribute to collective goals.
- Flexibility to adapt to changing project requirements, priorities, and timelines.
- Eagerness to learn and develop skills in software testing & data science, including staying updated with industry best practices and emerging trends.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Systems, or a related field.
- Proven experience as a Data Test Analyst or a related role, with a strong understanding of data testing concepts, methodologies, and techniques.
- Proficiency in designing and executing data tests, data profiling, data quality assessment, and data validation.
- Strong analytical and reporting skills to identify data issues, analyse data patterns, and present findings effectively.
- Proficiency in SQL query writing, data extraction, and manipulation from relational databases.
- Familiarity with data governance principles, data management frameworks, and regulatory requirements (e.g., GDPR, CCPA).
- Understanding of data integration concepts, ETL processes, data mapping, and transformation validation.
- Experience in identifying, documenting, and tracking data-related defects using defect tracking systems.
- Relevant certifications in software testing (e.g., ISTQB)
- Relevant certifications in data management or data quality (e.g., CDMP, CIMP)
This role profile is not exhaustive; it will be subject to periodic review and may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business. The post holder will be expected to participate in this process and we would aim to reach agreement to the changes.