Mainframe Test Analyst (Mainframe, Cobol)

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6 months
Ampersand Consulting
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Mainframe Test Analyst (Mainframe, Natural, Cobol)

A leading retailer are looking to hire a talented Mainframe Test Analyst (Mainframe, Natural, Cobol) to join a remote based team in the UK. The Mainframe Test Analyst (Mainframe, Natural, Cobol) will interpret functional specifications, to produce test plans and strategies and will design and develop manual and automated tests, producing detailed test scripts.

The Mainframe Test Analyst (Mainframe, Natural, Cobol) will liaise with the development team and key business users in Agile development projects - attending sprint review meetings and developing targeted test plans and cases. The Mainframe Test Analyst (Mainframe, Natural, Cobol) will also Liaise with development teams and key business users during testing, providing updates and status reports and alerting on potential and critical issues.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation this will include a blend of home and office working.

Essential experience for the Mainframe Test Analyst (Mainframe, Natural, Cobol):

  • Experience with IBM zOS Mainframe testing
  • Previous manual testing experience throughout the full software development life cycle including test planning, Scripting, execution, and analysis
  • A team player, with excellent people skills
  • Knowledge of project life cycle, testing life cycle and technical architecture
  • Excellent attention to detail and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and work additional hours if required
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-team department
  • Ability to work on your own initiative.


  • A professional accreditation (such as ISTQB/ISEB) would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of testing tools (eg Team Foundation Server, Leapwork, Microsoft Test Manager, RDZ or similar)
  • Ability to provide maximum coverage with minimum tests
  • An understanding of automated tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of retail business environment processes
  • Programming/Scripting macros
  • Experience of preparing Quality reports.

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