IS Functional Test Analyst

Home Group
Newcastle upon Tyne (Gosforth Park Way)
£20,000 - £29,999
Closing date
11 Nov 2021

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Corporate Services, IT
Full Time
Organisation Type
Developer / builder
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IS Functional Test Analyst

Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)

Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary circa £30,000 pa negotiable based on skills and experience

Supporting the business through technology and innovation. That’s when it hits home!

Hello! We are Home Group’s dedicated Information Services Test team. Our job is to make sure all of Home Group’s IS works as it should. We’ve got a broad remit, so we work across different projects on different platforms, technologies and teams. There’s plenty of variety in our work!

As an IS team we are concentrating on being more digitally focussed, by using the latest technologies, whilst ensuring that our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We’ve got an excellent team foundation to build upon as our technical portfolio develops and expands; that’s where you come in. We need an awesome IS Test Analyst like you to execute application specific validation and testing activities.

While part of the test team, you’ll often take on sole responsibility for all aspects of testing.  You’ll work with development teams, project managers, end users and other groups to ensure some or all criteria of testing are fulfilled. You’re an expert in the technical aspects of software, you’ll be gathering requirements, generating test scripts, test plans and integration with software components. You’ll have knowledge of and experience with tools such as CRM, CMS, ERP, JIRA and similar, with the ability to write clear, robust test cases. It would be great if you’ve had exposure to both Waterfall and Agile development and standards too. We’d prefer you to have experience of working in the SDLC / Service Management environment, helping to deliver and support IT services using ISTQB, ITIL, PRINCE2, MSP, Agile, SCRUM and / or Kanban best practice.

About our team
You’ll be joining our fabulous dynamic, energised and focussed team (if we do say so ourselves) who are passionate about validating any new or changed service matches its design specification, and meets the business requirements.

There are 7 of us in the team at the moment, and we don’t just love to support our customers, we’re there for each other too! We’ve got a great team foundation to build upon, but we still need more awesomeness, which is where you come in…

You’ll be reporting into Tony, our IS Test Manager who makes sure we are an effective and enjoyable team to work in, while adding real value to the work we do in IS Services.  We’re pretty sure he’s got this and with you by his side…we’ll think you’ll do great things!

Working here
Here at Home Group we believe flexibility works both ways. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours!  We have recently returned to the office and are now working in a hybrid way, with flexibility of working at home and in the office too, allowing us to work collaboratively and share best practice.  

A bit about you
We’re looking for someone who has experience in functional testing either as a dedicated tester or as part of a previous role. The key thing is that you’re a lover of technology with a real eye for detail and an analytic, enquiring mind.

Technically, it would be great if you had the right certificates, such as ISTQB / ISEB qualifications, however it’s your great transferrable skills and the desire to work towards getting certified that matter most! Our testers have a great mix of understanding and applying best practices for functional and/or system testing, together with the technical ability to create and apply the right test automation solutions for each project of work.  A flavour of some of the things you’ll be testing include our websites (including back-end DB’s, CRM and CMS) and Oracle eBS for back office support, so some experience of testing ERP systems would be fab, as you'll get involved in testing this too.

It’s also important that you aren’t a shy and retiring type, as we need you to challenge our stakeholders and voice your opinions where it matters. It’s also critical that you finish what you started, as here at Home Group you’ll own the end to end test cycle from Test Planning and Design through to Test Closure. We’re looking for team players who are prepared to help others and who are open to new ideas; you’re not only willing to listen, contribute, challenge, exercise autonomy and innovate when required, but you know when the time is right to ‘get your head down’.

Want to know more?
If you’re not reading this advert on our careers pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You’ll be able to find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got these brilliant videos that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package! If you would like to see a copy of the Functional Test Analyst job description then drop us a message on email recruitment @

To apply
Don’t delay applying for this brilliant opportunity, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications like last time! Just upload your CV and your covering letter (don’t forget to attach this, as we really want to know more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.

You’re unique!
Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a BRILLIANT place to work!


There’s never been a more exciting time to join us, as we build and sell over 10,000 new homes across the UK.  From affordable housing to our brilliant private sale brand Persona, we’re shaking up the new build market.  You’ll have the opportunity to work on everything from affordable homes to luxury apartments and build the career you want with us. 

As one of the UK’s largest developers of new homes and providers of houses for affordable rent.  We also provide long term integrated health and social care housing.  We don’t just build houses, we build homes and develop vibrant communities where people want to live. 

What keeps us busy?

We’re building homes, independence and aspirations and according to our trophy cabinet we’re pretty good at it! 

We’re winners of the 2018 UK Housing Awards Development Programme of the Year, Silver Best House at the What House Awards 2018, and RESI Landlord of the Year 2016.  We’re constantly challenging the status quo, delivering unparalleled schemes and ground-breaking products.  We pride ourselves on building happier, healthy homes, putting space and people before profits.

Oh and did we mentioned that we rank No. 27 in the UK’s Best Large Places to work, and 17th in Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2019?    

We’re growing

As we’re building new homes, we’re growing our team too so there are lots of opportunities for you to join us across the UK.  So whether you’re acquiring land, designing places, delivering schemes, selling homes or regenerating neighbourhoods.  You’ll be working alongside brilliant people to unlock bold opportunities, exciting new partnerships and collaborative projects across the UK. 

Join us

You can find out more about us and our current vacancies on our website at or on our Facebook and Linkedin pages.    

High-flying career, work life balance, brilliant benefits and a cherry on top!  There are so many reasons you’ll love working at Home Group.


Find Us
2 Gosforth Park Way
Gosforth Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE12 8ET
United Kingdom
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