Full time

Test Analyst

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Employment Type

Full time



The Role

The Travel Chapter Group, incorporating Holidaycottages.co.uk and other holiday cottage acquired businesses, is an award-winning holiday letting company with over 30 years’ experience specialising in quality holiday properties across the UK.

We pride ourselves on our extensive and varied portfolio of properties, and always strive to exceed the expectations of our holidaymakers and property owners alike. With over 300+ staff across the UK and a thriving portfolio of 6000+ properties across the UK you can expect to work in a progressive and agile team.

With the UK staycation demand exploding, we are building a new scrum team to help deliver Travel Chapter’s ambitious growth plans.

We are looking for a Test Analyst based in either Bristol or Bideford to work across our customer facing websites and many internal systems that support the business. Joining the current QA team, you’d be immersed in the full portfolio of systems that we as a team support.

The work requires working directly with Developers to release a quality product first time, being a key gatekeeper for the release and advocate for customers. Liaising with stakeholders to ensure enhancements are made in future iterations and participating in discussions to help improve the ways of working that help us all deliver.

We are looking for

Knowledge, skills and experience required:

Essential Skills:

  • Experience testing websites cross browser
  • Experience testing websites on mobile devices (Android and iOS)
  • Experience using defect tracking tools (ideally JIRA)
  • Experience using test management tools

Desired Skills:

  • Experience testing mobile apps (Android and iOS)
  • Experience building pipelines in Gitlab for test


  • Have a curious mind
  • Have an excellent attention to detail
  • Be a great problem solver
  • Be self-confident enough to challenge a technique/decision
  • Understand and approach difficult conversations in a diplomatic way
  • Be a good judge of priorities and understand the bigger picture
  • Be persistent when advocating for a quality deliverable but accept when compromises must be made
What will you be doing?

Main Responsibilities:

  • Scope, estimate, plan, develop and execute tests
  • Exploratory testing of new features in development
  • Work with other Test Analysts to ensure consistency in approach
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to ensure suitable test coverage and highlight risk areas
  • Work collaboratively with the tech team to ensure issues are found as early as possible
  • Have responsibility for raising defects, communication of them, and tracking them to resolution
  • Challenge issues and decisions that may adversely affect quality or increase risk
  • Act as the ‘Gatekeeper’ for releases and provide the final sign off before delivery
  • Feed into automation development and QA processes
What's in it for you?
  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Pension Scheme 
  • Travel Chapter Employee Rewards - Exclusive staff discounts
  • Healthcare Cash Plans
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free Healthy Snacks 
  • Exclusive staff holiday discounts  
  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Regular social and team events
  • A relaxed, friendly and fun work environment
  • Time for training and self-improvement
  • Highly effective, motivated and supportive team members!