Collins McNicholas

Role Responsibilities:

  • Develop test approaches and test plans to test application enhancements and changes against documented business requirements, in a manner, which results in a high-quality solution meeting the functional and non-functional requirements of the end user.
  • Execute and document test approach, test plans, and scenarios
  • Work closely with designers, developers, and business SMEs to effectively assure delivery of a quality project
  • Support continuous improvement of team quality management practices, such as defect management, integration testing, and testing automation
  • Act as test lead for small and medium sized projects 
  • Independently test multiple applications with minimal supervision
  • Coordinate test plans with multiple testers
  • Create high level metrics and reporting for clients
  • Communicate directly with clients
  • Write the PDD for projects


Role Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, or a related field; or equivalent work experience in business analysis and application development
  • Strong customer and business focus
  • Strong communications skills
  • Creative thinking to solve technical problems
  • Ability to focus on deadlines and deliverables
  • Abstract thinking
  • Liaison with development, project management, and customer support
  • 3 to 5+ years’ experience developing testing artefacts, such as test plans and test cases
  • 3 to 5+ years’ experience testing software systems
  • Experience with user-cantered design and usability testing
  • Experience working with a software development life cycle (SDLC) methodology
  • Experience operating within teams using the Agile SCRUM process
  • Experience with test driven or behaviour driven development practices
  • Intermediate with creating simple SQL
  • Experience with writing/testing XML
  • Experience with service call testing
  • Basic knowledge of PC, client/server, and network environments
  • Advanced Microsoft PC software experiences (i.e., Excel, Word, Access and Project);
  • Willingness to develop industry-related knowledge
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time



  • Annuity, mutual funds, financial services, or life insurance work experience
  • FLMI or other industry-or field-related designations
  • Experience with testing automation and writing of test scripts
  • Experience with SQL, .NET, JAVA, Selenium, XML



For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Phil on 021 4911064 or email

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