Junior Test Analyst (Trading/ FIX) - Trading - Perm - London

£40000 - £50000 per annum



I am currently on the lookout for a Junior Test Analyst (Trading/ FIX) to join a top trading firm based in London. The role will be a permanent role and will be working on a new project within the business.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Analyse application of testing methodologies and phases, change requirements and prepare test cases, data and expected results
  • Scope and design regression testing (manual & automated)
  • Monitor and report testing of large systems
  • Create and maintain strong working relationships, both with customers and internal business groups
  • Take ownership of delegated tasks and see things through to completion
  • Support Head of QA in implementation of strategic solutions, including test automation
  • Ensure and maintain quality delivery of all releases
  • Design, in conjunction with the head of QA, automated test scripts and scenarios as well as implement and monitor/analyse the results
  • Liaise with technical and business analysts on requirements and solution definition
  • Defect management and issues. Escalation as appropriate
  • Provide testing support and guidance for all team members

Personal and professional qualities

  • Demonstrable experience of testing complex software solutions and understanding of the full project lifecycle experience
  • Experience in testing Finance Markets applications (ideally equities)
  • ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Certified
  • Knowledge of relational databases and SQL
  • Good attention to detail, highly organised, flexible and enjoys pace
  • Strong analytical skills combined with a structured methodical and hands-on approach with passionate attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate good judgement in solving problems as well as identifying problems in advance, and proposing solutions


  • Business knowledge of Front, Middle and or Back Office systems
  • Finance Market Regulations and Reporting Rules
  • Python & scripting knowledge
  • Knowledge and understanding of the FIX protocol
  • Experience in Derivatives, Asset management, Bonds


Location - London

Salary - £40,000 - £50,000

If you feel like you are a strong match for my requirements, please send me over an updated copy of CV and I will get back in touch.

Many thanks,


McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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