Accessibility QA Senior Analyst - Testing
In KPMG's Management Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team in less than five years. Since our creation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors.
In IT Advisory we leverage technology to help achieve clients' business strategy and help deliver sustainable business benefits.
KPMG is building a "best in class" Testing / QA Practice with a clear mission - to accelerate business change. By leveraging KPMG's considerable in-house industry knowledge with the leading test tools, methods and practices, KPMG is seeking to help our clients deliver efficient, high-quality change - while minimising risk.
We are currently looking to recruit people who can make a significant contribution to the continuing development of KPMG's Quality Engineering and Testing Services team (within the Connected Technology team).
You will work as part of a growing Accessibility Testing team, developing, and delivering accessibility QA services.
Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.
KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued, we believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG by viewing our Policy.
The Role includes:
Building and developing positive constructive relationships inside and outside KPMG
Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure all relevant issues are considered when making decisions
Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas which benefit the client and stakeholders
Accessibility Testing specialist - developing and delivering a variety of accessibility related QA services
Test analysis and design, including development of test scripts / suites for functional & technical testing
Development of accessibility testing frameworks, tools & utilities, and application of 3rd party tools
Execution of tests / suites and report results, capture execution & key metrics over time
Working with delivery teams to ensure application acceptance criteria for tests are fit for purpose
Work collaboratively with client business and IT teams to deliver accessibility testing and QA services
Defect management, including raising and resolving defects in a structured manner, and providing solutions
Development of skills and experience, moving into leadership and test management roles
Working in project methodologies such as Agile, Waterfall and other hybrid methods alongside
An experienced QA tester of medium to large testing projects across a variety of technology
Good understanding of web and mobile technologies, with a genuine desire to improve technology for all
Experience producing or assessing accessible products that adhere to organisational and WCAG guidelines
Ideally you will hold an accessibility certification or qualification (such as IAAP CPACC)
Experience with browser and CLI accessibility test tools (such as Pa11y, AXE, Inspect, WAI toolbar)
Sound knowledge of assistive technologies (such as JAWS, NVDA, Dragon, VoiceOver)
Excellent knowledge of Software Testing / QA Life Cycle including understanding the various types of testing (such as manual, automated, functional, non-functional), ideally ISEB/ISTQB qualified
Confident in developing test plans, acceptance criteria and test conditions / test cases
Good understanding of test management tools (such as HP ALM, JIRA, Zephyr, Azure DevOps)
Excellent skills in acquiring and analysing test data
Ability to support test management in risk management, estimation, planning, prioritisation, and reporting
Evidence of leadership skills, keen to develop and progress into senior technical or management roles
Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas approaches and perspectives
Excellent communication skills, ability to influence stakeholders, and build strong relationships
Be a passionate advocate for Inclusion and Diversity
Some knowledge and experience of test automation, non-functional testing, and technical testing
You may need to undergo UK security vetting, ideally you will already hold security clearance or will have been successfully vetted previously
At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That's why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it's great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities - you'll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We're a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.
We're at our best when you're at your best; that's why we've created 'Our Deal' and 'The Academy'. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through 'The Academy', you'll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we're making sure that our people have an amazing experience.
While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.
KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.
KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG by viewing our Policy
KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV's from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies.