AB020618: Senior Test Analyst

Job Location:

St. Louis, MO

The role:

As a FTE of Ferguson Consulting, you will function as a contract IT resource in the role Senior Test Analyst for one of our most prestigious customers who is also one the world’s largest breweries. They are located in the historic Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis.

As an IT professional with Ferguson Consulting, you will have the opportunity to develop state-of-the-art technical skills. You will need the maturity, motivation and some previous client experience to work productively in our client organizations. As a Ferguson employee, and a consultant to our end client, you will be able to focus on your technical skills development - which is what we do best.

Our rigorous screening for technical skills and client compatibility and our commitment to continuing education make our consultant’s valuable assets to the clients we serve. Our client’s know that Ferguson’s professionals will fit seamlessly with their operations and their staff.

We’ve learned over the years how to comply with our clients’ unique procurement procedures and to keep in step with their overall processes so we can be responsive to their requests and requirements.


Analyze requirements to determine functionality that needs to be tested, prepare test data, conduct system testing to evaluate system and/or component compliance with specified requirements, and conduct integrated system testing to test across other systems and business units who utilize the same database tables. The Test Analyst will help prepare User Acceptance documentation and cumulative regression testing will be conducted in support of future releases. Create the Test Summary at the end of the testing cycle.


  • Participate in Test Kick-Off Meeting
  • Create test strategy including test scope diagram
  • Identify and document testing out of scope
  • Ensure testing tasks are incorporated into Project Plan
  • Document test requirements (tool usage preferred)
  • Build test cases for all test phases in established testing tool
  • Identify test environment and test data requirements
  • Assist with coordination and collection of test data
  • Setup Quality Center
  • Coordinate and Execute System and Integrated System test cases, document test results and defects in established testing tool
  • Coordinate and/or Execute UAT test cases, document test results and defects in established testing tool
  • Report test planning and test execution progress and quality (Defects) on a weekly basis
  • Train other project resources on the use of HPQC if necessary.
  • Prepare test summary at the end of the testing cycle.


  • The ability to do testing for a variety of technology (Do not need to be specialized in one area)
  • Work with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and also Visio and Project
  • Understand overall internet knowledge such as firewalls, file exchange using http and ftp, etc.
  • Use HPQC for test management, test execution and defect tracking
  • Report testing status (including the # of scripts executed, defects found, etc.)
  • Understand query functionality of a database to verify testing results
  • Work independently and be a self-starter
  • Understand development and testing methodologies
  • Operate in a controlled environment
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

The benefits:

We hire IT professionals who like to work with smart people and can hold their own in a demanding environment. Our employees build a career at Ferguson. Here IT isn’t a support function for our business – it IS our business. We strive to develop a professional relationship with each employee – and that is what you are, our direct employee. Our pay and benefit levels recognize the advanced skills of our talented staff members. In addition, we are unique in our market in the emphasis that we place on continuing education, including an annual training allowance that is an integral part of our compensation package. This kind of investment in our employees’ professional development is an important contributor to making Ferguson a desirable place to build an IT career. As a W-2 employee, your first assignment will be just that – the first of many. Our goal is to establish a long-term employee relationship with you.

The compensation:

Highly competitive base salary.

Paid overtime

$.60/$1 401K match

160 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) Benefits

Bonus System

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance

Short-term and long-term disability

Training allowance for Leading Industry Professional Training with SLU/Wash U.

How to Apply:

If you are looking for a change and/or are interested in building or continuing your career as an IT professional and have the ability to thrive in challenging, fast-paced environments, we want to hear from you.

Please send your resume to Katie McElhone at kmcelhone@fergcons.com

Please review our website fergusonconsultinginc.com and find out more about who we are and what we can do for you.


Katie McElhone
Ferguson Consulting
1350 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Suite 500
Chesterfield,MO 63017
(636) 728-4406
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