Quality Assurance Data Analyst

at Pearson in

Job Description

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

PMC is one of Pearson’s global technology platforms, globally-distributed instances, multi-tenant, driving the digital transformation for eCommerce and web content. PMC currently processes more than 90% of global Pearson eCommerce revenue and serves over 75% of all Pearson web traffic.

We currently run a large eCommerce platform serving the full-stack, but we want to start to move towards the next-generation of eCommerce architectures – headless, API-first, cloud-native and micro-service based. Join a high performing team within a highly specialized technology department which focuses on delivery and transformation!

About the job

The right person will be experienced in driving the quality of data for both customer data and product data from an end to end perspective in an eCommerce platform.

We are looking for someone with a passion for quality engineering, technology and eCommerce. This is a unique opportunity for a technologist to help us continue to build something that will directly enhance the lives of millions, by supporting the provision of education on a global scale.

Key Responsibilities

+ Monitor and audit data quality within project Test Phases.

+ Liaise with internal and external clients to fully understand data content.

+ Gather, understand and document detailed data driven business requirements for use by Integration Test teams prior to test phase commencement.

+ Manipulate, analyse and interpret complex data sets relating to eCommerce integrations supporting integration test teams/phases.

+ Prepare reports for data analytics and test findings

+ Create data dashboards, graphs and visualisations

+ Mine and analyse large datasets, draw valid inferences and present findings to solution architecture and development teams

+ Performing end to end testing across systems to support the integrated eCommerce journeys for customers

+ Regression Testing

+ Analyse and perform static testing of requirements and specifications

+ Design manual / automated tests and test data for validation of data transformations, including data mapping, ETL logic and Source to Target verification

+ Hands on execution of manual and automated tests, recording detailed results and defects


Skills & Abilities:

+ A clear understanding of testing methods for API integrations across muti-faceted platforms

+ Experience working in an Agile / Kanban environment

+ Strong experience of working with / implementing Risk Based Testing methodologies in order to pragmatically work against tight timelines but able to reduce the level of risk in the overall delivery

+ Strong communicator within the project team – effective presentation skills of critical issues, testing procedures and testing coverage

+ Hands on experience with automated testing and automated API testing tools

+ Excellent knowledge of SQL, Excel, JIRA, Confluence

+ Working knowledge of XML, SOAPUI, Selenium, TestNG, Jenkins, Java, jUnit, BDD, Maven, Spring framework preferred

+ Excellent attention to detail and demonstrable problem-solving skills

+ Experience of working with other teams for end to end testing and collaborating to investigate defects


Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist?company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive. ?

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:?

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.?All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.


Organization: Technology & Operations

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2111641

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Job Posting: JC194710190

Posted On: Oct 13, 2021

Updated On: Nov 21, 2021