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Software Test Engineer (R1011921) in Trowbridge, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 3/9/2018

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Job Description

About the team

The Data Management Department consists of various sub-teams, all working together to ensure that from the moment the Client data becomes available it is processed, QC checked and delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible.

For this particular role, you will be working in a small QC Team, carrying out a vital part of the data management process, ensuring that all data delivered is correct and to the highest standards.

Overview of the role

As a member of the QC team, one of your main responsibilities will be to carry out the QC process when a database enters our domain. Each job has standard, documented processes, and you will oversee the entire process; from entering QC to the final delivery to the Clients environment.

Our systems are bespoke analytic suites that allows the data analysts to perform checks on several metrics as well as advanced actions such as filtering and exporting to Excel, PowerPoint and PDF.

The Source data we use comes in many different formats such as flat files & data extracts, survey data and IMS databases.

When issues are found during the QC process, we use JIRA to report bugs and track progress.  Again, we have standard, documented processes on how to identify and report issues, and this enables our support team to investigate and fix them quickly.

We also have a Harmonization Service which enables our clients to seamlessly analyze data from multiple sources with different naming conventions, metrics, content etc. By taking care of the standardization we free our clients up to focus on the actual analysis.  Part of your role, in addition to day-to-day QC, will be working with this data and helping to standardize content across various Client data sources.

Principal accountabilities

  •  Carry out day-to-day QC checks on jobs, and ensuring they are delivered to the client on time.
  • Report bugs with required detail after investigating not just the issue, but where possible identifying the source.
  • Harmonize Production data and assist with new development work.
  • Attend and contribute to client related meetings and discussions as required.

Qualifications, experience and skills required


  • Experienced in using Excel as an analysis tool
  • A passion for Data Harmonization can be detailed and intricate so a focus on quality is essential
  • Background in Quality Assurance and testing
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines 
  • You will be self-motivated and be able to work alone for long periods of time, but also easily swap this environment and work as part of a team


  • Although you will be trained internally to gain a knowledge of our internal processes and database structures it would be advantageous to have a SQL Development/Programming background
  • Standardizing and Documenting processes

Job ID: R1011921