Quality Analyst

Sheffield, £29,000 - £42,000 Permanent
Reference: P8JOB5664 | Specialist area: Quality Management | Sector: Manufacturing

Pyramid8 are working with a leading Scientific Company based in Sheffield to recruit a Quality Analyst to join their production team in Sheffield. Our client is a world leading manufacturer and supplier of instrumentation and software to the Life Science Sector, ideally you will have a background in Software testing or Quality Analyst and have worked in a Laboratory or Scientific setting.

You will have a Science Based Degree and will have worked in a similar role or from within a Drug Discovery or Environmental background.  

Our client is passionate about what they do and they deliver the highest quality products and exceptional service. They are an award-winning business who continue to grow year on year.

The Quality Analyst is located at their Sheffield office working with the development team and closely with other members of the QA team as well as directly with the Software Developers and Service Engineers. As a Quality Analyst you’ll be involved in the final testing of their global leading software products before they are released onto the market, as well as providing feedback from testing performed at key stages throughout the development process.


Your role is integral to the creation of their software systems and instrument functionality tests and as such you’ll be seen as the last line of defence before the software is released.


In addition, there will be the need to perform regulatory controlled software validations for our highly regulated customers, which will be either off the shelf validations or bespoke validations and perform these at the customers’ facilities. Their customers who use our software work within drug discover and nuclear medicines and it is advised that possessing a scientific background within these fields or knowledge of HPLC, GC and other chromatography techniques would be hugely beneficial.


To maintain and perform testing on our software following set that have been created and enhanced over many years and are used prior to release. There will also be testing required relating to new functionality to make sure that it is working as intended and any finding reported back to the developers.

There are a number of projects that are currently being developed and the ability to adapt and switch between projects is essential. Main responsibilities will be :

  • Working with software developers and project support teams
  • Performance testing
  • Functional testing
  • Writing and updating and executing test scripts
  • Writing bug reports
  • Working towards departmental and project deadlines
  • Providing objective feedback to software development project teams
  • Communicating findings to technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Onsite validations at customers sites



  • Degree in a Science related course or experience working within drug discovery or environmental Studies
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Problem solving with effective solution evaluations
  • Microsoft Office suite – especially Word and Excel
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to tight timelines whilst still delivering quality results
  • Ability to understand and gather customer requirements
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently as well as within teams
  • Willingness to travel – including outside the UK
  • Driving licence



  • Knowledge of HPLC, GC and other chromatography techniques

• Knowledge/Experience in software testing

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