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Test Lead

Warrington / United Kingdom


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Your Opportunity


To support our expansion we are seeking an experienced and professional individual with a proven leadership background to join our QA team with primary responsibility for managing and leading the functional testing team and associated processes. The role will report to the Head of Quality and will responsible for the management of both QA Analysts and Junior QA Analysts working within the functional testing practice.


The successful candidate will be a strong team player who enjoys technical challenges within a fast-paced environment, applies sound judgement and enjoys working both individually and as part of a team


  • An ambitious team player who strives for technical excellence and continuous improvement
  • Your key skill will be the management or QA professionals in supporting their professional development and day to day activities
  • Worked with multiple technologies and adaptable to implementing automation using various toolsets
  • Proven track record contributing to QA strategy and test planning
  • You will have a drive for continuous improvement both as part of a team and individually, looking to lead initiative to enhance test practices and drive quality
  • You will be passionate about quality and take ownership for the quality of our product in all aspects
  • You will be adaptable in various testing methodologies, & practices, and tools that complement the software quality process
  • You will be a self-starter who finds solutions rather than problems and is easily able to adapt to new technologies
  • You will be used to working in an agile environment and adaptable to changing circumstances in a fast-paced environment
  • Leadership of the functional test team working in sprint
  • Support the ongoing appraisal and development of team members
  • Work around dynamic sprint teams to establish an understanding of deliverables, drive quality requirements and ensure that these are met
  • Support the design and implementation of test processes and procedures to ensure continual improvements to agile delivery methodology
  • Review, feedback and manage the quality deliverables of the functional test team
  • Assist in continually enhancing and scaling the test strategy
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to other team members
  • Strong assessment and effort estimation skills with respect to team deliverables and particularly QA aspects
  • Work closely alongside product managers, developers, etc. to ensure the quality of all requirements are suitably met whilst delivered on-time and to-specification
  • Maintenance and continuous enhancement of automated test collateral in an ever-evolving product environment
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Our Ideal Candidate

  • 5+ years experience working with Development and QA environments
  • Software testing certification e.g. ISTQB or equivalent
  • Both hands on automation experience and possess strong conceptual knowledge of automation frameworks
  • Experience managing medium to large teams
  • Design of key testing artefacts such as test plans and schedules
  • Strong background leading testing within an agile environment, supporting in-sprint testing
  • Ability to manage own workload and support management of team workloads
  • Experience appraising and developing team members
  • Passion and drive for test automation and associated toolsets
  • Background working with BDD methodology
  • Experience with participation in agile planning, sprinting and reviews
  • Located within a commutable distance to Birchwood, Warrington


Desirable

  • BS/BA degree in computer science, engineering or related discipline
  • Experience designing API testing using tools such as SOAP UI and Postman
  • Able to interpret and work with XML/JSON
  • Experience in working with teams using TDD
  • Strong Stakeholder management skills
  • Experience in interview and recruitment
  • Experience working with Kanban/scrum agile methodologies
  • Background working with virtual machines and associated configuration

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