Test Lead

Location: Berkshire
Job Type: Contract
Salary: Competitive Salary

Role purpose

The Test Lead will be responsible for planning, co-ordinating and supporting test activities and resources within Huntswood's Finance Programme. The role will be responsible for facilitating the management and execution of testing across all phases or work streams within the programme, executing testing and ensuring delivery is on time, and to an agreed scope.

Job description

  • Oversee end to end test process comprising Unit, Systems, Integration, Regression, Performance, Security, UAT, Data migration and Operational Readiness
  • Establish and manage to the Huntswood Test Framework
  • Define test scope, scenarios and priorities with business owners
  • Manage test plans including making recommendations on test requirements such as hardware, environments and test pre-requisites and dependencies
  • Write test scripts and facilitate the production of regression test packs, ensuring testing is proportional to the requirements/risk
  • Manage the execution of test scripts
  • Ensure the completion and handover of testing at each phase within the testing life cycle
  • Take leadership of the development of quality assurance measures and testing standards for new applications, products, and/or enhancements to existing applications and products throughout the development lifecycle
  • Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, designs, schedules and possible risks
  • Keep detailed records of testing procedures and results
  • Manage test defect and resolution procedures. Create reports to ensure issues are documented and reproducible. Recommend alternate behaviours where appropriate
  • Successfully communicate quality issues and recommendations to improve quality to senior level management
  • Establish effective working relationship with project managers and stakeholders, ensuring testing is considered early in the project life cycle
  • Liaise with Product Owners / Stakeholders to ensure clarity and accuracy of requirements are met

Essential skills

  • Demonstrable experience across the testing lifecycle, including system, system integration, user acceptance and regression testing
  • An expert understanding of formal testing approaches
  • Quality focused and with a commitment to best practice
  • Great attention to detail
  • Be a good leader and have solid communication skills
  • Experience at leading meetings, documenting test deliverables, and providing status updates to management
  • Background in developing and implementing test strategies
  • Experience in working in Agile teams
  • A strong understanding of finance business processes
  • Expert with JIRA

Desirable skills

  • Knowledge and experience of automated testing
  • Professional testing qualification such as ISTQB and ISEB

Core behaviours

To work with, Huntswood's employees are described as dependable, driven and collaborative. The job holder should be able to demonstrate they are;

  • Confidential, reliable and genuine
  • Dynamic, passionate and determined
  • Friendly, compassionate and cooperative

"It's not just about what we do, but the way we do it and it's our values that make us special."

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