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Test Lead

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    DevOps & SRE

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  • Salary:

    £40k - 50k per year

  • Contact:

    Thomas Sillitto

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  • Contact phone:

    01782 557386

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Software Test, Team Lead Manchester  £40,000-50,000 plus generous benefits

Looking for the opportunity to lead and grow a test team within a growing business?

Enjoy the autonomy to implement your own ideas around best practise and methods. 

You will inherit some tools and processes inc MS Test Suite, the rest is your own to build inc hiring a couple of test analysts and establishing work patterns, SLAs, relationships with colleagues in development, architecture, infrastructure and operations.

Role Specifics

  • Work with IT management to build and run a Manchester based Test Team
  • Excellent communication skills, with a need to be fluid between third parties (testing will include regression testing of third party released software) and internal stakeholders
  • Manage integration and regression testing of all products (internal and third party)
  • Assist in the drive towards continuous deployment
  • Define Testing Strategies and Methodologies to test the complex suite of interlocking databases, webservices and applications in the Arrow estate
  • Lead planning and development of testing strategies
  • Work closely with Devs, BAs and PMs to ensure quality testing is taking place and provide updates on defects and issues
  • Identify and prioritise issues arising from the testing in liaison with Development and Change teams

Experience and skills wishlist (you are unlikely to have all of these !!)

  • Experience with the Microsoft Testing Suite (Visual Studio, Test Manager etc.) and test automation software (MS CodedUI)
  • Experience with TFS and source controlled environments to support best practice
  • Solid experience in writing test scripts, defining scenarios and outcomes, designing test cases etc
  • Strong understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Experience in using Defect Management Tools (Mantis, Jira etc)
  • Experience with third party testing tools and test management tools (Selenium WebDriver, TestRail, etc.)
  • A good understanding of SQL Server and .NET technologies, though not a hands-on development role so no requirement for complex SQL skills (though there is a requirement to continue with existing automation and develop new automation)
  • Able to read and understand complex technical requirements document
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment with the ability to work in a sprint based manner, as well as experience in Waterfall environments
  • Able to evaluate testing tools and work with stakeholders and senior management to determine strategies/benefits

For more information and / or a confidential chat please contact

Software Test, Team Lead Manchester  £40,000-50,000 plus generous benefits