Lead Tester

Recruiter
Focus Resourcing
Location
Reading
Salary
£37000 - £45000/annum
Posted
13 Jun 2017
Closes
13 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our Reading client is hiring for a Lead Tester.

The Test Lead will be part of a centralised team who work to support the administration teams. The person will join a team who are responsible for maintaining, developing and supporting the system requirements of the administration teams.

Main duties and responsibilities

* In collaboration with the other stakeholders, devise the test objectives, organizational test policies
* They estimate the testing to be done and negotiate with management to acquire the necessary resources.
* Manage and maintain the automated testing tools.
* Recognize when test automation is appropriate and plan the effort, select the tools, and ensure training of the team.
* Consult with other groups - e.g., programmers - to help them with their testing.
* Lead, guide and monitor the analysis, design, implementation and execution of the test cases, test procedures and test suites.
* Make sure the test environment is put into place before test execution and managed during test execution.
* Schedule the tests for execution and then they monitor, measure, control and report on the test progress, the product quality status and the test results, adapting the test plan and compensating as needed to adjust to evolving conditions.
* Write summary reports on test status.

Job Requirements

Essential

* Extensive experience of software testing
* ISTQB (or equivalent) qualification
* Flexible and able to adapt quickly to changes of priority
* Excellent communication skills (written and spoken)
* Knowledge of Agile/SCRUM development processes
* Knowledge of ITIL process frameworks and IT best practice
* Methodical, practical problem solver
* Tenacious and able to overcome obstacles seeing projects through to completion
* Self starter able to work as part of a team and individually to achieve required goals
* Experience of providing structured progress reports and updates.

Desirable

* Extensive knowledge and experience of Selenium browser automation testing tool
* Extensive knowledge and experience of pension or financial services software development
* Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Team Foundation Server