Test Lead - Bristol

Bristol (City Centre)
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Summary of Job Purpose

Business Acceptance End to End Testing delivery. Provide the business (end users) with a professional and consistent test service designed to effectively prove that change is fit for purpose and meets agreed and documented business requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Business Requirements study including Static testing
  • Testing scope definition
  • Test Strategy, Test planning
  • Test Estimation
  • Test Design
  • Test Execution
  • Test Closures including Post Live Support
  • MI Reports (Weekly & Daily)
  • Manage project test budgets and tracking costs. Able to advice and review resource and cost planning/estimation.
Job Requirements

Key Competencies

  • Very strong stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent background in software development life cycle and foundational concepts of testing.
  • Experienced in using test management tools, preferably HP Quality Centre / ALM.
  • Strong analytical, verbal/ written communication skills, presentation skills, problem solving skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized.
  • Strong Relationship and team building skills.
  • Strong at multi-tasking and prioritizing activities to meet the project needs.
  • Very proactive in calling out risks / issues along with mitigation / contingency options to the Programmes
  • Exposure to QTP/ UFT & Selenium Automation (desired but not a mandatory)

  • Very good hands-on experience in HP ALM QC
  • Knowledgeable in Windows based applications.
  • Life & Pension Insurance Business knowledge (Desired)

  • Experience in testing industry
  • Excellent experience in coordinating team members who may not be co-located.
  • Expertise in Smoke, Sanity, System, Functional, Regression and End to End Integration testing
  • Very good hands-on experience in
  • Test Strategy / Plan creation
  • Resource Planning and Management
  • Test Estimation and Planning skills
  • Test Design, Execution and Defects reporting
  • ALM and Reporting
  • Status Reporting of the Testing progress
  • Managing ARIaD (Assumptions, Risks, Issues & Dependencies)
  • Testing Methodology (Exposure to Waterfall, V-Model and Agile/Iterative)
  • Insurance experience would be added advantage
  • Experience in Business Testing / UAT .It’s not mandatory by desirable

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or any equivalent discipline (Graduate)
  • ISTQB Certification or any other equivalent certification is preferable
About Cognizant

Cognizant (NASDAQ-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 230 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @Cognizant

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