Senior Test Engineer

Elevate Platform Limited
Newcastle Upon Tyne
£450 to £500 GBP (Per Day)
06 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Test Engineer / Newcastle upon Tyne / 6 Months Contract / 450 to 500 GBP (Per Day)

**IR35 Status **The client has stated that this role is Out of Scope of the new off pay-role worker legislation**

As a Senior Test Engineer you will be responsible for the end to end Test Delivery of one or more projects within a platform or directorate. You will report directly into the Lead Test Engineer

As an avid Practitioner within Test you will be responsible for Quality and governance across your projects with the additional interface of managing different suppliers across Test Phases

You will build efficiency in testing and continuous improvements of test methods, technologies and process.

Proven experience in managing large projects independently and engagements with senior stakeholders to manage expectations of Test

You will contribute to the Test Community in particular the Test Knowledge Hub for skills and capability transfer.

General Responsibilities

  • Lead the Test Strategy with regards to driving the test phases, aligning it to projects goals, influencing project controls and identifying dependencies across projects
  • You will drive the key Frameworks and Methodologies aligned to Automation, Performance, Security, OAT and Accessibility across your Programme or Projects
  • Drive the Test Schedule, align dependencies with other areas in digital and mitigate schedule risks
  • Coordinate and manage accordingly, the testing resources and activities for the test phases defined in the test strategy.
  • Ensure the testing conducted by third party suppliers adheres to the project test strategy
  • Ensure the defect management process is followed
  • Ensure all entry and exit criteria review are planned, executed and documented
  • Ensure all testing risks are regularly reviewed, documented and communicated
  • Reporting and delivery of daily, weekly and monthly Test reports to stakeholders
  • Help drive learning, development and knowledge sharing within the Test Community and wider job families

Essential Skills

  • Significant working knowledge of all Test Phases (System, Integration, Performance, OAT, Security & UAT)
  • ISEB certified Test Manager with 5-8 years proven experience delivering medium to large complexity projects
  • High level of exposure within TDD & BDD (Test Driven Development & Behaviour Driven Development)
  • Extensive working knowledge to aligning test phases to the business unit goals
  • Extensive skills level across HPE and Open Source Tool Sets
  • Extensive exposure to working within multiple delivery methods being Agile, Iterative and Waterfall
  • Significant exposure managing and building stakeholder relationships from a Test perspective
  • Proven Test Management delivery focusing on cost, quality and ensuring value for money through test automation


  • Exposure to DevOps & WebOps concepts and methods
  • Exposure to ITIL Service Management
  • Exposure to continuous integration methods for build and test
  • Exposure to Test Transformation for increased efficiencies and effectiveness on delivery

Accreditation & Qualifications


? Testing Level 5

? Quality Assurance Level 6

? Quality Management Level 6

? Quality Standards Level 5

? Stakeholder Relationship Management 5

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