Test Team Leader

West Wickham
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
About Flybe
Flybe is Europe's largest regional airline, with 10 UK bases covering many of the UK and Europe's main cities. We pride ourselves on an excellent level of service to our customers and adopt the same approach to our staff at Exeter head office and beyond. Based within close proximity to the M5, our offices are easily accessible to commuters living in the south west. Some of the great benefits of working for Flybe include:
  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent training and career progression opportunities
  • Staff Travel Scheme - heavily discounted UK/European flights
  • Free Parking & Cycle To Work Schemes
  • Retail discounts with some of the biggest brands
  • Opportunity to attend Exeter Chiefs & Exeter City FC matches, free of charge!

Job Purpose
  • Coordinate testing within the IT Department for new software developments to ensure an acceptable level of software quality balanced with a need to deliver
  • Monitor requirements and their priority to ensure delivered products meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Manage the planning, delivery and performance of the test team.
  • Ensure that the team is ready to support the new initiatives that Flybe is delivering.

Key responsibilities
  • Manage the day to day activities of the test team to ensure work is completed on time and to the required quality.
  • Involvement in the inception of projects, aiding the planning process by providing test plans and estimates.
  • Collect and supply metrics which measure the effectiveness of the testing process.
  • Clearly document and communicate relevant defects in systems as they are being developed and in production situations.
  • Manage resource allocation during the testing process against project goals.
  • Technical mentoring of the test team, monitoring staff development and conducting appraisals.
  • Provide feedback on the performance and delivery of both teams and individuals.
  • Manage the relationship with suppliers of outsourced testing resources.
  • Liaise with development and project teams, with a particular reference to maintaining a positive working relationship.
  • Liaising with other IT and non-IT functions to develop test plans and test cases.
  • Prioritise test issues based on agreed business priorities.
  • Maintain an awareness of commercial technology trends in order to provide leadership in the adoption of technologies.
  • Develop the testing strategy.
  • Carry out additional duties from time to time as required.

Essential Skills and Qualifications
  • Experience of all aspects of the testing process in a commercial environment.
  • Detailed knowledge of the challenges of test web and cloud applications
  • A knowledge of different methodologies of software development and the testing approaches required.
  • Proven personal responsibility for risk-based decisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure

Desirable Skills
  • Previous people and team management experience
  • ISEB intermediate qualification or above
  • Experience in the use of automated testing tools
  • Experience in the use of load testing tools and methods
  • Previous commercial airline experience
  • Previous experience with Amadeus PSS systems

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