Test Lead

£40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits package
10 Apr 2013
08 May 2013
Trishna Thakrar
Contract Type
Full Time

Key Skills

  • Plan, organise and report on testing phase of projects and support packages effectively communicating and escalating where appropriate
  • Review and analyse requirement documents ensuring business and technical requirements are fully understood to a detailed level
  • Take ownership of work estimation ensuring accurate portrayals of effort can be obtained and subsequently delivered on
  • Apply active governance around quality, rules, standards and processes within the team
  • Ensure Regulatory and PCI standards are adhered to across the testing phase
  • Understand the efforts on both resource and time and assess impacts and risks in delivery the work stacks within the team
  • Be an active communicator both within the team and outside the team attending and contributing to various interdepartmental meetings
  • Liaise and facilitate successful relationships within the development teams and at times the operational functions
  • Conduct a mentoring and coaching role to other team members to assist with their development
  • Be open and available for team members to assist in issues they may have
  • Assist in appraisal reviews
  • Assist in administration responsibilities of the team


  • Strong team/project lead experience
  • Strong background in Software Testing
  • Experience of leading large and diverse testing teams and projects
  • Experience of testing large scale websites
  • Excellent understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to multi task and manage multiple streams of activity shifting focus regularly
  • Ability to think in a pressured environment and react quickly to pressured situations
  • Proven experience of working with daily releases and high output of development work
  • Able to react well to changing requirements with a positive attitude
  • Commitment to quality and thorough approach to work

Desirable skills

The following skills are not essential but would be beneficial to the role:

  • Experience of payments testing
  • Experience of Security suite browser testing
  • Experience of implementing and working with automated testing tools
  • Experience of working with 3rd party test companies
  • Experience of mobile and tablet testing

If this position is of interest to you, please forward an up to date CV to t.thakrar at realstaffing and call 02077587366. I look forward to hearing from you!

To find out more about Real, please visit us on www.realstaffing.co.uk

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