Lead Practitioner - Test Specialist

11 Mar 2018
12 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Corporate ICT is responsible for providing the internal IT services to NHS Digital staff as well as providing underpinning infrastructure and network services to some of NHS Digital’s externally facing services. Providing these services to 3600 customers across multiple locations.

You will be an experienced test lead with extensive experience of all aspects of the testing lifecycle and multiple methodologies (including Waterfall and Agile).

You will have proven capability in providing expert knowledge on all aspects of testing and will be comfortable adapting that knowledge as appropriate to each project you are responsible for.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the testing strategy within ICT and provide SME knowledge on process improvement within the organisation.
  • Define strategies for aspects of testing as appropriate in the future – e.g. Automation strategy.
  • Drive innovation and continual improvement into the heart of all projects the test team is engaged on.
  • Be a senior point of escalation for testing services within the ICT function and provide upwards advice to Head of Service and other senior management.
  • Manage the end to end testing lifecycle for all projects assigned to the test team
  • Manage and assist in the development of graduate resources within the team
  • Investigate and introduce the latest testing techniques to the wider ICT Team.
  • Manage JIRA access, controls and usage as the main tool used by both development and testing teams within the organisation.

Provide SME expertise and training to the wider NHS Digital teams on the testing discipline as requested and agreed with senior manage

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