Lead Tester

35000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual
16 Nov 2016
14 Dec 2016
IT, Testing
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity to work for a dynamic software house who due to future growth plans can offer future career progression and development.

The purpose of this role is to set and uphold the software quality standards of the organisation and to engage the business to deliver quality products and services.

Key Responsibilities

Define a robust strategy for testing within the business with the Technical Director
Analysing the requirements of projects in collaboration with Business Analysts and develop a plan, with stakeholder support, to mitigate the risks to system quality.
Work with the management team to estimate and obtain support for time, resources and budget required to perform testing within defined timescales.
Work with internal and external clients to develop test plans for tasks, dependencies and participants. Engage and collaborate with the project team and key stakeholders.
Identify and arrange the requirements needed for a robust testing setup
Manage the testing process to include (but is not limited to) meetings, timelines etc. to ensure effective and efficient testing across all projects
Document, implement, monitor, and enforce all processes for testing as per the standards defined by the organisation. Additionally, ensure content and structure of all testing documents, artifacts and processes is documented and maintained.
Keep track of new project requirements and changes in business requirements to ensure testing is continuously rigorous, accurate and up-to-date.
Manage testing for Quality Assurance and User Acceptance Testing and produce guidance documentation for users involved in these processes.
Work with software engineers to help them understand quality standards and contribute to the testing effort through automated testing.
Report on testing progress and dependencies to the Project Manager and Technical Director to ensure the timely delivery of different testing milestones.
Be a gatekeeper on quality for project releases.
Behaviours and qualities

Attention to detail.
Personally organised and focused on delivering on individual, team and company commitments.
Flexible and pragmatic in approach.
An influencer - demonstrates personal 'presence' and gains the confidence of others through temperament, capability and calibre.
Works autonomously, taking ownership for personal and team delivery and outcomes.
Continuously develops and applies professional technical knowledge to drive excellent organisational performance.
Works collaboratively and supportively with colleagues across the organisation.


University education or equivalent industry experience.
Minimum of 2 years' experience as a lead tester, owning the whole process.
Minimum of 1 years' experience delivering quality on products in a medium to large business.
Experiencing testing enterprise web / mobile applications.

Experience working with test automation tools