Test Lead

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Salary
40000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
14 Jun 2021
Closes
12 Jul 2021
Sectors
IT
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Harvey Nash are working with a prestigious global organisation who are looking for a Test Lead for an initial 12 month fixed term contract (With likely switch to permanent following initial period).

Reporting to the EMEA Systems Manager, the role will have responsibility to provide quality assurance for critical path project deliveries and shape the test function to align its capability to future needs. The role will work across the programme estate to ensure all deliveries are suitable quality assured. The Strategy Lead will deliver improvements to the existing test capability and drive automation where possible. Effective time management and organisation skills are essential.

The Role

Reshape the test function to produce a dedicated unit capable of providing quality assurance across the system estate.
Requires detailed technical expertise to sign-off complex projects delivering strategic programmes focussing on non-functional requirements.
Implement a strategy to cover functional and non-functional test responsibilities with a focus on automation opportunities to eliminate repetitive, manual effort.
Work with a small dedicated test team to collaborate with project deliveries and ongoing BAU test needs.
Signoff authority and quality assure solutions as they move from development into test and live.
Maintain a comprehensive and evolving regression test pack with a continual execution approach.
Creation of all appropriate documentation in line with required standards.
Delivering a forward facing strategy for cloud / SaaS services but ensuring capability against current on-prem solutions.
Maintain and follow an SDLC / STLC principled approach.

Skills and Experience Required

Experience of designing, developing and implementing a test strategy.
Full SDLC / STLC experience in both Agile and Waterfall frameworks.
Experience of technical deliveries where focus is more aligned to non-functional testing, such as an SD-WAN implementation.
Operational lead responsibility over a small, dedicated team.
Experience with user based testing from physical hosts, VM, and VDI UIs.
Experience with various hosting solutions: on-prem, cloud tenancy (Azure), SaaS offering, hybrid.
Demand and resource management, including tracking and conflict resolution.
ITIL expertise specifically for Release, Control and Validation.
Recognised testing qualifications, such as ISTQB.
Experience of RPA solutions providing test automation would be advantageous.
Previous experience within legal sector is advantageous.

If you are interested in the role, please apply, and one of the Harvey Nash team will be in touch

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