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Test Lead

  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: Up to £45000.00 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Testing
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Test Lead

Location: Bristol

Excellent Salary and company benefits


My Life & Pensions client are currently looking for a Test Lead, this role requires a strong, well rounded and dynamic individual with proven Test Lead capabilities. Reporting to either a Project Manager or a Test Manager within Project Services, this individual will be responsible for managing the project test activities to ensure successful delivery of change to agreed time, cost and quality standards. The individual must have a demonstrable ability to work across all levels of stakeholders and third parties within a commercial environment.


  • Estimation of test activities and definition of required deliverables adhering to defined governance models
  • Planning across all test stages of the project lifecycle and obtaining appropriate levels of sign-off
  • Ensuring testing is delivered to specified requirements and meets agreed time, cost, quality, TCF and compliance objectives
  • Management of the test activities on a day to day basis to deliver in line with agreed project plans
  • Execution of test plan, monitoring progress and taking all necessary actions and escalations where appropriate
  • Reporting progress at agreed intervals to the project manager
  • Engaging and communicating effectively with key business and client stakeholders
  • Risk identification, documentation and impact assessment, including action mitigation
  • Defect management with appropriate levels of stakeholder communication
  • Ability to apply an appropriate level of challenge to ensure positive outcome
  • Provision of accurate test status updates
  • Identifying potential improvements as part of a wider Test Competency

Skills & experience


  • Proven test lead track record in a delivery environment
  • Solid experience of the full project lifecycle
  • Demonstrate effective and productive stakeholder management both internally at all levels and with third parties
  • Must be able to lead, motivate and manage test teams
  • Familiar with test management tools such as HP Quality Centre and other industry standard tools
  • Builds productive relationships with functions and third parties outside of the project team
  • Operate effectively in a commercial environment
  • Apply a flexible test approach to successfully deliver to tight deadlines or changing scope
  • Ability to prioritise and multi task in a challenging working environment with excellent organisational skills
  • Strong influencing skills and an ability to apply an appropriate level of challenge
  • A professional approach and manner with an aptitude to learn
  • Encourages development of others through knowledge sharing to negate the risk of key man dependencies
  • A team player - positive contributor - takes pride in helping the team to deliver
  • Ability to demonstrate strong customer focus and communicate in business language
  • Experience of working within a project services/IT environment delivering change and/or transformation projects


  • Experience of working with business customers and technical delivery resources (including third party suppliers)
  • ISTQB or industry standard equivalent qualification

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