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Test Lead

  • Location: Central
  • Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security

We are Recruiting for a Test Lead for a FTSE 250 Company in Edinburgh on a permanent basis, paying up to £40,000 per annum.

Our Client are looking for an enthusiastic individual for this challenging position as part of their software QA team. Working with their core Geofield mobile mapping product, you will have the chance to make a real impact on the business by developing and executing Test Strategies and Test Plans to support Customer Project and Product software deliveries.

This role involves working on a variety of projects, making sure that our delivered solutions are performing for their customers as expected - using the latest development tools, targeting leading-edge mobile technologies. The nature of their work requires excellent communication skills and an enthusiastic approach to problem solving and team work.

Key to making a success of this role will be your ability to use your initiative and think outside the box.

Role responsibilities include:

  • Review customer specifications
  • Support and provide input to Proposal and Estimation processes
  • Provide high/low level accurate test effort estimations
  • Creation of Test Strategies and Test Plans to clearly define the test approach that will be taken for allocated projects
  • Management, reporting and tracking of test levels
  • Support the Technical Delivery Lead in scheduling and planning of test activity - responsible for the testing phase of the delivery plan
  • Managing the daily workload of Test Analysts and giving direction on projects
  • Mentoring fellow team members, reviewing test scripts
  • Defect management and metric reporting - Communicating defect metrics and details internally and to client upon request
  • Management of test activities, including the tracking of tasks and production of accurate and timely MI reporting
  • Point of contact for the Client in relation to testing and release activity
  • Communicating all test issues effectively and executing procedures in order to arrive at the appropriate fix

Essential skills include:

  • Software testing experience
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience of recognised Test Management tools (VSTS/Azure Dev Ops, HP Quality Centre etc.)
  • Strong understanding of different testing techniques and approaches with the insight to know when best to use them
  • Experience of leading globally distributed test teams in the delivery of projects objectives
  • Experience of leading, scripting and execution automated regression/performance testing
  • Formal documentation creation
  • Understanding of multiple Software development methodologies including Waterfall and Agile

Desirable skills include:

  • IT/computing degree
  • Testing of Web & Mobile applications
  • Multi-Platform testing - iOS, Android, Windows
  • Experience of Test Analysis, Test Design, Execution and Defect Management across large projects
  • ISTQB/ISEB Foundation Certificate in Testing

To apply for this role please follow the link below or send your CV to Callum.Thomas@Capita.co.uk . Alternatively, call me on 07731346028 for further details

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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