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Test Lead

  • Location: Ireland
  • Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security
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We are Recruiting for a Test Lead for a Technology Client in Belfast on a permanent basis, paying up to £45,000 per annum.

Our Client have an opening for a Test Lead and are looking for an enthusiastic individual for this challenging position as part of our development team. The individual will have the opportunity to organise all testing activities during each stage of the test process, as well as co-ordinate with senior management on the project and testing strategy. The role will involve creating a tangible impact on the business by developing test scripts to ensure that our software performs at an optimal level prior to customer release.

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

Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for definition of Test Strategies and Test Plans to support Customer Project and Product software deliveries
  • Responsible for the management, reporting and tracking of test phases
  • Accountable for the creation and execution of manual / automated test suites covering system, assembly, integration, regression and NFR testing
  • Oversee design and execution of test scripts that provide testing coverage of new and modified functionality along with regression testing within the software development lifecycle.
  • Managing the daily workload of Testers and giving direction on projects
  • Working with the offshore delivery team
  • Mentoring and training of internal team members
  • Defect management and reporting - Communicating defect issues to PMO and back to client upon request
  • Point of contact for the Client in relation to testing and release activity
  • Communicating all test issues effectively and executing procedures to arrive at the suitable fix
  • Support client acceptance testing defect management and release processes.

Essential Skills :

  • Software testing experience
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience of recognised Test Management tools (VSTS, 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, scripting and execution automated regression/performance testing
  • Formal documentation creation
  • Demonstrable experience in managing/leading the QA element of multiple software development projects using both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

Preferred Skills :

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Testing of Web and development applications
  • Experience of Test Analysis, Test Design, Execution and Defect Management across large projects
  • ISTQB/ISEB Foundation Certificate in Testing.


  • 4+ years of industry experience developing and testing software
  • Experience of delivering test automation suites
  • Experience with Angular, SQL, Java, Enterprise Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, .NET and C#
  • Knowledge of automation frameworks
  • Improving code quality through interaction with development team
  • Strong time management skills with a history of meeting commitments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Team player/ Collaborative
  • Good commination skills
  • Self-motivated and self-starter
  • Resilient
  • The drive to continuous personal improvement
  • The ability to motivate and inspire others within the team
  • Positive outlook on work and the activities presented
  • Flexible/Adaptable
  • Delivery Focussed.

To apply for this role please follow the link or send your CV to

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

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