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Test Lead / Test Manager

Ref #: Test Lead / Test Manager
Matthew Hutchings 24/09/2021
Location: Hertfordshire Not Disclosed Hertfordshire
Salary: £450 - £500 per day £
Type: Contract
Seniority: N/A
Date: 24/09/2021
Test Lead / Test Manager

Test Lead / Test Manager - Herefordshire or Hertfordshire - SC Cleared - Outside IR35

Test Lead

We are looking for an experienced Test Lead to assist with a project to deliver a multi-tenanted platform which will deliver secure services to multiple clients.

You will lead on the end-to-end testing of the platform and also the first onboarded tenant.

Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to have a minimum ‘SC’ security clearance. You will also be required to work onsite in either Herefordshire or Hertfordshire (you can pick which site)

As Test Lead you will be responsible for:

  • Managing the full testing lifestyle.
  • Collating/reviewing project testing requirements.
  • Identifying and implementing testing automation opportunities.
  • Reviewing and sign-off of testing artefacts.
  • Management reporting on the testing programme.
  • Leading client facing Test Strategy/Progress meetings.
  • Providing leadership and guidance to members of the testing team.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience as a Test Lead/Manager with experience within enterprise environments. This role will suit a technically aware, self-starter with excellent communication skills and a keen eye for detail.

Travel to various locations in the UK may be involved.

Skills and Experience/Qualifications

  • Manage the test strategy for the platform implementation, ensuring the test strategy is appropriate to the solution and client
  • Work closely with the Project Managers and Account Managers to define and estimate the test phases across a project implementation.
  • Own, and manage the overall test plan.
  • Coordinate activities of the testing team members.
  • Develop and execute manual and/or automated test scripts.
  • Run the Testing Meetings to track, triage & prioritise defects.
  • Provide timely test reports to the project managers.
  • Generate test completion reports at the closure of each test phase for both internal and client audiences.
  • Experience of infrastructure platform testing.
  • Proven track record of completing test cycles to strict delivery timescales and budgets.

Qualities

  • Experienced in interfacing with customers towards effective management of customer expectations.
  • Ability to lead and influence in a rapidly changing environment and good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage conflicting demands, prioritise tasks and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Happy to spend time on site in either Herefordshire or Hertfordshire full time.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical audiences.

This is an initial 3 month contract with work to go on until March. The contract is outside IR35 and will pay circa £450 - £500 per day.

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