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Programme Test Lead

Job Title: Programme Test Lead
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Warrington, Cheshire
Industry:
IT
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Reference: BBBH56054_1513158073
Contact Name: Cameron De Souza
Contact Email: c.desouza@parity.net
Job Published: December 13, 2017 09:41

Job Description

Programme Test Lead


2 year Fixed Term Contract
£30,000-£33,000

Experience
The ideal candidate will previously have worked in a role as Testing Lead and will have had responsibility for end to end testing.
Experience of developing testing policies, frameworks and plans, along with operating and managing automated testing tools.
Extensive experience of writing testing plans and reports.
Extensive experience of delivering technology solutions that meet business needs and requirements for functionality, value for money, security and performance.
Experience of working as part of a team of testers and mentoring and coaching testing analysts.
Hands-on experience of working to the waterfall (SDLC) delivery lifecycle as well and to the AGILE delivery model.
The ability to demonstrate both a wide and deep technology knowledge via extensive experience of working as a testing expert.
Ideally, experience of implementing and testing solutions that transparently meet the GDS Technology Code of Practice.
Experience of working within technically orientated transformational / digital change programmes.
Experience of testing practices within a local or central government setting.
Experience of embedding customer and quality focus for testing outcomes within technical and programme teams.
Experience of managing risks, issues and benefits for testing services with appropriate levels of stakeholder involvement.

Skills and Ability

Shows a passion for technology and specifically the exploitation of testing services for business benefit.
Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
Work as part of a high performing team, driving the best outcomes whilst working at pace.
Strong stakeholder management skills. Take personal accountability for delivering and managing stakeholder expectations
Demonstrate the use and adoption of industry best practices. Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools and methodologies for test management and execution.

Support system development projects and ensure testing objectives, goals, and commitments are met.
Contribute to the development of solution sourcing strategies. Define the testing approach for using system that are in-premise, cloud hosted and a mixture of the two
Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting at all levels using plain and clear language.
Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the "big picture" view.

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