Software Testing Team Lead

  • Location

    Manchester City Centre

  • Sector:

    QA Engineer, Manual

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £40k - 50k per year

  • Contact:

    Jarret Devlin

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    0161 804 93 50

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


Software Testing Team Lead

Permanent | £40,000 - £50,000 | Manchester

Manual Testing, Web, Mobile, Desktop, SQL, API, Functional, Jira, SDLC


As a Team Lead you will be assisting in driving the provision of a capable, reactive, motivated delivery focused testing team. You will be liaising with Product Managers, Development Managers and Development Team Leads across a suite of products and applications including our global website and mobile platform. A flexible, proactive and hands-off approach is required in this fast paced, high output department. The day to day work is interesting, challenging and fast paced amidst a hardworking and delivery focused company ethos.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Planning, organising and reporting on testing phase of projects and support packages effectively communicating and escalating where appropriate.
  • Reviewing and analysing requirement documents ensuring business and technical requirements are fully understood to a detailed level.
  • Taking ownership of work estimation, ensuring accurate portrayals of effort can be obtained and subsequently delivered on.
  • Applying active governance around quality, rules, standards and processes within the team.
  • Ensuring regulatory and PCI standards are adhered to across the testing phase.
  • Understanding the efforts on both resource and time and assess impacts and risks in delivery of the work stacks within the team.
  • Actively communicating both within the team and outside the team, attending and contributing to various interdepartmental meetings.
  • Liaising and facilitating successful relationships within the development teams and at times the operational functions.
  • Conducting a mentoring and coaching role to other team members to assist with their development, assisting in appraisal reviews and administration responsibilities of the team.
  • Being open and available for team members to assist in issues they may have.

Essential Experience

  • Strong team/project lead experience and a strong background in software testing
  • Commercial experience of leading large and diverse testing teams and projects
  • Experience of testing large scale websites
  • Excellent understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple streams of activity shifting focus regularly.
  • Ability to think in a pressured environment and react quickly to pressured situations.
  • Proven experience of working with daily releases and high output of development work
  • Ability to react well to changing requirements with a positive attitude.

Manual Testing, Web, Mobile, Desktop, SQL, API, Functional, Jira, SDLC