Software Testing Team Lead

Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
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Software Testing Team Lead
Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, England
Permanent
£40,000 – 45,000


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

Responsibilities

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.
  • Facilitating successful relationships within the development teams and at times the operational functions.
  • Mentoring and coaching other team members to assist with their development, assisting in appraisal reviews and administration responsibilities of the team.

Required Skills and Experiance

  • Strong team and project lead experience and a strong background in software testing
  • Commercial experience of leading large and diverse testing teams and project
  • Experience of testing large scale websites
  • Excellent understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple streams of activity shifting focus regularly
  • Ability to think in a high-pressure environment and react quickly to challenging 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
  • Commitment to quality and thorough approach to work

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