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Team Leader in Testing

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time, Managerial / Executive
Job Sector:
IT / Technology
Region:
Bristol/Bath
Location:
Bristol
Salary description:
£28k - 30k per year
Posted:
23/10/2017
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Alexander Mae
Job Ref:
Sn88390

Up to £30,000 + benefits
Yate, Bristol (UK)

Our client has over 35 years' experience of creating and supporting specialist financial systems to the global asset finance and banking sectors. Their products have been designed by in-house financial software specialists, utilising their extensive knowledge and long-term experience of working within the financial services industry.

The Job:

Our client is looking for a Team Leader within Testing to lead a team of Test Analysts. Additionally, the role must understand the discipline of testing and must be able to effectively implement a testing process. A further key part of this role is to maintain an effective testing process that supports communication and cost-effective testing across multiple platforms.

Key Responsibilities will include:

* Assist in defining the quality standards and metrics for measuring release quality.
* Ensure stakeholders are updated with quality measurements per test cycle.
* Ensure all Test Analysts are aware of quality matrix in place and procedure for updating the metrics are followed.
* Create milestones and checkpoints to measure quality over a given period of time.
* Set quality standards for the teams
* Introduce new testing tools and techniques to benefit the quality of the product
* Find and co-ordinate activities that support different testing techniques e.g, functional, non-functional testing
* Plan test activities which enforce quality improvements. eg, test case review, regression testing tasks.
* Identify areas of improvement and construct a proposal to the Test Manager benefits of making changes.
* Review output from the team with regular reports to the Test Manager.
* Arrange regular team meetings to understand current progress and risks.
* Ensure that testing processes are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure a consistency in output.
* Investigate ways to automate daily tasks to speed up the testing process.
* Define high level test plans to ensure quality of a given release meets set criteria.
* Day to day management of team of Test Analysts, to include,

- Holding performance reviews

- Return to work meetings

- Managing annual leave requests

- 1 to 1 meetings

- Reviewing training requirements

The Person:

Minimum of 12 months experience of leading/ managing a team

* Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate with a wide range of people
* Strong decision and problem-solving skills
* Ability to motivate a team and make informed decisions
* Maintain and support strong relationships between other departments.
* Encourage positive working relationships with the development team to ensure that any new process can be supported / adapted outside of the Testing Team.

The Location:

South Gloucestershire, Bristol

The Salary:

£30,000 + Superb benefits

Company Description

Alexander Mae are recruitment specialists in Bristol & the South West, whether it's permanent, contract or temporary appointments we can help. We recruit at every level from the first job, returners to work, through to career advancement across diverse industry sectors within the commercial market.

Closing Date:
21/11/2017

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