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Test Team Leader
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Recruiter: Uncle Buck Finance
Listed on: 1st March
Location: Dartford
Salary/Rate: £40,000
Salary Notes: Discussed at interview
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Klf
Contact Name: Uncle Buck Finance

What are we looking for?

This role forms part of the Systems & Development Team supporting customers, business stakeholders, developers and other team members. You are generally a thoughtful, analytical problem-solver that can add a unique perspective to the team in terms of identifying potential road blocks and dependencies early in the process. You will be a subject matter expert in your field, and have demonstratable experience over a number of years.


  • Previous experience with documentation of processes
  • Previous experience of a fast-paced environment dealing with multiple work streams
  • Proven experience working as a Testing Team Leader or Manager
  • Knowledge and working experience of using test case systems (such as Zephyr etc.))
  • Background in a customer service or operational working environment
  • Excellent knowledge of all aspects of the test lifecycle at

Desirable Qualifications/Experience:

  • Knowledge of Software Testing theories or frameworks would be advantageous
  • ISEB / ISTQB Qualification (Ideally Advanced Test Manager)
  • Proven experience within a similar industry or related field.
  • Previous experience managing a testing team.
  • Previous experience of working in a regulated environment
  • Experience of using project management tools (such as Jira)
  • Experience of using GIT
  • Experience of identifying and implementing the most appropriate test automation frameworks and principals


  • Excellent communication skills (telephone and written)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Initiative
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Sound judgment
  • Flexible
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent analytic skills
  • Ability to confidently communicate with all levels of staff through the business in a proactive and professional way
  • A degree of emotional intelligence


  • Work with development and business teams to identify appropriate test coverage and create test data as necessary
  • Test interactive applications on various browsers and platforms
  • Test native applications on iOS and Android
  • Perform business requirements on proposed changes to ensure that all dependencies, issues and risk have been correctly identified and are proactively monitored and managed
  • Work with the management team to identify and facilitate the delivery of test environment requirements
  • Play an active part in the continuous improvement of the software delivery approach
  • Escalate as necessary any causes for concern that may impact the quality of the end product
  • Provide test results with supporting data to facilitate go live decision making
  • Actively promote QA activities across the team and relevant business functions
  • Coach and develop the testing team, identifying development areas, and key skills
  • Anticipate problems and identify long term implications of decisions and actions
  • Create and maintain the testing lifecycle documentation to ensure its suitability
  • Play at active role in company projects, promoting the IT and testing service
  • Actively get involved in company projects, and provide assistance where required
  • Conduct regular review and modifications to test scripts and plans
  • Carry out User Acceptance Testing
  • Perform triage, troubleshooting and analysis of issues and failures reported by team members to determine if the issue is a defect, enhancement, or user-error.
  • Produce and communicate test reports
  • Able to turn around work quickly and to a good standard
  • Co-ordinate the change control process, to ensure all aspects of the process are managed appropriately
  • Support less experienced members of the team in testing scenario's, administration and general day to day duties as required
  • Act as a subject matter expert in your role, and be a point of contact for any testing matters.least 3at least 3

What we offer...

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual/Quarterly Bonus
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical & Dental Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • 23 days holiday (rising to 28 following 5 years' service)
  • Birthdays off
  • Wedding/Civil Partnership Leave
  • Perkbox Benefits

Other Information:

  • Reporting to: Systems & Development Manager
  • 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (flexible between 8am and 6pm by agreement)

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