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SC UAT Test Lead - Outside IR35

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Recruiter: LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
Listed on: 28th January
Location: Corsham
Salary/Rate: £400 - £450
Type: Contract
Start Date: 22/02/2022

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We currently have a live requirement for a UAT tester working for a defence client. The role is outside IR35 and will be a mix of onsite and remote work. It requires an SC clearance as a minimum.

The role reports to the Test and Trials Test Managers. This is a delivery focussed, hands-on role that requires the ability to plan, prepare for and assure testing. Specific activities include, but are not limited to:

*Liaise with the suppliers in coordinating testing activities.
*Review and assurance of MSPs Test Strategy(s), Test Plan(s), Test Specification(s) and Test Script(s) as complete, appropriate and credible.
*The test lead will provide a recommendation into the test manager for approval of any testware and test activities which includes any risks identified
*The test lead will attend joint supplier/authority meetings and provide best practises and recommendations to the authority
*Witness and assurance of MSPs Test Execution in accordance with the test plans.
*Attend project boards to provide senior staff an update to the programme regarding testing
*Ensure that any supplier testing is co-ordinated through the Test and Trials team e.g. TRR checks, Dry Run etc…
*Supporting suppliers by creating Closed User Groups (CUGs) for testing new functionality
*Participate in the preparation and execution of Authority Integration testing activities including supporting defect management, creation of test scripts.
*Provide input into user guides from a SME perspective
*Be able to manage and prioritize between multiple projects running in concurrence
*Liaise with other relevant Test, Transition and Assurance SMEs.
*Resource would need to be on-site 3-4 days initially

Essential Skills
*Minimum of SC clearance
*ISEB/ISTQB certified
*Hands-on experience of supplier test assurance
*Good knowledge at management level of:
oTraditional techniques (waterfall, v model, Unit test, ST, UAT, Tech Test), risk-based testing
oCurrent Devops and agile processes (eg CI, TDD, Kanban, Scrum, SaFE etc)
*Experience testing tooling and business process change
*Experience producing test reports to inform programme and senior management decision making
*Experience with defect management
*Effective at managing risk to ensure delivery timelines are maintained
*Familiar with change and release management processes
*A customer facing self-starter with good time management and communication skills
*Experience working as part of a team in a fast-paced multi-supplier environment

Desirable Skills
*Experience working within MoD/Govt/Defence
*Experience of using Group Policy for locking down and controlling OS platforms
*Knowledge of NCSC compliance of Windows 10
*Experience of JSP604
*ITIL Foundation
*Prince 2 Foundation

To be considered send through an updated CV.




Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 10 weeks. LA International is a HMG approved ICT Recruitment and Project Solutions Consultancy, operating globally from the largest single site in the UK as an IT Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, LA International welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds.

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