Head of QA- Contract

Testing & Quality Assurance

Greater London Contract / 12 Months £800.00 - £1200.00 per day

Head of QA- Contract- London

Our client is a FTSE100 company who are changing the world for the better, building new products and services to the market which will impact millions of lives globally and improve the welfare of the economy. They are using all the latest cutting edge emerging technology through research and innovation to build world class products in a fast paced environment. You will be working in an environment to ensure all the best practices are adhered to, in a forward thinking business who are reinforcing its reputation in a fast-changing, complex and competitive digital global media landscape.

Key responsibilities

  • Direct all aspects of Testing and Quality Assurance, using a well-grounded understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Quality Engineering, Scaled Agile, Software testing processes and metrics
  • Design, establishment, leading and effective running of enterprise level Testing & QA functions
  • Establish and promote Testing & QA policies, standards, processes and procedures to ensure that performance and quality of products conform to established standards
  • Promote and execute IT Quality best practices, tools, and methodologies across the organization
  • Manage globally dispersed teams
  • Represent Quality Engineering in leadership and architecture discussions
  • Provide Quality Engineering input through all parts of the SDLC
  • Implementation of quality standards
  • Drive the transition from manual testing to the use of automated tools and creation of automated test packs.
  • Constantly evaluate the test automation strategy and approach to identify areas of improvement (i.e. test automation frameworks, tools, etc.)
  • Lead signoff calls prior to release and post-mortems following deployments
  • Define and report metrics on technology quality across the organization
  • Participate in new product roadmap and technical design reviews
  • Leads quality assessment reviews and slippage analysis efforts
  • Participate in planning/design phases of testing projects and drive improvements
  • Lead technology quality planning activities across the organization
  • Lead risk management activities throughout the lifecycle
  • Manage the budget for the Testing CoE team including off-shore testing activities
  • Foster and support a culture of innovation and excellence within the organization
  • Lead career planning/development and personnel decisions, including hiring and performance evaluations
  • Manage and communicate Testing & QA schedules at regular intervals, highlight risks and wins to the executive team, and alert leadership of any Quality challenges

About You

  • Significant experience of project management, software testing and QA management in a rapid-release cycle environment
  • Expertise working in various software delivery models, waterfall, iterative, Agile, TDD, BDD, etc.
  • Significant expertise in functional / non-functional testing, test architecture, demand management, release management, vendor management, non-production environment management, and vendor management
  • Experience in creation and implementation of test automation frameworks
  • Strong knowledge of Agile development practices with full lifecycle experience
  • Good knowledge of modern development practices such as CI/CD, SaaS, Cloud based technology
  • Project management abilities
  • Expertise in utilisation of various tools like HP ALM, HP UFT, HP Performance Centre, Jira, Zephyr, selenium, blazemeter etc.
  • Experience testing applications for major platform, including web, iOS, Android, and Windows
  • Understanding of device capabilities and differences across platforms and OS versions
  • Experience implementing software quality best practices, driving continuous improvement across the functions delivering tangible benefits
  • Strong leadership experience, ability to drive results with urgency, collaboration and positive influencing skills

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Job Reference: 454545454353

Salary: £800.00 - £1200.00 per day

Salary per: Day

Job Duration: 12 Months

Job Start Date: ASAP

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