Lead Test Analyst – Manual, Automation, manage – BDD – £60,000

Testing & Quality Assurance

Greater London Permanent £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, Benefits Package

Lead Test Analyst – London – £50,000 – Manual, Automation, BDD, Digital, Media, Broadcast, Digital Products – Lead a team of 3-5 people

We’re looking for passionate and detail-oriented senior test analyst to help prepare and improve our digital products across a range of device types, including responsive web, mobile, tablet and TV screens. You will fulfil a vital part of the digital products team, leading and shaping the team of test analysts, and identifying the best techniques, suppliers and technologies for our needs. You will manage a team of three Test Analysts, as well as working with third parties to set up automated testing.

The key responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Lead and take ownership of the overall digital product testing effort, working closely with each part of the production process
  • Manage the team of 3 test analysts, identifying training needs and developing their skills and experience
  • Define the test strategy and identify test solutions and processes that will aid future projects
  • Supervise the testing and test procedures across all projects and platforms
  • Develop a close relationship with the customer services team to identify, replicate and prioritise user-reported issues, and to provide technical support where required
  • Play a key part in developing the team’s automated testing capabilities, using Gherkin and Selenium, or third parties as appropriate
  • Undertake manual testing of digital products as required, keeping a detailed record of results, collating and reporting on issues in a clear manner
  • Raise critical issues with a sense of urgency, following processes set out or redefine as necessary
  • Lead the team’s efforts to adopt BDD techniques as part of a standard project workflow
  • With an eye for detail, aid the team in regression testing across all devices as and when necessary
  • Break down larger stories and write well defined acceptance criteria
  • Define, write and maintain test plans

You will be able to demonstrate the following experience:

  • Solid commercial experience in manual software testing of consumer digital products and services, ideally across a range of different device types
  • Some experience in software automation, along with testing methodologies for tasks that cannot be automated
  • A good knowledge of SDLC (Software development life cycle)
  • Experience creating a framework for testing from scratch
  • Experience using Appium, TV automation, Selenium, Gherkin, Javascript, and a working knowledge of Python would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of quality assurance processes and procedures
  • Experience of working within an agile project management process
  • Excellent leadership, people management and motivational skills
  • Previous experience of team management or mentoring
  • International Software Testing Qualification Board certification

You will have the following attributes:

  • Ability to cope with changes and short deadlines in a proactive and flexible way
  • Strong relationship management and communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across a number of departments and services as necessary
  • Ability to take a proactive and flexible approach to work and be comfortable with a dynamic environment with constantly changing priorities
  • Be comfortable in an open plan office environment, sometimes with frequent distractions

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Job Reference: JO-1809-139781

Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, Benefits Package

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

Job Start Date: ASAP - 3 Month

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