Test Lead -Birmingham

  • Location:

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Testing & QA

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  • Salary:

    £38000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Mollie Dyson

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Test Lead - Birmingham - up to 50k

My client is looking for an enthusiastic, passionate, and success driven individual to lead the testing team. This highly established company have a clear progression structure and development plan for all employees so you can be the best. They take workplace culture to a new level! With relaxation areas, open plan office space, you know it is a great place to work.

As one of the most well-known sites in the UK and a fantastic employee retention rate this is a team that you'll want to be part of.

About You

You have a strong technical understanding and passion for tech. You are a true self-starter - able to work autonomously and with the ability to develop strong internal relationships across multiple business stakeholders. Your understanding of all aspects of the test will help you communicate the benefits and goals behind every piece of work the teams pick up. You are specialised in delivery and transformation to take our teams to the next level.

The Opportunity

As Test lead, you will be responsible for defining the overall QA strategy and approach to testing standards. You will allow us to scale the testing function, dealing with recruitment alongside the Heads of Engineering and will allow us to think as a function, not in the current, but 3-12 months in the future, and beyond.

The primary aim is to increase the overall QA capability to ensure we have a product of the highest quality. You will be the champion of our product quality. This role is 25% hands on from a technical perspective, and 75% hands off with a focus on Tech/QA Strategy and process. It does not include any line management responsibilities and will perform as a horizontal function

You will be reporting directly into the CTO, whilst liaising with the Head of Engineering and Chief Architect to help drive the testing function forward.

Focus Areas;

Provide strategic direction and coaching to the QA team

Design, manage and maintain all Quality Assurance practices, standards, methodologies and metrics.

Drive automation framework development forward and promote the use of automation testing to maximize manual testing efficiency

Maintain product quality by enforcing quality assurance policies and procedures, collaborating to develop new product and engineering designs, development and training methods

Utilise fact and data-driven metrics and communicates results, promotes cross-functional communication and ensures adequate information flow within the tech team

Stay up to date on current and future software developments in order to ensure the delivery and maintenance of industry best practices in QA.

To be successful in the this;

Strong technical experience in functional/non-functional/manual/automation testing

Experience in implementing and shaping QA strategies & policies

Experience in mentoring and coaching QA Engineers in an agile environment

Knowledge of leading automation testers

Advocate of the tech quality within tech teams and eager to take at the opportunity to mature the team's view of QA.

Strong communication and stakeholder management skills

Strong understanding of SQL

A passion for driving a team forward


Flexible working + Remote working options

Health care plan and package

Games and chill rooms

Generous holiday package

Apply now!

Test Lead - Birmingham - up to 50k

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