Test Lead - Derby - £50,000

  • Location:

    Derby, Derbyshire

  • Sector:

    Testing & QA, Automation Testing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £45000 - £50000 per annum + Additional Benefits

  • Contact:

    Imogen Hopkins-Bell

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Imogen Hopkins-Bell

Test Lead - £50,000 - Derby / Hybrid working

Are you a Test Lead looking to join a forward thinking and ambitious team?

A motor finance company is looking for a talented Test Lead to take control of their Testing strategy.

Responsibilities include:

  • You will be contributing to the Tech Strategy, delivering strategic goals
  • Day-to-day management of our Test Engineers
  • Taking overall ownership of the software test strategy, both automated and manual
  • Overseeing the testing and quality of all software, ensuring best practise within quality assurance.

Technical Skills we're looking for:

  • Strong in one or more programming languages
  • Experience in creating and enhancing test strategies along with excellent knowledge of test tooling including but not limited to TestRail and LoadRunner
  • Excellent knowledge in test analysis, preparation, and execution throughout the test cycle, with experience in a wide variety of testing techniques
  • Experience of functional testing (web, mobile and desktop applications)
  • Excellent knowledge of API testing (i.e. ReadyAPI, Postman) along with integrating tests in CI/CD pipeline
  • Knowledge of SQL, BDD / ATDD, Azure DevOps
  • Experience working within an agile delivery methodology.

Other skills we are looking for:

  • A passion for improving the quality and productivity of software and system testing, showing a desire to learn new techniques and trends and apply them within our business context ultimately improving our business through technology.
  • Self-awareness and an understanding of strengths and weaknesses within yourself and others, using this to lead a high performing team.
  • That you are passionate about continuous improvement both from both a technical and team perspective
  • The ability to influence change and improvement within the team but more importantly, take the team with you.
  • That you can take lead and manage projects through to completion, presenting ideas, work, or guidance to team and stakeholders.
  • That you are able to collaborate exceptionally well in a team environment, building working relationships with both the technical team and business stakeholders


  • Regular salary reviews
  • Yearly company bonus subject to yours and the company's performance


You get a choice of a wide-ranging benefits package tailored to you. Some of the benefits you could choose are:

  • Subsidised Quarterly Social Budget
  • Holiday Buy and Sell Scheme
  • Access to hundreds of High Street Discounts
  • Internal Development Programmes
  • Access to Pluralsight
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Enhanced Company Penson

Working Hours:

This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours a week.

There is a degree of flexibility on how you work these hours. As long as your working day is inclusive of our core hours (from 10:00-15:00) you can work however you like around that!

***You must have the permanent right to work in the UK.***

Test Lead - £50,000 - Derby / Hybrid working

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