Test Lead - Wakefield - 3 + year's exp, Games Test experience

  • Location:

    Wakefield, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Testing & QA, Automation Testing, Manual Testing

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  • Salary:

    £45000 - £55000 per annum + additional Benefits

  • Contact:

    Sophie Binder

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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Test Lead - Wakefield - 3 + year's exp, Games Testing experience, QA experience

So you're here because you're looking for a new role?

Well, this is a new position based in Wakefield, but is the role for you? Have a look below and find out, I mean you're here now so you might as well…

This unique and forward thinking company in Wakefield are offering the chance for you to join a technology driven Testing team with a lot of opportunities for growth, working alongside a talented and experienced teams of testers and management.

The company

Established over 20 years ago, this company has moved from strength to strength with over 80 market leading products being created and released and a team which had tripled in size. This company is known for being one of the best places to work, with very team member being valued and supported and management making sure every day in the office is as enjoyable as possible for the whole team!

Utilising the latest technologies in the gaming industry this company is tech focused as well as employee focused and this role is genuinely unique.

Responsible For:


  • Task assignment, team coordination, monitoring the team's progress and reporting to Production and QA Management on coverage progress throughout the testing cycle
  • Tester on-boarding, coaching and performance assessment
  • High level and weekly planning of workload based on content delivery and staff availability
  • Effective use of test hours and resources; identifying risks that affect project goals and escalating to management


  • Attending development meetings or calls; running scrums with the QA team; interfacing with the development and production teams
  • Leading by example; demonstrating fairness and integrity when interacting with reports, peers or managers
  • Keeping the team engaged and motivated


  • Design and technical documentation analysis and test scenario creation and updating
  • Bug database and test plan management

Experience required:

  • 3+ years' experience within a computer game developer / studio environment
  • Shipped a minimum of one game as the lead QA from early development to release
  • Excellent ability to communicate problems and the ability to understand the requirements of the development teams
  • Ability to confidently chair meetings and their agendas
  • Experience of mentoring more junior staff and monitoring their progress on a daily basis
  • The ability to devise good working practices and approaches to problem solving whilst maintaining a high working standard as an example to the QA Team
  • The ability to adapt to product changes and adapt testing practices to suit


Generous starting salary

Flexible working hours

Progression and bonus opportunities


Health care

Free tea and coffee

Modern office space

Career progression at all levels - it's up to you to shine!

Varied projects - we publish games across many different platforms and use a variety of middleware

Training workshops for both tech and soft skills

Competitive salaries


Regular social events

Health Care & Life Insurance

Subsidised gym membership

This role offers a supportive environment, autonomy with your work and the chance to be part of a team that is going from strength to strength. So after reading, is this the role for you? If so the team is looking to interview immediately. Apply today and take the first step in becoming part of one of the best teams in testing!

Test Lead - Wakefield - 3 + year's exp, Games Testing experience, QA experience

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