Lead Tester / Senior Tester

Birmingham, Birmingham, England
Job Type:
Cloud & Infrastructure
Job reference:
18 days ago

Experis are currently recruiting for a Lead Tester for a large public sector client working within the Higher Education industry. This is a urgent role for the client and the successful contractor must be available at short notice.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Experienced Test Lead with experience of managing other testers
  • Able to conduct end-to-end testing on applications and technology, to ensure that business, technical, functional and non-functional requirements are being met throughout the agile SDLC.
  • Comprehensive understanding of test methodologies and techniques
  • Good experience with Agile development methodologies and testing in agile development
  • Pro-active in requirements gathering and analysing need for test in given scope of project using BDD (Behavioural driven development)
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills and an ability to understand complex applications with a keen eye for detail.
  • Follow and improve testing standards and strategy document as new best practices are evolved.
  • Experience of introducing new, suitable test techniques, processes and tooling.
  • Identify test types and coverage for ongoing projects and implements strategy to achieve them.
  • Liaising with product owner/project managers, teams and team leaders
  • Able to work closely with developers as part of small Scrum teams in an agile dev-test environment.
  • Experience of a test management tool such as Azure Devops - Test Hub or equivalent
  • Experience in Manual, Automation (Unit/UI Functional/Integration), Performance and Accessibility testing using industry standard tools - preferably Microsoft products.
  • Experience in test automation tools and framework - such as Specflow, Selenium, Appium, Xamarin (mobile UI test automation), Jmeter or similar
  • Experience in exploratory testing and assisting/coordinating UAT testing
  • Experience in basic SQL queries and backend testing.
  • Experience in mobile app and responsive testing
  • Preparing test scripts and frameworks for automated regression suite.
  • Conducting continuous testing and upgrades throughout sprints
  • ISTQB foundation level certification

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • ISTQB certified to Advanced and/or Agile Tester
  • Mentoring and training scrum team to increase test capacity.
  • Experience of Microsoft Azure Test Hub to manage work, bugs, test plans & cases, etc.
  • Xamarin and Microsoft Test Cloud
  • Cloud (e.g. Azure) for hosting, test automation, etc.
  • Knowledge or experience in release management

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