Test Lead

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    Basingstoke, Hampshire

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  • Contact:

    Abigail Scott

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Test Lead


6 Months

Candidates are required to hold active SC Clearance or be eligible to undergo SC Clearance

Client Overview

Fancy working with one of the UK's most digital organisations and leading the technology revolution across the public sector with over 50 million customers UK wide? As Test Lead you will lead the Infrastructure and Application team, focusing on integration and System Testing automation.

Role Overview and Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Test Project Manager, Solution Owner and other technical delivery team members, the successful candidate will use their wealth of testing experience to take the lead in writing and updating test plans, writing and execution of the automated test scripts and defect management and reporting as required.
  • The candidate will be required to have extensive current delivery experience using SOAP UI together with continuous integration methodology and tools such as Jenkins.
  • The candidate shall, as current working practise, use test management tooling such as Silk Test Central and Jira.
  • Projects will be executed with agile principles with a focus on delivering minimum viable product as quickly as possible and delivering incremental value through its lifecycle.
  • Delivery of Test Plans, Test scripts, Test Reporting, Defect Management and Reporting requirements
  • Lead Test approaches and influencing stakeholder


  • Demonstrable Experience in multiple delivery methodologies such as Agile, V-Model & Waterfall.
  • Demonstrable Extensive testing experience in applications development, Applications integration and Overall System Testing covering all stages of the engineering delivery lifecycle.
  • Manual / Automated Regression Testing to include: Non-functional, Functional and End-to-End testing;
  • Demonstrable current, usable, hands-on scripting skills in Soap UI, Selenium WebDriver (either Java or .Net) PowerShell, Python, Bash with the ability to rapidly learn new languages based on toolset chosen
  • Experience of test tooling including GUI, Load, Security and unit test frameworks

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.