Head of Test

Advantage Resourcing
Luton, Bedfordshire
£650 per day
08 Jul 2019
07 Aug 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Head of Test - £650-£750 LTD- Luton - 6 Months

The Company

Advantage Resourcing are working closely with a well-established airline recruiting for a Head of Test to come on board to join their dynamic team.

The Role

To lead all programme test and quality assurance activities, highlighting risks/issues as an ongoing part of the delivery process. This is a critical role for both operational processes and technology, ensuring we are implementing a high quality, flexible and resilient solution.

Main Duties:
  • Define the overall test strategy and approach including automation, exploratory testing and non-functional testing (covering topics such as performance, resilience, recovery etc.)
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to test teams on Agile testing best practice including championing the benefits of test automation
  • Implement all necessary test tools, controls and processes including metrics for coverage and quality and general progress reporting
  • Establishing and running all test related meetings, representing test in management and delivery meetings.
  • Test preparation, execution and analysis. Ensuring all testing artefacts and information is captured centrally and maintained, including real-time status and reporting.
  • Ensure testing requirements and processes are captured as part of the overall delivery process e.g. Testing criteria should be included as part of the Definition of Done
  • Creation and maintenance of a test plan including environment reservation and preparation
  • Implement and maintain all necessary test tooling

Successful Candidate:
  • Experience as the Head/Lead on an agile programme having led the same team for more than 12 months within that period. Track record of driving high quality, complex solutions to live service.
  • Strong communication skills and a natural ability to lead. Personable, approachable, highly self-motivated and driven. Ability to solve problems quickly and completely. Ability to constructively challenge other delivery leads when needed.
  • Familiar with cloud technologies (ideally AWS), has a deep understanding of Continuous Delivery and DevOps techniques having previously implemented them.
  • Deep understanding of agile deliverables including epics and user stories, metrics and reporting, automated testing, non-functional scope etc.
  • Has previously implemented automated testing as part of the delivery lifecycle and understands the strengths and limitations of an automated testing approach
  • Ability to lead and successfully engage stakeholders at all levels
  • Financial understanding and appreciation (budgeting, reporting, interpretation)

Please apply with your most up to date CV, Ref. 827110
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