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Test Lead

IT

Job Number: 22179

Location: Acton Support Centre (123)

Contract: Full Time / Permanent

Description

Test Lead

 

 

The Test Lead will be responsible for enterprise wide testing and quality assurance capability within DCG UK & Ireland. Provide motivational leadership to the QA function, establishing policies, standards, frameworks and methodology for all projects and delivery teams to follow. Continually develops and enhances the testing capability internally and with suppliers, ensuring the delivery of solutions that are fit for purpose both functionally and non-functionally.

 

You will:

 

  • Establish and maintain the enterprise IT test strategy, test quality framework and supporting standards and policies to ensure the most cost effective, timely and appropriate risk-based testing approaches are utilised to fulfil commercial requirements
  • Be working with the IT Delivery teams, drive continuous improvement of testing in the organisation, including the use of automation tools and engineering best practice
  • Provide best practice advice and guidance to other non-testing resource (e.g. for UAT) and maintain an understanding of industry trends in testing
  • Manage the Test Team, ensuring the ongoing provision of quality test services that align with best practice
  • Engage with third party test services and delivery partners to ensure that standards compliant test strategies are put in place for all projects 
  • Be responsible for guiding and assuring test activities, ensuring alignment with the overall test strategy, quality framework and standards and policies
  • Support IT teams in establishing their test strategies and plan, assuring the production of the test strategy and plan by the teams and their suppliers, or where appropriate, directly taking responsibility for producing the strategy and plan
  • Support IT teams in procuring suitable test resource e.g. for test execution
  • Identify and regularly review how and where best to utilise the test resources of the Test team
  • Where appropriate, engage with and manage value-add relationships with suppliers ensuring value for money is provided, ensuring they are supporting the organisation in line with requirements
  • Ensure test strategies and plan have robust risk assessment/mitigation, align to the Project Delivery Lifecycle and solutions meet operating principles, in order to protect the organisation whilst continuing to deliver change
  • Act as the key interface with third party suppliers, conducting joint forward planning and ensuring the quality of the services provided
  • Where appropriate, engage with and manage value-add relationships with suppliers ensuring value for money is provided, ensuring they are supporting the organisation in line with requirements
  • Communicate with stakeholders, providing business operational risk explanations of the consequences of test approaches and findings

 

You will need:

 

  • Experience of leading a test capability that utilises outsourced test services providers
  • Experience of testing in Agile, Waterfall and hybrid delivery environments
  • Establishing and revising enterprise IT test strategies, test quality frameworks and best practice standards and policies
  • Experience of implementing and overseeing test automation approaches and tools
  • Experience of procurement and management of outsourced test service providers
  • Experience of working with engineering and IT Operations teams in applying DevOps best practices, including the use of Continuous Delivery (i.e. Automation)
  • Experience of Retail
  • Experience of testing SAP products, ideally in a retail environment