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Savings Programme - Digital & Integration Test Lead

Location: Head Office, West Bromwich

Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum depending upon experience


Closing date: 31 January 2020

The Society is looking to recruit a Digital Test Lead to lead day to day test activity on the Savings Programme. The Test Lead will be highly experienced in the use and application of industry test tools and frameworks on an integrated product platform and be comfortable to operate in a technical capacity (digital and integrations) to support business change in collaboration with IT and 3rd party suppliers to maintain a highly efficient and reliable end to end test process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand business requirements and processes to define test plans
  • Continuous review of scope and the testability of all requirements
  • Provide test estimates and approach to the Programme Test Manager
  • Working collaboratively with BAs, developers and SME’s to ensure all documentation the test team require in order to script and plan is available and of a suitable standard.
  • Embed best practices and quality improvements, including test automation
  • Manage project test team risks, issues and dependencies.
  • Work with business areas to secure business test resource.
  • Work with suppliers to agree scope and frequency of meetings.
  • Responsible for managing project level interdependencies, risks and issues and escalating programme level RAIDs to the Programme Test Manager.
  • Analyse functional, non- functional and technical specifications and user stories/requirements to derive all relevant test cases and scenarios.
  • Deal with escalations from test analysts.
  • Work with business resources and co-ordinate creation of UAT test scenarios and scripts
  • Guide and mentor test analysts and business testers during test scripting and execution.
  • Review and provide feedback on all project documentation from requirements to test scripts.
  • Attending and participating in regular meetings with other Team Leads to ensure consistent quality and mentoring where required

Skills & Attributes

  • Ideally 3 – 5 years’ demonstrated experience as a Test Lead
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Experience of applying a robust test assurance model to 3rd party deliveries
  • Full software development lifecycle experience using structured and agile approaches
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent understanding of testing best practice / test methodologies and their practical application on a programme delivery
  • Browser compatibility / mobile test tools i.e.Browserstack
  • Manual and test automation experience of web / mobile technologies
  • Ability to mentor and guide less experienced test resources on the programme
  • ISEB / ISTQB software testing accreditation
  • Proficient on JIRA and Zephyr to be able to create sprints and dashboards
  • Solid experience of working within the financial services sector
  • Working knowledge and experience of test design techniques and approaches within an integrated product solution
  • Ability to understand and fully utilise a variety of modern test tools and test frameworks including those that support automation testing, to drive end to end quality and efficiency.

What’s in it for you?

  • Performance related pay scheme
  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Corporate discounts

At the West Brom you’ll have every opportunity to take the next step and keep moving: we’re well known for providing excellent development support and always promote from within wherever possible.

Inspired by the Society’s Vision and Values, it’s not just what we do but how we treat our colleagues and customers that makes the people at the West Brom really stand out from our competitors.

*Please note – We reserve the right to withdraw our adverts earlier than the original published expiry date, therefore if you are interested please submit your application as soon as possible*

At the West Brom we appreciate that our employees are unique individuals with differing needs depending on their specific circumstances and stages in life. When we say our people are the West Brom’s biggest asset that doesn’t mean just viewing them as employees. We also recognise they have a life outside work, one that has responsibilities and rewards which the Society respects and supports in ways that aim to bring the best out of them. If you are interested in applying for a role with us and have a need for flexibility within your working schedule please discuss this with our recruitment team when making an application as wherever possible we’ll be open to a flexible working pattern.

Head Office: 2 Providence Place West Bromwich B70 8AF. The West Brom is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Register no. 104877. ‘the West Brom’ is a trading name of West Bromwich Building Society.

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