Lead Technical Tester

  • Job Reference: 00000026-1
  • Date Posted: 31 July 2019
  • Recruiter: Kinect Recruitment
  • Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
  • Salary: £60,000 to £65,000
  • Sector: IT & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

*Due to the sensitivity of the programme candidates with active SC or DV clearance would be highly sought.

Kinect’s prestigious global consultancy client has a vacancy for an experience Tester to join its established team in Salisbury. You will be developing Outline test approaches and estimates from the evaluation of Project Briefs, requirements and solution design documents. You will be responsible via the test manager for ensuring there is sufficient depth and scope of test coverage to suitably assure the proposed implementation.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure that testing activities are conducted in the most effective and efficient manner.
  • Carry out work in own areas of testing specialisation, to include:-
  • Deliver work to agreed estimates and timescales
  • Development of test requirements matrices
  • Produce Test Plans for testing requirements, clarifying requirements where required and contributing to High
  • Level Test Strategies and Plans for more complex requirements
  • Develop detailed Test Cases and Test Scripts, including expected results, for all requirements, in line with the Test Strategy and Plan
  • Identification and definition of all Test Data in response to clearly defined requirements.
  • Execution of Test Definitions and recording of test results
  • Evaluation and reporting of Test Results.
  • Incident Management and support.
  • Definition and collection of Test Metrics.
  • Ensure that all test activities are logged and that an up to date audit trail is available.
  • The project’s initial point of contact for testing.
  • Provide or contribute to test estimations.
  • Be recognised as a Test Expert in at least one particular Test Specialisation.
  • Operate as a senior member of a testing team working on diverse, complex or multiple projects.

The highly sought candidate will possess:

  • Minimum Security clearance of SC (preferably DV, if not, has a positive view to obtaining DV or higher)
  • ISEB or ISTQB accreditation, Intermediate (Advanced) or higher.
  • Significant and demonstrable industry experience and knowledge of testing infrastructure projects from small bespoke
  • network installations to large, complex, multi domain corporate networks
  • Significant and demonstrable knowledge of testing process, techniques and their application to include, and not be
  • limited to:-
  • Multiple Project dev / test Methodologies (waterfall, V-model, W-model, Iterative, and any one 'Agile’ delivery
  • (ideally SCRUM but DSDM, RAD, and Open Unified Process acceptable) with technical knowledge of functional and non-functional
  • Test application and delivery.
  • Test lifecycle, specifically System / System Integration Testing; OAT and UAT
  • Test Planning
  • Test Definition Design (Cases, Scripts)
  • Test Design Techniques
  • Cloud infrastructures and testing
  • Manual Testing
  • Test executions and logging results
  • o Evaluations and reporting
  • o Metrics analysis, causal analysis and process improvements
  • o Review Processes
  • o Risk and Risk Management
  • o Quality and Quality Management
  • o Requirements, Incident, Configuration & Release Management
  • o Environment and Change Management
  • Competent in the production of all forms of documentation utilising the standard Microsoft Office suite.

Desirable skills

  • Demonstrable SharePoint knowledge and experience
  • MCSE / MCSA (relevant MCPs) certified
  • Knowledge of Security / penetration testing (CEH)
  • PRINCE 2 Foundation or equivalent.
  • ITIL Foundation or equivalent.
  • DEV-OPS
  • Test Case Automation
  • Performance, Volume, load and Stress Testing
  • Test Management experience
  • Linux