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Test Assurance Lead


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Manchester, Greater Manchester,United Kingdom                            




£48000 - £52000/annum

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Test Assurance Lead Would you like to be involved in one of the largest programmes of work ever undertaken across the UK? Do you thrive on building relationships, delivering solutions and creating robust technology that will be used by homes and businesses across the UK? The Test Assurance Lead role will offer challenges and expectations of high service and requires an individual that has strong communication skills, and is capable of working on, and running, complex programmes of work. If this sounds like you please read on: As the Test Assurance Lead you will act as the primary point of contact with the Programme Directors and Delivery Directors in relation to Test Assurance activities, encompassing all of the Non-functional and Functional testing. Test Assurance function is responsible for overseeing testing undertaken across the client’s services, supporting users testing against these systems Test Assurance Lead responsibilities: • Lead the assurance confirming the solution / services can be implemented, are operationally fit for purpose, do not adversely impact existing services, operates within the wider IT infrastructure and is fit for Live service. • Responsible for Production Maintenance Assurance assures all the production incidences and defects are fixed, regression tested and assured before deploying the fixes to Live environment. • Develop the Test Approach and determine test assurance resource requirements in conjunction with the Head of Test Assurance and Test Assurance Services Manager • Direct the activities of Test Assurance Resources in respect of the Test Assurance activities for a specific project/programme. • Act as the primary point of contact with the company’s Service Providers on related testing matters. • Agree how the detailed testing will be undertaken, evidenced and reported by the Service Provider • Assure test completion through witnessing tests and inspecting test results • Where required, will provide analytical support to other areas of the Test Assurance function • Responsible for delivering Functional and Non- Functional Assurance for all the regulatory requirements. • Establish the scope and agree the detail of testing undertaken by the Service Provider • Analysis of test evidence to confirm that established criteria have been met • Production of routine and ad-hoc reports and timely escalation of issues to the Head of Test Assurance; Your experience: • A Test professional with solid relevant testing experience Test Manager /Test Lead • The ability and experience necessary to rapidly understand complex functionality and architectures • Possesses an in depth understanding of testing standards and processes, and how these apply to a service provider • The skills and experience to: - scope the required system testing; define the associated business scenarios; assess the test programme and plan proposed by the Service Provider; witness tests and inspect test results • Demonstrates excellent analytical skills; identifying any exceptions to the agreed test approach, proposing alternative solutions and agreeing appropriate responses • Demonstrates strong communications skills; written and verbal • Approachable, with strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to working Desirable Skills: • Experienced in using test tools such as Jira and test management tools (such as HP ALM) to manage test execution and reporting • Familiarisation with Remedy, Incident Management System • Knowledge of the GB telecoms or energy industry, in particular smart metering, is desirable • ISEB, ISTQB or equivalent certification About the Smart Data Communications Company (DCC) Term: Permanent, Full Time Location: Manchester Salary: £48,000pa-£52,000pa To apply please send in your CV to Laura or call on (phone number removed). Services advertised by itecopeople are those of an Agency
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