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Job Ref:  204683868
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Manchester
Post Code:  M13
Salary:  £375 - £400/day
19/10/2016 09:42
Test Lead - Manchester - Contract - IT Transformation

Job Title: Test Lead

Location: Manchester

Rate: £375 per day - £400 per day

Length: 6 months

Reports to: Programme Test Manager

A big brand specialist retailer with an impressive heritage, great people and huge plans for the future. The coming 2-3yrs will see a complete IT transformation programme, to support the business' growth plans. We are looking to hire a number of key people to drive this change and be part of building and embedding a brand new IT estate, fit to support this growing, dynamic business.

This is a fast growing team that has more than doubled in size over the last 12 months. They are currently investing heavily in IT and as such require an experienced hands on Test Lead with the following experience:

Skills & Experience required:

* 2+ Years as a hands on Test Lead
* Working in an Agile environment (Solid proven experience)
* A good understanding of JIRA - Epics, User Stories, Defects
* Writing and reviewing Test Plans
* Reviewing User Stories and Interpret Acceptance Criteria to create Test
* Sprint Planning, Sprint Retrospectives, Daily Stand-ups/meetings Effective Timekeeping and prioritisation of tasks
* Worked with offshore teams
* Chair and Lead Meetings
* Manage escalations
* Decision making
* Help plan and manage SIT and UAT Test Phases
* Identify Risks
* Good leadership skills
* Manual Testing Understanding of Test Environment Management
* Ensuring projects follow Test Lifecycle processes
* Web Testing
* Delivery focused when testing is timeboxed


* Add value to the agile process
* Leadership and Technical skills (Required to be hands on)
* Provide regular feedback on progress (to the Programme Test Manager)
* Be a strong clear communicator
* Be able to liaise with BA's, Developers and Product Owners
* Have proven experience of working in an end to end Agile environment
* Be pro-active
* Know when to escalate issues/blockers
* Positive attitude


* Microsoft Dynamics CRM
* ERP Systems
* DAM (Digital Asset Management)
* CDN (Content Delivery Network)

Role will be 5 days a week based in Manchester. There may be some very occasional business trips required e.g. to Glasgow

Apply now or for a confidential conversation contact James Butler at ">">">">

Test Lead / Hands on / Manual Testing / Agile / JIRA / User Stories / Test Environment Management / Transformation
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