Automation Test Lead - Homebased UK

Competitive Salary DOE + bonus + benefits - Testing
Ref: 710 Date Posted: Thursday 15 Jul 2021
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Suitable for: Test Lead or Test Manager with hands-on automation testing experience within agile environment 

Location: Homebased South West Area (may include travel to Bath, if/when project requires it)  

Salary: Competitive Salary DOE + bonus + benefits 

Our client is an award-winning UK Digital Transformation company, who work with private and public sector clients to deliver organisational, operational, cultural and technological change. They bring together understanding of people, creative expertise to innovate and endless possibilities of technology, all to help our clients thrive. 

They are looking to recruit a hands-on Automation Test Lead / Test Manager with automation testing experience to join their test team to work with one of their Finance sector clients. You will need strong test management skills and experience which must include the ability to own and improve a shift left strategy within an agile project environment. 

Experience/Skills Required

As Automation Test Lead the following experience and skills are essential: 

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a Test Lead / Test Manager type role 

  • Experience in automation testing including hands on experience as an Automation Tester 

  • In depth knowledge and experience of implementing a ‘shift left’ test strategy 

  • Ownership of the Test Architecture and tooling required to deliver the test automation strategy 

  • Management of a team of automation testers including estimation of time, resources and budget required to perform the testing  

  • Board and Team level Reporting including:  

  • Creation of dynamic, health-check dashboards 

  • Defining and delivering Test Metrics and Execution reports 

  • Defining Test KPIs 

  • Experience of working in Cloud environments (Azure DevOps or AWS equivalent) 

  • Knowledge of CI / CD Build and Release Pipelines 

  • Working in an agile (Scrum/Kanban) project environment utilising a test first approach which drives and creates a shared understanding of project requirements e.g. BDD, 3 Amigos 

  • Define, document, implement, monitor, and ensure all processes for testing as per standards defined by the organization.  

  • Knowledge and experience of non-functional testing e.g. performance testing and security testing 


As Automation Test Lead / Test Manager the following knowledge and experience is desirable: 

  • Docker and Kubernetes knowledge / experience 

  • Test Consultancy experience which includes working on customer site and advising and mentoring on agile test strategy and best practices  

The Company

Founded in 1999, our client is a relatively small company doing big things. This means the people who work there have the chance to experience a huge variety of work and fast-track their careers by delivering some remarkable projects.  

The people are creative and diverse with an adventurous spirit. While they take work seriously, they don't take themselves the same way.  

Technology is their passion but at heart they are a people business. Everything they do is guided by their values and a determination to be the very best. 

Full Job description is available on request 

To apply:  Please follow the online application process and upload your CV, in Word format 

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK for your application to be considered (sorry, our client is unable to offer sponsorship).  Due to large numbers of applications, unfortunately we cannot provide detailed feedback to everyone, however, if you wish to find out how your application is progressing please call or e-mail the office and someone will help you / get back to you. 

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