QA Lead - Nottingham

to £50k - Testing
Ref: 926 Date Posted: Thursday 02 Jun 2022
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Suitable for:       QA Lead, Senior QA Analyst, Test Lead, QA Team Leader

Location:             Nottingham

Duration:             Permanent

Salary:                 up to £50,000 p.a.

Please note that unfortunately, our client is unable to offer sponsorship

We are currently recruiting for a skilled QA Lead for our client who is a leading software and services provider to the health and social care industry. The QA Lead will provide guidance, in the development and execution of test plans ensuring the quality of software meets functional requirements and standards


  • Approx 3 years’ experience as QA Lead, Senior QA Analyst, QA Team Leader or similar
  • Experience of working with other Software Testers and QA Analysts in an agile software development environment
  • Experience using a professional Test Management system e.g. Quality Centre, Quality Manager, Jira
  • Experience of testing RESTful APIs
  • Knowledge of Postman, Swagger, or similar API testing and documentation tools
  • Oversee the production of test documents and the creation of test procedures
  • Ability to organise, co-ordinate and prioritise personal and team day to day workload.
  • Ability to coach junior members of the team and positively influence fellow team members
  • Understanding of software testing techniques and QA processes
  • ISEB Foundation/ISTQB qualification in Software Testing
  • Experience diagnosing, reporting, tracking and resolving software quality issues
  • Experience developing test cases
  • Ability to work in a structured environment e.g. with defined test cases and an aptitude to think more widely about the context of such work and broader interdependencies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)


  • Knowledge of the end to end software development life cycle
  • Exposure to healthcare/clinical software in an NHS hospital environment (e.g. Clinical Noting Tools, Order Communication tools, Inpatients, Outpatients, Waiting Lists, Theatres, clinical applications, integrated systems and understanding of data flows across systems etc.)
  • Exposure to automated testing tools, e.g. Selenium.
  • Experience in a Lead QA role.
  • Experience as a Scrum Master.

The Role:

The QA Lead will be required to assist in the development and execution of test plans, contributing to maintenance of test materials and completing reports on test outcomes, as well as mentoring other QA Analysts and senior QA.  The QA Lead role will include, but not be limited to the following;

  • Development and execution of test cases and workflow scenarios, recording outcome of tests, escalation of defects and identified opportunities for product improvemen
  • Collaborating with other software testers and implementation staff to facilitate the testing of softwar
  • Work closely with colleagues to ensure software solutions meet specified quality and acceptance criteri
  • Mentor, train and develop test analysts to improve test practices and processes, leading by example, both within the agile team and in the wider organisatio
  • Creation and maintenance of suitable test environments for all software testing to take place. This includes the set-up of the software being tested and populating or configuring test data. This may extend to testing of interaction with devices e.g. printers, barcoding, dictation devices, medical device
  • Testing of interfaces and integration with other modules, products or interface test harnesses

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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