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Test Team Lead at IT Servicer Provider

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Experience desired
3 years
Salary Offered
£ 56K Per Year
Job type
Permanent
Location
Bristol
Posted date
Sep 08, 2018
Industry
IT
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Primary skills
Selenium, HP ALM, SQL
Secondary skills
Quality Centre, Test Director, Waterfall
Benefits
56k + great benefits
Job description

If you enjoy leading a team, coaching and mentoring junior members of the testing team as well assisting non testers with best practice then this is the role for you. Our client works in a delivery focused environment, often working to tight schedules, so as a senior member of our team you will need a proactive mind-set in order to recognise potential scheduling issues.

Duties and responsibilities include:

As a Test Team Lead you will lead a team of Test Analysts through test execution being the point of contact for issues and escalations and guiding their work effectively to ensure delivery on time. You will be able to respond to change quickly and effectively to minimise down time of the team and be able to delegate work to the team effectively. 

Also you will contribute to test planning, estimating and reporting. You will also provide metrics and daily reporting of testing activities undertaken by the team to Test Manager and ensure test documentation and results are of sufficient quality.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

You must be an experienced Test Team Lead having worked across multiple sectors and different environments and functionalities. 

It is required that you have the ability to understand use cases, an ability to log test execution results and defects in a comprehensive manner and are able to work effectively with designers and developers in resolving these defects. Team Lead and mentoring experience is essential. 

Experience of using

·         Selenium

·         HP ALM

·         Quality Centre

·         Test Director

·         Waterfall experience is essential as we use this software and methodology for a large part of our work.

 

·         SQL knowledge and a familiarity with XML are desirable, but are not essential.

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Test Manager at IT Infrastructure Mgmt Company

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Experience desired
5 years
Salary Offered
£ 50K Per Year
Job type
Permanent
Location
Bristol
Posted date
Sep 06, 2018
Industry
IT
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Primary skills
managing teams, developing test analysts, waterfall, agile
Secondary skills
testing Lifecycle, ERP, Oracle
Benefits
£45k - £55k per annum
Job description

Key Skills/Experience:

A test manager is required to work for a FTSE 250 company based in central Bristol. This is a hands on test manager role where the successful candidate will be required to do some UAT and regression testing themselves as well as managing a small test team of up to 6 testers.

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, co-ordinating and supporting test activities and test resources for allocated releases. They will grow test capabilities and efficiencies using tools, new functionality and processes to support and deliver.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Test Manager to join an established test team within a thriving business and improve it. It could also appeal to a current Test Lead with managerial experience looking for their next step on the career ladder.

Key Skills/Experience:

·         Experience of managing teams and developing test analysts

·         Experience of working within both waterfall and agile methodologies

·         Background in developing and implementing test strategies

·         Demonstrable experience across the testing Lifecycle, including system, system integration, user acceptance and regression testing.

 

·         Experience of testing on an ERP implementation, Such as Oracle E-business Suite (desirable).

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Business Analyst at Leading Financial Services Organisation

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Experience desired
5 years
Salary Offered
£ 55K Per Year
Job type
Permanent
Location
London
Posted date
Sep 02, 2018
Industry
Finance
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Primary skills
ISEB, PRINCE2, Agile, Waterfall, soft influencing
Secondary skills
Datamodelling, Creative, proactive, Communication Skills
Benefits
£50k - 60k per year + excellent benefits
Job description

Role responsibilities:

·         Build strong productive relationships with the business, IT teams and external third parties in order to deliver effective solutions based on a deep understanding of the business

·         Conduct requirements gathering sessions with various levels of the business & IT, ensuring that the strategic needs are being met while also realising incremental benefits

·         Produce high quality business analyst deliverables, including business cases, user stories, use cases, acceptance criteria, functional & non-functional specifications

·         Take full ownership of managing the product backlog of key systems

·         Act as primary focus for questions related to business usage of systems within your sphere of influence.

·         Support the system test teams, helping with understanding of the change and reviewing test cases to ensure full coverage

·         Support the on-going development of the Business Analyst function, developing standards, procedures, and knowledge transfer

Skills required:

·         Have proven experience of capturing, documenting and delivering detailed requirements

·         Have exposure to methods for testing of requirements and measuring the delivery of these through the project life cycle.

·         Exposure to the full project life cycle, from inception to BAU handover

·         Have proven experience of both Waterfall and Agile methodologies

·         Experience of working in the Insurance industry - desirable

·         Experience of projects with Datamodelling and/or MI/BI elements - desirable

·         Hold relevant industry qualifications eg ISEB, PRINCE2 - desirable

·         Have the ability to combine soft influencing, persuasion and consultancy skills with leadership qualities that will encourage business leaders to positively respond to questions, enquiries and requests to meet deadlines

·         Intellect and gravitas to influence and gain credibility with business personnel and management

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of working with people at all levels within and external to the business.

·         Creative, proactive, logical and innovative - you do not accept the status quo

·         Highly results driven, with the energy and determination to succeed in a very fast paced environment where the pace of response and leadership is critical to success

·         Demonstrate a commitment to quality, service and personal ownership

·         Be flexible and adaptable, able to work on multiple projects at any one time

Benefits include:

·         Excellent pension scheme - 10% employer contribution/5% employee contribution

·         Interest free annual season ticket loan

·         Private medical scheme

 

·         25 days holiday rising with service (maximum of 28).

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Test Lead at IT Servicer Provider

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Experience desired
3 years
Salary Offered
£ 42.5K Per Year
Job type
Permanent
Location
Bristol
Posted date
Sep 01, 2018
Industry
Engineering
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Primary skills
people management, Agile, waterfall, Integration Testing, TDD, BizTalk
Secondary skills
team-working, Functional Testing, Regression Testing, BDD, testing API's
Benefits
£40k - £45k per annum + Additional Benefits
Job description

Test Lead required in Hertfordshire - this is a fully managerial position. There is no expectation for this role to undertake any hands-on testing. However, having a testing background is essential. You will manage all Senior Test Analysts - those that are setting the standards for others to follow across the Testing resource pool; mentoring and supporting the development of junior team members whilst undertaking multiple projects of their own. This role will ensure that standards are maintained at the highest levels, and that any performance issues are robustly and expertly addressed in minimal time.

Essential Skills

·         Excellent people management experience.

·         Implementation and enforcement of policies and procedures is a must.

·         Understanding best practice on collaborative team-working.

·         Agile and waterfall methodology knowledge essential.

·         Review test plans and highlight areas for improvement.

·         Experience of creating test case acceptance criteria, based on User story/Business requirements.

·         Prior experience of Functional Testing (Preparation and Execution), Integration Testing, Regression Testing, load/volume and performance testing is essential.

·         UAT & end user guidance/experience. Writing test plans, scripts, regression testing and analysis.

·         Exposure to automated testing via either TDD or BDD.

·         Experience testing API's

·         BizTalk testing expertise

·         TFS experience highly desirable.

·         Ability to work with multiple project teams in a Matrix management structure.

·         Working knowledge of Selenium or other application automation.

·         Experience of leading project teams.

·         Testing exposure of cloud based applications

 

·         Testing exposure of mobile applications.

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Senior Test Analyst at IT Servicer Provider

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Experience desired
5 years
Salary Offered
£ 60K Per Year
Job type
Permanent
Location
London
Posted date
Aug 30, 2018
Industry
IT
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Primary skills
Agile, Waterfall, V- Model
Secondary skills
agile environment, Stakeholder Management, non-functional testing
Benefits
£60k + bonus and benefits
Job description

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES:

·         A minimum of 3 years commercial experience in a testing role.

·         Experience of testing in two or more specialist areas and expert in at least one area.

·         Sound understanding of different delivery methodologies (eg, Agile, Waterfall, V- Model)

·         Comfortable with testing in an agile environment.

·         Ability to create and implement an appropriate test strategy for a project, regardless of the delivery methodology that is being used.

·         Capable of producing workable test estimates and have the ability to deliver to these estimates.

·         Experience in test design from documented requirements and the ability to identify and manage undocumented requirements.

·         Sound understanding of the use of test metrics to provide accurate, meaningful, reporting.

·         Sound understanding of techniques for ensuring test coverage and traceability.

·         Experience in assessing, prioritising, and managing incidents through to closure.

·         Sound understanding of test management and defect tracking tools and good practice in the use of these tools.

·         Demonstrate a high level of technical awareness and a sound understanding of software architectures.

·         Demonstrable awareness of business environments into which solutions have been delivered.

·         Sound understanding and application of quality practices as applied to software testing.

·         Can recognize and flag issues outside area of own expertise or responsibility to team leader or manager, as appropriate.

·         Ability to communicate with various stakeholders (both technical and non-technical).

·         Ability to work well within a team setting, but also capable of working independently with minimal supervision.

·         Capable of supervising test staff during project phases as required.

·         Capable of working directly with customer to gain acceptance of the software.

·         Ability to mentor less experienced team members and lead by example in both technical and non-technical aspects of the job.

·         Complies with all confidentiality and non-disclosure policies and/or agreements and ensures security of information at all times.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES:

·         Comfortable with leading the test activities on a project.

·         Experience in test automation, using open-source tools/frameworks (eg, Selenium-WebDriver, JUnit/TestNG).

·         Experience of non-functional testing (eg, Performance, Security etc.).

 

·         Sound understanding of Exploratory Testing, with experience of implementing an Exploratory Testing approach.

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Business Analyst (Multiple Opportunities) - UK Leader! at IT Servicer Provider

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Experience desired
5 years
Salary Offered
£ 46.5K Per Year
Job type
Permanent
Location
London
Posted date
Aug 30, 2018
Industry
IT
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Primary skills
SDLC, Waterfall, FMCG, Agile, Waterfall, Software Development, Likeminded, Analysis, Retail, Financial Services
Secondary skills
ISEB, UML, Business Process Modelling, Workshop Facilitation Skills, Stakeholder Management, Qualified, Telecommunications, Banking, ISEB
Benefits
£43-50k (depending on experience) + pension (6% contrib) + flexible benefits (£1,200) + extracurricular interest allowance (£120) + share awards + excellent holiday
Job description

We are looking for several Business Analyst's to join our unique, fast growing and specialist Business Analysis service provider who specialise in delivering Agile and Waterfall software development/SDLC projects for a range of long standing, high profile & blue chip customers. 

As a Business Analyst you should expect to spend 1-3 years onsite with each UK blue chip in either London or one of our other locations (Milton Keynes, Slough, Newbury, Hayes, Bracknell or Cambridge - taking into account what works best for you), and be offered great promotion and career opportunities available with these high profile customers.

You will have the chance to be considered for promotion twice a year - giving you the opportunity to progress your career as quickly as you desire. You will have regular training opportunities and be able to take advantage of being part of a unique BA community where you can also take part in social and charity events.

Working for this top employer as they experience continued growth, you will have a unique opportunity as a Business Analyst to enhance and develop your career working on high profile Agile and/or Waterfall software development/SDLC projects with likeminded and skilled colleagues who are as passionate about providing best in class expertise as you are.

You will also be given the opportunity to complete ISEB and Scrum Master certifications, progress with a view to becoming a Senior/Lead BA in the future, and also have the opportunity to work from home in certain cases.

Skills required for this Business Analyst role are:

  • A passion for analysis and providing best in class expertise to customers
  • Good experience in a full software development life cycle/SDLC project environment (Agile and/or Waterfall) through to UAT and training in some cases
  • Experience with any of the following would be of interest: UML, Use Cases, User Stories, Business Process Modelling, BPMN or Change Management
  • Proven ability to review and edit requirements, specifications, processes and recommend solutions, stakeholder management and workshop facilitation skills
  • Experience of or the ability/desire in the future to motivate, train, coach and mentor more Junior BAs
  • The ability to manage and produce clear and qualified requirements from undefined and unstructured information and ensuring As-Is and To-Be processes are documented

Experience in any of the following industries: 
Retail, FMCG, Public Sector, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Mobile Advertising, Software or IT Services, Media and/or Banking

Any formal qualifications in Agile, ISEB and/or Project Management would be of interest but by no means essential as full training is available.

Business Analyst (Multiple Opportunities) - Experts in their field!

 

*Start date: ASAP; ideally immediately available or currently on a 1 month max. notice period* 

Salary: £43-50k (depending on experience) + pension (6% contrib) + flexible benefits (£1,200) + extracurricular interest allowance (£120) + share awards + excellent holiday.

 

Apply now for further information on this excellent opportunity!

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Test Team Lead - Selenium at IT Infrastructure Mgmt Company

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Experience desired
4 years
Salary Offered
£ 50.5K Per Year
Job type
Permanent
Location
London
Posted date
Aug 29, 2018
Industry
IT
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Primary skills
HP ALM, Quality Centre, waterfall
Secondary skills
Test Director, XML, SQL knowledge
Benefits
£45k - £56k per annum
Job description

This project is seeking an experienced Test Team Lead lead a team of Test Analysts through test execution being the point of contact for issues and escalations and guiding their work effectively to ensure delivery on time. As a Test Team Lead you will lead a team of Test Analysts through test execution being the point of contact for issues and escalations and guiding their work effectively to ensure delivery on time. You will be able to respond to change quickly and effectively to minimise down time of the team and be able to delegate work to the team effectively. 

Also you will contribute to test planning, estimating and reporting. You will also provide metrics and daily reporting of testing activities undertaken by the team to Test Manager and ensure test documentation and results are of sufficient quality. 

Working closely to standards and processes is important to us and hope you have a similar outlook. You will be required to produce test conditions and manual test scripts from the test scenarios and obtain sign-off; following agreed test standards and processes, execute manual test scripts and raise defects as required, following agreed test standards processes and produce test records (test cases, test execution results, defects) in line with project and applicable domain standards. 

It is required that you have the ability to understand use cases, an ability to log test execution results and defects in a comprehensive manner and are able to work effectively with designers and developers in resolving these defects. Team Lead and mentoring experience is essential. 

Experience of using HP ALM/Quality Centre/Test Director as well as waterfall experience is essential as we use this software and methodology for a large part of our work. SQL knowledge and a familiarity with XML are desirable, but are not essential. 

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Test Manager at Financial Company

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Experience desired
3 years
Salary Offered
£ 50K Per Year
Job type
Permanent
Location
Birmingham
Posted date
Aug 26, 2018
Industry
Accounting
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Primary skills
discipline of testing, waterfall and agile, producing effective test management, test strategy, Digital/Web based application, working with Agile methodologies
Secondary skills
testing tool for design, defect recording, execution management, mutli-supplier programme delivery, Financial services experience, CRM/Point of Sale knowledge
Benefits
£50k per annum
Job description

An immediate opportunity has arisen for a Business Test Manager to join our client; a leading Custody Bank based in the London, on a contract basis. The Business Test Manager will be working with internal and external stakeholders to identify business issues and priorities and relate these to test project delivery. 

Job Purpose

The objective of the role will be to work within the testing team, supporting the BAT Test Programme Manager to deliver reliable, innovative and effective testing activities to ensure the business needs on time, budget and quality are met across the Transformation and Small Change portfolios.

This role will include the line management and development of Test Leads, Test Analysts and SME's.

Areas of responsibility

  • 1: 1 leadership and development of direct reports (including mentoring and coaching)
  • Idefines strategy/approach for high/medium complexity projects and strategic deliveries
  • work with PM's to provide testing input into project schedules (scope, test estimates and approach)
  • interpretation of specifications and requirements to plan and execute robust test cases and coverage
  • overall responsibility at project level for the delivery of all stages of testing through to end of warranty for high/medium complexity projects
  • business resource identification & co-ordination throughout project
  • ensure testing risks and issues are identified and mitigated against

Essential experience

  • Very experienced in the discipline of testing and the part it plays in an organisation
  • Accomplished delivery within a Test Manager role
  • Full understanding of project/testing delivery environment that supports waterfall and agile
  • Proven experience in producing effective test management documentation (test strategy/plan/approach)
  • A proven people manager - clear, supportive, diligent and effective at managing under performance
  • Experience in the use of a testing tool for design, execution management and defect recording
  • Proven ability to build effective relationships with 3rd party suppliers, key stakeholders and internal teams
  • Have thorough knowledge of testing techniques and be able to provide creative solutions to optimize test analysis and design in projects
  • Ability to create and execute test scripts

Desirable

  • Experience of mutli-supplier programme delivery
  • Financial services experience
  • Digital/Web based application experience
  • CRM/Point of Sale knowledge
  • Experience of working with Agile methodologies.
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Project Manager/Business Analyst - Distribution, Asset Manageme at Global Investment Bank

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Experience desired
10 years
Salary Offered
£ 80K Per Year
Job type
Permanent
Location
London
Posted date
Aug 24, 2018
Industry
Banking
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Primary skills
implementation, Management knowledge, IT, Mapping skills, Analysis Skills, Waterfall, Agile Methodologies, Stakeholder Management Skills, Written Communication Skills, Investment Management
Secondary skills
stakeholders, Demonstrable, Document Analysis, Workflow Analysis Skills, Prepare Testing Strategy
Benefits
£75,000 - £85,000 per annum
Job description

My client is one of UK's leading fund management companies looking for a hybrid Project Manager/Business Analyst to join their team. My client provides investment services to individual and institutional investments through mutual funds. The ideal candidate will be responsible for delivering distribution focussed work streams for in flight regulatory projects, working closely with both the business and technology teams. 

£75,000 - £85,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package

Key responsibilities: 
*Deliver projects on time providing quality assurance of project deliverables
*Assess business impact and prepare the business for change
*Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, and task and workflow analysis
*Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables
*Create and deliver project plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
*Prepare testing strategy and test plans

Key Skills/Experience

*Strong Asset Management knowledge and experience
*Experience of the Distribution function within Asset Management. Experience delivering Client Reporting functionality is highly desirable.
*Experience across both Business and technical change projects, which includes the ability to work with both IT and the business. 
*Experience in managing a project through the entire project life cycle from implementation to closure
*Business process mapping skills 
*Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously
*Proficient data analysis skills
*Experience in both Waterfall and Agile methodologies
*Excellent internal and external stakeholder management skills
*Very strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrable by the ability to work with C- Level stakeholders and analysts across the business.
*Current knowledge of the regulatory environment and the impact this is having on the Asset/Investment Management industry.

If you meet these requirements please apply for immediate consideration.

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Head of IT, IT Manager at IT Infrastructure Mgmt Company

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Experience desired
5 years
Salary Offered
£ 72.5K Per Year
Job type
Permanent
Location
Brighton
Posted date
Aug 17, 2018
Industry
IT
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Primary skills
Bachelor's degree in computer science, unblock issues, Financial Management, Set goals, Team Management, Agile and Waterfall, Clear communicator
Secondary skills
manage Change Control, budgeting and negotiation, 3rd party engagements, Financial Services sector
Benefits
£65k - £80k per annum + Benefits
Job description

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

*Partners with the CTO in providing technology vision and direction for the enterprise.
*Is responsible for driving focus and prioritization within the IT organization through working with the Head of Portfolio Planning and defining governance principles and processes.
*Oversees the development and maintenance of IT policies, procedures, methodologies, and governance - as well as performance management frameworks and metrics - to ensure the IT organization delivers value to the enterprise.
*Works with the CTO and business leadership team, providing broad insight to IT domains and capabilities in support of enterprise wide business decisions.
*Establishes and implements continuous-improvement programs for the IT organization.
*Stays current with developments in new market trends and innovations in technology and the leadership of enterprise IT.
*Drives and facilitates effective collaboration and communications between the IT organization and other areas of the business.
*Responsible for directing the preparation, review and consolidation of business plans and budgets for the IT organization.
*Regularly review IT costs and cost structures for IT services and products so that the financial implications of IT projects and activities are communicated to the proper IT and business executives.

Essential Capabilities/Experience:

*A Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience, OR relevance vocational qualification(s) with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
*Ability to unblock issues with third parties through relationships and escalations thereby minimising negative impacts on delivery 
*A background in technology delivery with previous experience across governance, vendor management, financial management and delivery
*Strong experience in influencing others through developing trusted relationships
*Identifies and acts on opportunities for continuous improvement.
*Encourages prudent risk taking, exploration of alternative approaches and organizational learning.
*Demonstrates personal commitment to change through actions and words.
*Mobilizes others to support change through times of stress and uncertainty.
*Sets and accomplishes challenging goals.
*Defines standards in terms of doing what is appropriate and doing it well.
*Competes resourcefully, and takes calculated risks to achieve results.
*Encourages and facilitates cooperation and results orientation.
*Fosters an environment of collaboration.
*Inspires, motivates and guides team members.
*Fosters commitment, team spirit, pride and trust.
*Proven experience of demonstrating good industry practices and behaviours 
*Strong project management skills/qualifications ideally with Agile and Waterfall methodologies
*Experience in defining and managing activities with quantifiable measures to deliver architecture work to planned schedules, budgets and quality to support broader delivery
*Define and report status in a meaningful manner 
*Clear communicator both written and verbally

Desired Capabilities/Experience:

*Ability to define and manage Change Control experience and engage within IT Governance processes
*Experience of budgeting and negotiation
*Management of 3rd party engagements (from selection, through execution to closeout)
*Strong industry relationships with product vendors and IT community
*Background in Financial Services sector.

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