Automation Test Lead

  • Permanent
  • Cardiff, Other
  • Posted 2nd December 2019
  • £40000 - £45000 per Annum + 10% Bonus, Pension, 25 days Holiday
  • Ref: 71098
Automation Test Lead required by market leading, award winning Automation Test Lead based in Cardiff. The successful Automation Test Lead will play a pivotal role helping achieve strategic objectives through successful implementation of Test Automation using best practice governance and controls.

*Work with the testing team to understand the test strategy, plans, processes, procedures and standards in line with company goals and industry best practice.
*Develop close and collaborative relationships with teams across the business sharing knowledge and understanding leading to improved service delivery to internal and external customers across the business.
*Take responsibility for own development to ensure testing knowledge is developed and kept up to date with the department and industry changes.
*Own and achieve your Individual Performance Objectives (IPO's) and Personal Development Activities.
*Develop your knowledge in all Software Applications and Products.
*Mentor and support test team individuals.
*Identify, resolve and/or escalate risk/issues to the Head of Test in a timely manner to enable our client to meet delivery commitments.
*Make suggestions, contribute to, and support the implementation of key change initiatives in testing and across the business.
*Set Automation Frameworks, day to day management of all automation test phase activities and deliverables based on high and low-level design documentation.

Skills/experience Required
*IT specific related Degree/Higher Education Qualification
*ISTBQ qualified at higher level
*Expert in setting up an Automation Framework
*Experience and knowledge of software development processes and tools
*Proficient on the use of Automation tools
*Experience of working an Agile or Waterfall Methodology
*Experience of working with multi-skilled test team, across multiple sites
*Strong commercial awareness and customer focus
*Able to communicate at appropriate level of detail to Senior Management, Testers and Developers
*Ability to motivate and enthuse teams
*Capable of coaching testers in the test approach and methods to be followed

This fantastic opportunity comes with a salary of £40,000-45,000 p/a and a benefits package including a 10% annual bonus, 25 days holiday (Buying or selling extra holiday), Childcare vouchers, Private medical insurance, Free fruit, Subsidised gym memberships and many more.

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