- Company Info
Working here is about being there for our customers; we’re available should the worst happen and we work together to enable social and financial equality across the UK. But it’s also about you -how you develop and what you can achieve. We’ll help your talent thrive in an environment where you’ll be supported to work flexibly and autonomously, sharing in our success and rewarded for a great performance with a generous benefits package.
- Department Info
From HR and Digital teams through to Group Finance, Risk and Corporate Comms - our Group function support our businesses across the UK and abroad. Delivering essential services and activities that have a real impact on our business and our customers lives, we enable our people to do what they do best, contributing to delivering a great customer service, profitability and strategic growth.
- Job Duties
- Leading testing in a product or project development team (7-15 people with a £2 - 4m cost per year) using different techniques and tools.
- Working in the development team to devise, plan and document tests to mitigate risk and protect the quality of our deliverables.
- Communicating the findings of your work in a considerate and actionable way to help the team improve their products. Managing any conflict that arises.
- Leading and providing effective communication to your team, the Portfolio QA Manager and other stakeholders interested in your work to ensure effective decision making and integration.
- Developing test principles with the Portfolio QA Manager to help provide a good outcome to customers whilst ensuring we meet audit requirements and commercial interests. Challenging and improving these processes where you see opportunity.
- You will be instrumental in supporting the development team understand and shape business requirements to help ensure alignment and a shared understanding.
- Coordinating testing with other test teams and interested parties to help ensure the successful delivery of work into different governance and delivery models.
- Provide line-management, professional guidance, plan, and coordinate development and coaching for a team of 1-5 Digital Test Analysts, managing the team in accordance with the Company’s policies and procedures, including the Partnership Agreement, so that the team’s business objectives are achieved consistently.
- Skills Required
No specific qualifications are required
- An expert understanding of software testing, why it’s important, and how it fits into the software development process is essential. This will have been gained over at least 5 years.
- A strong understanding of software development processes and frameworks is essential.
- An understanding of how we can improve software quality before we start testing is essential.
- An understanding of test automation techniques is desirable.
- An understanding of the different drivers and needs of customers, distributors and partners is desirable.
- An understanding of digital/web development or product delivery is desirable.
- A wider interest in technology and how it can be used is desirable.
- Experience of different test execution approaches is essential.
- Experience of working as part of a development team is essential.
- Able to demonstrate supportive, communicative and collaborative approach to working in a team. Previous team leadership, coaching or people management experience is desirable.
- Strong experience (at least 2 years) in at least two of the following are essential:
- Web development and testing
- Exploratory testing
- Test automation
- Agile development and testing
- Test management and strategy
- API testing
- Non-functional testing such as performance, accessibility or security
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