Test Lead

Posted 4 days ago by Whitbread Featured

As a Test Lead you will ensure that projects test their outputs to a Whitbread quality standard prior to production release. The Test Lead role will cover a specific business area, own the testing pipeline and manage the delivery of a testing supplier.

Whitbread is the UK's leading hospitality company in the FTSE 100 including brands such as Costa Coffee, Beefeater & Premier Inn. By 2020, our goal is to achieve global system sales of around £2.5bn for Costa, and to increase the number of Premier Inn UK rooms to an incredible 85,000. All while creating around 3,000 UK jobs a year and continuing to expand our presence worldwide. There has never been a more exciting time to Whitbread!

Within the role you will:

  • Be the primary point of contact by working with System Integrators, Testing supplier or Project team across a range of projects and carry out assurance activities on test deliverables being produced.
  • Develop and manage defined communication channels, proactively seeking to identify potential demand, and assisting in the gathering and qualification of requirements.
  • Work within the Whitbread Project Delivery Lifecycle ensuring key test activities are met to allow project to proceed to next phase.
  • Receive the details of the project from internal project teams, and then co-ordinate with the testing supplier to assess the scope of testing required.
  • Ensure the testing plans match the strategy and all testing collateral including reporting are version controlled and accessible for project stakeholders.
  • Understand the test coverage required, phases of testing and highlight any deficiencies and then engage the supplier to execute the testing
  • Identify risks & provide mitigation plans and escalate issues in a timely manner to management and project stakeholders.
  • Govern the process and ensure the supplier delivers to Whitbread quality standards
  • Maintain regular contact with customers, project teams and other stakeholders
  • Lead implementation of correct testing practices from project initiation to service transition

What we are looking for 

  • Experience of end to end testing - scheduling and planning
  • Experience with various testing tools and a good understanding of the application requirements.
  • Experience working with different SDLC processes like Waterfall and Agile
  • Hands-on test lead experience – both deployment and enhancement
  • Experience leading functional, integration, regression, user acceptance, operational acceptance, performance and security testing
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels and in a wide variety of situations

Reference: 34061103

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