Test Lead

Job description


This is a new role within Eteach to lead a testing team within the IT team focused on ensuring that the software development team is delivering quality and stable solutions through the development pipeline though to Production.

The current processes are manual with some exploration into automation recently although not being utilised currently. This role will need to create and lead an automated solution that will enable a more effective testing landscape. The identification of standard user processes that can be automated to enable a comprehensive regression testing capability through the development pipeline and maintain these as the codebase evolves.

Working closely with the IT Director you will ensure the structured and coordinated planning of individual’s development. Your technical background and experience will ensure you can offer the support and guidance required and assist developers at code level. The Test Lead will set out the vision and objectives of each project to the team. The Test Lead will be able to motivate, inspire and facilitate problem solving, coordinating the various activities and roles required by different team members.

Job description

  • Responsible for defining overall IT testing strategy and approach, managing its adoption and continual improvement
  • Responsible for ensuring all Software developments are tested to pre-defined standards of quality through all test phases
  • Responsible for Testing team development including coaching, mentoring and performance management
  • Responsible for devising, implementing and improving manual and automation testing strategy and “shift left” approach to improving testing & quality
  • Responsible for management of testing environments and testing for product releases, working closely with the Development teams and Product Manager(s)
  • Responsible for assisting in the identification and/or resolution of support or other customer related issues in conjunction with the Software Development team or Customer Success Teams as directed.
  • Responsible for meeting and reporting on testing progress, metrics / KPIs to IT Director and senior managers
  • Participate in other projects / activities relevant to the role as requested

Job requirements

  • 3+ Years Test Lead experience
  • Experience of managing internal staff and external partners
  • Experience of performing and managing Functional testing
  • Experience of performing and managing Web Browser / App based testing
  • Experience of performing and managing Non-functional testing (e.g. Performance, Load, Accessibility, Operational Acceptance Testing, Security etc)
  • Experience of using and introducing Automation tools (e.g. Selenium, Browser stack etc) including integrating into CI build pipelines / DevOps
  • Experience / Knowledge of Web Technologies (i.e. HTML, JavaScript, CSS etc)
  • Experience / Knowledge of Databases Technologies and writing simple queries
  • Excellent logical and structured problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills and able to converse with both technical and non-technical audiences

About us:

Eteach is a specialist EdTech company, leading the way delivering Job board and recruitment software for schools and colleges, we are proud to work with thousands of schools and colleges across the UK and Internationally. With our HQ in Bracknell, Berkshire we also have offices are in Cardiff, Dubai, and London.

We are a fast-moving independent business that needs great people to continue our success.

Why join us?

Being part of the Eteach team means you will be passionate about making a difference in education. Everyone here believes in providing better products and services so that schools and colleges can invest more in their pupils.

Eteach welcomes applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of gender, age, race, religious belief, disability, or sexual orientation. You must have the right to work in the UK.