Define, measure and enforce quality through efficient test coverage and a traceability matrix.
Ensure pre-agreed test schedule with delivery managers are being met.
Ensure a suitable and stable test environment/lab.
Report and manage progress, issues, constraints, dependencies and resources.
Define and ensure continuous improvement.
Define, measure and manage each team member’s output aligned with the above.
Grade 12 Diploma or Degree qualified (IT or related technical)
Formal software testing training and registration (e.g., ISTQB, ISEB)
3-5 Years’ experience in a Test Lead/Management position
3-5 Years’ experience in Test Environment Management
3-5 years HP QC or HP ALM experience
3 -5 years Selenium/Test Complete/UFT/QTP/SOAPUI exposure
3- 5 years Cloud Testing (Azure/AWS) and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery Experience
3- 5 years’ experience in Testing in a retail / financial sector
Job objectives: To manage test planning and analysis:
Co-operate with clients/user/senior staff as required to agree the testing strategy to be employed for development projects
Co-ordinate all activity and all testers during each testing phase of a project/programme
Determine which tools and utilities work best for given situation/project
Develop, modify, and ensure that software testing plans are executed
Provide accurate and precise estimates for assigned task duration
Initiate test planning activities
Represent the customer in understanding how they use the system and including the most relevant end to end user scenarios in test plans and automation.
Defining test strategy and test plans and reviewing them with stakeholders.
Identify the testing scope required for each release based on the requirements of the document.
Ensure optimal and improvement of test coverage
Identify the testing effort required by calculating the sizing needed for the given release and plan the required effort for the same.
Identify the tools to be used for test reporting, test management, test automation, etc. and identify when test automation is appropriate and, if it is, plan the effort.
Estimate the testing resources and time required and negotiate with management to acquire the necessary resources.
Publish the test plan after discussions with the test team and have it reviewed and approved by the management/ development team.
To manage test design and execution:
Analyse test results to ensure existing functionality; recommend corrective action
Integrate test suites into the test management system and custom test harnesses.
Propose required functions, tools or scripts to management for approval based on complexity and coverage of solution
Select and develop appropriate test automation tools, applying the latest techniques in test automation
Update test execution status
Use risk-driven techniques to develop, maintain, and execute automated test suites for various software applications, i.e., perform automated dynamic testing.
Lead and monitor the analysis, design, implementation and execution of the test cases and test procedures.
Ensure proper configuration management of the test ware produced and traceability of the tests to the test basis.
Manage the building of required test environments and ensure that the test environments are in place before test execution and managed during test execution.
Manage test environments, test devices and technology versions
To manage test monitoring and evaluation:
Assist in the creation of test project status reports and metrics
Consult with developers to resolve issues and provide feedback for the technical appraisal of the tested software program(s) and monitor its deployment across the appropriate system(s)
Ensure that quality standards are maintained in the team
To manage test completion :
Review software design and change specifications to ensure software testing measures meet acceptable reliability standards and project and program objectives
Trace test cases and results back to specific quality risks
Schedule the tests for execution and monitor, measure, control and report on the test progress, the s/w product quality status and the test results, adapting the test plan and compensating as needed to adjust to evolving conditions.
Review new/modified tests and introduce improved testing techniques
Write and present summary reports on test status for each test execution cycles to the stakeholders and management.
Allocate work to test team members based on the skills and abilities
Co-ordinate and interface with multiple functional groups and teams
Coach test team members to ensure that appropriate skills and behaviours are developed
Lead a team of quality analysts and testers including task identification, monitoring progress and issue resolution
Technical Test Process Management:
Work closely with development and test to review use cases, requirements, workflows and technical specs needed to create automated scripts and tools
Work with the development team to capture and reuse automated Unit Test Cases, Test Stubs and Drivers, and other Development test objects.
Work with the Release Management team to create and maintain an automated nightly build verification ("smoke") test.
Test Lab Management:
Update the weekly Test Store utilization sheet to ensure optimum lab asset utilisation
Create and maintain the lab asset planning schedule to ensure assets is available and in a working state
Use Network Monitoring Tools to ensure an always-on Test Environment/Lab Conduct quarterly lab asset stocktaking
Knowledge & Skills: Job Related Knowledge
3 - 5 years expertise in systems testing, systems integration testing,
3 - 5 years expertise in automation testing, user acceptance testing
3 - 5 years Google Suite/MS Office expertise
3 - 5 years expertise in both Manual and Automated Testing.
Job Related Skills
3-5 years Expertise in structured test methods and processes
3-5 years Proven experience of testing complex user interfaces
3-5 years Commitment to quality and a thorough approach to work