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SC Project Test Lead

National Security Division
Contract/Interim
01782 203040
Up to £460.00 per day
South West
108296
15-10-2020 06:10 PM
Project Test Lead Required!

This is a delivery focussed, hands-on role that requires the ability to plan, prepare for and execute testing. Specific activities include, but are not limited to:

*Test Management - Providing leadership and support, encouraging adoption of new processes and tools. Close working collaboration with PMO / Project Managers / Operate for Service Transition planning. Collaboration with Suppliers for test execution.
*Test Preparation - Creation of test approaches, test plans, test schedules and Requirement Traceability Matrices to ensure full test coverage. Creates traceability records, from test cases back to requirements. Produces test scripts, materials and regression test packs to test new and amended software or services.
*Test Environments - Specifies requirements for environment, data, resources and tools.
*Test Execution - witnessing of all formal supplier led test events ensuring all requirements are fulfilled and defects raised when appropriate. In addition, managing and facilitating the execution of ISS led test events, formal integration test phases and user trials prior to transition to live service. Interprets, executes and documents complex test scripts using agreed methods and standards.
*Test Reporting - review and formal sign off for all test reports and issue of test certificates as part of the project milestone approval process. Reports on system quality and collects metrics on test cases.
*Defect Management - co-ordination and management of defects through to resolution with the suppliers, organising appropriate retesting and regression testing where required
*Test Governance - participation in assessment of Test Readiness as part of formal review process
*Test Tools - support projects in the use of testing tools efficiently
*Knowledge Transfer - facilitate reporting and knowledge share, Leading, training, up-skilling, coaching and mentoring ISS Crown Servants

Essential Skills
*ISEB/ISTQB certified
*Knowledge of testing methodologies
*Experience and use of latest Microsoft Office Applications
*Experience writing test plans and use cases/scenarios/specifications
*Experience producing test reports
*Experience with defect and risk management
*Experience with change and release management processes
*A customer facing self-starter with good time management and communication skills
*Experience working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment



Desirable Skills
*Experience of Assuring 3rd party Test activity
*Experience of JSP604
*Experience with configuration/setting up of test tools i.e. JIRA bolt on
*Experience with configuration/setting up of device management systems I.E. Laptop, Tablet
*ITIL Foundation


Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 10 weeks.

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds.

Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.

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