Lead Software Tester

Quant Capital
London (South)
Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits
13 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Lead Software Tester Fintech Quant Capital is urgently looking for a Lead Software Tester to join our high profile client. My client is a well known financial software and consultancy house, providing trading platforms to major buy side clients. Reporting to the Software Director, the Lead Software Tester will be responsible for all aspects of testing and quality assurance for the software applications produced by the development team. This includes future versions of the existing Empower C++ desktop applications for creating executive dashboards, and the new data visualisation software based on HTML5 for web browsers and tablets. I am looking for an entrepreneurial tester who will come up with ideas and control all testing in the firm. There is one other tester in the team who you will manage. I am looking for a go getter not a reactive tester. Day to day the Lead Tester will: Take a lead role in all testing, including managing the test team as and when required Learn and understand the functionality of Empower through training, hands-on day-to-day use, and from the manual and other documentation Review historical testing approaches and documentation Develop an appropriate and thorough test approach for current and upcoming software development projects Develop and document test conditions, scripts, data requirements and expected results for the software Perform the tests and document their results, raising change requests and bug reports as necessary Coordinate consultants assigned to executing test scripts during testing phases Take charge of the quality control of client releases, updating client documentation when required Automation Testing The Lead Tester Must have: Numerate Degree 3 years commercial testing Experience running the full software development lifecycle from a testing perspective, gained through a number of different projects using both waterfall and agile development methodologies. Strong testing experience on commercial software packages, covering web and desktop applications. Ability to take ownership and drive improvement of the testing function Self-reliance and ability to work highly effectively in a collaborative team environment The role suits a bright tester with some commercial experience looking to gain more exposure to financial services and risk as well as fit into a mature and relaxed team in a fun work environment that doesn’t take itself too seriously. My client is based in Wimbledon QA, Tester lead Test Analyst Quality Assurance. This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/66865087