Lead Tester/QA - £35,000-£42,000 - Birmingham

Lead Tester/QA - £35,000-£42,000 - Birmingham
My client is based at our Birmingham City Centre offices, reporting to the Chief Architect, the Software Tester/QA will be primarily responsible for the design, maintenance and execution of the testing strategy for a new era in on-demand mobile and web applications.
This client has created a new brand based in Birmingham which is at its first stages. The office is a brand new award winning building where no cost has been spared to create a brilliant spectacle of an office for the new team. If you want to be part of something new, exciting and ahead of its time and fit the bellow criteria then please apply and I will be in contact further to discuss this brilliant opportunity.
The candidate will need to be a pretty self-sufficient and be able to research, learn and setup the QA processes and tooling as part of our Continuous Integration strategy. The main focus is on a very high level of automated testing so that everything is tested automatically to reduce the risks and need for manual regression testing. Coming from a dev background or have a basic development capability then that's a massive plus as much of the newer test frameworks involve writing or tweaking scripts of some kind.
The client is looking for someone to start from scratch independently implementing automation to there testing frameworks. So the candidate must be very confident and self-sufficient in automation testing with experience demonstrating this.

Key Responsibilities
*Working with the Chief Architect to help define and continuously review and improve the QA/Test strategies, testing frameworks and QA environments required to meet the business needs.
*Reporting to the Chief Architect taking responsibility for the output and deliverables of the QA/Test team.
*Development of automated and manual test plans to ensure a high test coverage and meet the requirements of functional, regression and volume and performance SLAs.
*To raise defect tickets and support development teams through to their satisfactory resolution.
*To produce release notes and technical usage documentation where required.
*To support and mentor junior members of the team to ensure they deliver effectively.
*To attend relevant IT seminars and conferences so as to keep up-to-date with the emerging technologies and best practices

Essential Requirements
*5 years commercial QA/Testing experience in a software development environment.
*Experience working to an Agile methodology.
*Demonstrable experience writing/enhancing automated tests for mobile and web application suites.
*Detailed Knowledge & Experience authoring test plans and acceptance criteria.
*Experience working within an Application Lifecycle Management toolset such as Jira.
*Experience using automation frameworks such as Cucumber, Selenium, Concordion, Grinder, HttpUnit, etc.
* knowledge of XML, JSON and Web services (SOAP, REST).
*Extensive experience working with relational and NoSQL databases such as Oracle and MongoDB.

Education and Qualifications
Profession Qualifications such as CSTE, CSTP, ISTQB or equivalent relevant experience
If you believe that you have the matched requirements of this role and would like to work with one of the most progressive companies in the market then send your CV to ashley.smith@nigalfrank.com or call on 01912613257.
Nigel Frank International is a global leader for Microsoft Technology recruitment, we ensure highest standard of recruitment for both clients and candidates.
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Job reference information
Advertiser Nigel Frank International
Contact Name Ashley Smith
Telephone + 44 191 230 1883 (Please reference Dice when calling)
Reference 040601639016_1488912089