Software Test Lead

  • Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
  • £40k - 45k per year BENEFITS

Test Lead VAC-17816

The client

An international, growing company with impressive offices in the centre of Manchester are seeking to expand their Test team. They want people who are. 20% of their vacancies are filled internally, and their attrition rate is less than 5% (figures from 2016).

The role

The Team Leader will be responsible for leading a team of 5 - 10 QA engineers to devise test strategies, plans and scope.

The person

  • customer-centric
  • adaptable to change
  • ambitious
  • analytical,
  • independent thinker
  • creative in finding solutions
  • self-motivated
  • leadership
  • a passion to learn things quickly
  • great attention to detail
  • able to plan effectively and prioritise work tasks

Technical skills

  • Demonstrable experience of application testing
  • Familiarity with application lifecycle management tools such as Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012.
  • Solid working knowledge of agile and waterfall
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of testing across full lifecycle including functional, system integration testing and non-functional testing
  • SQL Server
  • TOAD
  • Experience of building test automation frameworks and writing scripts using industry-recognised test automation tools such as Selenium or similar


  • A graduate in a numerate discipline
  • ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing