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QA & Implementation Test Lead, Oxfordshire

Salary: Dependent on experience plus benefits

This role can be based out of London or Oxfordshire

Job Purpose:

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic QA and Implementations lead to join the Technology team and be responsible for taking a lead role in QA, Implementation and 2nd/3rd line support of our internal developed applications.

The right person should have a strong technical background in either QA/testing or Implementation. This role will involve the daily management of our QA/testers and the right person should either have a background in a lead/management role or be looking to take the next step-up in their career.


  • Full ownership of QA/test and Implementation processes used within the Technology team
  • Responsibility for ensuring that software development deliverables meet business requirements 
  • Responsibility for ensuring that critical and large scale projects have sufficient or full test coverage 
  • Planning and execution of successful delivery of new releases into the business
  • Analysing functional and design specifications to identify test requirements & creating new test cases
  • Provide and validate estimates and plans for testing new project work
  • Over time develop an extensive working knowledge of the in-house system
  • Participate in feature development from concept to design to construction in order to drive quality into the software application
  • Stay abreast of industry testing tools which may assist with day to day tasks in order to improve test coverage and efficiency

Personal requirements:


  • A strong background in either a QA/test or Implementation based role, 
  • Proven experience of creating and maintaining automated test scripts
  • Managing and mentoring a small QA team with geographically diverse members 
  • An in depth understanding of software test methodologies
  • Working with large enterprise .Net applications (desktop & web)
  • Previous experience of working with in-house development teams with exposure to the full development lifecycle 
  • A “People Person” with excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Experience of using source control (TFS, SVN or GIT)
  • Knowledge and use of development IDE’s (Visual Studio)
  • 1st / 2nd line support experience
  • Useful but not essential – an interest in traveling to and exploring other countries cultures

Person Specifications:

  • Very strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage changing priorities
  • Methodical, logical and organised working practices
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); applicants must be able to communicate effectively to technical and non-technical personnel at all levels and across multiple sites
  • Ability to deliver under pressure, to tight timescales and to a high standard
  • Proactive approach to tasks and problem solving
  • Ability to multi-task and be able to prioritise work
  • Seeks out opportunity to add value to the team/department

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