Test Analyst Team Leader (Legal/Insurance) - Manch

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North West
£40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£40000 - £40000 Per Annum
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Test Analyst Team Leader (Legal/Insurance) - Manchester

£40k + bonus + benefits

My client, a legal services company is looking for a Test Team Leader to be based in Manchester.
They are the leading providers of legal and handling services to the UK general insurance sector. Currently they provide specialist services to 12 of the UK`s 20 largest motor insurers in areas such as counter fraud, costs, credit hire, defendant services, large & complex injury and recoveries.

The basic purpose of the job and its primary objectives:

The Test Team Leader will have a combined role of Test Analyst and Team Leader for the Test Team. In their role of Test Analyst they will participate in an interactive software development model, produce test plans, execute manual test plans, execute usability tests and ensure that the quality of the software delivered is functioning, effective and in line with the business requirements.

In their role of Team Leader they will manage the team of Test Analysts, including supervision and evaluation activities, coordination of work and liaison with Project and PMO Managers, resource planning and management and development and implementation of procedures and best practice.
Working in collaboration with the PMO, Development, MI and Training teams, business leads and end-users, to understand and deliver successful business solutions, including transformation programmes and process improvement projects utilising new technologies.

Main Responsibilities:

Collaboratively work with PMO, IT teams and internal stakeholders to define project testing needs, test planning and desired outcomes, ensuring requirements are documented in a structured and auditable manner.
Work in unison with IT, Software Developers, Project Managers and Business Analysts, and support other Test Team members as appropriate with testing related activities.
Develop test procedures and best practice, and programme/project test strategies.
Supervision of Test Analysts, including QA checks, check-ins, team meetings, performance and absence management, and evaluation of training and development needs
Take full responsibility for the leadership of the team and any necessary action to identify and implement improvement actions also ensuring high levels of employee satisfaction and productivity
Coordination of Test Team activities, including workload planning, management and time estimations
Responsible for planning project testing phases, including: writing and executing test plans, writing and executing test scripts, and producing test defect and bug logs.
Responsible for the testing and QA of new and modified software, including: stress testing, performance testing, functional testing and usability testing.
Provide objective, documented feedback to the Project Manager, and software development and project teams.
Communicate findings to technical and non-technical colleagues.
Ensure IT and PMO values and working practices, specifically planning, communication, implementation and delivery, are followed and supported.
Develop with IT and the business, recommendations on alternative approaches.
Work to strict deadlines to meet business requirements and expectations

Essential skills:

Minimum three years of manual systems testing and QA experience.
Minimum two years of team leader/supervisor experience.
Experience in case/claims/customer management systems.
Experience in manual workflow/scenario based test scripting and

Contact Details:
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Tel: 0845 450 6635
Contact: Paul

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