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Date: 11-Apr-2018

Location: London, LND, GB, WC2R 0RL

Year: 2018

Company: The Random House Group Limited  

Requisition ID: 17282

We have an opportunity for a Test Lead (12 months FTC) to join our Group Technology team.


Reporting the Programme Manager, you role will be primarily focussed on leading the testing of our technology programme, including managing the test requirements and deliverables for the scope of testing. This role will be based at our Strand offices, although some occasional travel to Frating will be required.


Main responsibilities include:

  • Planning, executing  and tracking testing activities required by the programme and leading the functional and non-functional testing, utilizing both manual and potentially automated techniques
  • Manage the existing Test strategy and approach for all testing activities, ensuring appropriate use of best practice in a pragmatic manner.
  • Ensure that strategy is reflected in all project planning and delivery. Fully supporting all Programme Managers in ensuring delivery of the testing strategy.
  • Responsible for the capture, record and prioritization of defects and liaising with the relevant work streams to ensure that additional requirements and Training needs are successfully delivered.
  • Continually evolving the testing process to complement the different programme phases.
  • Communicate testing progress and results/findings in a clearly and succinctly to all levels of the programme.
  • Proactive management of risks, issues and programme dependencies.
  • Provide support to the programme managers through the timely creation of weekly status reports at both project and programme level.
  • A proactive, self-starter who is able to work under own initiative and have the ability to work unsupervised to meet demanding deadlines and task focused, frequently under pressure. Flexible and adaptable with an ability to respond to changing demands/priorities with little or no notice.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team working with excellent written/verbal communication abilities.
  • The ability to influence/co-ordinate to maximize the efficiency of the team. 
  • Ability to prioritise own workload, assess the relative importance/urgency of tasks and activities and ensure effective follow up by others. 
  • Manage a small team of Test Managers/Analysts including 3rd party suppliers.


Interested? Here’s the skills and experience you’ll need:

  • Strong analytical, teamwork and time-management skills
  • Great relationship-building skills and a customer focussed approach
  • Experience and ability to lead a team of functional non-functional testers that utilize both manual and automated techniques.
  • Familiarity with testing chains of integrated systems that combine together to provide a complete solution.
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of automation and performance testing.
  • Experience in liaising with technical teams and 3rd Party suppliers, both on site and remotely.
  • Comfortable with working in a high pressured environment where scope and priorities are regularly reviewed and changed.
  • Min 5 years recent experience of testing and leading a high performing team


Please apply with your CV and cover letter no later than Sunday 22nd April.


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