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Infrastructure Test Lead

Recruiter
Deerfoot IT Resources Limited
Posted
14 July 2014
Closes
11 August 2014
Ref
Infra Test Lead
Contact
Sarah Rosenthal
Function
Contract Type
Hours
Salary
£55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + bens

Further information

Our client is an extremely well run international Bank with EMEA HQ in London. We receive extremely favourable feedback from individuals that have joined via ourselves over the past c. 18 months and we genuinely consider this to be one of the better banks in terms of how employees are supported. With virtually zero exposure to the sub-prime market this bank stood strong in the financial crisis and has an excellent balance sheet. As a trusted supplier we have been asked to assist with the recruitment of a Infrastructure Test Lead.

Working within the Infrastructure test team, the Non-Functional Test Lead is responsible for analysing the requirement specifications, uploading these into HP Quality Centre, Test Script creation and mapping to requirements in HP Quality Centre, defect management and preparing / issuing daily status reports during test execution.

The Non-Functional test lead will apply their understanding of key non-functional testing areas to progress test execution schedule in line with the interpreted test requirements. Core non-functional test areas include hardware and network resilience, backup and recovery, service management monitoring, disaster recovery. The Non-Functional test lead will have an appreciation of the system and integration testing and how this fits in with the Infrastructure testing to be undertaken on a given environment.
The Non-Functional test lead will also be required to contribute towards required test documentation, namely test plans, test specifications, test execution schedules and test reports, while reporting to the Test Manager.

This role requires occasional out of hours and weekend working.
Work independently to provide test support activities across the entire change delivery lifecycle for infrastructure changes. Carry out testing following existing methodology.
Define test scripts/test cases in HP Quality Centre and create test execution summary and progress graphs (HP Quality Centre reporting). Execute test cases as defined in the test plan for each build/version release on specified platforms and browsers.
Analyse and interpret the requirement specification (testing requirements).
Completion of industry best practise operational acceptance testing principles.
Record, report, analyse and manage defects found during testing.
Experience of supporting customers during later phases of testing (i.e. CAT, UAT etc.)
Vendor Interface and experience of liaising with 3rd parties

Essential Competencies
Experience of functional and non-functional testing.
HP Quality Centre.
Analysing requirements specifications.
Producing test scripts
Test execution
Defect management
Basic understanding of SQL
System Test best practise Methodologies
The ability to use initiative, and be proactive
Strong written and oral communication skills
HP Quality centre reporting
ISEB certified
Understanding of business best practice in defect management
Understanding oracle and Linux based applications

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