Quality Assurance Test Lead in England - London, United Kingdom

at Ernst & Young

Project Management
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Resource will lead multiple high priority projects with onshore and offshore testers. They will manage and /or execute Quality Assurance Functional testing activities during all test-related project phases for a given customer portfolio.  


  • Oversee test activities which include: design, develop and execute test strategies/plans; debug and troubleshoot; perform impact and gap analysis; monitor and instruct test resources on proper procedures to ensure team compliance, status reporting to Manager on development.
  • Excellent knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle including Functional & Non-Functional Test Phases
  • Communicate (verbal and written) with business, development, and senior management, on the progress of the Release Period project goals, objectives, and testing efforts.
  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change.
  • Prepares Test Estimates
  • Creates and reviews test plans and test cases ensuring alignment with standards
  • Prepares and manages QA Project Plan
  • Verifies the availability of the QA environment for testing
  • Prepares metrics and reports QA findings
  • Prepares QA Test Summary Report for all assigned projects
  • Ensure that all system tests are successfully completed and documented and all problems are resolved
  • Supports all quality initiatives that are implemented during each phase of the system development life cycle
  • Support in the development of quality assurance and testing policies, standards and procedures
  • Initiates Risk management and escalation
  • Leads and coordinates defect triage meetings
  • Where appropriate advise User Acceptance Testing for a given Portfolio of projects
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other IT Services, IT Solutions functions and customers to expedite delivery of IT solution
  • Direct staff of 3 – 4 onshore and offshore staff members
  • Coordinate and supervise the daily activities of team members and/or business representatives as appropriate
  • As appropriate set priorities for the team to ensure task completion and coordinate work activities with other supervisors
  • Is accountable for the review of all key QA deliverables: Test Plan, Test Cases, Traceability Matrix, Status Reports, Test Completion Report
  • Requirements

    • Ability to execute Testing Methodology, Artifacts management and Review process at each Testing life-cycle
    • Excellent Project Management skills with experience managing complex IT projects within an integrated program
    • Strong understanding of data warehouse concepts is mandatory
    • Good knowledge of Software Quality Assurance methodology is mandatory
    • Good knowledge of HR systems and processes
    • Good knowledge of Business Objects
    • Strong leadership skills, with proven ability to provide clear direction
    • Experienced in use of PM tools to track all aspects of QA projects
    • Ability to build good relationships with all other teams across the organization
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Motivated by delivery
    • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
    • 5-7 years of experience in IT Quality Assurance and Testing
    • Experience of leading small to medium sized teams in project delivery
    • Extensive experience with functional test execution
    • Extensive experience designing test cases
    • Excellent experience in client-facing roles within blue chip organizations
    • Must be proficient with the following tools: 
      MS Project Plan 
      HP ALM 
      Query Analyzer or Toad for SQL Server database
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