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Automation Test Lead - Contract 12 months - Inside IR35

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  • Sector:

    Quality Assurance/Testing

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  • Job functions:

    Mid-Level, Test Manager

  • Salary:

    £700 - £750 per day

  • Contact:

    Joe Noon

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  • Published:

    30 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Our client, a global commodities orgnisation urgently require an Automation Test Lead (12 month contract) to dlievery E2E automation soluions and lead a test strategy for a critical ongoing programme. This person must have a strong background in automation using C#/Seleium and Python experience would be beneficial.


  • 10+ years of experience in Testing

  • Ability to strategize E2E automation testing

  • Hands on experience in Automation (Selenium C#) is mandatory

  • Experienced in Azure Dev Ops and setting up Test Management Tools related to requirements traceability, test plans, test labs, and defects management.

  • Experienced in various types of testing - support for Unit, Smoke/Sanity, Functional, System, SIT, Integration, regression, support UAT etc

  • Advise on implementation of automated testing to ensure clean and scalable framework design which can be applied in a generic way across multiple projects and streams.

  • Troubleshoot issues with team members implementing test frameworks and guide with a 'hands on' approach where necessary

  • Should be willing to do hands-on testing as and when required

  • Ensuring Test Delivery Assurance complies with Shell standard tools and framework.

  • Working closely with Product Managers, developers, business analysts, designers and testers to understand requirements and translate to effective test frameworks.

  • Effectively coach team members to build understanding of test strategy and create automated and manual test frameworks to support testing best practice.

  • High level of familiarity with testing at strategy level and able to provide advice rooted in theory and experience with respect to Functional, Regression, Interface testing and support for UAT

  • Ability to automate tests throughout the entire lifecycle of the product and data flows, from ingestion through to the presentation layer.

  • Ability to plan and strategize testing for complex systems. This Involves planning scope of testing, Release/Sprint planning, resource planning, overall planning for E2E testing activities

  • Ability to advise on implementation of automated testing to ensure clean and scalable framework design which can be applied in a generic way across multiple projects and streams.

  • Capable of designing and execution of detailed functional test cases for complex requirements

  • Proactive and Organized, Capable of working in an ambiguous/uncertain environment, understanding risks & flagging it on time. Ability to mitigate risks and ensuring quality deliverables adhering to timelines.

  • Excellent Communication, Coordination skills and Stakeholder management

  • Highly experienced in Agile ways of working

  • Experienced virtual team worker with ability to work across time, geographical, and cultural boundaries

  • Leadership skills and ability to drive change using influence and networking

  • Good team player and effective leader with a long-term vision

  • Experience in identifying and implementing process improvements that improve the level of delivery while finding optimization opportunities

  • Can provide evidence of routinely 'going the extra mile' with respect to building testing processes and knowledge within the team.

The role will be hybrid-based and requires 2 days per week onsite in their Central London HQ.

Please note this role will fall Inside of IR35.

Start date: ASAP

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