Datafin Recruitment, Test Team Lead II – E-commerce

Remuneration:Market related
Location:Cape Town, Brackenfell
Company:Datafin Recruitment

Job description

Define, measure and enforce quality through efficient test coverage and a traceability matrix as your expertise & relentless commitment to quality as a Test Team Lead is sought by a Retail Giant with a footprint on the African continent. You will also ensure pre-agreed test schedule with Delivery Managers are being met, a suitable and stable test environment/lab and report and manage progress, issues, constraints, dependencies and resources. You will also manage & ensure each team member’s output is aligned with the above. You must have Grade 12, Grade 12/Matric, an IT or technical-focused Degree/Diploma with formal Software Testing training and registration e.g., ISTQB, ISEB. You also need 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role with proven experience testing complex user interfaces, expertise in both Manual and Automated Testing, HP QC or HP ALM experience, Selenium/Test Complete/UFT/QTP/SOAPUI exposure & Cloud Testing (Azure/AWS) and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery experience.


Manage test planning and analysis –

  • Co-operate with clients/user/senior staff as required to agree the testing strategy to be employed for Development projects.
  • Co-ordinate all activity and all Testers during each testing phase of a project/programme.
  • Determine which tools and utilities work best for given situation/project.
  • Develop, modify, and ensure that software testing plans are executed.
  • Provide accurate and precise estimates for assigned task duration.
  • Initiate test planning activities.
  • Represent the customer in understanding how they use the system and including the most relevant end to end user scenarios in test plans and automation.
  • Define test strategy and test plans and review them with stakeholders.
  • Identify the testing scope required for each release based on the requirements of the document.
  • Ensure optimal and improvement of test coverage.
  • Identify the testing effort required by calculating the sizing needed for the given release and plan the required effort for the same.
  • Identify the tools to be used for test reporting, test management, test automation, etc. and identify when test automation is appropriate and, if it is, plan the effort.
  • Estimate the testing resources and time required and negotiate with management to acquire the necessary resources.
  • Publish the test plan after discussions with the test team and have it reviewed and approved by the Management/ Development team

Manage test design and execution –

  • Analyse test results to ensure existing functionality; recommend corrective action.
  • Integrate test suites into the Test Management system and custom test harnesses.
  • Propose required functions, tools or scripts to management for approval based on complexity and coverage of solution.
  • Select and develop appropriate test automation tools, applying the latest techniques in test automation.
  • Update test execution status.
  • Use risk-driven techniques to develop, maintain, and execute automated test suites for various software applications, i.e., perform Automated Dynamic Testing.
  • Lead and monitor the analysis, design, implementation and execution of the test cases and test procedures.
  • Ensure proper configuration management of the testware produced and traceability of the tests to the test basis.
  • Manage the building of required test environments and ensure that the test environments are in place before test execution and managed during test execution.
  • Manage test environments, test devices and technology versions.

Manage test monitoring and evaluation –

  • Assist in the creation of test project status reports and metrics.
  • Consult with Developers to resolve issues and provide feedback for the technical appraisal of the tested software program(s) and monitor its deployment across the appropriate system(s).
  • Ensure that quality standards are maintained in the team.

Manage test completion –

  • Review software design and change specifications to ensure software testing measures meet acceptable reliability standards and project and program objectives.
  • Trace test cases and results back to specific quality risks.
  • Schedule the tests for execution and monitor, measure, control and report on the test progress, the s/w product quality status and the test results, adapting the test plan and compensating as needed to adjust to evol

Personal Skills/Attributes

Test, Team, Lead, II, eCommerce,

Posted on 16 May 15:35, Closing date 15 Jun


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