Test Lead


Southampton, Hampshire. United Kingdom
Kingfisher IT Services (KITS) supports every brand and every individual user across our global business. That’s huge. And that’s not all – KITS is simplifying the way we work by streamlining and improving our systems and technology, across every part of our business.

We’re an encouraging, open-minded and passionate bunch in KITS, always looking for the best way of doing things by pursuing innovation in the field and
continually raising standards. When you become part of our team, you’ll see the impact you have in every decision you make.

The Test Lead oversees and leads the testing being delivered by Test Analysts for a project / feature team within Kingfisher

We're looking for someone to take ownership for the production and timely delivery of test deliverables and test artefacts for a given release. 
You will also implement the agreed Test Plan and approach by ensuring that you understand and break down high level requirements for each testing type, define the scope of testing for the required testing types, co-ordinate the required testing activities - including working with Test Leads on other Projects / Feature Teams to co-ordinate SIT as well as assist the Test Manager to identify the environment requirements and track the delivery of those environments.
Alongside this, you will lead and support the Test Analysts by driving the testing process - as recommended and with guidance and support from the Quality Assurance Team, implement the appropriate testing tools - as recommended by and with guidance and support from the Technology Team, assist with planning and implementing test case design and test execution, drive the Project / Feature Team CI process and the Group CI process as well as provide peer reviews.
In addition to this, you will provide technical expertise to stakeholders, highlight risks to Delivery Leads and Test Managers as well as report on testing progress and status as required by the Test Manager

Your technical skills will include Selenium or other tools, ALM and JIRA (Xray) knowledge, Defect Management, Automated Testing Frameworks - working knowledge of Webdriver, IO, Protactor, Postman, Automated testing tools - working knowledge of Selenium, Fitnesse, Cucumber, Resful API.  Experience working with offshore / 3rd party vendors and an ISEB / ISTOB Certification is required.