Test Lead

 Location: Bristol
 Salary: Excellent
 Job type: Permanent
 Closes: closed

Meraki Talent’s global financial services client based in Bristol require a Test Lead to join them on a permanent basis. This is an excellent opportunity for a Technical Test Lead to join a fast growing global business.


Responsibilities of the Test Lead;

  • Creation and ownership of the Agile test strategy, including adopting DevOps approaches.
  • Monitoring CI builds and ensuring they remain green with all automated tests passing.
  • Ownership of automation test strategy using SBE Gherkin/SpecFlow/Selenium-WebDriver in C# Visual    Studio. Ensuring that all automated tests are checked in to version control (VSTS) and integration in to CI process (VSTS).
  • Creation and running of performance tests (Load, Stress, Soak and Spike) using Visual Studio and Azure and integrating them in to the CI process (VSTS).
  • Review of automated and performance tests written by developers and testers, ensuring internal standards and best practices are adhered to.
  • Sole testing responsibility for identifying project risks and giving high-level estimates for future work to high-level stakeholders during EIA and scoping sessions.
  • Ensuring test artefacts are managed correctly and reported on in VSTS.
  • Recruitment of permanent and contract testers.
  • Line management of testers, providing support, development and mentoring.
  • Test consultant on other projects within JLT.
  • Coaching developers and testers in the UK and India on testing techniques and different types of testing e.g. automation, performance and security.
  • Managing environments in the Azure Cloud, ensuring they are optimised and costs are monitored.
  • Working with the technical support team on production issues and monitoring the applications performance/health.
  • Ensuring defects are identified, triaged, monitored and resolved.
  • Facilitating team improvements through acting on items raised in retrospectives and continuous improvement roadmap backlog.
  • Supporting testing conducted outside of the Agile SCRUM teams involving UAT, workshops, training, demonstrations and presentations.


Background of the Test Lead;

  • Experience of leading a small technical testing team within an agile/DevOps environment (Ideally 2 years)
  • Experience of web front end testing using Visual Studio, VSTS, Microsoft tools
  • Experience of doing or working in an automated environment
  • Proactive approach
  • Good communicator
  • Keen to help, build and develop their team
  • Awareness of Software Development


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Business Manager - IT & Change

Andy MacEwan

In 2018 Andy joined Meraki Talent, with a focus on technology and change roles across Scotland. Andy is an experienced recruiter with an impressive list of successful placements having worked in the industry for over 15 years. Andy has a strong background delivering a variety of recruitment solutions covering permanent recruitment, fixed term contracts, managed services and statements of work across technology and business change.