Test Team Lead II

Position Purpose:

Define measure and enforce quality through efficient test coverage and a traceability matrix. Ensure pre-agreed test schedule with delivery managers are being met. Ensure a suitable and stable test environment/lab. Report and manage progress, issues, constraints, dependencies and resources. Define and ensure continuous improvement. Define measure and manage each team member’s output aligned with the above.



  • Grade 12
  • Diploma or Degree qualified (IT or related technical)
  • Formal software testing training and registration (e.g. ISTQB, ISEB)



  • 3-5 Years experience in a Test Lead/Management position
  • 3-5 Years experience in Test Environment Management
  • 3-5 years HP QC or HP ALM experience
  • 3 -5 years Selenium/Test Complete/UFT/QTP/SOAPUI exposure
  • 3- 5 years Cloud Testing (Azure/AWS) and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery Experience
  • 3- 5 years experience in Testing in a retail / financial sector

Knowledge & Skills:

  • 3 – 5 years expertise in systems testing, systems integration testing
  • 3 – 5 years expertise in automation testing, user acceptance testing
  • 3 – 5 years Google Suite/MS Office expertise
  • 3 – 5 years expertise in both Manual and Automated Testing.

Job objectives:

To manage test planning and analysis:

  • Co-operate with clients/user and 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 or programmed
  • Determine which tools and utilities work best and how to use them for given situation/project
  • Develop, modify, and ensure that software testing plans are executed
  • Provide accurate and precise estimates for assigned task duration, along with confidence levels and foreseeable dependencies.
  • 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.
  • Defining test strategy and test plans and reviewing them with stakeholders.
  • Identify the testing scope required for each release based on the requirements of the document. Ensure optimal test coverage and improve the 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 negotiates 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.

To manage test design and execution:

  • Analyze test results to ensure existing functionality and 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; e.g., data-driven testing.
  • Update test execution status following agreed-upon processes as part of regularly-scheduled test status updates
  • 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 test ware 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 required for testing

To manage test monitoring and evaluation:

  • Assist in the creation of test project status reports and metrics (e.g., Test Dashboard).
  • 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 and that the output produced is to acceptable quality standards.

To 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 evolving conditions.
  • Review new or modified tests and introduce improved testing techniques
  • Write and present summary reports on test status for each test execution cycles to the stakeholders and management.

Team Management:

  • Allocate work to test team members based on the skills and abilities of each member
  • Co-ordinate and interface with multiple functional groups and teams
  • Coach test team members to ensure that appropriate skills and behaviors are developed
  • Lead a team of quality analysts and testers including task identification, monitoring progress and issue resolution

Technical Test Process Management:

  • Work closely with development and test to review use cases, requirements, workflows and technical specs needed to create automated scripts and tools
  • Work with the Development team to capture and reuse automated Unit Test Cases, Test Stubs and Drivers, and other Development test objects.
  • Work with the Release Management team to create and maintain an automated nightly build verification (“smoke”) test.

Test Lab Management:

  • Update the weekly Test Store utilization sheet to ensure optimum lab asset utilization
  • Create and maintain the lab asset planning schedule to ensure assets is available and in a working state
  • Use Network Monitoring Tools to ensure a always-on Test Environment/Lab
  • Conduct quarterly lab asset stocktaking
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