Vacancy: Test Lead

The Basics

: IT – Software

Reports into:  IT Project Manager

Location:  JHB Area, remote

Role type:  Contract – 3 months

About the Role

  • Accountable for the test process implementation – Testing of the Group V1 platform to ensure that a quality system is delivered to our clients.
  • Responsible for identifying test requirements.
    Project manage the User Acceptance Testing phase for each implementation.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the testing process and test methodologies.
  • Manage activities during testing and ensure resolution of all defects.

What you will do:

Area of responsibility may include but not limited to

  • Develop and contribute to the overall testing strategy
  • Participate in JAD sessions to extract requirements needed to compile test plans.
  • Understand the Product and Business specifications and extract test requirements.
  • Review test requirements with the test manager and business analyst.
  • Design test cases and test scenarios based on analysis of business specifications.
  • Provide estimates for completing test cases and execution.
  • Build and maintain a repository of regression test cases.
  • Work closely with the test manager and systems analysts to coordinate test activities and in so doing, ensure quality end results are achieved.
  • Data capturing of the test cases used for manual testing.
  • Perform functional, negative, positive and regression testing.
  • Logging, tracking and resolution of defects on JIRA.
  • Participate in reviewing team members’ work.
  • Educate and coach junior team members.
  • Resolve production queries with little or no support and provide junior team members with appropriate guidance in resolving the queries.
  • Potentially manage a team of testers.
  • Develop load, performance and stress testing plans

Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skill
  • Attention to detail
  • Accurate
  • Ability to grasp concepts quickly
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure
  • Proactive
  • Must be willing to work overtime when required (including weekends where necessary)
  • An openness to work with others and build on team input.
  • Must have pride in their work and a desire to deliver perfection at all times. Quality is non- negotiable
  • Able to establish a collaborative relationship with the systems area
  • The individual must have a strong desire for self-learning
  • Good work ethic

Knowledge & experience required


  • Grade 12 with mathematics, higher grade (minimum C symbol)
  • English, higher grade (minimum D symbol) – Must be first language
  • Relevant testing qualification
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working as a Test Analyst in the business user testing environment, applied knowledge, and solid application of the correct testing methodologies required to perform end-to-end user acceptance testing
  • Experience with regression, usability, sanity and functional testing methods
  • Basic Excel
  • Comfortable with figures and basic mathematical concepts
  • Experience with automated testing


  • Experience using JIRA
  • Experience with Appium, Selenium, Gatling, Fitnesse, TestRail and Hexawise


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