Test Lead

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Negotiable

Updated 6 days ago

Reference 1403046

 Job Description

Olenick are looking for an experienced Test Lead to join our team!

Company Overview

Olenick is a global leader in software quality engineering practices, focusing on software testing and quality assurance, project management, requirements management and DevOps. Founded in 1998, Olenick is the largest US-headquartered software quality specialists with over 300 consultants across four global locations, including our European HQ in Belfast.

If you would like the chance to work with a wide variety of clients, gaining experience while driving your own success and development, then apply to join our team!


Title: Test Lead

Engagement: Full Time

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland


The successful candidate will report to the Test Manager and will assist in developing the overall testing capability within the project by reviewing skills, reporting, processes and methodologies in line with best practice. This is a hands-on role where the candidate will be involved in all parts of the test cycle i.e. review of business requirements, estimations, planning, execution and test progress reporting.


  • Produce key high-quality deliverables throughout all test phases i.e. test cases, defect management and methodologies as appropriate to produce successful test outcomes.
  • Effective communication of the testing progress against schedule to the Test Manager and to project stakeholders.
  • Assume responsibility for quality assurance of all test deliverables.
  • Provide guidance to test team to ensure effective progress is being made against plan.
  • Execution of test cases and identification of software defects.
  • Liaise with 3rd party vendors and business subject matter experts to ensure quality deliverables.

Essential Skills:

  • 7+ years’ experience in leading end-to-end test cycles to high quality standards with strong experience across all test levels i.e. Acceptance, Integration and System/Unit Testing.
  • Experience in producing key test deliverables i.e. test cases, test reporting, test execution and defect management.
  • Previous experience as a Test Lead.
  • The ability to negotiate, influence and lead technical deliverables from 3rd party vendors.
  • Ability to plan, control and report software testing.
  • Experience in leading a software test team across a complex program of work.
  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to guide and review test team members’ deliverables.
  • Be able to manage your own and/or teams’ work load to deliver a high quality within agreed timescales.

Benefits at Olenick

We offer a very attractive benefits package which includes:

  • Competitive salary with promotion prospects
  • Competitive holiday package
  • Company Laptop
  • Excellent training and career development opportunities that are tailored to you.
  • Opportunity to work on varied projects across a range of different industries.
  • Social events, Summer & Xmas Parties.
  • Private medical healthcare scheme
  • Pension scheme

Life at Olenick

At Olenick you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse client base across the UK, Ireland and America, covering but not limited to the finance, legal, healthcare, energy and utilities markets. We are committed to building a collaborative and diverse working environment that allows you to add value and be a part of a happy and motivated team while driving your own professional success.