Head of Testing



Our client specialises in innovative technology for the user, created in order to accurately capture real time footage and predominantly aimed at the security sector in particular, public sector.

They have become the most successful European company in this rapidly expanding market and have sold their equipment to the majority of their targeted consumer base in the UK as well as many local authorities and private organisations. They currently sell into over 40 countries and are in the process of rapidly expanding their international activities.

It's an exciting time to work for the company as they continue to lead the world in the development and application of this technology.


To manage the Testing team and all UK-based testing projects across the product portfolio including software (DEMS 360) firmware (Cameras and Docking Station and SMART DOCKs). This includes maintaining test environments, planning testing activities, documenting test results and ultimately providing QA Signoff for Software and Firmware release to production within pre-agreed time scales. Will interact with the peer group of the Software Development team and Senior Product Manager.

Represent all aspects of Quality throughout Product development.

  • Develop and implement efficient testing procedures and processes are employed to ensure the testing effort is well administered and recorded.
  • Ensure testing effort is proportional to the scope of change and corresponding risk.
  • Ensure products are functional, reliable, and scalable.
  • Consider system performance as a whole for software interaction, for example: memory and CPU load.
  • Evaluate and implement appropriate Testing Tools are utilised to mimic large scale usage and introduce automation where appropriate.

People Management

  • Able to lead a team of testers.
  • Responsible for development and performance management of the team.
  • Key player in project teams – working closely with the Head of Software Development and Senior Product Manager.

Requirement Analysis

  • Analyse new functional requirements for DEMS 360 and clarify details with the Product team to enable tests to be designed.
  • Expose and understand the software code changes going into each release so that risks can be assessed and testing proportional.
  • Have an awareness and understanding of customer issues reported to the Support Team, and utilise this knowledge to inform and improve testing practices.

Test Planning

  • Ensure test scenarios for new features are authored and reflect the desired functionality and system performance.
  • Prepare the test plan for each DEMS 360 release ensure the scope of testing is proportional and pragmatic.

Test Execution

  • Ensure the clients test environments are maintained and, where possible, mirror relevant customer landscapes.
  • Ensure that new feature test plans and regression test plans are performed efficiently and within predictable timeframes.

Quality Assurance Sign-Off

  • Responsibility for the Quality Assurance sign off,
  • Ensure all the known open issues in current build are reported.


  • Participate in daily team stand-ups and monthly sprint planning, providing estimates for test effort for each new feature.
  • Manage communication with relevant parties, in particular ensure the Product team are informed on the general status of the current build, highlighting any new bugs, compatibility, performance or failures in regression testing.

About You


  • 3+ years’ experience as a People Manager.
  • 6 + years’ experience as a Senior Test Consultant and able to manage the test process.
  • Strong experience in system performance testing with good appreciation for memory and CPU and scalability.
  • Experience in implementing testing process and defining test methodologies for digital media company from base.
  • Sound experience in QA life cycle and Integration Testing, System Testing, Regression Testing, Functionality Testing, Non-functional Testing, Database Testing, Web Testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT), Formulating Test Strategies and Test environment, Preparation and execution of Test Plan and Test Cases etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of Software testing Methodologies and Testing Types.
  • Excellent knowledge of Agile & Scrum development environment, multiple web browsers, and Automated testing suite.
  • Previous Experience as test lead is required so that one can communicate the impeding issues with project manager such as test environment setup, issue clarifications, participation in defect triage calls.
  • Sound knowledge of change management tools, User Acceptance Testing phases, and automated testing (Regression Suite).
  • Good Experience in Defect management like analysing and prioritizing the Defects, preparing Defect metrics and conducting Defect Triage meetings.


  • Ideally ISEB Certified Test Consultant to ensure all the QA processes are adhered and followed by the Development and QA Team.
  • Experience of implementing test Automation using Selenium or similar.
If you are interested in the above role then please apply or get in touch to discuss further.
Sally Piper Managed by Sally Piper
South East
apply Posted - 18.01.2021

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