Test Lead

Date: 23-Oct-2021

Location: Chesterfield, GB, S49 1HQ

Company: Royal Mail Group

Job reference number 215601


Test Lead


Full time




The Royal Mail Technology team is passionate about delivering high-quality products and outstanding digital experiences to our customers. Cutting edge technology is fundamental and key in helping us achieve our objective to be recognised as the best delivery company in both the UK and across Europe.
Our award-winning Technology team is at the heart of delivering a transformational journey at Royal Mail. The traditional letters business is declining, but our recent performance and the growth in parcels demonstrates that there is an opportunity for Royal Mail that we can capture, but we need to move quickly. By joining Royal Mail, you will be helping to implement meaningful change, pushing forward with our transformation to become a more agile and even more customer focused business, while delivering more innovation, products and services for our customers. You will be working for a brand that’s a household name and a critical part of the UK’s infrastructure. 
 Job Purpose

  • Support matters relating to testing quality assurance for the projects & programmes specifically focussing on both manual & automated testing. 
  • Provide a robust testing function that will support Royal Mail to the extent necessary in making any decisions whether to sign off solutions or not.
  • Operate within project/programme structure. 
  • Work with a demanding internal client base and complex external supplier base, applying appropriate policies and governance to deliver the project/programme. 

In this role you will:

  • Take responsibility for ensuring testing methods, process and plans will provide enough assurance for projects of £1m – £3M in value.
  • Execute the overall test approach for end-to-end application solutions and manage the execution of the testing. Including; Unit, System Integration, Functional & User Acceptance, Pre-Production, Volume, Regression, Penetration and Operational and Functional Acceptance test.
  • Define the correct and appropriate utilisation of testing tools for each project or Programme as directed by management.
  • Liaise with technical architects and technical leads for required technical support during the planning, execution and evaluation of the testing.
  • Understand the high level E2E business and technical requirements and intended implementation.
  • Work with different internal technical groups and vendors to ensure enough test coverage and quality.
  • Act as a point of contact for the quality of the solution as required.
  • Coordinate and arrange necessary test resources and infrastructure for testing.
  • Ensure projects and programme testing is conducted in line with the in-house methodology.
  • Support scoping and estimation of effort for either user stories or requirements.
  • Identify new opportunities for test automation. Design and create automated test scripts wherever possible.
  • Educate stakeholders in Agile ways of working and the benefits of iterative software deliver.


Qualifications and experience required:

  • Technologies: C#, Selenium-WebDriver, Specflow, Xunit, RestClient, Nunit, Appium, Postman, Soap, SQL, Azure or cloud technologies.
  • Extensive test automation experience with web applications.
  • A strong knowledge of testing methodologies, industry standards, and tools; evidenced through deep technology testing experience as well as demonstrable test management experience.
  • Strong demonstrable Agile, scrum and Kanban skills.
  • Experience of going through the transformation from Waterfall to Agile delivery methodologies.
  • Experience of working with collaboration tools such as Zephyr, Jira and Confluence.
  • Agile training/qualifications or experience incl. Scrum, Kanban and Test-Driven Development. Formal certification (e.g. ISEB / CAT) would be advantageous.



We’re evolving, transforming and working together to innovate and provide a service our customers can trust. This is tech you’d never expect from Royal Mail. 

We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values and we’re proud to be recognised in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020 for a 7th consecutive year. We welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 

We are happy to support flexible working and would welcome having a conversation with you about how we could support your needs. The way we work is evolving and needs to suit everyone, working with us, you can create a flexible and accessible solution that helps you do your best work.



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As part of the online application process you will be asked to confirm that you meet the minimum eligibility criteria. Before completing your application, you should read the criteria below in order to check that it is appropriate for you to apply. You will also need to seek approval from your line manager and may need additional HR approval in place before progressing.

Details of the internal application eligibility criteria can be found here https://jobs.royalmailgroup.com/content/Internal-Eligibility-Job-Application-Criteria/


Terms of appointment are detailed within the advert and voluntary transfer terms will apply (unless stated otherwise).

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