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User Acceptance Testing Lead (UAT Lead)

  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 12 days ago

  • Sector: Defence
  • Contact: Peter Shacklady
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Start Date: 2022-06-20
  • Expiry Date: 20 July 2022
  • Job Ref: 1041604
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NRL are on the lookout for a UAT Lead (User Acceptance Testing) for a contract position, based in Plymouth which offers Remote working.

  • Provide leadership of the UAT phase of the programme – ensuring the strategy and underpinning plan are enacted and managed through.
  • Own the delivery of the activities for which you are responsible for: UAT Plan, as part of the overall testing schedule.
  • Define the plan to be used during the UAT phase – ensuring people and resources are aligned with the scenarios being tested.
  • Work across the functional areas to understand the key scenarios to be tested, co-ordinate the creation of test scripts/storyboards and create other supporting artefacts as necessary.
  • Work across the workstreams to define and agree what is needed for the UAT phase. Including, but not limited to; data, hardware, process diagrams, training material, systems.
  • Work closely with the Test Lead to ensure standards, templates, approach and content is aligned Manage the day-to-day UAT phase plan; management of UAT progress, defect management, escalations, people and resource management and review test results.
  • Communicate and escalate progress status and ensure progress made as per schedule.
  • Seek business UAT sign-off during the UAT phase and through formal closure.
  • Ensure the people involved in testing during the UAT phase are prepared prior to the event; definition, training, support material, templates.
  • Engagement both within and outside of the core programme team – ensuring stakeholders are communicated and aligned in the lead up to and during the UAT phase.
  • Experience of leading UAT within the last 5 years.
  • Experience of devising, leading and managing to a plan.
  • Experience of working with a range of stakeholders to achieve a common goal.
  • Some experience of testing.
  • Some knowledge of the software development lifecycle.
  • Some knowledge of IT project delivery.
  • Ability to be pro-active and work on own initiative.
  • Ability to facilitate to drive at required outcomes.
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