Test Lead (API/ MQ) - London - Contract/ Perm - FTSE 250




I am currently looking for an experienced Test Lead (API/ MQ) to join a FTSE 250 firm based in London. The role will be a contract OR permanent role and will be working on a brand-new project within the business.


  • Leading a team of testers (automation and manual)
  • You will be working with a modern tech stack on greenfield projects
  • Working with API's, MQ and Databases
  • Contribute to a solid software development process, manual and automated testing, through feature ideas and product release.
  • Ensure all deliverables are met within the team
  • Work closely with other testers/ developers
  • E2E testing
  • Need the ability to perform and understand business testing, regression testing, performance testing, smoke testing, system integration testing & production cutover

Essential skills/ experience

  • Experienced Test Lead
  • Strong experience working with API's, MQ and Databases
  • Strong experience working within a large-scale environment
  • Strong experience leading a team (automation and manual)
  • Strong hands on experience (manual)
  • Good understanding of test planning/ strategy
  • Strong understanding of the SDLC
  • Experience dealing with conflicts within teams
  • Experience with Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • ISEB certified

Contract/ Permanent

Location- London

Rate/ Salary- £325 - £425 p/d

If you feel like you are a strong match for my requirements and would like to find out some more details, please send me over an updated copy of CV and I will get back in touch.

Many thanks,


McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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