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Test Lead - Automation




Test Automation Lead - Selenium / Java / BDD

My client is currently recruiting for a Test Automation Lead on a permanent basis in Knutsford. The Test Automation Lead will be responsible for developing the programme test strategy to ensure it is updated to reflect changes to the project risk profile, schedule and test processes. The Test Automation Lead will also be responsible for defining the test approach and estimate to ensure its optimum, meets project goals without compromising quality and time to market.


  • Implement innovative and creative methods for testing
  • Track project financials, progress and take corrective actions proactively
  • Test Program RAIDS are identified, maintained regularly and mitigated
  • Coordinating the testing resources allocation and utilisation and activities for the Programme projects that are defined in the Test Strategy.
  • Accountable for ensuring complete test coverage across the programme during the SIT phase, based on designated scope.
  • Responsible for extending the governance support for all the other testing phases of the projects like CIT/System testing/UAT/OAT
  • Maintain effective engagement with the Technology Office and Build teams to carry out the test management activities
  • Manage the testing conducted by Third Party Suppliers' ensuring it adheres to the Programme Test Strategy, that it is executed as planned, that support is provided to them for problems encountered and that evidence exists to verify their results.
  • Managing production of metrics as defined in the Programme Test Strategy.
  • Responsible for the quality of all testing phases
  • Responsible for signing off all test results and all test phases
  • Responsible for team's skill development and performance management

Essential experience:

  • Extensive exposure within test automation
  • In-depth knowledge within automation tools/languages - SeeTest, Selenium, Java and BDD
  • Proven success within multiple automation deliveries.
  • Management reporting, status reporting and test metrics skills
  • Test estimations and Budgeting
  • Ensuring the defect management and configuration management
  • Experience in managing multiple cross functional and technical teams from multiple vendors and internal departments
  • Extensive exposure in executing projects, product implementation and application development in banking
  • Strong exposure to Testing and QA areas.
  • Should have had experience of working with cross cultural teams at multi locations.
  • Should have excellent conflict management skills and generate trust and respect in team.
  • Certification: ISTQB/CSTE / CSQA / PMI (preferred)

If the role is of interest please submit your CV in the first instance.

Test Automation Lead - Selenium / Java / BDD

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

  • PMO Lead - Wealth Management
    £550 - £600 per day

    My leading wealth management firm are looking to bring on a PMO Lead to support a programme focused on designing a new operating model.

    Candidates must have:

    • Extensive PMO Lead experience within Wealth/Asset management.
    • Proven experience in setting up PMO's and managing programme governance & reporting.
    • Must have worked in business change programmes (Non-technical roles).
    • Previous work at a programme level - maintaining RAIDs, milestone plans, financial management, resource management and programme reporting.
    • Experience on target operating model implementation (non-essential)
    • Hands on approach, detail orientated and good issue resolution skills.
    • Project management qualification e.g. Prince 2
    • Comprehensive understanding of standard project and PMO tools and techniques.

    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.

  • SWIFT Application Support Analyst (UNIX)- London- Contract
    £450 - £500 per day

    I am currently looking for an experienced SWIFT Application Support Analyst (UNIX) to join a top financial organisation based in London. The role will be a contract role and will be working on a new project within the business.

    Provide 2nd line production operational shift support for IT Linux/UNIX application services, many of which are business critical. You will be required to take ownership of problems through to resolution over a wide variety of systems and technologies and provide remote and on-site support as part of the on-call support rota.

    Essential skills/experience:

    Experienced Application Support Analyst

    Must have strong experience for supporting critical production applications in an enterprise Linux environment.

    Experience of running queries against PostgreSQL and DB2 databases.

    Experience of supporting IBM MQ and data replication technologies.

    Experience of supporting Swift messaging applications.

    Experience of supporting and operating highly available, scalable and fault tolerant systems using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

    Knowledge of ITIL framework (understanding of Incident, Problem, Change)


    £450-£500 per day

    6 month contract with scope to extend

    Location- London

    If you feel like you are a strong match for my requirements, 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 based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.

    £35000 - £40000 per annum bens

    Research Analyst – Legal Sector


    c£35,000 – £40,000

    Our client a leading global law firm is looking for a research analyst to work closely with the marketing team. You will have experience in a research analyst role ideally from a large and / or a global organisation.

    You will produce research and increase the businesses knowledge base through monitoring competitors, clients, their sectors and markets whilst ensuring profiles are developed and maintained based on the research conducted.

    • Produce insightful reports / profiles, through analysis of variety of different sources of information
    • Provide lawyers with regular briefings on developments unearthed through the research
    • Work closely with other teams in the business to provide research input for training, events and projects
    • Be the first point of contact for everyone in the firm in order to assist with research queries, whatever the topic
    • Assess and triage requests, often delegating to others in the team either one of the network of specialists or a junior member of staff under your supervision
    • You will also have regular interaction with a variety of stakeholders including lawyers, business developments teams and other internal clients

    Experience required

    • Current/ recent experience gained in a research analyst role, being able to demonstrate critical and analytical thinking
    • Experience working with a variety of stakeholders, with the ability to build strong working relationships
    • Strong experience using print and internet to conduct research
    • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, preferably in a large and / or global organisation
    • Excellent communication and written skills in English, and ideally one other language is preferred

    Please send your CV to Annie Harper via the link provided

    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.

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Performance Test Lead


Performance Test Lead - LoadRunner / SOASTA / Java

My client is currently recruiting for a Performance Test Lead on a permanent basis in Knutsford. The Performance Test Lead will be responsible for the overall quality and governance as well as the performance of the systems. As the Performance Test Lead you will also ensure adherence to the testing governance and processes. You will also work closely with the team of Performance Engineers to orchestrate, conduct and participate in line of business performance testing and analysis to ensure performance, stability and scalability of applications.


  • Engagement with Program/Project
  • Ensuring that no large scale performance problems hit production..
  • Stakeholder management
  • Demand Management
  • Build efficiency in testing and continuous improvement of test methods, techniques and process
  • Vendor evaluation and management
  • Utilise diagnostic and monitoring tools like CA Wily Introscope, AppDynamics etc. to measure, detect, isolate and resolve performance issues found during application development performance testing
  • Report on the possibilities of performance failures and make sound decisions for next steps
  • Measure, monitor and capture required infrastructure & application performance metrics, logs and reports
  • Measure results against business and technical requirements.
  • Develop and validate test scripts against business unit-of-work requirements and scripting best practices
  • Strong skills with x` required script creation using VuGen for primarily JAVA based scripts. Also knowledge of Web (HTTP/HTML), Web services, etc. protocols (as applicable) to emulate the application. All scripts are to be appropriately correlated, parameterised, with any check points, think time need to be added, etc.
  • Build custom code with the Java programming language to make scripts robust and dynamic.
  • Review scripts with Performance Engineering Team and/or business team. Determine and validate system functions and user patterns. Build usage models based on these inputs.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple initiatives supporting multiple lines of business
  • React accordingly to various challenges before, during and after application performance testing engagements
  • Collaborate with Performance Engineers on the delivery of results and recommendations to the customer

Essential experience:

  • Experience with Performance testing of .NET/J2EE Applications.
  • Experience of Solid LoadRunner Scripting experience. Experience with Open Source tools like JMeter, SOASTA, SOAPUI is a Plus
  • Experience with Agile Software development methodologies and able to adapt him/her-self with the fast pace environment.
  • Experience with any of the following Application monitoring tools such as CA Wily Introscope, HP Diagnostics, AppDynamics, New Relic, Dynatrace is a must.
  • Strong technical, analytical, debugging and problem solving skills experience.
  • Ideally strong experience/exposure with the Java language.
  • B.S in computer science or related field experience

If the role is of interest please submit your CV in the first instance.

Performance Test Lead - LoadRunner / SOASTA / Java

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Automation Tester

0 per year - 55000.00 per year

Automation Test Engineer- Knutsford

My client, a Knutsford based company has a great opportunity for Automation Test Engineer. This is a permanent position that would suit someone with good experience with Java Automation test. You will get a chance to get involved with hands on technical work, being involved with exiting and crucial projects whilst being part of a great team.


Technical Specialisms:

*Extensive experience developing an automated testing framework from ground using Java and Selenium.

*Experience testing or developing REST APIs and an understanding of the relevant design patterns.

*Experience working with Maven/Gradle, Jenkins etc.

Other skills and experience:

*Strong communication skills and the ability to articulate technical concepts with clarity.

*Familiarity with a corporate environment and comfortable working within regulatory controls.

If this role is of interest please submit your CV in the first instance.

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Test Analyst


Test Analyst - Selenium / Java / Cucumber / Gherkin

My client is currently recruiting for a Test Analyst on a permanent basis in Knutsford. The Test Analyst will be responsible for executing the functional testing plan as defined by the Test Manager. The Test Analyst will be responsible for the test estimates and the test data approach to ensure delivery within the agreed time.


  • Deliver End to End Functional Tests through Manual and Automation with minimum supervision
  • Accountable for the test coverage
  • Own the test estimates and the IA of the change
  • Own test data approach and liaise with the Technical Delivery Manager to ensure delivery within time
  • Perform test execution at least 50% of the time during execution
  • Own delivery and sign off of the Test Strategy, Test Plan, Approach and TCM and ensure the periodical updates are provided
  • Own and engage the test environments demand, booking, secure env, interfaces


  • Extensive knowledge of Testing lifecycle and core testing process/techniques using different test approaches - Agile
  • Good knowledge on Test Automation Tools like Selenium
  • Scripting on Java
  • Extensive understanding of Defect management processes
  • Extensive knowledge of Test estimation techniques, approaches and processes
  • Extensive Knowledge of Data/Document management
  • Test Analysis
  • Test Scenario definition
  • Test Case construction, review and execution
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively

If the role is of interest please submit your CV in the first instance.

Test Analyst - Selenium / Java / Cucumber / Gherkin

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.