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Testing Lead

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for a Test Lead to work within the Going Digital Programme Team to ensure new, emerging and updated software/hardware solutions are fit for purpose prior to live use.

The jobholder will manage all testing activities within the Going Digital Programme, including but not limited to, documentation and escalation of test results, incidents and issues which arise during pre-implementation and 'go-live' periods of projects. The jobholder will carry direct management responsibility for system testers, including day to day supervision and identification of training and development needs. Specific expectations include:
  • Requirements analysis, Test planning and preparation.
  • Creation and management of test scripts.
  • Creation of test reports to approve releases into the live domain or to manage defects.
  • Oversight, review and continuous improvement of testing processes.
  • Automation of manual tests using common test tools.
  • Experience of working with Cerner Millennium and/or within NHS would be beneficial.

Main duties of the job

As the Foundation Trust's Test Lead the jobholder will be responsible for the entirety of testing activities within the Going Digital programme; sharing knowledge and maintaining engagement with colleagues towards achievement within the key results areas. Specifically this will include:
  • Working with the Going Digital Programme Manager to prioritise projects requiring testing activities.
  • Developing and getting approval for the testing strategy for each application/project.
  • Developing and agreeing test plans for each application/project in conjunction with the project team and system owners.
  • Identifying the resources required to deliver the testing required for each application/project.
  • Leading the recruitment of additional testers where applicable and where funding allows.
  • Carry out detailed testing and formally document test results.
  • Manage the relationship with the end-users to ensure active engagement which will deliver documented test results and final sign-off.
  • Keep abreast of new developments in software testing methods and industry good practice
  • Contribute to policy and protocol development including ensuring adherence to requirements for test administration and document control in line with ISO requirements and best practice

About us

BTHFT and ANHSFT are part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change.

WYAAT is the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, one of the largest integrated care systems in the country. The Partnership's ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and wellbeing, and the work of WYAAT, and each trust, support that ambition.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see detailed Job Description and Person Specification attached to this advert for more information.

Person Specification



  • Experience of testing a range of software applications
  • Experience in applying complex specialist technical knowledge across a range of software applications
  • Experience in working with stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience in dealing with specialists from a wide range of areas
  • Experience of working in a team-based, collaborative environment
  • Experience preparing and presenting information to technical and non-technical users at all levels


  • Experience of managing a team
  • Experience in working in the NHS with clinicians and senior managers
  • Experienced in managing conflicting and competing priorities in a sometimes contentious environment
  • Experience in working in projects involving business change/service improvements
  • Experience of implementing clinical systems within the NHS



  • Proficient in MS Visio, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to write complex information in a logical and clear way which can be understood by a diverse range of users
  • Able to demonstrate a strong attention to detail particularly in relation to technical issues
  • Numerate and analytical with good problem-solving skills, capable of understanding complex financial issues combined with technical challenges.
  • Ability to listen to colleagues, negotiate, question and challenge when appropriate
  • Ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to quickly assimilate practices in various specialist areas
  • Excellent IT skills



  • Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
  • Knowledge of software testing methods
  • Detailed knowledge of Cerner Millennium
  • Knowledge of information systems in the NHS


  • Understanding of software design methodologies



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional and specialist knowledge
  • BCS IST QB Software Testing Qualifications - Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced


  • ITIL Foundation
  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • UKCHIP registration
  • BCS membership

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