Test Lead

boohoo Group PLC - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Test Lead to join our Boohoo team in Manchester.  Are you passionate about testing?  Do you thrive working in a fast paced, vibrant environment? If so, then we would love to hear from you!

Background – who we are

We are a leading online fashion retail group. Our brands, boohoo, boohooMAN, PrettyLittleThing MissPap, Nasty Gal, Warehouse, Karen Millen & Oasis design, source, market and sell clothing, shoes, accessories and beauty products targeted at 16-30 year old consumers.

The speed and agility of the group ensures it is first to market with the latest on-trend styles and fashion. Products are designed, sourced, largely in the UK, and subsequently distributed globally from a central UK warehouse.

The group sells products to customers in almost every country in the world, with a strong presence in the UK, US, Europe and Australia.

Founded in Manchester in 2006, boohoo group is an inclusive and innovative brand targeting young, value-orientated customers. For over 10 years, boohoo group has been pushing boundaries to bring its customers up-to-date and inspirational fashion, 24/7. boohoo group has grown rapidly in the UK and internationally, and now has over five million customers.

The Role

Reporting into the QA Manager, this is a hands on testing role which covers planning and executing tests predominantly on iOS and Android apps.   Ensuring Boohoo Technology delivers world class software solutions to support our business and customers. 

The main activities include:

·      Execution of test scripts

·      Preparation of test strategies, test plans, test scenarios, scripts and data requirements

·      Ensure all work is carried out within the team in accordance with the schedule and quality requirements

·      Liaise with developers, other departments and third parties to help resolve issues

·      Tracking and reporting of issue status and providing effective progress update

Skills & Experience


  • At least 3 years hands on experience in a test assurance role
  • Strong ability to shape a project or programme test approach and strategy
  • Demonstrable experience of performing test assurance activities
  • Experience of working with test automation in an organisation
  • Estimation of project test effort
  • Have a deep understanding of the phases of the testing lifecycle and success criteria
  • Experience of writing and maintaining testing scripts
  • Keeps abreast of future testing technologies and trends

The successful candidate will be an established Test Lead or senior Test Analyst looking for a move to a global, fast paced retail business.  The candidate will have strong analytical skills and an eye for detail.  With experience testing complex technology estates, ideally in high growth software or e-commerce businesses.  Intellectually strong, you will combine the passion for outstanding service with the vision and insight to help shape the future Testing vision.

Candidate qualities will include;


  • Experience testing mobile applications on Android and iOS
  • Experience in bug tracking tools (Jira, TestRail, etc.) and Collaboration tools (Confluence, Slack, etc.)
  • Good understanding of multiple delivery methodologies including Waterfall, Agile and TDD.
  • Experience working with teams using continuous integration, continuous deployment, with two to four week iterations
  • Experience with automated testing
  • High Level understanding of technology environments, networks, integration and software development.
  • Analysis of functionality delivered vs. business requirement
  • Knowledge of quality management (internal, UAT, production)
  • Certification in ISEB or BCS/ISTQB
  • Working Knowledge/exposure to XMLs, Java, JavaScript, JSON, PHP, SQL


    It would be beneficial but not essential to have:

  • Experience working with Sage
  • Experience using SalesForce Commerce Cloud


  • Credible leader ensuring projects are delivered successfully
  • Professional role model – is able to project a professional approach with junior colleagues. and external contacts
  • Ability to lead innovation and motivate cross functional teams to achieve success, demonstrating a collaborative style
  • Providing a point of escalation for project managers


  • Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills both written and verbal – able to effectively engage a non-technical audience on key technical issues
  • Superior analytical & problem solving skills
  • Driven to succeed and deliver results
  • Creative thinker – able to develop innovative solutions
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to communicate with technical & non-technical stakeholders, developers and managers
  • Able to collaborate with internal departments, offshore colleagues and 3rd parties alike

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