Collins McNicholas

Reporting to the Business Systems Test Manager, the successful candidate will support and facilitate the effective implementation of testing activities within my clients ICT Business Systems team. There will be a focus on planning, execution and monitoring of all test activities specific to the relevant project.


  • Analyse and understand requirements documentation to understand test scope and estimate test effort
  • Define test plans that drive a best-practice approach to software testing
  • Implementation of a comprehensive system testing methodology to include functional system testing, integration testing and User Acceptance Testing
  • Development of test scenarios, test cases and test scripts, based on industry best practises and experience, primarily covering Functional, UI, Workflow, Solution Integration, maintenance and Regression testing
  • Ensure quality standards are maintained at all times and adopt a continuous improvement approach to systems testing and defect resolution
  • Identify and implement improvements to process and standards that enhance the Test Process and improve overall Test and Quality Assurance practices
  • Provide clear weekly updates on testing progress and risks to a wide stakeholder audience
  • Experience Required: 
  • 4+ years software testing experience with a specific emphasis on Software / System Testing
  • Proven experience and knowledge of Test activities within the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Excellent influencing skills with the confidence to deal with staff effectively at all levels throughout the organisation
  • Excellent ability to develop efficient, quality focused Test solutions based on business needs and requirements
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to instruct on technical topics
  • Strong Technical skills
  • Proven ability to develop and follow process


  • Excellent negotiation skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Products (SharePoint / Dynamics CRM a distinct advantage)
  • Awareness of ICT industry trends and new approaches to ICT implementation
  • Knowledge of Information security systems and Data Protection

For further information please contact Gillian Nicholson at or call Gillian on 0906478104

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