Test Leads

Job Purpose:

The role holder will be responsible to act as a subject matter expect for Software testing standards, processes, methodology and tools. The role will be reporting to the Senior Test Analyst or Test Manager. The role will oversee and perform manual & automated testing on all applications from the earliest opportunity and with precision before any application is deployed to production. The test lead will be responsible for software quality assessment including; test planning, test analysis, test design, test execution, test reporting and evaluation of exit criteria.


Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

Role holder will be required take responsibility to ensure all solutions delivered meet the highest quality standards by leading test activities: Test Planning,Test analysis and design, test execution, test reporting, Test exit creteria evaluation and test closure activities
Participate in test entry readiness reviews and test exit reviews to ensure test acceptance criteria compliance.
Evaluate and tests new or modified software programs and software development procedures used to verify that programs function according to user requirements and conform to established guidelines.
Design and develop tools for test management, execution and reporting to enhance the overall software testing process.
Adapts to new Testing tools and application lifecycle management software that the bank implements.
Monitor changes to scope during the development cycle and re-evaluate plans and resource accordingly
Participate in developing, documenting, and implementation of applicable test processes and procedures to provide more effective quality methods within the group in support of providing quality products.
Involved in the planning, monitoring, and control of the testing activities and tasks.
Participate in the project planning phase to estimate expected efforts related to test activities.
Assist the Test Manager in creation of comprehensive test plans and schedules that are constantly updated throughout the development process.
Build test scripts from various sources including functional specifications, technical specifications and sessions with developers and designers
Manage expectations of when testing activities will be completed while mitigating risks to key milestones
Monitor defects raised by the team and challenge their prioritization supporting to resolution
Provide the Test Manager and project stakeholders with accurate and precise time estimation for assigned task, along with confidence levels and foreseeable dependencies.



Key Critical Competencies

Is a result oriented and has a high degree of accountability, commitment and responsibility. The expectation is that involving a test Lead in a project is a guarantee of obtaining positive outcomes
Be able to work with little or no documentation and develop understanding of solution in order to sufficiently test solution is fit for purpose
The ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues at all levels in both verbal and written communications.
The ability to work within, and contribute to, a team environment and build and maintain effective working relationships with customers, users and colleagues within the wider project team. Should be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills
The ability to work on individual initiative and manage own workload to meet deadlines.
Strong service oriented mindset;
Ability to create test cases for highly complex systems to ensure full test coverage(for a given definition of full)
Comfortable perform role outside of their comfort zone and is a quick learner (able to pick-up a new technology or a new project quickly and become the expert)
Excellent organization, planning, prioritization and decision-making skills
High personal standards and should be able to maintained confidentiality
Capable of reasoning and thinking through problems and be able to independently and jointly develop desired solutions
Strong problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to clearly communicate and share solutions with fellow team members
Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple, diverse projects simultaneously
Must be flexible, independent and self-motivated
Punctual, Regular and consistent in attendance.



ISTQB qualification in Software Testing to practitioner level or equivalent qualifications or 2 years’ experience in software testing field
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Related field
Proven ability to analyse complex business issues and identify, design and implement effective practical recommendations
Functional test automation experience on; Selenium, Appium & postman (Preferred)
Performance testing experience using Apache JMeter or load runner (Preferred)
Banking Experience (Preferred)


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About Equity Bank Kenya

Equity Bank Limited (The "Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 - 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance and related services. The Bank has subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Its shares are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. Equity Bank was founded as Equity Building Society (EBS) in October 1984 and was originally a provider of mortgage financing for the majority of customers who fell into the low income population. The society’s logo, a modest house with a brown roof, resonates with its target market and their determination to make small but steady gains toward a better life, seeking security and advancement of their dreams. The vast majority of Africans have historically been excluded from access to financial resources. Having been declared technically insolvent in 1993, Equity’s transformation into a rapidly growing microfinance and then a commercial bank is widely considered to be an inspirational success story. Currently, Equity Bank has more than 9 million customers making it the largest bank in terms of customer base in Africa and having nearly half of bank accounts in Kenya. The company’s vision is "to be the champion of the socio-economic prosperity of the people of Africa”. Equity Bank retains a passionate commitment to empowering its clients to transform their lives and livelihoods. Through a business model that is anchored in access, convenience and flexibility, the Bank has evolved to become an all-inclusive financial services provider with a growing pan-African footprint. Equity Bank’s business model and its visionary leadership has continued to earn local, regional and global accolades and recognition. The model is also studied in some of the leading business schools in the world, as other developing countries in Africa and Asia seek to learn from Equity’s low margin, high-volume model. Equity Bank in 2010 established the Equity Group Foundation. This innovation and creative vehicle has fully transformed the concept of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. While Equity Group Foundation champions the socio-economic transformation of the people of Africa and seeks partnerships along six cluster thematic areas, Equity Bank provides the infrastructure of delivery, hence reducing the operational costs for the Foundation and increasing the rate of return on any social investment. The six social thematic areas of focus are: education and leadership development; financial literacy and access; entrepreneurship; agriculture; health; innovations and environment. Make an enquiry today