Test Lead

Location: City of London, London Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Remote working Type: Permanent

Test Lead - Automation | Test Strategy | Gherkin | API Testing | SQL | C# | Remote

A Test Lead or Senior Automation Tester is required for a digital insurance MGA currently challenging the traditional insurance market with cloud & technology first API platform. The technology is at the forefront of this organisation which has doubled its technology teams over the last year. This position is part of this expansion, & you would be joining as the first tester to help develop a robust test strategy & test executions, challenge the existing test code, & test norms & contribute to a successful & functional API test process going forward.


You will come from a background as an automation tester or QA with some experience working in smaller teams where you already contribute to the test strategy & enterprise level APIs. This role will have you supported directly with the Head of Engineering & BAs where you will be expected to have significant influence over the test strategy & highlight inefficiencies in the current process. As well as being an excellent communicator & collaborator you will also have excellent technical skills, being proficient in SQL for the vast amounts of data as well as proven API testing with API test tools such as Postman. You should also be familiar with Gherkin.

The organisation operates with a Microsoft stack so understanding of C#.Net code or Azure pipelines would be advantageous


  • Experienced Automation Tester
  • Experience in test strategies as part of a small team or a lead acting independently
  • API testing & experience in API tools such as Postman
  • Gherkin
  • SQL skills
  • Familiarity with a Microsoft environment & Azure Pipelines
  • Excellent communication & collaboration skills

Why this is a fantastic opportunity:

This role will allow you to join a technology focused challenger business during a period of significant growth. You will be joining as the first tester with a seat at the table to influence & drive the test strategy for the business. The API platform is truly revolutionary for the industry.

There will be an option for remote working with occasional trips into the London office

We expect this position to be filled quickly so apply now - to metin@pioneer-search.com 0203 828 6956