Test Lead

Technical | Marlow

Reports to:

IT Development Manager


Competitive plus excellent benefits

Softcat is one of the UK’s leading technology solutions businesses. Thanks to the success and growth of our services, we offer an increasingly broad range of tech careers. There could be a bright future for you if you’re interested in software, networking, analytics or cyber security.

Success. The Softcat way.

Softcat is a £1billion+ technology solutions business and trusted partner to names like Apple, Microsoft and Adobe. Offering a growing portfolio of services including software licensing, cyber security and IT infrastructure, we give our technical teams the tools and support to make exciting things happen. This is where to achieve more for your career.

Your role

On a 12-month fixed term basis, you’ll work closely with the IT Business Systems Team, to be instrumental in the success and delivery of high-quality software solutions to the business. You’ll be responsible for the overall testing strategy for both our bespoke and off-the-shelf software across a range of different technology stacks and platforms. It’s essential to drive improvement with a “quality-first” approach throughout the development lifecycle.

You’ll be responsible for the planning, organising and reporting on testing phases of work items across a range of bespoke and off-the-shelf products. In addition to this, you’ll perform different levels of testing across different technologies and platforms using appropriate tools and techniques. You’ll develop strong relationships with key stakeholders across the business, to help identify, manage and mitigate risks for new and on-going projects.

What we need from you 

  • Strong background in software testing including testing tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of and competence with SQL Server, .NET and Test-Driven Development would be advantageous
  • Excellent leadership, communication, planning, and organisational skills
  • Excellent understanding of Software Development Life Cycles including Agile methodologies
  • Knowledge of DevOps tools and practices including Continuous Integration and automated testing
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the different stakeholders within the team and the wider business


We offer a good salary and benefits package including a pension scheme, life assurance, healthcare cash plan and access to Perklife, our dedicated portal for all things perks and benefits at Softcat. It’s designed to give you the flexibility and choice to suit your lifestyle and needs - there really is something for everyone. So whether it’s activity passes or technology discount vouchers you’re after, or you would prefer to buy extra holiday for yourself, or add your partner or family to some of the benefits… it’s entirely up to you. We’ll even give you an extra day’s holiday on top of your usual entitlement on your birthday.

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To become part the success story, please apply below now!

Softcat is an inclusive company where you can enjoy the career you want, without changing the person you are. We’re welcoming to all and passionate about promoting greater diversity in the tech sector.