Responsibilities of a Test Lead
Responsibilities of a Test leader:
− Prepare the Software Test Plan.
− Check / Review the Test Cases document
– System, Integration and User Acceptance prepared by test engineers.
− Analyze requirements during the requirements analysis phase of projects.
− Keep track of the new requirements from the Project.
− Forecast / Estimate the Project future requirements.
− Arrange the Hardware and software requirement for the Test Setup.
− Develop and implement test plans.
− Escalate the issues about project requirements (Software, Hardware, Resources) to Project Manager / Test Manager.
− Escalate the issues in the application to the Client.
− Assign task to all Testing Team members and ensure that all of them have sufficient work in the project.
− Organize the meetings.
− Prepare the Agenda for the meeting, for example: Weekly Team meeting etc.
− Attend the regular client call and discuss the weekly status with the client.
− Send the Status Report (Daily, Weekly etc.) to the Client.
− Frequent status check meetings with the Team.
− Communication by means of Chat / emails etc. with the Client (If required).
− Act as the single point of contact between Development and Testers for iterations, Testing and deployment activities.
− Track and report upon testing activities, including testing results, test case coverage, required resources, defects discovered and their status, performance baselines, etc.
− Assist in performing any applicable maintenance to tools used in Testing and resolve issues if any.
− Ensure content and structure of all Testing documents / artifacts is documented and maintained.
− Document, implement, monitor, and enforce all processes and procedures for testing is established as per standards defined by the organization.
− Review various reports prepared by Test engineers.
− Log project related issues in the defect tracking tool identified for the project.
− Check for timely delivery of different milestones.
− Identify Training requirements and forward it to the Project Manager (Technical and Soft skills).
− Attend weekly Team Leader meeting.
− Motivate team members.
− Organize / Conduct internal trainings on various products.