QA Team Leader
The Job

You will be joining The Lead Agency to build out an internal QA team. QA activity has been shared amongst digital teams and using offshore staff however building of an internal dedicated team is long overdue.

You will be coming into a newly created role and therefore responsible for shaping the process and QA approach the business uses going forward. Initially you will be very ‘hands-on’ however over time we would see the role incorporating more managerial duties as you build the team beneath you. Note, budget is in place to build this team immediately.

You will report directly to the CTO but will obviously work closely with all digital and tech teams. The role will be based at the TLA Liverpool HQ.

The Responsibilities

Your main initial responsibilities will be as follows:

  • To implement formal QA process into the product development lifecycle.
  • To advance existing automated testing approaches including website testing with tools such as Selenium.
  • To create test plans and execute tests against new developments.
  • To manage the regression testing process.
  • To assist with configuration of software monitoring and alerting tools.

The company uses JIRA for all project and task management so you will be required to work with JIRA.

The Skills

We are looking for a highly experienced tester with knowledge across manual and automated test approaches. Ideally you will be ISEB qualified although mandatory requirements are:

  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a QA lead/team manager role
  • Experience with recruitment and line management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with with .Net and web technologies
  • Understanding of SQL scripting
  • Experience with DevOps
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
The Company

The Lead Agency is a performance and technology business that helps companies to acquire new customers.

We use our own digital assets, emerging technologies and a unique network of premium UK publishers to find and engage hard-to-reach in-market consumers as they research their next purchase online. Our proprietary lead technology and in-house contact centre teams then process the data we generate – from initial enquiries through to the secure distribution of qualified leads to our clients’ CRM.

We have been in business since 2002 and specialise in automotive and property. Our extensive client list includes BMW, VW Group, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Hyundai, Yopa and eMoov.


Ambitious businesses need ambitious people – and that’s exactly what we’re looking for at TLA. Our journey – from a start-up business in 2002 to one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech companies – owes a lot to our focus on continuous improvement and striving to be the best that we can be.

We want to grow with people who share that ethos; who can bring something special to the team but have that desire to keep improving. This role is an exciting opportunity to contribute to an award-winning team and fulfil your potential within a growing business.


  • Award-winning performance and technology business based in Liverpool and London
  • 100-strong team spanning roles in development, design, UX, digital marketing, customer service, quality assurance, product ownership, account management and more.
  • One of the UK and Europe’s fastest-growing tech companies:
    • Tech Track 100 (The Sunday Times)
    • FT1000 (Financial Times)
  • Fifth-fastest growing tech company in the north of the UK (Tech Nation)
The Culture

The Lead Agency is a fast-moving and creative company that believes that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.

We value ambition and persistence, and we encourage each other to drive progress through continual improvement and innovation. We’re working on exciting projects with the potential to transform our industry and allow us to expand both in the UK and internationally.

Our headquarters offer one of Liverpool’s best locations to work in – a bright, open plan office on the 13th floor of the Unity Building, offering spectacular panoramic views of our city.

Balance is important to us, which is why we offer flexible working hours, free personal training and squash games, subsidised gym membership… and a free office bar every Friday! In addition, we have regular nights out and charity events throughout the calendar.

Apply for this position

The Lead Agency appreciates the time you’ve taken to consider the details and we welcome your application.

To begin your application please APPLY NOW below or send your CV or LinkedIn profile to or call +44 (0)151 221 9889 to discuss the role.

Position: QA Team Leader

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Employment Type
Full Time
Beginning of employment
Duration of employment
Job Location
The Lead Agency, 20 Chapel Street, L3 9AG, Liverpool, Merseyside
Valid through
31 August 2018
Base Salary
£ 40000 - £ 50000
Date posted
8th August 2018