About Us

P2 Consulting was started by a group of award winning consultants who recognised the opportunity to build a global consultancy firm that had clients’ needs at its heart. We understand the challenges clients face – the pace of globalisation, technology change and increasing regulation – and the pressure they are under to respond to these changes rapidly and efficiently.

What We Do

We work on some of the largest transformation programmes in the corporate world and the public sector. Partnering closely with our clients, we help them deliver successful business change. Our reputation as a consultancy is built on excellence in portfolio and programme management, business architecture and design, testing and quality assurance and implementation.

Insights

Understanding the challenges that keep our clients awake at night is essential. In this section we demonstrate our expertise at solving your problems. We have deep insight into the business and technology issues facing all sectors.

Join Us

Are you looking to join a company where a challenge is welcomed, change is anticipated, and expertise is expected? Then have a look at our job listing and please get in touch.

Case Studies

We’ve worked with clients across a range of sectors and gained excellent results – but don’t just take our word for it. Have a browse through some of the work we’ve done.

Consultant Test Lead

London Office

If you want to enrich your experience in a forward thinking and energetic challenger consultancy, P2 Consulting is the place for you.

At P2 Consulting, we don’t believe in a cookie-cutter approach to business transformation, because we know that no two businesses are alike. P2 Consulting is a company that is constantly adapting to a world where what was impossible yesterday is expected today and where specialist knowledge is the difference between successful change and costly failure.

We stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients and transform their business alongside them, every step of the way. That’s real specialism: a modern consulting approach, delivering change fit for the companies of tomorrow.

Our culture is fast-moving and dynamic and working for us means you will undoubtedly gain invaluable knowledge and insight into this discipline which is at the core of our business and our hearts. This is an environment where you will have frequent exposure to senior individuals who are committed to sharing knowledge, ideas as well as giving you the opportunity to get your voice heard. We want each and every individual to directly add value to the firm.

As a leader in the business transformation we are committed to providing our people with the challenge, support and development they need. Operating in such a nimble and cohesive environment allows for individuals to accelerate their careers. With P2 Consulting your career is only limited by your own ambition.

What will your role be?

As a member of the P2 consulting community, you will deliver consulting solutions to support a breadth of client needs. This includes supporting client bids, the development of solutions to enhance the Company’s services, and the mobilisation of client facing projects.

As a member of the Continuous Testing & Assurance Practice you will more specifically support the delivery of business solutions to meet the needs of our clients. Our client base is UK-wide and we require our Consultants to have the flexibility to work across the UK.

Responsibilities:

What responsibilities will you have?

As a Management Consultant at P2 Consulting, you will be engaging in the full spectrum of consulting activities including but not limited to the following:

• Engage with P2 Consulting and client staff to provide the very highest levels of value and service
• Ensure compliance with P2 Consulting Assure – our engagement methodology – created to get projects off the ground rapidly and ensure they deliver with certainty
• Proactive engagement with immediate project team members, and wider consulting teams, to facilitate effective team working, create collaborative outcomes and support knowledge sharing
• Support effective governance and risk management practices, ensuring key issues are managed or escalated, as appropriate
• Provision of reporting and analysis, as needed
• Contribute to business development, solution development, and the creation of proposals and associated marketing to support client and prospective client requirements
• Active involvement in the renewal of their engagement on assignments
• Contributing to the creation of collateral, the development of services, and associated marketing to enhance the capabilities of the Consulting Practice
• Proactively embrace assessment and development processes to ensure the maintenance and enhancement of skills, knowledge, experience, professional insights, and competencies that underpin consulting value.
• Taking an active role in networking, P2 Consulting ‘Connect’ events, and the personal and professional development opportunities.

As a member of the Continued Testing & Assurance practice, specific role responsibilities of the Test Manager will flex depending on client needs.

Responsibilities will include a potential combination of:

• Test lead for quality assurance and functional/non-functional testing across different frameworks (waterfall, agile, DevOps)
• Identify the scope of testing required for a release and/or project on the requirements documentation
• Review of requirements, design specifications to support the development of test strategies, test plans and scenarios
• Analyse test coverage and results against functional/non-functional requirements
• Develop the master test plan for review and approval by the test manager, project team and key stakeholders
• Identify the test resource structure, skills and experience required to support the release or project
• Manage the test team effectively through test planning, design and execution activities
• Communicate effectively with the test team, project resource, suppliers and business stakeholders
• Monitor progress against plan across test preparation and test execution activities
• Maintain the test tools across functional and non-functional testing
• Management of the test environment(s) to support test execution
• Lead the quality gate process, including entry and exit criteria
• Leadership of the test team through functional, automation and performance test execution and capturing evidence
• Analyse test results to ensure data integrity and accuracy
• Delivery of test reports and metrics to confirm progress to project team and senior stakeholders
• Delivery of test completion reports to confirm test status, residual tasks, defects and risks/issues
• Management of risks and issues, including escalations where required
• Implement and maintain progress meetings to ensure testing is being delivered effectively, efficiently and to high quality standards
• Interacting with external and internal stakeholders as required on defining/improving test case coverage
• Support identification and pursuit of sales and business development opportunities
• Develop strong long-term client relationships
• Provide IT focus and insight towards testing solutions
• Support test maturity assessments against industry best practice (TMMi).

Requirements:

You will need to be able to demonstrate a fit to the following profile:

Education and Training

• A record of continuous professional development
• Ideally degree level, within a technology or business discipline
• A commitment to continue to develop both personally and professionally
• Relevant professional qualifications (such as International Software Testing Qualifications Board – BCS ISTQB® – or the equivalent gained through practical experience)

You will have experience of the following:

Essential Experience

• Consultancy experience
• Experience across the quality assurance and testing lifecycle, including industry standard techniques and tools
• Management of test teams across functional/non-functional testing
• Worked within a multi-supplier project environment
• A growing specialism in an area aligned to the services of P2 Consulting.

Test Lead Experience

• Ideally, the candidate should have 5+ years plus experience of a test/development environment, or a technical support environment
• Experience of the full software project lifecycle (waterfall, agile, DevOps)
• Ideally experience in financial services, business change and/or digital industries
• Track record of successful project delivery
• Extensive experience with various test techniques to support test programmes
• Experience of building strong relationships with clients
• Proven experience of managing successful teams, managing deliverables on time and within budget
• Capability of operating with senior level executives and adept at stakeholder management
• Excellent communication skills
• Good problem solving and analytical skills.

What will set yourself apart?

Skills/Aptitudes

• Capability in test analysis and design processes and techniques
• Knowledge of domain specific test tools to support test management, automation and performance testing
• Clear communication of basic business and technical concepts, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to work independently and adapt to changes in workload, priorities and processes with resilience and a positive attitude
• Excellent organisational skills with the ability to multi-task and remain detail orientated.

Competencies

• Have a passion for testing, technology and innovation combined with an interest in consulting
• Exceptionally motivated, driven and dynamic
• Demonstrable alignment to our values
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Excellent mathematical and analytical skills
• Excellent facilitation skills
• Able to work independently
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Excellent oral, presentation and competent business writing skills
• Must be comfortable working with all levels of company hierarchy
• Ability to work in ambiguous situations and seek to add clarity and context to work being undertaken
• A desire to continue to develop both personally and professionally.

What will be your accountabilities?

As a guide, accountabilities for this position include:
• Meeting and exceeding client expectations
• Delivery of outcomes relevant to client projects and P2 Consulting development projects
• Timely and accurate completion of administrative requirements, including, but not exclusively, time recording, expense submission, performance and development planning, skills profile update
• Compliance with P2 Consulting policies and processes, and relevant client policies and processes when engaged on client projects
• Working in accordance with P2 Consulting Values and being an advocate and ambassador for the P2 Consulting business
• This role can include specific budgetary accountabilities
• This role can include direct line management responsibilities.

What’s in it for you?

All our Consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You’ll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career in consultancy.

We work hard to ensure we recognise those who do great work, and underpin this with formalised employee recognition schemes, and other initiatives that help celebrate individual and team success.

We encourage opportunities for regular networking and socials and have a portfolio of web-based tools that enable us to communicate and provide forums for two way-engagement.

We also offer the opportunity to benefit from payments of up to £2000 for each person you refer for employment and who joins and passes a probationary period.

Our reward packages are comprehensive, and as well as an attractive salary, provide a comprehensive package of benefits.

If you have any further questions, then please contact me at zaynah.onye@p2consulting.com. Alternatively, please call us on 0207 099 0803.

P2 Consulting is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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