Develop test cases and automation scripts for core applications and new features and ensure defect free release of the application. Review the customer requirements document the Test Plan detailing a systematic approach to testing including test scope, schedules, responsibilities, approach, reporting, etc. Also provide inputs on the effort estimation for testing. Co ordinate between onsite/offshore teams, customers, other support groups for smooth implementation of testing and to manage escalations as required. Review the development of test cases, test scripts and test data for functional and non functional testing. Ensure review defects are fixed and closed. Ensure the test execution is as per the planned execution dates, and quality of deliverables as planned. Escalate situations if required at appropriate times. Carry out sanity check on all core applications by running automated scripts and publish the results for integration tests. Analyse the test results by performing .root cause analysis and suggest necessary actions as required such as bug resolution, code optimization etc. Ensure test defects are tracked to closure. Review and regulate progress (schedule, cost, quality etc.) and meet performance objectives as per the project plans. Prepare and circulate important test metrics to stakeholders. Ensure supporting documents and knowledge base is created from testing results for further reference and that the defects are logged properly and test results are uploaded.