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End to End Test Manager - UNIX, Oracle, Java

  • Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Sector: Testing
  • Date posted: 31/01/2018
  • Job reference: J345958A

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End to End Test Manager - UNIX, Oracle, Java

We have an opportunity for an End to End Test Manager to join Experis on a permanent basis. You will be working as part of our Employed Consultant team, on a major public sector account. This is a chance to be part of an award winning organisation whose key priority is investing in its people.

The successful candidate will be working across a wide variety of projects and services and will involve managing all test phases on one or more release based projects/programmes.


  • Implementation and co-ordination of the End-to-End Assurance and Test Strategy in the systems development life cycle
  • Provision of technical direction and governance (for Assurance and Testing),
  • Liaison with the client test authority to ensure consistent interpretation of our mutual test strategies
  • Product delivery implementation activities, managing deliverables, project budgets, planning and forecasting, involved in recruitment and rotation plans,
  • Providing test direction for the area
  • Analysing new work and changes to existing projects to estimate the effort needed and to determine people and test environment requirements
  • Producing the project test strategy and/or test approach
  • Creating detailed test schedules, including identifying the dependencies on other areas
  • Ensuring all subordinate test documentation is produced by the appropriate individual and reviewed
  • Planning and managing all test stages for the project including co-ordination with external teams and attending project checkpoint meetings
  • Authorising the completion of test stages and arranging sign-off with the client and other key stakeholders
  • Coaching and mentoring more inexperienced TM/TLs


  • Ability to manage and assure across the whole testing lifecycle (CT, CIT, ST, SIT plus nonfunctional and operational)
  • Ability to understand and document the Project/Programme Test Strategy ensuring compliance to the customer strategy/principles
  • Have strong stakeholder management skills
  • Potentially have to work client side
  • Ability to work with 3rd parties and ensure integration
  • Financial accountability
  • Commercially savvy
  • Understand our business and the business of our customers
  • Strong team player
  • To understand the main customer drivers for change at each release and the live priorities for the release.
  • To understand the drivers and interfaces under test
  • Participate/lead test workshops as appropriate
  • Demonstrate identification and mitigation of Risk Based Testing(RBT)
  • Technical input into project Test Strategies/Plan
  • Undertake static testing of project artefacts
  • Perform technical test reviews of Test artefacts
  • Provide guidance on appropriate test techniques applicable to that project
  • Creation of Test Design/Script
  • Automation scripting identified where applicable
  • Create/validate test data and manage test data within test environments
  • Execution of manual/automated tests
  • Assuring actual results against expected results
  • Raise, track and manage defects including contribution to the Problem Review Forums (PRF).
  • Recording Test Evidence.

Essential skills, abilities and behaviours

  • Experienced in the use of Unix command language
  • Experience in Windows, Oracle, Java, JSON, XML,XSL, TOAD, Maestro, Maestro, Webmethods, Weblogic,Hive, HDFS
  • A good knowledge of SQL
  • An ability to quickly read and understand relevant sections of test basis document.
  • Must be driven to achieve demanding targets, and be prepared to work out of hours on occasion to meet the project deadlines.
  • ISEB/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Certified or equivalent
  • Time/Work management
  • Escalate progress/issues/concerns to the Domain lead/Test Manager in a timely manner so that mitigation could be put in place to achieve the project deadlines.
  • Experience in Risk Based Testing


  • UNIX
  • Windows
  • Oracle
  • SQL
  • Java
  • XML
  • WebLogic

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