Test Co Ordinator

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13 days ago

Role Title: Test Co Ordinator
Duration: 6 Months
Location: Glasgow / Hybrid (2 days on site a week)
Rate: £280/d - Umbrella only

You will be responsible for the development and design of the overarching testing framework for the Trust based on expert testing knowledge and experience, tailored to the unique needs of the organisations.

  • You will manage the end to end test function including (but not limited to) development of test plans, test scripts, interface testing and creating test reports. You will set the standards for testing activities by applying best practice and ensuring that auditability is maintained throughout the testing process.
  • You will be responsible for creating the test strategies and test plans, using product specifications and information on Trust systems and business processes. You will need to be able to assimilate highly complex information and facts requiring detailed analysis, translate and interoperate it into workflow or process so that a test script can be written which is understandable by your team and all other stakeholders involved in the testing process.
  • Responsible for the planning and execution of testing phases with designated Trust clinical and non-clinical users for new implementations and existing system upgrades. You will advise the users of the system software changes and ensure that all areas of the system are fully tested and that users are fully aware of the changes, providing testing updates to the EPR Applications Manager and the IT Project Manager (if relevant).
  • The role will involve the day to day running of the testing function and will require the production of test reports and similar collateral but will also involve actively progressing work with the resources assigned to the work and escalation of any blocking items as appropriate. The ability to work autonomously will be crucial as well as the ability to manage a team for delivery.
  • You will manage your allocated testing team's activity on a daily basis to deliver a high quality service ensuring the team exceed agreed service level agreements. You will carry out work planning and prioritisation, escalating risks and issues where appropriate.
  • You will contribute to business cases and support longer term business planning.
  • You will have excellent problem solving, communication and organisational skills, along with expert knowledge of testing and testing theory. A detailed knowledge of how computer systems support patient care will be essential as will experience of working in a system management role.
  • Ensuring that systems knowledge is maintained, across the portfolio of applications that are supported by the department, of how systems are being used by the Trusts' end-users to ensure that all existing processes are tested to support any bug fixes or software upgrades.
  • You will be expected to work flexibly to meet the demands of a 24/7 organisation. This may mean, on occasion, working outside core office hours. In addition, the post holder will be expected to be available as part of the on-call rota as required.
  • You will be expected to make judgements on multi - stranded or complex IM&T problems, where you will need to analyses/interpret a range of options to come to a decision that is all agreeable to the relevant parties.

Testing Execution

  • Use the testing framework to grow the group's capability to undertake formal testing of 3rd party supplied systems in an efficient and timely manner, contributing to the clinical safety assessment and final sign off.
  • You will lead User Acceptance Testing (UAT) activity to ensure operational readiness and acceptance of software are delivered.
  • You will organize and lead initiatives to improve test processes, extend the use of tools / frameworks.
  • Using your extensive knowledge of systems and testing preparation you will actively plan all tasks required, assess required resources, determine timetable to fit within deployment project timelines, escalating issues and risks as necessary.
  • You will manage risk and issues logs, keeping information up to date in a timely manner.
  • Using expert knowledge. create / update test scripts for testing the Clinical and Patient Systems in conjunction with allocated testers.
  • Working autonomously to identify issues when testing, investigating issues by liaising with applications team leaders or the end-users, where necessary ensuring full replication steps are provided to laid-down procedures, passing issues to system suppliers' support desks and following up issues with the suppliers.
  • Perform (project-level) test lead duties when needed including stakeholder discussions and status reporting.
  • Working with IT colleagues in coordinating system deployments and scheduling test activities.
  • Preparing and maintaining a library of test scripts and documentation.
  • Maintenance of an up to date domain plan for all systems, co-ordinating the use and maintenance of test environments for systems across the estate, ensuring best practices for data quality, data consistency and supporting needs of all projects across the programme.
  • Ensure that configuration knowledge of all the applications is maintained so that if required during testing, configuration changes can be made to the system and be sufficiently documented so that the changes can then be made to Live, Training and Pre-Production etc, in preparation for implementation planning and execution.
  • Reporting of issues found during testing and ensuring quality replication steps are provided for each issue, allowing suppliers to investigate the issues.
  • You will Manage the Test environment, ensuring the data is applicable to the agreed configuration changes, working with the suppliers to ensure the systems is always at the latest version.

All profiles will be reviewed against the required skills and experience. Due to the high number of applications, we will only be able to respond to successful applicants in the first instance. We thank you for your interest and the time taken to apply!

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