Test Manager

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    Telford, Shropshire

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  • Salary:

    £58000 - £62000 per annum + benefits

  • Contact:

    Gemma Grayson

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Test Manager

We are actively looking to secure a Test Manager to join Experis as one of our expert consultants, delivering services to our clients.

Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Experis UK have partnerships with major clients across the UK spanning multiple industries; our approach is a very personal one, with both our clients and our own employees. We are passionate about training, technology and career development.

Project Description

This team work on behalf of the client and with their IT supply partners/other Government departments to manage all of the testing components of a project and is responsible for the production of all key test artefacts assurance and governance.

Role description

  • Manage the overall End to End Testing Lifecycle for Programmes/Projects.
  • The production of key Test artefacts (Test Strategies, Plans, Approaches, Schedules).
  • Ensure identification, mitigation and closure of product risks.
  • Provide assurance and governance across all testing phases.
  • Stakeholder management at all levels.
  • Provide progress reports, including risk mitigation, as directed.

Task description

The role 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 system's development life cycle
  • Provision of technical direction and governance (for Assurance and Testing), liaison with the client test authority to ensure consistent interpretation of the 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


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

Mandatory Technical skills

  • Microsoft Project/OWB
  • ISEB Practitioner or equivalent

Mandatory Business skills

  • Test Management skills (incl testing types, methodologies and testing lifecycles) to include awareness of industry standards
  • Leadership and communication skills
  • Delegation and prioritisation skills

Interested candidates should submit their CV in the first instance. For more information, please contact Gemma Grayson via