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Test Manager - Automation

  • Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Sector: Testing
  • Date posted: 08/02/2018
  • Job reference: J380920A

Test Manager - Automation

We have an opportunity for a Test Manager to join Experis on a permanent basis. You will be working as part of our Employed Consultant team, on assignment with one of our clients who are a modern online global entity. This is a chance to be part of an award winning organisation whose key priority is investing in its people.

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.

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.

Technologies

  • Key automation testing technologies such as;
    • Selenium
    • Cucumber
    • Jenkins

Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the output of a growing team of testers, who provide End to End Testing. This includes:
  • Ensuring all work is effectively estimated and planned in, plans are regularly reviewed and communicated, and test phases / cycles are managed through to release
  • Test risks and issues are well communicated and mitigated
  • Tests and Test Packs are regularly reviewed to ensure full test coverage and maximum efficiency
  • Capacity / resourcing levels are managed effectively
  • Test processes within and outside of the department are regularly reviewed and improved continuously
  • Test reports are published regularly
  • Ensure that the team is empowered, yet has solid processes and good discipline
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with key programme and business stakeholders
  • Take a pro-active role with production issues, and ensure the testing of the issues and subsequent patch fixes are completed
  • Represent the team in programme prioritisation and planning sessions when the Delivery Manager is unavailable
  • Create detailed release plans for all of the departmental releases, and track and manage these through to release & warranty. This includes:
  • Identifying and tracking all dependencies for a release
  • Identifying, mitigating and communicating all risks/issues
  • Tracking progress and provide regular reports

Essential skills, abilities and behaviours

  • Agile methodologies - Kanban
  • Experience of technical background - Testing
  • Excellent people skills - can work with a diverse range of personalities
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional planning skills - being able to plan for multiple features, across multiple components, with multiple skillsets, as well as being able to plan for increases or decreases in team capacity
  • Proven track record of successful test and release management
  • Proven track record of process improvement and governance
  • Experience managing stakeholder relations, expectations and issues
  • Brings energy and passion to the role

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