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Test Manager - Ecommerce

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Leeds, South Yorkshire
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 08/03/2018
  • Job reference: J382195A

Test Manager

6 months


Previous experience with Ecommerce is required for this role

What you'll do:

  • Reporting into the Head of Technology you will manage a team of highly motivated and skilled software testers across the squads within the a specific team
  • From the company vision and strategic goals, you will derive the overall test approach for the team
  • Undertake line management of test specialists within the team
  • Manage the scope of testing within the team and govern the testing carried out by our third parties
  • Build and maintain strong working relationship with our third parties, specifically within the testing profession
  • Drive the test strategy, automation, manual and non-functional across Central Partners
  • Guide learning and development to ensure that the team have the skills to deliver effectively
  • Ensure continuous improvement of testing practices
  • Manage the budget for testing activities to ensure expenditure is targeted most effectively

How you'll do it:

  • Using your knowledge of web and mobile technologies, you will ensure testing carried out by our external third parties is targeted, cost effective and pragmatic. You will have an eye on commercial reality; ensuring testing does not become a bottle neck or subject to unrealistic diminishing returns. Our products are delivered through desktop and mobile browsers and also native apps on iOS and Android. There is a complex backend stack to consider and testing must be applied in a balanced way across all of these different areas
  • You must plan ahead for technology changes and ensure your testers and our third-party testing teams are sufficiently prepared for releases to OS's and other software and hardware changes
  • Ensuring test automation is used where it most benefits, you will encourage automation to be written as low down the stack as possible
  • Manage the non-functional test strategy and coordinate the load testing activities across the Central team and with our third-party providers
  • Oversee the mobile device test approach for third party providers, govern the OS upgrade strategy, define the support policy, and ensure testing is target using statistics from monitoring and third-party sources

Other skills we would value:

  • Betting industry knowledge
  • Knowledge of performance testing tools
  • Knowledge of source code / version control (Bitbucket/Stash in conjunction with GIT), defect management tools (Jira) and team collaboration tools (Confluence)
  • Experience in consumer facing, high transaction volume systems with very fast development cycles

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance

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