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Test Manager

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 06/06/2018
  • Job reference: J387695A

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Role: Test Manager
Location: Telford
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3-6 months

  • 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 systems development life cycle
  • Provision of technical direction and governance (for Assurance and Testing), liaison with the 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

Required skills

  • Ability to manage and assure across the whole testing lifecycle (CT, CIT, ST, SIT plus non functional 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


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

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