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Test Manager

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: West London, London
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 03/08/2018
  • Job reference: J391206A

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Test Manager


  • Experience testing infrastructure automation on various public cloud environments (AWS, Azure - etc)
  • AWS, Azure, Cloud
  • Experience with testing within infrastructure environments that leverage Ansible driven automation.
  • Infrastructure service creation testing (IaaS / PaaS) & testing containerisation
  • Network related testing activities.

You will be working 3 days a week onsite and 2 days remote from home

They are looking for a test manager who has worked on Infrastructure on Cloud, NOT application testing

Critical programme on Networking and Automation in cloud

Need to have a good understanding of the testing concept on cloud and manage the full cycle of the programme

IAG Test Manager: ASAP - 3 MONTHS. - With a view to extend

Essential skills:

  • Test management and assurance
  • Familiarity with testing of websites
  • Good understanding of Test estimation techniques
  • Software development lifecycles (e.g. Agile / Waterfall)
  • Test automation (e.g. at UI, Service & Unit level), using TDD/BDD practices and appropriate tools (e.g. Selenium/Appium, SOAPUI & Junit)
  • Working knowledge of Jira and HP QC
  • Knowledge/experience of cloud-hosted, web and mobile application automated testing
  • Accessibility testing, non-functional and performance testing with appropriate tools
  • Good understanding of DevOps
  • Strong stakeholder management, influencing and inter-personal skills. Comfortable engaging and communicating with a range of internal and external senior stakeholders, clearly articulating technical matters
  • Passionate about continuous learning and improvement
  • Proven leadership and line management experience and clear passion for leading and managing people
  • Strong analytical skills, the ability and willingness to pick up new tools, processes, and technologies
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English

Essential qualifications:

  • Educated to a degree level
  • ISTQB Advanced Level or ISEB Practitioner in Software Testing.
  • For ISTQB, the Advanced Level Test Manager module is essential, and the Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst is desirable.


  • Ensure compliance by projects and releases, to the test strategy and process
  • Advise project boards on the risk profile of projects from a test perspective
  • Operational management of the Test Assurance Group
  • Process owner and quality champion for testing
  • Responsible for the Continuous Quality Improvement Plan for testing
  • SPoC for Commercial PMO (Programme Management Office) for any queries related to testing
  • Identify and agree correction plans for test-related risk and issues, and advises project board and QA Function
  • Identify assurance interventions required and assign assurance resources
  • Maintain and report to the quality function on the risk profile of projects from a testing perspective
  • Own and continually improve the overarching test process, test strategy, defect management and closure plan, test plan, test report and related artefacts
  • Ownership of test documentation and guidance
  • Provision of test management and test solution advice to the Project Design Authority
  • Performs QA review of test documentation produced by projects.
  • Arbitrate the progression of projects, through test-related quality gates
  • The service will reduce the likelihood of quality issues on by:
  • Providing end to end assurance across all test phases and types of testing for projects and releases across all platforms.

Test Phase

  • Development (Unit / Unit Integration) Testing
  • System Testing
  • Non-Functional Testing
  • SIT (System Integration Testing)
  • UAT (User Acceptance Testing)

Testing within the Release process

OAT within the Release process

  • Ensuring and enforcing the adoption of appropriate testing across all projects
  • Establishing and managing a test assurance team that will assure/review project test processes, test plans, test design, test execution, test reporting and defect management.
  • Evangelize test automation
  • Manage the Test Assurance Lead and Report & Defect Manager functions to support the overall Test Quality Assurance function

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