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  • Salary: £400 - £460 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 06/11/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH92084



The role is based In Telford on a 6-month contract paying between £400-£460 per day.

  • Job Responsibilities:

    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.


  • 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
  • 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

Key Skills:

-Experienced in Microsoft Project

Mandatory Technical Skill:

- Microsoft Project/OWB, ISEB Practitioner or equivalent
- ISTQB Advanced Test Management certified

Mandatory Business Skill:

Test Management skills (incl testing types, methodologies and testing life cycles) to include awareness of industry standards, Leadership and communication skills, Delegation and prioritisation skills, reporting skills.

* Automated testing skills (IBM Rational tool set)
* Strong Stakeholder Management
* Minimum 5 years End to End Test Manager Experience
* Understanding of agile, waterfall and hybrid delivery lifecycles
* Excellent Management of Schedules and Milestones
* Strong Influencing skills and Strong Team Building skills
* Risk Management
* Understanding of Risk Based Testing (RBT) and Failure Mode Effect Analysis

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