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TEST MANAGER: (UNIX, ORACLE, SQL, JAVA)

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  • Salary: £400 - £460 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Southend-On-Sea, Essex
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 17/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH90714

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TEST MANAGER: (UNIX, ORACLE, SQL, JAVA)

TEST MANAGER: (UNIX, ORACLE, SQL, JAVA)

The role is a 6 month contract based in Southend paying between £400-£460 per day.

Job Overview

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.

Task Description

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 HMRC 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

Key Skills and Technologies:

UNIX

Windows

Oracle

SQL

Java

XML

Maestro

WebMethods

WebLogic

Experienced in Microsoft Project

Required Technical Skill:

- Microsoft Project/OWB, ISEB Practitioner or equivalent

- ISTQB Advanced Test Management certified

Required 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)
  • Understanding of HMRC IT systems and business processes
  • 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

(FMEA)

If you have the relevant skillset and this role sounds like something you would be interested in, please don't hesitate to contact me at

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