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  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Aldershot, Hampshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 08/11/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH92087



The role is based in Aldershot, Hampshire on a 6-month contract.

Job Overview:

  • Single point of accountability for testing services in defined programmes; responsible for overseeing the delivery of testing projects with medium sized numbers of test resources - both onshore and offshore.
  • Manages IT Test delivery (can include Functional, Performance, Security and other Non-Functional Testing activities), in line with defined overall testing approach (methodology), key inputs and dependencies, tooling, resource demands
  • Creates project based estimates, using designated estimation tools and other test collateral, (Test Plans, test schedule, test reports etc.), based on known/assumed scope and execution activities
  • Influences at the start of projects, and during testing lifecycle delivery, on requirement ideas/concepts, challenging and asking specific questions, giving testing industry insight, aligns with similar type projects - all leading to aiding and improving efficient design, development and testing approaches.
  • Supports the shifts left focus into design and development so that testing influences and drives the outputs and quality from these domains.
  • Proficient in management of large complex and highly visible projects / programme; capable of managing project / programme turnaround situations.
  • Ensures optimal resource utilization across the whole service
  • Ensures application of Test Management discipline areas (Scope, Risk, Quality, Human Resource, Financial, Procurement, Communication, Schedule and Integration) to lead creation / maintenance of testing deliverables for programme planning, execution, reporting, reviewing and decision making.
  • Approves project / programme control approach and testing metrics; coaches project team members.
  • Reviews performance of testing team members; secures appropriate approvals; accountable for monitoring overall delivery performance against the defined project/programme measures and ensuring compliance with the standard Project / Programme Reporting and Reviewing Framework.
  • First level of delivery escalation for individual Testing Services
  • Ensures Continuous Improvement strategies are applied, and harvested, to\from each individual Testing Service provided

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of OAT and/or Technical Integration Testing
  • Exposure and experience in Azure and/or Vmware
  • Desktop Virtualisation
  • General Microsoft Solution Testing Experience
  • SCCM
  • Mobile Testing (Android/IOS)
  • JIRA and Microfocus ALM Test Management
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