Test Manager - Immediate Start

50000.00 - 60000.00 GBP Annual
08 Jul 2021
05 Aug 2021
Human Resources
Contract Type
Full Time
The Test Manager is a key role within IT, setting the standard for testing, ensuring quality and reliability is at the heart of all of Eteach's market leading products and services. A key focus for this role will be providing strong leadership around quality, maximising the use of automation across testing activities.
The testing team currently consists of three Test Analysts based in Bracknell and offshore. Whilst this is primarily a management role there is an expectation for some hands-on testing activities as part of the testing team.
Role & Responsibilities
* Responsible for defining overall IT testing strategy and approach, managing its adoption and continual improvement
* Responsible for ensuring all IT deliverables are tested to pre-defined standards of quality
* Responsible for managing IT deliverables through all test phases
* Responsible for Testing team development including coaching, mentoring and performance management
* Responsible for monitoring and ensuring the quality of external suppliers or partners providing testing services
* Responsible for conducting automated or manual testing as required
* Responsible for devising, implementing and maintaining testing policies, processes and tools
* Responsible for devising, implementing and improving automation strategy and "shift left" approach to improving testing & quality
* Responsible for management of testing environments and testing for product releases, working closely with the Development Manager and Product Manager(s)
* Responsible for assisting in the identification and/or resolution of support or other customer related issues in conjunction with the Software Development team or Customer Success Teams as directed.
* Responsible for meeting and reporting on testing progress, metrics / KPIs to IT Director and senior managers
* Participate in other projects / activities relevant to the role as requested
Person Specification / Key Requirements
* ITSQB Advanced or Expert qualification or equivalent Test Management experience
* Experience of using different testing methodologies/approaches for example Agile, Risk based, V-model, TDD etc
* Experience of managing internal staff and external / offshore partners
* Experience of working in an Agile software development environment
* Experience of performing and managing Functional testing
* Experience of performing and managing Web Browser / App based testing
* Experience of performing and managing Non-functional testing (e.g. Performance, Load, Accessibility, Operational Acceptance Testing, Security etc)
* Experience of using and introducing Automation tools (e.g. Selenium, Browser stack etc) including integrating into CI build pipelines / DevOps
* Experience / Knowledge of Web Technologies (i.e. HTML, JavaScript, CSS etc)
* Experience / Knowledge of Databases Technologies and writing simple queries
* Excellent logical and structured problem solving skills
* Excellent communication skills and able to converse with both technical and non-technical audiences

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