Title Test Manager
Salary £70,000
Location Milton Keynes
Job Information

Objectives: Working with a team of software developers, business analysts, test analysts and off-shore teams to oversee the manual testing of new releases with enhanced functionality for our product.

Description of the role

  • Review testing requirements based on the software design documents and functional requirements.
  • Responsible for the test processes, testing approach and status reporting across development teams as part of the quality control of software product releases.
  • Provide line management for matrix managed testing team professionals deployed within cross disciplinary software development teams.f
  • Responsible for producing and implementing the software test strategy
  • Ensuring content and structure of all testing artefacts is maintained
  • Monitoring and reporting test progress across development teams.
  • Liaising with project teams regarding the product development test status.
  • Identify testing training requirements and manage the development of appropriate professional testing skills across teams of software testing professionals.
  • Ability to identify, report and control quality risks as part of the release testing processes.

Requirements of the role

  • Ability to review and contribute to test plans produced by test leads across development teams.
  • Proven track record of writing, reviewing and running test plans and test strategies within a software environment.
  • Experience of working within teams using agile development methodologies.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate work with offshore team
  • Testing skills > 10 years.
  • Test Manager experience > 3 years
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager (CTAL – TM).
  • Well-developed analytical capabilities.
  • Ability to communicate very effectively (written and verbal).
  • Conceptual knowledge and awareness of automated testing frameworks would be advantageous.
  • Experience using issue management systems, such as JIRA.
  • Experiences using Adaptavist Test Management or similar
  • Experience in testing web applications and knowledge of XML messages and structures and HTML.
  • Experience using SQL to interrogate databases.
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