QA Test Manager

City of London
27 Feb 2013
27 Mar 2013
Oliver King
Contract Type
Full Time

QA Test Manager

QA Test Manager - Dimensions:

  • Leading test teams to support key IT change projects and programmes
  • Implementing QA and Testing best practices
  • Offering advice and guidance to peers and colleagues
  • Providing Test and QA input into all projects
  • Formulating test strategies and detailing test plans
  • Defining quality criteria
  • Managing test scripting and execution
  • Reporting progress and issues
  • Configuring and supporting test environments
  • Preparing test data
  • Documenting results, risks and issues

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Ownership of the Software Delivery Lifecycle
  • Ownership of standards relating to QA and Test
  • Ensure all Project Managers understand the IT policies and standards including SDLC and SOX processes, where appropriate
  • Ownership of the HP tool set (QualityCenter, Quick Test Professional and LoadRunner)
  • Coordination of test environment bookings
  • Provision of technical and advisory services to IT Projects on all aspects of QA and test, promoting a defect prevention approach
  • Supporting project members in carrying out document reviews to address quality issues at the earliest opportunity
  • Provide timely updates to users and management on problem resolution
  • Record, track and report progress on outstanding issues
  • Add to the internal support knowledge base where appropriate

QA Test Manager - Key Relationships:

  • WBM teams
  • WBM QA and Testing Management Team
  • Group IT Stakeholders
  • Business Unit Heads and support staff
  • Business Management peer organisations
  • External Third Party Suppliers

QA Test Manager - Key Performance Indicators: Measures of successful performance in the role relating to the Key Accountabilities and In Control indicators.

  • Influence - Adept at influencing and aligning colleagues to make things happen
  • Build trusting and collaborative relationships and create teams to complement own strengths
  • Execution - turn strategy into results, always deliver on promise
  • Ensure that QA and Testing are involved with all projects and can input into the project process
  • Communication to stakeholders and partners
  • Proactive management of issues
  • Drive continual improvement
  • Assist and drive common process and procedures across ADM WBM

QA Test Manager - Core Competencies:

  • Proven track record of successfully leading major projects across multiple platforms
  • Experience implementing and supporting Test and QA disciplines, techniques and processes for Financial Markets and Banking area in a Test Manager role
  • Strong financial domain knowledge in FX, fixed income, equity derivatives, etc.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong technical skills in Test and QA technologies and processes
  • Proven track record of successful service delivery through the full project and development lifecycles
  • Proven track record of working within a team, coping with pressure and meeting tight deadlines
  • Product knowledge of the following is essential:
    • HPQualityCenter
    • HP Quick Test Professional
    • HP LoadRunner
  • ISEB Practitioner level would be a distinct advantage

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