Test Manager

Omni RMS
Liverpool, UK
11 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Test Manager



Salary £55,000 - £60,000 per annum & Bens

Working for an established organisation, the ideal candidate will be required to focus taking the lead role in defining and executing high quality test policies, strategies and plans, supporting a large and complex change portfolio, with some small change initiatives. As the Test Manager, you will develop key relationships with technical colleagues, senior stakeholders and third party suppliers. Responsibilities will include; to establish and maintain quality assured testing standards. Define test policies including test strategies, test plans, test scenarios and test scripts. Communicating standards and ensuring their rigorous application across all testing activities. Taking the lead role in the robust planning and management of testing activities aligned to the Change Model framework. Planning the development of the required tests, ensuring the correct test approach is selected including test objectives, levels of testing, number of cycles and defect management. Establishing risk based approaches to testing, where appropriate. Managing the specification, preparation and execution of tests including the development of deliverables to agreed standards (e.g. test scenarios and test scripts) and scheduling all testing activity. Developing and agreeing suitable metrics for measuring testing progress and evaluating the quality of the testing delivered and the product. Adapting the plan, based on test results and progress as well as taking the necessary action to overcome any obstacles or delays. Producing test reports using the agreed metrics to keep project stakeholders informed of testing progress, including summary reports at project closure. Ensuring end-to-end traceability of business requirements through to test execution, providing test coverage assurance. Designing and agreeing the phases of testing e.g. Factory Acceptance Testing [FAT], Operational Acceptance Testing [OAT] User Acceptance Testing [UAT], Regression Testing, necessary to support the delivery of quality assured software through external third party suppliers or internal providers. Ensuring the necessary test data and environments are in place from both external third party suppliers and internal providers, to support all testing activity, including mechanisms to refresh data. Actively manage the team's workload and also feed into resource, capacity and project planning with estimates for testing activities across the portfolio, including engagement with the wider business where there are resource dependencies.

The ideal Test Manager will have prior exceptional test planning, management and analysis skills including development of test policies & strategies. You will be able to demonstrate experience of the full testing life-cycle from business requirements to test execution through various test phases including risk based testing approaches. Experience in evaluation, selection and configuration of testing tools for test management and execution including test automation. Experience of working with third party suppliers and testing software delivered into environments including COTS packages. Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex scenarios with clarity to key stakeholders at all levels is also required. An industry recognised qualification in testing e.g. ISEB Foundation Level in Software Testing would be desirable. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, then please email me your CV

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