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Interim Test Manager

Employer
SF Recruitment
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
25 Sep 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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SF Recruitment are looking for an Interim Test Manager to cover maternity for a period of 6 months (with potential extension). Reporting to the CTO, the Test Manager will liaise with internal stakeholders to agree on a testing strategy framework and a testing plan for testing of highly complex systems. This role requires working with Product Managers, Program Manager, Development Managers and Support Managers. You will have responsibility for test planning and management of the product suite as well as managing the test team. In addition to all the management responsibilities, this role will sometimes require performing hands on testing as well. Communication is an integral part of the role, including attendance at scrums, sprint planning and reviews, and senior stakeholder meetings.

The preferred candidate will have:

- BSc in Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Engineering, or another related field
- 5 years relevant test management experience, with a background in software / hardware development
- Experience leading and mentoring test teams
- Manage test activities, including assigning work, monitoring progress, and providing feedback to senior leadership
- Prepare QA effort estimation and allocation of resources for release testing
- Strong communication, influencing, managing, and interpersonal skills
- Possess strong knowledge of Agile testing methodologies and QA best practices
- Proficient in test and defect management tools, Jira and TeatRail preferred
- Hands on experience testing desktop software applications with interactive bespoke hardware
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