Test Manager - £35-40K - Manchester

Modern Business Solutions
£30000 - £40000 per annum + £30-40K
14 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Test Manager £35-40K - Manchester. Our client based in Manchester is currently looking for an IT Test Manager. This role will work alongside our client's development team to ensure that as the systems continues to expand both internally and externally, they continue to deliver fast paced high quality solutions through the implementation of a strong testing methodology. To summarise this is a key role for one for our clients in the Manchester area. The role will ultimately own the quality of their software development delivery ensuring that both internal and external stakeholders continue to recognise our clients systems as a world class solution. Key responsibilities: Work with the IT Director to ensure that we have a testing methodology that meets both our immediate and future needs. Ensure that the quality of all systems development is maintained as demand increases. Take responsibility for the scheduling and communication of software releases. Work with all development teams both internally and offshore to ensure that there is a clear programme of work that is easily identifiable. Identify any resource constraints in advance so as to avoid any future project delays. If required manage other testing resources through our offshore model. Work with business stakeholders to ensure support for testing sign-off. Produce regular status updates so that all stakeholders are aware of the current position of the development pipeline. At the outset of the project, devise the test objectives, organizational test policies, test strategies and test plans. Planning, monitoring, and control of the testing activities and tasks. Estimate the testing to be done and if required negotiate with resource managers to acquire the necessary resources Skills Required: Good understanding of the development lifecycle in particular the many testing phases Experience of organising, structuring and managing the test process for software development Excellent attitude and communication skills, at both a customer and colleague level Experience of working with offshore development resource Ability to establish a continual improvement programme Good knowledge and understanding in the use of desktop software (i.e. internet explorer, MS office) Good problem solving skills Good time management skills Good people management skills Ability and willingness to learn, with a desire to work and develop into a senior SDLC role Good written documentation skills Technically capable of producing board level management reports Desired: Knowledge of automated testing solutions. Knowledge of the wider activities involved in delivering the SDLC. An understanding of different development methodologies such as waterfall and agile. ITSQB certified. An understanding of the V-Model. Experience of project management techniques and terminology. Test Manager £35-40K - Manchester This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66899084

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