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Test Assurance Manager

Job Description

As Test Manager the role will encompass the following responsibilities and require experience in:

  • Assure supplier test artefacts

  • Prior experience defining test strategy across large change programs

  • Experience in migration or upgrade of legacy systems and data.

  • Solid understanding of the architecture and portfolio of Microsoft Azure Services.

  • Solid understanding of all major corporate OS platforms, Redhat, Windows, Unix etc.

  • Good understanding of Service and hardware virtualization and appropriate testing on virtualised systems

  • Performance testing & testing of scalability in applications preferably with Strong Jmeter, Loadrunner or other performance tools

  • Experience of Failover and recovery testing

  • Understanding of basic security principles and penetration tests on cloud services

  • Outstanding skills diagnosing defects that originate from network configuration and IP traffic routing.

  • Experience of driving User Acceptance Testing through an organisation undergoing change and building support for the test effort

  • Secure resources for testing and assurance of the test plan, approach and outcomes

  • Collaborate with internal/external stakeholders for testing plan, approach, scenarios and outcomes

  • Ability to own testing programs end to end within any development methodology, both agile and waterfall as may be required for an individual application.

  • Define KPIs in testing programs and be able to report on them clearly to senior stakeholders

  • Competent with a range of test and defect management tools, for example ALM, Jira, CA-Agile Central 

  • Managing Testing Partners to meet and exceed service levels ensuring the best value is provided at all times

  • Review and analyse system specifications, collaborate with Business Analysts/Developers to develop effective strategies and test plans.

  • Solid technical understanding of application stacks from data layers through transport to user interfaces

  • Responsible for all functional and regression testing activities related to assigned scope

  • Provides testing estimates and meets project testing timelines. Effective in planning and delivering on that plan.

  • Collaborates with delivery team and/or business partners in troubleshooting root cause of issues

About you: 

  • 5+ years experience of major projects 

  • 10+ years in senior test management roles across a range of industries

  • Qualifications - ISEB/ISTQB qualifications or other recognised test qualifications

  • User accessibility testing – working around accessibility with users

  • Agile

  • Ability to delegate and manage large workloads

  • Ability to lead, inspire and coach testing teams