Test Manager

Title:
Test Manager
Department:
Location:
UK - London
Type:
Contract
Required:
22nd May 2017
Email Consultant:
Phone Consultant:
+44 (0)20 7208 2828
Summary:
Role Description:

The ITS Test Team are now providing test services for projects and operational changes to multiple countries. The Head of Test is looking for a Senior Test Manager/Consultant who they can work closely with to:

Deliver and manage functional and non-functional testing in projects and test analyst resources delivering the testing
Support the oversight of a multi-country test portfolio which includes: projects, changes, hardware, software/applications
Support the in-flight implementation of a shared test service spanning multiple countries covering all aspects of a standard operating model
Work closely to support Test Managers and team members to successfully deliver during this change period


Requirements:

To qualify for the role you must have:

10+ years’ experience managing and delivering testing in projects
Some experience in project management and the implementation of a shared test service
5+ years’ experience working within Professional Services
ITIL experience, and preferably certified to ITIL Foundation or Practitioner level. Project management experience is desirable
ISEB Software Testing Foundation and Practitioner level certification is mandatory.
Delivery of testing in multiple projects simultaneously and oversight of a portfolio of projects
Development of test estimation, test plans, test completion reports
Demonstrated ability in applying repeatable test management process and methods to enterprise wide technology projects or initiatives
Demonstrated experience with test plan creation and estimation; delivering against test metrics & expectations
Strong management, communication, technical and remote collaboration skills are a must with the ability to communicate professionally and effectively with staff at all levels
Ability to build good relationships & conduct effective technical discussions with clients, peers and senior staff
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong administrative skills with a keen attention to detail
Experience in dealing with multiple, complex projects and cross-functional teams

Job ID:
95594

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