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Test Manager (12 month FTC)

£65,000 - £74,000

£65,000 - £74,000 DOE
Benefits including 30 days holiday, Bupa cover etc

Redhill, RH1


Our client is one of the UK’s largest retail and commercial bank, who operate globally. They offer a fantastic working environment, masses of opportunity and one of the best benefits packages in the market including 10-18% bonus, rising holiday and lots more!


They are looking for an experienced Test Manager from within the financial services industry who is able to manage a team of more than 15 Testers, both internal and external (contract) staff, through the testing phases of a large-scale project.


The primary responsibilities of the Test Manager will be managing the SIT, UAT, Migration, Automation, Performance and Non-Functional testing for the Project (a replacement loan servicing system, the provision of a new BI suite, transitioning the infrastructure to a UK data centre and the migration of the existing retail loan portfolio from a legacy platform). The Test Manager will be responsible for test planning, test execution, defect reporting and resolution, coordination with the business users, sign off processes and leading and development of the test team.


Main responsibilities for the Test Manager:


  • Ensuring the testing strategy is appropriate and implementing changes to the approach as required
  • Generate and maintain test plans for functional, automation, migration, performance and other non-functional test phases
  • Management skills of team in excess of 15 testers, both internal and contract staff
  • Test management in migration programmes from Mainframe to Oracle/.Net architecture
  • Test management in Automation, ideally utilising UFT and the relevant frameworks applied
  • JMETER, GIT and Jenkins Performance test management and planning with the skillset to transfer the output’s into a performance status report
  • Defining the testing standards and templates to be followed for all test phases
  • Supporting the preparation of test plans including defining test scenarios and test scripts
  • Coordination with the Business Users and ensure testing is performed in line with agreed standards
  • Managing the defect reporting, resolution and retesting
  • Managing the relationship with key Project Stakeholders including Project Managers, Development Teams, Department Heads and IT to ensure there is a high level of communication regarding progress and issues
  • Obtaining the business unit sign off at the end of the testing process
  • Managing the post implementation user testing confirmation steps
  • As part of this role some travel to Spain/Poland maybe required and some out of hours, including weekend, working maybe needed


Ok, so over to you! The successful Test Manager will have the following competencies:


  • An experienced Testing Manager, preferably within a financial sector environment, with a detailed understanding of relevant test/ project management tools, techniques & lifecycles
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders and at a senior level including Board members
  • Proven man-management experience is essential from recruitment to management of a team on a day to day basis
  • Ideally the candidate will be qualified to ISTQB or equivalent level
  • Professional, confident, credible, with a “can do” attitude


In return, my client can offer the chance to work for an extremely well-established organisation within the financial services sector, an outstanding working environment, excellent benefits and the chance to play a key role in a market-leading, large-scale project. Sound interesting and something you would love to be involved in? Apply today!


Due to the large numbers of responses we receive, despite our best efforts it is not possible to respond to every application. Therefore, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for this role and if you haven’t heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please feel free however to apply for further roles and we will certainly keep your details on file and contact you with suitable vacancies.


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