Test Manager

£38000.0000 - £52000.0000 per annum + Benefits
16 Apr 2012
14 May 2012
Kaylie Brook
Job Type
Test Manager (Financial Services/ Banking/ Insurance) - Agile, PRINCE 2 - Commutable from Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, Dorset, West Sussex, Wiltshire
Excellent salary and benefits offered

My client, a FTSE100 company are looking for a Test Manager with a strong background within testing best practice, Software Development methodologies including Agile.

The Test Manager will be responsible for the following
"Responsible for providing key stakeholders with oversight of progress and quality in relation to Test activities.
" Act as an advocate to stakeholders and colleagues for the Test Services delivery model and the provision of effective, cost efficient Testing services
"Provide management oversight of Testing components of all assigned programmes/projects.
"Working with Project Managers, Application Development suppliers and Infrastructure suppliers, ensure Test Environments and Data are ready in line with Testing
"Monitor artifacts produced by the Testing Services supplier to ensure they meet quality standards. Where appropriate, identify areas for improvement and agree action plans with Testing Services Team Leaders. Approve Testing documentation on behalf of business sponsors
"Use business understanding and technical expertise to facilitate decision making and resolve queries.
"Track and pro-actively manage the Testing Services supplier's performance against allocated Programme /project level success criteria.
"Ensure progress and actions are appropriately communicated to Programme/Project Managers and business sponsors.
"Identify opportunities to improve processes to deliver more effective and efficient Testing Services. Work with colleagues across IT and suppliers to implement agreed improvements

Qualifications and background:
"Quickly establishes credibility with peers and stakeholders
"Able to communicate difficult messages while continuing to inspire confidence
"Strong influencing, negotiation, communication and stakeholder management skills
"Applies experience and communication skills to make recommendations. Gets behind decisions and drives for delivery
"Confident in own expertise
"Background in delivery of Testing Services through 3rd party suppliers
"Has worked within an outsourced, off-shored delivery model in a complex change environment
"Good understanding of Project Management techniques. Excellent organisational skills and task/delivery focused
"Good understanding of Testing Best Practice, Software Development methodologies (including Agile) and Governance processes

Excellent salary and benefits offered. Please contact Kaylie @ ARM 02392 228228

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