Test Manager

Test Manager

Whitehall Resources are currently looking for a Test Manager based in Shropshire for an initial 6-month contract.

Project Description:
The T&RS E2E TM work behalf of the client and with their IT supply partners/other government departments to manage all of the testing components of a project and is responsible for the production of all key test artefacts assurance and governance.

Role Description:
– Manage the overall End to End Testing Lifecycle for Programmes/Projects.
– The production of key Test artefacts (Test Strategies, Plans, Approaches, Schedules).
– Ensure identification, mitigation and closure of product risks.
– Provide assurance and governance across all testing phases.
– Stakeholder management at all levels.
– Provide progress reports, including risk mitigation, as directed.

The role will involve managing all test phases on one or more release-based projects/programmes.

Tasks:
– Implementation and co-ordination of the End-to-End Assurance and Test Strategy in the systems development life cycle
– Provision of technical direction and governance (for Assurance and Testing), liaison with the client test authority to ensure consistent interpretation of our mutual test strategies
– Product delivery implementation activities, managing deliverables, project budgets, planning and forecasting, involved in recruitment and rotation plans, providing test direction for the area
– Analysing new work and changes to existing projects to estimate the effort needed and to determine people and test environment requirements
– Producing the project test strategy and/or test approach
– Creating detailed test schedules, including identifying the dependencies on other areas
– Ensuring all subordinate test documentation is produced by the appropriate individual and reviewed
– Planning and managing all test stages for the project including co-ordination with external teams and attending project checkpoint meetings
– Authorising the completion of test stages and arranging sign-off with the client and other key stakeholders
– Coaching and mentoring more inexperienced TM/TLs

Technologies & Skills:
– UNIX
– Windows
– Oracle
– SQL
– Java
– XML
– Maestro
– Web Methods
– WebLogic
– Microsoft Project/OWB
– ISEB Practitioner or equivalent
– Test Management skills (incl. testing types, methodologies and testing life cycles) to include awareness of industry standards
– Automated testing skills (IBM Rational tool set)


All of our opportunities require that applicants are eligible to work in the specified country/location, unless otherwise stated in the job description.