Test Manager

Test Manager

Job Title: Test Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 08/02/21
Reference: 897146_1611653343
Contact Name: Lauren Byrne
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 26, 2021 09:29

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Test Manager to join their team on a contract basis. This will be a remote role and will fall inside IR35.

You must have previous experience of working with Government Digital Services and can take ownership of the Quality Assurance and Testing (QAT) strategy for a public service digital service.

The successful candidate also needs to hold SC clearance for this position.

Key Responsibilities
*Develop a test strategy and process that can be adopted for all projects requiring a GDS assessment
*Manage and conduct functional and non-functional testing of the service.
*Manage user acceptance testing ensuring service is usable and free of bugs and defects.
*Advise and guide colleagues as well as provide support for development team, including the Business Analyst, Project Manager, User Researcher, UX Designer, Content Designer and Service Manager
*Work with internal IT to conduct accessibility testing to ensure the digital service meets appropriate standards such as WCAG2.1
*Work with IT to onboard and manage a 3rd party supplier to conduct vulnerability and penetration testing
*Produce test reports and metrics

Skills description:
*Functional testing - you can design and execute a wide range of testing techniques and communicate test results to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
*Test analysis - you can think creatively, ask the right questions and critically evaluate and communicate findings to a larger team. You know how to lead investigative work into problems and opportunities in existing processes. You can drive the collection of information and creation of recommendations for improvements. You can absorb large amounts of conflicting information and use it to determine solutions.

Essential Criteria:
*Test Management of all aspects of Software Testing across the Software Development Lifecycle
*Automation testing, tools and/or continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD), PVT, OAT.
*A solid technical background (demonstrable skills, experience and/or qualifications)
*Analytical and problem-solving skills

Desirable Criteria:
*The complete Software Development Lifecycle
*Working within Agile/Scrum teams
*A relevant software testing qualification/s e.g. ISEB/ISTQB (or equivalent)
*Line and/or work management experience
*Managing change in an IT environment

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
*Qualified to APMPMQ, PRINCE2, or equivalent.
*Previous Experience of Government Digital Services.
*Candidate with Security Clearance preferred

Other Information:
Contract role
Duration: 6 weeks - may extend
Inside IR35
Remote working
SC clearance

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens.

Keywords: Quality Assurance and Testing, QAT, GDS, government digital services, test management, government

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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