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SC Cleared Test Manager

Job Title: SC Cleared Test Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Fareham, Hampshire
Industry:
Salary: £475 - £525 per day + OUTSIDE IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH23918_1597674497
Contact Name: James Norval
Contact Email: james.norval@talentinternational.com
Job Published: August 17, 2020 15:28

Job Description

  • YOU MUST HAVE VALID SC CLEARANCE TO APPLY
  • Fully Remote Working
  • Outside IR35
  • 6 month Contract

As a Test Manager, you'll be responsible for a team of testers, evolving test strategies and developing and implementing test plans and scripts based upon the business requirements for delivering transformation projects.


The role:

The programme includes several projects responsible for acquiring, developing and operating the capabilities required to the deliver data collection programmes. These are supported by systems & services from both external suppliers and internal ONS teams.

Reporting to the Head of Testing you will be working as part of the Test Branch working in the Transformation Programme, leading a team of professional testers.

The role will be responsible for ensuring that systems, services and end to end processes are tested, integrated and operationally ready. The postholder will work closely with business leads as well as internal and external developers and suppliers, to identify the resources required to perform testing, onboarding resources and leading them to deliver the test strategy that will fully test that the design is accurately implemented.

The role will also be responsible for the management processes/controls and reporting to ensure that testing meets agreed quality standards for operational acceptance and all relevant stakeholders have visibility of testing progress and quality User Acceptance Testing and Quality Assurance.

Working with business areas to plan, co-ordinate and manage/facilitate testing (included interdependencies) you will ensure the agreed test strategy is correctly implemented by means of the following activities:

* Test planning co-ordination
* Test scheduling, including test plans, dependencies, people and products
* Identify, creating or obtaining test data
* Ensure all acceptance test resources and pre-requisites are in place
* Ensuring test scenarios, including prioritising test paths with expected outcomes and acceptance criteria are in place.
* Risk identification and management
* Test implementation whilst maintaining oversight of testing quality.
* Assurance against SLAs and functional/non functional requirements.
* Production of evidence to support monitoring of operational readiness through delivery of entry / exit criteria via formal gateways

Supported by your Test Leads and Analysts, you will work closely with various business and technical teams, including Product Owners, Subject Matter Experts, Delivery Managers and Agile Development team members.

TYPICAL ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

* Identifying and onboarding resources to deliver testing.
* Leading and mentoring test team.
* To analyse and review user requirements, specifications and models for testability.
* Responsible for the production of test plans, test conditions, scenarios, scripts, and the identification and extraction of custom data for use in testing.
* To ensure that User Acceptance Testing is conducted on the appropriate Test Environment against approved product releases, according to the delivery plan.
* Collation and reporting of all test results.
* To quality assure internal and external supplier testing.
* To provide support to business testers during test execution to run tests, evaluate and record results and to raise defects.
* To coach and mentor business testers in the risk-based and scenario-driven approach to Acceptance Testing.
* To facilitate business test leads and Product Owners during the agile development lifecycle.

It is essential you have proven experience of:

* Managing and leading a team.
* Proven ability to remain positive and focused under pressure.
* Excellent attention to detail and ability to identify key information from various sources of data.
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a proven record of establishing, building and maintaining relationships.
* Working in a fast-paced environment and ability to adapt to a new and ever-changing working environment.
* Responding quickly and decisively to changing circumstances and to a tight timetable.

Skills and Qualifications
Essential criteria:

* ISTQB Test Foundation Certification or 3+ years' experience in a testing role.
* Software / Web application testing
* QA/Testing methodologies with software development lifecycle (SDLC) understanding
* Hands-on User Acceptance Testing planning and coordination

Desirable criteria:

* Experience using JIRA
* Statistical Analysis and Data Flow Testing
* Agile Scrum delivery methodology