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Test Manager

My client are a public sector organisation based in central Birmingham.

They require an experienced Test Manager on a 12 month contract, who will be responsible for the quality of both in-house development as well as third party supplied applications.

Emphasis will be on introducing automated testing using Selenium.

Reporting to the Head of Application Development and Support, key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading a test team, initially consisting of 4 posts comprising of manual testers, across the test phases of the development lifecycle.
  • Defining processes and methods used for effective testing, using existing work management and testing tools.
  • Regularly reviewing and updating these processes to maximise efficiency and improve best practices, and managing their implementation.
  • Introducing and embedding automated functional testing techniques within the testing team.
  • Providing authoritative advice and guidance on all aspects of test planning and execution.
  • Providing resource plans for the testing effort required for releases, work streams and projects and feeds those plans into wider directorate capacity planning.
  • Taking responsibility for the quality assurance of all software deployments to users

Technical Skills

  • Experience of manual testing, including test script generation and execution.
  • Experience of automated testing frameworks and techniques.
  • Detailed understanding of the software development lifecycle, particularly with respect to testing effort within it.
  • Understanding of impact of testing of differing project delivery techniques, particularly Waterfall and Agile.

An understanding of any of the following techniques would also be beneficial:

  • Unit testing
  • Integration testing
  • Functional testing
  • Non-functional testing, including

    • Performance testing
    • Load testing
    • Security/penetration testing

Ideally, candidates should hold, or be working towards, and ISTQB or ISEB testing qualification.

As mentioned, this is a 12 month requirement, with a daily rate on offer of £300.00 - £340.00 per day.

To apply, please send an up to date CV to

  • Start: Start of November
  • Rate: £300 - 340 per day
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: IT
  • Recruiter: Concept Resourcing
  • Contact: Ben Tristram
  • Tel: 0844 800 6600
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 21094
  • Posted: 2016-10-11 16:18:46 -

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