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Test and QA Manager

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 by CV-Library

Devon, United Kingdom
Wholesale Trade
Immediate Start
£50k - £50k Annual
POSITION: Test and QA Manager

SALARY: Up to £50K dependent on experience

BENEFITS: Company Pension, Bonus, Option to increase annual holiday entitlement, Free tea & coffee, Cycle to Work scheme + Other benefits

HOURS: 37.5

LOCATION: Plymouth, PL6 7TL


Our client was founded in 1999, and today comprises 60+ people. The company is an award-winning, growing software business, the largest in the South-West. Customers range from the public sector to private sector brands.

Due to continued success the company are looking for an experienced Test and QA Manager to redevelop and take ownership of the testing strategies used across many of the teams. In this brand new role the successful candidate will have a proven track record in QA and testing and be able to drive change across the business, building upon the good practice already in place and leading in areas they identify for improvement.


Developing and owning the company's testing strategy.

Scoping, producing, and implementing project test strategies that cover test team structure, tools, automated testing, development methodology and risk.

Supporting and managing QA team members who are working on projects across various parts of the business.

Promoting effective collaboration and knowledge sharing across teams.

Contributing to project status meetings, agile planning, and daily scrums.

Creating an environment that promotes a high level of software quality.

Risk identification, documentation and impact assessment, then working to mitigate those risks.

Planning, preparing and facilitating UAT sessions.

Monitoring and reporting testing progress across teams.

Reviewing test requirements based on software design and functional requirement documentation.

Engaging and communicating with key business and client stakeholders.

To support your success in this role the company anticipate you'll spend the first six months familiarising yourself with the complete product range. You'll get hands-on with the existing QA team, testing ongoing product and client projects. With the company’s Product, Platform and Solutions teams you'll work to develop the new QA strategy and then plan its roll-out.

Once you're up to speed you'll be tasked with implementing the new strategy. That will include support and mentoring as the strategy is put in place, reporting back on the KPIs defined at the planning stage, and using feedback to review and improve the way QA and testing are carried out across the teams of developers. You'll also be ready to meet clients at biannual User Groups.


Website testing, including automated web testing.

End to end testing across multiple systems and platforms.

An advanced knowledge of software testing theories and practices.

Demonstrable and detailed knowledge of functional, non-functional, and security testing.

Running coaching sessions and providing individual support to developers to improve their testing and risk analysis skills.

Working in an agile environment.

Working on multiple projects simultaneously.

Experience in implementing tools and frameworks to improve the QA and development process. This may include building new bespoke tools.

Experience in software QA with well developed exploratory testing skills.

An understanding and appreciation of user journeys and customer experience.


Company pension and bonuses

Option to increase annual holiday entitlement

Flexible working

Dedicated time and support for personal development

Fully funded professional training

Team and company social events

Access to on site fitness classes

Free tea & coffee

Cycle to Work scheme

Applications from candidates living outside of the UK will be considered for the position provided the candidates can demonstrate that they are eligible to work in the UK.

The company is an equal opportunities employer.

In order to apply please send a C.V and covering letter by clicking on the apply button.

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Reference: 210397913

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