Test Manager

  1. Works within the overall Project/Programme governance defined by the Project/Programme Manager, and contributes to formal project reviews at appropriate points in the project lifecycle
  2. Works effectively with the Technology Team to define and implement the overall test approach.
  3. Uses different approaches to estimate timescales, effort and costs for the testing phases
  4. Ensures all test phases have appropriate entry / exit criteria and monitors achievement of these criteria.
  5. Defines business acceptance criteria and obtains sign-off prior to go-live.
  6. Implements a well-structured approach to test defect management and incident reporting.
  7. Monitors and reports the status / progress of each test phase to all stakeholders.
  8. Ensures effective issue escalation to senior management where there is a significant threat to delivery
  9. Make use of appropriate testing tools and services where appropriate.
  10. Ensure test documentation/templates kept up to date aligned with industry trends and changing business needs.


  • 8 years minimum IT experience.
  • 5 years minimum SQA related experience.
  • 3 years minimum practical Test Management experience using a formal Test Management Methodology.
  • Excellent management skills – ability to develop effective teams.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to plan time effectively.
  • Actively plans ahead and organizes schedule to ensure deadlines to objectives or tasks are met.
  • Ability to articulate business requirements into structured test plans to ensure quality of released product.
  • Able to effectively deal with changing priorities or obstacles and to provide alternative options or solutions.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • High level of solution analysis skills.
  • Strategic thinking - Considers the wider impact an issue may have on department or business.