Test Manager

Job Title: Test Manager
Job Reference: HQ000545605

Location: Brighton
Job Type: Permanent

Salary:
£50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: Plus Superb Bonus & Benefits Package
Sector: IT

Posted 13 days ago

As a Test Manager within this major corporation near Brighton, you will play a key role in the successful delivery of the transformation & business growth objectives, through the creation of innovative test approaches that focus on improving time to market and customer outcomes.

The successful Test Manager will drive the delivery of multiple concurrent test projects, working closely with internal business customers and third-party suppliers, leading and guiding the test team to deliver against agreed timescales and quality.

Leading by example, you will create the test approaches using the most appropriate methodologies, tools and resources to ensure the testing is effective and reduces business risk.

Key to the success of the Test Manager’s efforts is the ability to communicate & collaborate effectively with internal teams, 3rd party suppliers and internal business customers, upto and including senior stakeholders.

Other responsibilities include coordinating test activities across the business and with IT Partners, to deliver the test strategies, providing expert advice and guidance on test methods, techniques and tools at all stages of the development life cycle, with the aim of implementing the best approach to testing.

Preferred Skills, Experience & Qualifications: 

ISTQB Advanced Test Manager or equivalent work experience as a Test Manager or a Senior Tester looking to move into the Test Manager role

Experience of working within Agile Scrum environments

In-depth test management experience with a track record of change / transformation.

Adaptable approach to test management & control.

Excellent communications, interpersonal and presentation skills are required including a positive “Can Do” attitude

People or team management experience is useful but experience of working as a senior test member or leader of testing for a cross functional project group including Business Analysts, Project Managers etc is more important.

The desire to embrace new technologies and use that knowledge to influence other parts of the company to adopt them.

Interested Candidates seeking a fast-paced environment where your testing & people skills can grow and add real value to the business, then apply now and you can expect initial feedback on your application within 72 hours.

 

 

 

Trevor  Lee

Introducing...

Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

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2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.

 

In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.

 

What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.

 

On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.

 

Where’s the future at?

 

It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.

 

Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.

 

As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.

 

If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or commercial@jenrick.co.uk

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