Test Manager

University of Oxford
April 08, 2024
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Test Manager


The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Test Manager to join the Testing Team in IT Services. The Testing Team is part of the Programme and Project Delivery Group located in central Oxford. This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working.

IT Services is a key department that ensures that the University has robust, reliable and high-performing IT facilities it requires to support the distinctive needs of those engaged in teaching, learning, research and administration. We value and recognise our own and the contribution of others, creating a great culture to work in and a place where we all feel we belong.

One sentence summary of job

This role requires an exceptional person who has extensive experience managing the delivery of functional and non-functional testing.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • This role also offers the opportunity for hybrid working

    About the Role

    Reporting to the Head of Testing, The Test Manager has a key pivotal role within the Testing Practice and is responsible for the management and delivery of both functional and non-functional Testing. The role will work alongside a number of Portfolios, Programmes and Projects supporting the delivery of a large Capital Plan and Digital Transformation Programme. The Test Manager will be fully conversant with the intricacies of Testing and will understand how to leverage value for money in the services they provide. In particular they will have an excellent understanding and experience of deploying a risk-based approach to Testing and are confident in articulating the benefits of early test verification and validation activities.

    About You

  • A high level of general education to degree level or equivalent qualifications or experience. ISEB / ISTQB qualifications in software testing, preferably to Test Manager Advanced / Practitioner level.
  • Experience of Managing Testing across a variety of programmes and/or projects within a large, complex organization.
  • Knowledge and experience of estimating the Testing effort using techniques such as a work breakdown structures and three-point estimation.
  • Experience of all stages of Testing, e.g. System Testing, Integration Testing, Operational Acceptance Testing, Usability Testing, Performance Testing and Security Testing.
  • Experience of functional and non-functional Test analysis.
  • A thorough understanding of how to plan and benefit from Static Testing, such as Informal Reviews, walkthroughs, Technical Reviews and Inspections.
  • Expertise and experience in the utilisation of various Testing tools to support both functional and non-functional Testing, such as ALM, Jira, Visual Studio, UFT, Selenium and NeoLoad.
  • Thorough understanding of a Risk based approach to Testing.
  • Strong leadership skills and experience of Managing and motivating a team.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non- technical colleagues at all levels in both verbal and written communications.
  • Strong negotiating skills and the ability to influence suppliers, technical specialists and business system users.
  • Expertise working in various software delivery models, such as Waterfall, Iterative and Agile.
  • The ability to plan and manage resources to meet agreed deadlines.
  • Application Process

    You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement and your CV

    The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 08 April - We plan to conduct interviews week commencing 15 April.

    Contact Person : Chris Marshall Vacancy ID : 171767 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 08-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 45585 - 54395

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