Test Manager (Automation - Stakeholder Mgmt - Java - Agile)

Job Title: Test Manager (Automation - Stakeholder Mgmt - Java - Agile)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + excellent benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 68075-ITENG-KSB
Contact Name: Kelvin Ball
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 16, 2016 11:51

Job Description


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a market leader within the financial services industry based in Hertfordshire / North West London (location is on the metropolitan tube line).


* As the Test Manager, you will define the overall test strategy for the project, which is likely to include BDD styled cucumber/gherkin /Java based functional, system integration testing and non-functional testing (Volume & Performance and Resilience & Availability) and help Delivery manager & Portfolio Test manager to create a Quality plan for assuring the delivery of the project using the best practices
* You will work with In-house & vendor testing teams to define the test plans for various test phases and review testing and results to provide input to Product Owner sign off and assurance that the IT delivery is fit for purpose
* You will ensure there is traceability from business requirements to acceptance criteria from the start of the programme and they are demonstrable to both internal and external customers
* You will take on the testing workstream lead role for the project and provide status reporting to the Portfolio Test manager
* As a Test manager within multiple highly collaborative Agile teams with BDD styled testing , you will provide monitoring and advice to other team members in terms of tools and techniques, resolving application technical issues, liaising with development and other infrastructure groups for such issue resolution.
* You will perform periodic performance reviews and provide training paths to your team. Also to use your experience in to bringing new ideas, tools and processes for a brand new product suite.

(This is a hands off role so detailed technical hands on knowledge is not required, however you would have worked in this environment and have a good understanding / knowledge)

* Key for this role is very strong stakeholder management and communications skills
* Previous technical testing experience in an Agile environment (BDD/ATDD)
* Passion for Agile methodologies and concepts such as XL, Lean, Kanban and Scrum
* Minimum of 8 yrs experience of working in an Automated software Testing environment using Java
* Highly technical leader / manager with a previous development background or an experienced developer who has previously built automation frameworks from scratch
* Understanding of how-to "build quality-in" and prevent defects, rather than finding them
* Automation testing experience with the ability to create test automation frameworks using open source technologies, such as Selenium Webdriver, Cucumber/JBehave, Gherkin
* Experience using continuous Integration tools such as Teamcity, Jenkins, Bamboo
* Worked with mocking frameworks such as Mockito, Moq etc
* Experience integrating automation tests with continuous delivery tools
* Previous experience in environments include Cucumber JVM, Selenium WebDriver, Restful Services, Java, Maven, Git, Spring, Hibernate ,Apache Tomcat, , Jira, Junit, SOAPUI , Agile Scrum/Kanban
* Any experience with ATDD frameworks such as Robot framework and Acceptance testing tools such as FitNesse will be advantageous
* Familiar with Atlassian toolset (Jira/Confluence)