REF 657 – Test Manager – Financial Services (Pan Euro role) – Huge Prospects

February 12, 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom
Job Type
45,000 - £55,000 + 10% Bonus + 3% Flexi Bens


One of Europe’s largest Financial and Credit companies, with operations in the UK, Germany and Austria and a vision to be the best in its field in Europe.

Working closely with areas of IT, Change Management and acting as a liaison with the business, the Test Manager will be involved in setting a clear vision of the product, defining user stories, and prioritising user stories with the wider project team and key stakeholders.

The Test Manager will be responsible for a wide range of testing activities including defining test strategies, test plans, administrating the defect management process, and managing risks and issues. This will include identifying, tracking and removing impediments in each software release.

The Test Manager will be required to deliver improvements to current working practices and offering valuable input throughout the release cycle.

Key Responsibilities

Manage a team of system testers. Responsibilities include (but not limited to) resource planning, workload allocation, appraisals, coaching & mentoring, performance reviews and management, and leadership.

Undertake a range of testing tasks such as test estimation, writing test plans and summary documents, define test cases and execute tests.

Own and administer the defect management process

Help develop the product vision

Work closely with the business to analyse and document new user stories

Maintain the product backlog for testing tasks

Participate in sprint planning sessions

Effectively communicate the business requirements to the project/scrum team

Assist in release planning and deployment

Track and remove impediments to progress/delivery

Keep in constant communication with the business and other key stakeholders

Facilitate and participate in daily stand-up/Scrum meetings

Monitor and drive key performance indicator metrics to assess the quality and efficiency of delivery

Manage the provisioning of test environments

Facilitate User Acceptance Testing (UAT) with the business and/or end user

Proactively ensure the continuous improvement using the PDCA cycle

Establish and maintain trusted and lasting relationships with the business and customers.



Proven Test Management experience

Experience of managing a small-medium team of testers

Strong stakeholder management skills

Working knowledge of Visual Studio 2013 or later

Evidence of having worked in an agile/scrum environment

Previous experience of system testing

Excellent relationship builder including the ability to influence others

Able to work across departments and ability to co-ordinate work

Experience of working within a structured IT delivery team

Excellent interpersonal communication skills, written & verbal

Demonstrate strong leadership skills


Previous experience as a Scrum Master

Experience in testing Caseflow CRM system

Experience in testing web applications

Exposure to Progress development

Financial services experience


A relevant qualification in Test Management would be advantageous. For example;
ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Manager


Strong leadership with excellent people management skills

Excellent communicator

String technical testing skills

Measured and co-operative

Able to deal with stakeholders at varying levels

Able to influence others

Attention to detail

Strong troubleshooting skills

Logical thought process

Ability to focus on deadlines and is results driven

Independent; ability to operate effectively with minimal guidance

The Benefits:

Competitive salary with annual bonus

Contributory pension

3% flexible benefits - including cycle to work, critical illness, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, travel insurance, dining club, retail discounts and the option to buy up to one week’s worth of holiday subject to start date

Free shuttle bus from Leeds City Centre

Subsidised on-site restaurant

Free on-site gym

Excellent coaching and training

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