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IT Test Manager

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in South Africa. Johannesburg
SalaryR55000 - R65000 per month
Job TypePermanent
EducationBSc Degree or Equivalent
Experience+5 years’ experience

Job Description

A leading company in the financial industry based in Johannesburg, is looking for an IT Test Manager to join their team.


• Consult/Advise implement most appropriate testing approaches depending on the nature of the solution, project / change

• Design and develop Test Strategy (Master Test Plan)

• Proficiency in understanding MSPROJECT

• Draft schedules for testing activities that consider the project dependencies and timelines

• Take corrective action and re-plan testing activities when necessary

• Plan test cycles as applicable, understanding the knowledge of Test Life Cycle Management phases, ‘Unit, System, System Integration & UAT) testing

• Advanced progress tracking and reporting, including setting up of suitable structures in the tools provided to facilitate this,

• Advanced risk and Issue management

• Perform estimates of test resources and activities

• Conduct project closure activities

• Ensure knowledge management activities take place

• Manage stakeholders, testing scope

• Perform resource management, in terms of task allocation and delivery, Test Case Formulation, Testing Strategy, Testing plans, Implementation plans into ‘live’ Production environment

• Performs test team management, handling Testing exceptions / system solution defect life cycle management through testing phases

• Display excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Responsible for the Test Process Management / Improvement

• Plan, control and if not automated, execute regression packs in order to support the releases or project

• Able to manage multiple testing projects, and mange interdependencies of Testing deliverables

• Plan and control releases into the test and production environments


• BSc degree or equivalent

• Project management qualification would be an advantage

• Experience in the insurance industry is preferable

• 5+ years test management experience required

• Excellent understanding of project management and Test Management Frameworks & principles

• Excellent understanding of the software development lifecycle

• Knowledge of Testing Automation tools

• Knowledge of Insurance and Financial markets will be an advantage

• Advanced MS Excel, Pivot tables to create Statistical analysis & Graphs

• Able to work in conditions of change, flexible and open to learn new concepts and understanding of driving Testing and Change controls governance

Should you meet the requirements for this position, please email your CV to Jenna on or fax to 086 572 8877. You can also contact Jenna on 031 350 4405.

Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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