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Test Manager

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in South Africa. Johannesburg
SalaryNegotiable, dependents on skills and experience.
Job TypePermanent
EducationBS in computer science or equivalent degree / National Diploma
Experience5+ years

Job Description

Our goal is to help companies optimise their business processes, develop top-class products and improve their performance through enhanced software quality.

Software testing is the process of evaluating a software item to detect differences between given input and expected output. It also evaluates the quality of a system. Our SQS consultants ensure the quality of the systems you trust to buy your groceries, deliver video content to your mobile, pay royalties to the musicians you listen to, trade billions of dollars of assets daily and move gas and oil around the world.


• Takes responsibility for all phases of testing and the management of the testing activities within a development project

• To develop and communicate an Overall Testing Strategy for the Project to include;

• The scope of Testing

• Test Methodology

• Appropriate number of test phases

• Roles and Responsibilities of Project stakeholders in relation to testing

• Environments

• Management of Test Data

• Use of Test Tools including potential use of Automation tools

• Plans and oversees the planning of the system and acceptance tests and coordinates the execution of these plans

• Responsible for the production and approval of all testing deliverables and achievement of testing milestones during a project

• Fulfils the role of Testing Co-ordinator for a development project or programme of projects

• Co-ordinates all activities and all testers during each testing phase of a project or programme

• Co-operates with clients/users and senior staff as required to agree the testing strategy to be employed for development projects. Maintains awareness of testing alternatives at a level where they can be analysed and the most effective testing strategy selected and agreed

• Ensure that vendor partner test strategies and test cases meet product test requirements via coordinating engineering and quality team reviews

• Ensures that any risks associated with the agreed test strategy and the system test plan are clearly documented and described to the clients/users and colleagues. Manages all risks associated with the testing and takes preventative action when any risks become unacceptable

• Provides authoritative advice and guidance to colleagues on any aspect of testing, including training for testers and other developers where appropriate

• To develop a fit-for-purpose reporting mechanism

• Management of entry and exit for all Test Phases

• Provide mentoring to test leads and test engineers

• Provide updates to SQS engagement manager on weekly progress


• 5+ years as manager of a software quality assurance organization

• 5-10 years in Quality Assurance, with experience writing test strategies, test cases, and in test automation

• Thorough understanding and knowledge of quality assurance processes, standards, methodologies, and tools

• Enterprise level application and database testing, on multiple platforms, including UNIX, Windows, Mac

• Managerial experience in motivating and managing internal lead QA engineers who coordinate multiple outsource vendor partner testing.

• Previous experience of managing multiple vendors is required

• Build and release processes and protocols, with working knowledge of source control systems.

• Experience defining programs for Automated and Performance testing and developing new automated test procedures

• Strong reporting and documentation skills

• Experience with both Waterfall and Agile test methodologies

• Ability to influence Stakeholders and sell the value of testing

• Proven ability to challenge conventional thought and offer unique perspectives and ideas

• Proven ability to deliver high profile activities to tight timescales

• Proven success in both fostering and contributing to a team-oriented environment

• Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, with a drive and commitment to delivery of project

• Excellent analytical problem determination and solving skills

• Excellent time management and the ability to work to tight deadlines

• Experience working with geographically dispersed teams

Tertiary Education Requirements:

• BS in computer science or equivalent degree / National Diploma

• ISTQB in Advanced Test Management (or equivalent) preferred

• Subject matter expertise in retail, banking or financial services

• Project management certification (i.e. PMI PMP, Prince2) advantageous

• Service management certification (i.e. ITIL) advantageous

Interested candidates can forward their comprehensive written applications to the following e-mail: it dot jobs (at) hireresolve dot co dot za or fax to: 086 600 7977, you can also contact Natanya on 011 807 8064. Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 working days after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Hire Resolve offers a R1000 for any candidate that is referred and placed through Hire Resolve.

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