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QA Manager - Belfast

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Recruiter: Nigel Frank International
Listed on: 17th March
Location: Belfast
Salary/Rate: £50,000 - £60,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: April 2021

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The Test Manager will be responsible for leading the testing of complex enterprise software solutions with a strong focus on continual quality improvements to processes.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of test management within a complex environment. You'll be well versed in testing, development and small change, and have a strong IT background.

Due to the nature of our clients, you will be required to successfully complete a Baseline Personnel Security Check (BPSC). You may be required to successfully complete a Security Clearance (SC) check.

Core Responsibilities

  • Production of Test Strategy, Test Plans and Test Specifications for complex enterprise solutions covering functional and non-functional testing.

  • Leading the Test Management and Test Execution of complex enterprise solutions.

  • Acting as a QA point of contact for customers.

  • Working with Project Managers and Service Managers to standardise and optimise testing activities across projects and small change.

  • Task management for the offshore test teams.

  • Understanding best practise in testing methodologies & tools to recommend enhancements to these areas so making the testing process more efficient and effective.

  • Work closely with the Management team in Chennai to ensure there is sufficient resource to deliver the testing associated with customer sponsored projects.

  • Test status reporting to relevant governance forums and project stakeholders.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Substantial experience in Software Test Management on bespoke Enterprise Solutions (ideally within the Public Sector).

  • Experience of setting up and implementing an automated suite of regression tests including the ability to provide best practise recommendations.

  • Experience of providing testing consultancy to customers.

  • Experience in working with offshore teams.

  • Experience in Agile, Waterfall and V-Model methodologies.

  • Good knowledge of standards and procedures, relating to testing and the software development lifecycle.

  • Previous experience of delivery of performance testing.

  • Flexibility to travel overseas to engage with the offshore teams.


  • ISEB/ISTQB Advanced Test Manager certification.