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Test Manager

Up to £25 per hour

Job description

We have a current opportunity of NHS they are looking for Test Manager on a contract basis. The position will be based in Cardiff. For further information about this position please apply.

Job Title - Test Manager

Contact - 9 Months (Hybrid - 1-2 days per week)

Pay - £ 20 - 25 per hr. (Inside IR35)

Location - Cardiff

Responsibilities and Duties -

  • Develop and maintain relationships with CAV applications customers including senior NHS clinicians, managers or users and provide them with advice, support and training.
  • Represent CAV at various application, NHS steering and user groups and when required both present and interpret complex business and clinical national application issues.
  • Be responsible for the preparation and maintenance of documentation for CAV applications and services to provide operational and user specific information.
  • To resolve problems from first principles and experience
  • Liaise as necessary with NHS staff at all levels to resolve faults across NHS organisations or external companies.
  • The post holder must have a relevant degree or extensive experience of software testing in a highly complex technical environment. The post holder should hold the ISEB intermediate certificate in software testing and be able to demonstrate and maintain a sound knowledge of relevant NHS clinical and business processes.
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge and expertise of test methodologies and relevant industry standards.
  • Develop test plans and procedures to ensure that systems are stable, maintainable, meet usability criteria, provide accurate information and meet the required specification.
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge and expertise in test tools e.g. Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, DevOps Server, etc.
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge of differing systems life cycles e.g. Agile, RUP.
  • Acquire and maintain a detailed knowledge of the systems to be tested and the business and clinical processes the system is intended to support.
  • Analyse complex IT, business and clinical processes to produce Test Strategies, Test Plans, Test Cases and Test Scripts that reflect the working practices of the areas where a system is to be deployed.
  • Analyse and document the requirements for non-functional testing.
  • Analyse Business Requirements and specifications in order to prepare comprehensive Trace ability Matrices for the systems under test
  • Write test strategies and plans based on a detailed knowledge of complex requirements.
  • Write, report and present the outcome of testing in accordance with the test strategy.
  • Advise on the design of test environments including servers, software and integration tools.
  • Assist in the budget planning of projects with respect to testing requirements.
  • Design and maintain appropriate controls for the management of system defects to ensure the quality of systems implemented as part of service developments.
  • Contribute to the on-going development of the Test Framework for systems developed by CAV.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate quality control procedures for all testing activities, as necessary.
  • Organise their own and their teams' work effectively, using their own initiative.
  • Prepare detailed plans for carrying out testing including the analysis of cross project dependencies and intra-project dependencies.
  • Carry out the tasks identified in the relevant test strategy and plans and advise project managers of their progress.
  • Have a methodical approach to their work with an attention to detail.
  • There is no requirement for clinical care of patients and/or clients in this role.
  • Ensure that projects adhere to specified requirements and completed within the agreed management timescales.
  • Implements departmental policies within configuration management and project management.
  • Proposes changes to those policies as the result of national guidelines from organisations and governing bodies e.g. WAG and redesigns practices that have an impact on software development with CAV.
  • Be responsible to produce quality control and audit reports and to ensure appropriate corrective measures are in place to meet requirements of the customer.
  • Develop and maintain means of recording and managing defects and issues arising from testing and perform complex analysis on this information to produce reports for development and project staff.
  • Research, evaluate and implement testing tools (e.g. Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, DevOps Server) in order to improve the delivery of testing services.
  • Routinely test applications to ensure that systems are stable, meet the business requirements and the user's expectation.
  • Be responsible for the recruitment and professional development of the Senior Test and Test Analysts.
  • Required to sign time sheets and expenses claims as required
  • Set develop and review personal objectives, training and personal development plans with Senior Test and Test Analysts.
  • Play an active role in the recruitment of staff
  • Implement and ensure all corporate organisational policies and procedures are followed.
  • Ensure Test Analysts create test plans and trace ability matrices. Overall responsibilities for ensuring applications meet appropriate quality assurance criteria.
  • Responsibility to ensure all test life cycle phases are completed. These include Systems and Integration Testing (SIT), Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT), User Assurance Testing (UAT), Regression Testing and Performance Testing. Responsible for planning the resolution of identified issues in a timely and controlled manner.
  • Manage the day to day running of the team to ensure resources are available to support the completion of designated test phases. Ensure completed reports meet the requirements of relevant test frameworks.
  • Ensure that all customers are professionally supported and that their queries are dealt with in an efficient and professional manner, consistent with the quality levels specified within the relevant Test plan.
  • Develop and maintain means of recording and managing defects and issues arising from testing. Perform complex analysis on this information to produce reports for development and project staff.
  • Develop and maintain a high level of knowledge of relevant NHS clinical and business processes.
  • Gain in depth knowledge and understanding of complex third-party solutions and where appropriate integrate them with existing test processes to add value to the services provided by the test team. To liaise with third-party suppliers and facilitate service delivery and improvement.
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of PRINCE 2 project management methodology.
  • Research and evaluate testing tools and methodologies in order to improve the delivery of testing services.
  • Implementation of CAV Corporate policies.
  • IN accordance with Job Description, identify the strategic direction for software and systems testing so that they remain relevant to needs, facilitating improvements in the Services provided to CAV Digital Transformation Teams.
  • Ensure all problems and issues are resolved to the satisfaction of CAV management. Monitor test and project reports to ensure the team responds and resolve Project and Development Managers' queries in a timely and accurate manner. Resolve problems from first principles and experience and knowledge. Liaise and meet, as necessary, with NHS staff at all levels to resolve issues across NHS organisations or external companies.
  • To write complex test summary reports and present them to senior management.

    Required Skills

  • 3-4 years' Testing Experience in IT systems.

  • Must have Public sector or Government Experience or NHS Experience.

  • Experience of implementing a Test Frameworks.

  • Expertise in Microsoft Visual Studio.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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