Test Manager

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7086621 (Ref.No. CSUIT1452)
Posted: October 6, 2021

Job Description

Are you looking for a role that will contribute to global change? Are you an experienced Test Manager with a track record of success in delivering high quality IT testing? Do you have exceptional leadership, vision and influencing skills? Would you like to join IT during an exciting and challenging period of growth in project delivery? 

The University of Leeds is one of the top 100 universities in the world and University of the Year 2017, as named by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

As we embark on an ambitious Digital Transformation, we are investing in our IT Service, which is key to developing our learning and research capability as we strive to collaborate across the globe, attacking global issues.

You will be experienced Test Manager with a passion and drive to develop and deliver a high quality IT Testing capability, working within an agile environment and including test automation. You will have overall responsibility for the full lifecycle of testing activities and will be responsible for ensuring that technology solutions are of high quality, fit for purpose, and able to support the business and technology operations. This will include defining the testing and acceptance strategy, planning and co-ordinating the execution of these plans and managing the relationship with areas of the University with regards to testing, acceptance and test results.

You will have experience of leading and managing an IT Testing function, developing and implementing a Testing strategy in large or complex organisations, including establishing standards and processes. You will be effective at building relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, being able to demonstrate the value of effective IT Testing, and balance the needs of customers with effective resource management. 

With experience of leading and managing test teams, you will be able to provide specialist testing expertise to colleagues and projects spanning Functional, Non-Functional, Automation, UAT, Test Environment Management and the End to End management, estimation and testing governance. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Catharine Morgan, Application Development and Test Manager

Email: c.m.morgan@leeds.ac.uk  

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  IT
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £42,149 to £50,296 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Tuesday 05 October 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 19 October 2021
Reference:  CSUIT1452

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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