Test Manager (Automation) – South Manchester – Amazing Benefits

Our client is the largest company of their industry in the UK and they have the opportunity for a talented forward-thinking Automation Test Manager to implement new policies and test strategies.

Responsibilities:
* Ensure the organisation have the right Automation Tools to enable slick and efficient testing
* Provide the tools and expertise to specialist teams, squads, and projects on the automation testing tools, environments specs, automated regression and data needed to deliver change
* Lead the organisation on Test Automation usage and adoption and Testing Best Practices, in collaboration with Test Excellence Manager (Keep up to date with latest Test Automation advances in industry)
* Collaborate with Head of Test, Test Excellence Manager and Test Practice with updating the Organisational Test Strategy & Approach
* Responsible for and manage multiple Test Automation Engineers that make up the Test Optimization team, to help deliver the Optimization service (Task manage Test Automation Engineers and specialists to ensure the Optimization team meets the needs of the Group)
* 3rd party vendor management and the testing roadmap at a group wide level (i.e. Technical upgrades of Test Tools, Monitoring performance of 3rd party test tools)
* Promote and implement a Shift-Left approach to Testing and Automation, and work with Head of Test on the Testing Roadmap
* Create a standard Defect Management process in collaboration with Test Excellence Manager
* Identifies opportunities to add value by leveraging re-use, new capabilities of tools, testing practices and automation
* Builds trusting relationships with key stakeholders and internal customers
* Facilitates support, training and skill development for test methods and tools
* Assist with recruitment
* Create a common community and ways of working across Test Excellency, Test Optimization and Test Practice
* Travel between 3 different sites around the UK regularly.

Knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience:
* Thought leader / Forward Thinker in Testing Best practices, Test Automation and Automation Frameworks
* Deep practical knowledge of test automation, automation frameworks, practices, tools and strategies (Java/C#)
* Has strong experience of implementing Automation frameworks
* Comfortable with a business where different technologies are used, therefore different Automation frameworks will be required
* Has successfully led dev/test teams to deliver complex solutions with a strong emphasis on Automation
* Experience of analysing, reviewing and choosing test methods and tools
* Experience of changing people’s mind-sets to an ‘Automation mind-set’ / think Automation first
* Experience in operational management of 3rd party suppliers
* Experience of implementing and managing 3rd party delivery models
* Working knowledge of the Automation Test Pyramid and Agile Quadrants
* People Management

If you would like to be considered for this role and feel you meet the requirements then please give me a call on 01625 874399, or send your CV to applyi@AdriaSolutions.co.uk

Test Manager (Automation) – South Manchester

Job Reference: 445566_1543500705

Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus

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