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26 July 2019

QA Manager – Technology – Newcastle upon Tyne

Location: North East England

Salary: Competitive

Sector: Technology (IT)

Job Type: Permanent

Job Reference: BMC/07/2756 HW


Hannah Williams

DD: 0191 640 3728

M: 07949 861684

The Company

Our ambitious and innovative design agency client are looking for a talented QA Manager to lead their growing team.

Job Role

Managing the QA resource across multiple offices, you will work with internal stakeholders as well as clients and define the QA strategy for the business and individual client accounts and projects.

You will lead the QA team; planning, scripting, executing and reporting on quality assurance tests as well as supporting the UAT process to put the strategy into practice and ensuring a high standard of product is delivered. You will also lead near-shore and off-shore resources and train clients where required.

The role is 70% hands-on and will be split between manual and automated tests. The additional 30% will be spent leading the team and defining QA policies and strategies for the business.

The following skills are essential:

  • Passion for quality assurance, keeping up to date with QA innovation and best practice.
  • You will be a strong communicator, able to work well both within the technical team and the wider project team.
  • Confident implementing policies and procedures whilst also happy to roll up your sleeves to ensure your team fulfil their roles to a high standard.
  • Pragmatic approach to solving problems
  • Interest in technology; especially progress QA techniques, tools and approaches
  • Ability to work with senior stakeholders to define quality policies, standards and process as well as the skillset to put process into action on time and to budget
  • High level understanding of development/coding in order to be able to triage and diagnose issues
  • Highly proficient in manual testing, including functional, browser and device testing and accessibility testing
  • Experience implementing an automated test strategy within CI/CD pipeline, reducing manual test to a minimum and maximizing the productivity of your team
  • Ability to create data for testing
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Experience of working in a fast, agile environment
  • Exposure to agile and waterfall delivery methods

And there are a few ‘it would be nice to haves’…

  • Experience with industry standard automated testing tools including but not limited to, Selenium WebDriver, Ghost Inspector, Cucumber and Maven
  • Ability to test APIs using tools such as Postman or Fiddler
  • Knowledge of Git
  • Experience with tools such as Azure DevOps (formal TSF) Test Manager or AWS CodeDeploy/AWS DevOp
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence

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