Test Manager

Date Posted
2nd February 2018
Job Title
Payroll Manager, Payroll Officer, Payroll Specialist, Payroll Supervisor
Test Manager
United Kingdom
Job Type
Permanent / Full Time

Job Description Apply: Test Manager

Job Summary

Opportunity to join NGA UK as we embark on a period of exciting change and investment in the UK. This role is for an experienced Test Manager ( Payroll Systems ) with client facing experience and ideally knowledge of Implementation / Transition Projects.

Job Role:

·        To develop and deliver testing services in a professional and competent standard, enabling customers to achieve their objectives.

·        Planning and managing all aspects of Testing for client Projects including all or some of the following:-

Static Testing, System Testing, Migration Testing, System Integration Testing, Acceptance Testing, Implementation Testing and Parallel Run (Service Rehearsal) Testing.

Responsibilities and Duties

Main Responsibilities:

·        Producing the Test Strategy to cover all aspects of Testing across the Project.

·        Preparing, reviewing and agreeing with the client detailed Test Plans and ensuring adherence of Test Plans with the Test Strategy.

·        Preparing, reviewing and agreeing Test Scenarios, Test Scripts and Test Cases.

·        Managing the preparation of Test Data to facilitate the testing process.

·        Reviewing the scope of testing to ensure there is sufficient coverage to meet the testing objectives.

·        Specifying and obtaining agreement from the client of the acceptance criteria for each testing phase and for scheduling sign off meetings;

·        Managing the provision of appropriate resources and infrastructure for each phase of testing to ensure all pre-requisites are in place for each phase of testing.

·        Managing and coordinating all testing activities so that they are undertaken in accordance with the relevant Test Plans;

·        Managing Test Consultants and the Global Testing Services Consultants involved in executing testing activities.

·        Liaise with the client Test Manager to develop a “One Team” approach to testing and to ensure that the client delivers all testing activities in accordance with the relevant Test Plan;

·        Managing the scheduling, preparation for and delivery of all test meetings and test reports to inform project stakeholders of testing progress;

·        Managing and coordinating the Defect Management process;

·        Managing Quality Gate Test Reviews to obtain the appropriate sign off for each phase of testing;

·        Act as the Senior Point of Contact (SPOC) for all members of the NGA Test Team and be the main escalation point for any issues affecting the testing phases;

·        Provide best practice expertise and advice to the NGA Project Manager and key stakeholders;

·        Escalation to the Project Manager of all risks and issues that may affect the delivery of Testing in accordance with the Test Plan.

·        Assist in the development of testing processes, procedures

·        Maintains a good knowledge of the use and applications of NGA products related 3rd party products and associated technology.

·        Maintains a knowledge and understanding of the latest testing techniques and technologies and evaluate their usefulness.

Qualifications and Skills


·        2 years’ experience in client facing testing environment.

·        Experience of working on Implementation/Transition projects

·        Experience as a Test Manager & managing a team of Testers.

·        Excellent presentation skills both written and oral


·        Related application knowledge in relation to NGA products used.

·        Experience working in Payroll Industry



·        Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of IT systems commensurate with the role,

·        Conversant with Microsoft Office products


·        Must be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of Payroll and/or HR

·        Knowledge of internal NGA processes both operationally and from a management perspective.



·        Ability to travel and willingness to stay away from home when required.

·        Focused, reliable, driven and can work on own initiative.

·        Strong interpersonal skills

·        Excellent communication skills

·        Good planning and organisational skills

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