Test Manager

We are actively looking for an experienced and driven Test Manager to join the Operations group, reporting directly to the VP of Software Development.

Ideally an inspiring leader to provide authoritative guidance and support to the test team – as well as advising on the practicality of projects.

Experience in coordinating teams, multitasking and an effective communicator is essential.

The test manager will hold responsibility for the creation and management of the Software Test function to ensure all Software Testing is a valuable service to both internal and external clients.

Projects are run over multi-disciplinary teams, if you want to surround yourself with strong technical people with a passion for technology and a deep-rooted focus on delivering quality, then Instem is the place for you!

You will be involved with these tasks on a daily basis:

  • Experience in defining and implementing appropriate Test Strategy and Approach
  • Ensure the timely delivery of different testing milestones
  • Ensure that product tests and associated documentation meet the expectations of clients, including audit inspections
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of PAS, Standards. 
  • Ensure adherence to our documented Quality Management System in all tasks associated with this role. Standards, such as ISO9000, must be followed
  • Experience testing web applications
  • Experience with Performance Testing using industry standard testing/monitoring tools, results analysis, providing recommendations and reporting
  • Experience in developing automated test scripts using one or more recognised proprietary automation tools e.g. Selenium, HPE Unified Functional Test (UFT) or Ranorex.
  • Preferred experience of using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)/Team Foundation Server (TFS).
  • Provide test estimates
  • Experience in working with Technical Architects to understand technical risk
  • Involvement in technical discussions with development and peer group
  • Report issues and risks to the Project Manager
  • Proactive and flexible approach to delivery but in depth understanding of Agile.
  • Responsible for Staff Development


To succeed in this role, you will require the following skills:

  • Great with clients, you will be regularly in contact with clients in person and by phone, (International travel will be required at times).
  • Experienced with managing and working with off shore teams.
  • Proven management abilities.
  • Strong Commercial awareness.
  • Strong working knowledge of software testing.
  • ISTQB or ISEB certification is desirable

Salary & Benefits

  • Excellent Starting Salary
  • Private group medical insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Opportunities for career progression