Head of Testing

Head of Testing

This role is a good blend of management/ and delivering through test experts, occasional strategic work, but more important that the right person has the capability and the desire  to drop back into, and be involved  into the detail when required. They would like someone who possesses a  background of practical hands on testing experience, and someone willing to roll sleeves up (when required!) as opposed to someone who is a “theorist”

ISEB / ISTQB Practitioner level This established and ever growing Professional Services organisation based in the West Midlands is looking to appoint an Head of Testing in order to support the continued growth of the business and take the already successful testing function to a new level.

As a manager within the driven and well regarded IT function, this is a role that someone can put their own stamp on, we have extremely positive feedback from many satisfied candidates that have joined the company.  This company has big plans moving forwards and the test team is of significant importance to that journey. The successful candidate will have experience of defining and implementing test strategy – ideally within a growing/ evolving business and be comfortable with developing the test strategy and flexing with the expansion of the organisation moving forwards.

You will work closely with the Head of Change and Head of Delivery order to finesse and execute a robust IT Testing strategy. You will also have excellent man-management (both line management and task management) skills as you will be responsible for a medium sized team as well as aiding the growth of the team when required. You will have successfully managed and mentored a test team previously. It is however, very important to note that the ability to drop down into the detail and “roll sleeves up” is key – so whilst this is not a hands on testing role and you will managing delivery through testing experts – this role will not suit a theorist!

As a seasoned test professional you will possess demonstrable experience of test management, comprehensive experience of the testing life cycle including: line management and stakeholder management, Test analysis: production of test requirements/conditions Test design: the creation of test cases/scripts and/or scenarios, Test execution and reporting, Defect Analysis. ISEB / ISTQB accreditation is essential. Candidates with a Professional Services background including Insurance/Legal/Banking/ Financial Services/ Retail banking/ Credit/Debit Card would be of particular interest.

Commutable from Stafford, Cannock, Telford, Penkridge, Wolverhampton, Dudley, West Bromwich, Shrewsbury, Walsall, Stourbridge, North of Birmingham and much of South Staffs and West Midlands.

Please apply for further details on this opportunity…….

Tilt Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment agency in relation to this vacancy.

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Hannah Bentham

01625 525 300 / hannah@tiltrecruitment.co.uk