Test Manager (6 months renewable)

Cape Town, Western Cape
Work Type: Contract

  • Develop and facilitate the testing capability within the department (procedures, templates, training, tools, etc.)
  • Develop and facilitate software testing methodologies, approaches and standards
  • Assist projects to develop test plans and packs
  • Define and administer test environment requirements for projects
  • Facilitate the implementation of automated testing driven and governed by central test competency
  • Facilitate test automation activity in alignment with central strategy and implementation plans
  • Coach Testers on quality assurance and testing principles, techniques, etc.
  • Assist projects during test execution phases, through management of designated testing staff and their activities
  • Manage all aspects of testing within the systems development life cycle.
  • Define and implement test management policies and procedures
  • Compile Test Plans
  • Identify and manage all test related risk and issues
  • Manage overall and individual test progress against project plans
  • Define and implement defect management procedures & protocols
  • Manage and report on overall test progress
  • Liase with development team, business, and management
  • Liase with business teams, regarding customer issues and defects
  • Develop and maintain all Project/BAU required test documentation
  • Perform test documentation reviews
  • Determine risk by analysing functionality according to purpose, visibility, safety, security, financial impact, importance to customer, testing plan, code complexity
  • Human Resource management (Designated testing team)
  • Manage and mentor the designated testing team, including morale and commitment
  • Project Resource management (If project specific)
  • Administer all HR related issues with designated testing team
  • Administer performance evaluations on all designated test resources


  • An appropriate testing tertiary qualification will be a strong recommendation
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in software testing within a solution design division, whereby experience in testing the delivery of financial solutions is required.
  • Experience as a Test Lead or Test Team Leader will be advantageous
  • Experience with testing with Automated testing tools is required
  • Good working knowledge of Testing best practices, techniques, artefacts and testing frameworks
  • Has a good working knowledge of all forms of test approaches, configuration management and requirements management principles
  • Knows of, and has a well-founded understanding of all forms of testing within the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Working knowledge of Test Reporting and Metrics.
  • Has a good understanding of general SDLC attributes and activities
  • Understanding of system architectures such as Client / Server, Service orientated architecture, Web based architecture, would be advantageous
  • Computer Literacy including Windows operating systems and Microsoft office
  • Fair understanding of database programming skills, i.e.: Intermediate SQL skills
  • Good working knowledge of MS Project and Excel
  • Working knowledge of finance, costing, and cost/benefit analysis

Talent Partner:
Carole Craggs

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