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Testing Manager – Non Automation - FS Technology

Date: Sep 3, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Manager – Testing Services

The Team
KPMG is building a "best in class" Testing Practice with a clear mission - to accelerate business change. By leveraging KPMG's considerable in-house industry knowledge with the leading test tools, methods and practices, KPMG is seeking to help our clients deliver efficient, high-quality change – while minimising risk.
We are currently looking to recruit Advisors who can make a significant contribution to the continuing development of KPMG’s Testing Practice within the Management Consulting Technology Enablement team, through sector expertise, client engagement and delivery of new business opportunities.
You will help define and grow the Testing Practice by supporting the achievement of revenue targets, expanding the pipeline of opportunities and developing value propositions for the market in which we operate.
Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

The Role
• Developing lasting client relationships and actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
• Provide compelling and well thought out testing solutions to problems of moderate complexity
• Build test strategies and detailed test plans for the delivery of testing on projects.
• Manage teams in designing and continuously developing test scripts / suites for functional & technical testing of applications
• Manage the execution of tests / suites and report results, capture run & key metrics over time
• Ensure application acceptance criteria for tests are fit for purpose
• Work collaboratively with client business and IT teams to record and analyse requirements for testing in the most optimum manner
• Manage the process of raising and resolving test defects in a structured manner and provide solutions
• Lead and manage testing on project methodologies such as Agile, Waterfall and other hybrid methods alongside helping with the budgeting of testing workstreams

The Person
• Anticipates the viewpoint of others, listens and addresses concerns
• Builds co-operative relationships and fosters an environment in which everyone’s opinion is valued
• Provides on-going feedback, coaching and mentoring that supports individuals development needs and career aspirations
• Proactively engages in cross-functional communications and sharing of information.
• You are an experienced manager of medium to large testing projects across a variety of IT technology platforms (ideally banking and finance applications)
• Degree in a numerate or computing related subject and ISEB/ISTQB qualified
• Excellent knowledge of Software Testing Life Cycle including understanding the various types of testing
• You are confident in developing advanced test plans, acceptance criteria and test conditions from user stories, technical designs and specifications
• You are a team leader with passion to motivate, engage and instil learning culture on the job
• You have a good understanding of test management tools such as HP Quality Centre and JIRA
• You have excellent skills in acquiring and analysing test data
• Familiarity with integration tools - Jenkins & TeamCity
• Ability to assess testing risks and then estimate, plan and prioritise tasks accordingly
• You are passionate to create and improve internal and industry-standard test frameworks, tools & utilities

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