Posted: 10th October 2018

Test Manager

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Sky Betting & Gaming 

Leeds, West Yorkshire. United Kingdom

You will report into the Head of Technology for the Bet Customer Tribe and with your Test Leads you will shape the testing done on your squad’s applications and services.

What you’ll do:

  • Reporting into the Head of Technology you will manage a team of highly motivated and skilled software testers across the squads within the Bet Customer Tribe
  • From the company vision and strategic goals you will derive the overall test approach for the Tribe
  • Undertake line management of Test Leads and other test specialists
  • Manage the scope of testing within the squads
  • Drive the test automation strategy for
  • Provide learning and development to ensure that the team have the skills to deliver effectively
  • Ensure continuous improvement of testing practices
  • Manage the budget for testing activities to ensure expenditure is targeted most effectively

How you’ll do it:

  • Using your knowledge of web and mobile technologies, you will ensure testing is targeted, cost effective and pragmatic. You will have an eye on commercial reality; ensuring testing does not become a bottle neck or subject to unrealistic diminishing returns. Our services are delivered through desktop and mobile browsers and also native apps on iOS and Android. There is a complex backend stack to consider and testing must be applied in a balanced way across all of these different areas
  • You must plan ahead for technology changes and ensure your testers are sufficiently prepared for releases to OS’s and other software and hardware changes
  • Ensuring test automation is used where it most benefits, you will encourage automation to be written as low down the stack as possible
  • Ensuring there is a tribe wide commitment to building and maintaining robust test automation frameworks
  • Manage the non-functional test strategy and coordinate the load testing activities across the tribe
  • Manage the mobile device test approach; including procurement of the latest phones and tablets, defining the OS upgrade strategy, day to day device management, and you will ensure testing is it targeted using statistics from internal monitoring and 3rd party sources
  • Co-ordinate resources for out of hours changes impacting the Tribe and ensure an appropriate test plan is created and executed
  • Working very closely with your teams you will perform day to day coaching of your direct reports and other general line management activities. This includes collaborating on development plans, having regular 1-2-1’s, and undertaking continuous feedback performance management
  • Define a scalable and maintainable test structure which is aligned to a culture of “small autonomous agile teams”
  • This role is part of a tribe technology leadership team, you will be an advocate for testing in all key technology decisions
  • Understand the importance of community within an agile organization. You will be an active member and champion of the communities within Sky Betting and Gaming