Testing Manager (12mths FTC), Technology



Are you an experienced Test Manager looking for a new opportunity? Are you excited to work in a complex Purchase to Pay programme using cloud based technology. 


You will be leading the Testing activities across many complex test cycles the within the programme scope, with the expectation to use a wide range of skills across all levels of testing lifecycle. The programme has adopted an agile approach and as such the testing cycles will need to be integrated into the individual sprints and sometimes run in parallel with the Design, Build and Configuration activities. 


Are you a seasoned Test Manager who has experience of leading and driving the testing strategy across the project, has experience with agile, cloud based technology and exposure to purchase to pay processes.


Your Key Responsibilities & Duties required for this role:
Service Delivery

  • The Test Manager needs to define the testing strategy and approach for PRH for all types of technical change. The testing strategy must cover:

o    Unit testing
o    Functional testing
o    Systems Integration testing
o    User acceptance testing
o    Penetration testing
o    Performance testing


Strategic Planning

  • The strategy needs to define:

o    when each type of testing is required dependent upon type of technical change
o    who is responsible for performing the testing
o    third parties we may use to support testing
o    tools used to define, perform and record testing execution
o    success criteria for testing
o    testing alignment to PRH stage gate process


Stakeholder liaison

  • The post holder also needs to work with multiple stakeholders across technology and the business to ensure testing has the appropriate support to execute efficiently. Key stakeholders that the Test Manager must liaise with include but not limited to:
  •  Project/Programme Manager - 

o    the timing of when resources are required and how many
o    confirm availability of  resources to perform the testing
o    entry / exit criteria of the testing phases

  • Technology/Business Sponsor - 

o    to ensure testing success criteria is agreed 
o    walkthrough testing results to support making an informed Go/No Go decision

  • Third party suppliers -

o    ensure they follow PRH templates and stage gate process
o    provide performance feedback and improve where required
o    improvements required in third party tools



  • Document, implement, monitor, and enforce all processes for testing for the P2P project
  • Keep track of the new requirements / change in requirements of the Project
  • Escalate testing issues to project manager and Technology sponso
  • Facilitate status meetings with summary of testing progress
  • Act as the single point of contact between Development and Testers
  • Ensure the timely delivery of different testing milestones


You will also need: 

  • Extensive experience as a Testing Manger 
  • Proven track record of large and small technical change testing delivery
  • Relevant experience of managing a testing workstream in a complex technology project (using both on premise and cloud based software)
  • Strong working knowledge and experience of testing tools and automation
  • Extensive experience in testing tracking tools such as JIRA 
  • Extensive experience in performance management tools such as loadrunner
  • Extensive experience in running testing cycles in an agile environment 
  • Extensive experience in coordinating testing cycles with external technical partners and the business


Nice to have skills: 

  • Experience in Microfocus (Silk) testing tool 
  • Experience of small change request technical testing


About you:

  • A confident and experienced professional in the Testing, Defect Management and Release skillset
  • Customer focussed and results orientated
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with stakeholders from various departments
  • Excellent team player
  • Flexible approach with the ability to adapt to all situations in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Pragmatic and able to prioritise and escalate with proposed solutions for challenges
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Highly analytical
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Professional with a strong service driven mentality and a pragmatic approach
  • Calm under pressure and can meet tight deadlines


Salary: Circa £55k dependent on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits


If you’d like to apply, please submit a CV and Cover Letter outlining your reasons for interest in the role. All CV's will be considered on rolling basis.


We’re currently working remotely, and expect to be able to return to our office from late June. At this point, we will also be starting a trial of hybrid working across our company and we’re happy to discuss flexible working options at interview stage.


What you can expect from us:
Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:
•    25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Personal Learning Allowance
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended Parental Leave policy 
•    60% Discount on Company books
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business

Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: http://booktradeentrysupport.org/

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.


Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW11 7BW 

Job ID: 147381

Date:  12-Jun-2021

London, LND, GB, SW11 7BW

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