Test Manager – Permanent

Our client is on the search for a Test Manager on a permanent basis. They are an award-winning financial planning and investment company that builds on a heritage of more than 180 years. Its clients include private individuals, families, charities and professionals, and looks after more than £20 billion on their behalf.

Their ambition is to become the preeminent player in the UK Wealth Management market.

Some of the awards they have won very recently:

  • Best Conventional Advisory Service
  • Stockbroker of the Year
  • Best Low-cost SIPP Provider
  • Best Online/Execution-only Stockbroker
  • Best Investment Platform Best Stocks & Shares ISA
  • Best Direct SIPP Provider
  • Best Fund Platform


We are currently undergoing a complex transformation program to implement a new Target Operating Model.

As part of that we are bringing different parts of our core business onto a single system. They require an experienced Test Manager to come on board in order to manage various testing phases. The program is in a mature state and is on course to meet its third major milestone.

This is a role with high visibility in a complex and challenging environment. Candidate needs to be a pragmatist with firm focus on delivering the right product. For the candidate with right knowledge and attitude it will be a rewarding experience.


Test Manager with at least 10 years testing experience with last 4 years as Test Manager

Ideally from a financial services background.


Own the Testing workstream in the program

Managing a team of Test analysts

Working with multiple stake holders to create and maintain Test Schedules

Creating Maintaining test entry criterion

Manage test execution for the program

Maintaining Test Environment and liaising with others within the business to ensure they are available

Manage daily defect Triage call

Conduct go/ no-go meets

Generating Test reports for senior Management.


Very good communicator; both horizontally and vertically . Absolutely vital for this role

Needs to come from disciplined testing background

Experience of working with multiple external vendors

End to end Test Management including SIT, UAT, OAT

Familiarity with big bang go-live plan

Equally adept at Technical and business requirement testing

Analytical i.e. taking a high level requirement and converting it into measurable  test matrix and traceability matrix

Quick learner; needs to hit the ground running

Should be confident to represent testing workstream at senior level meetings.

Should be ISEB certified


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