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Location: Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £45000 - £50000
Sector: Management  
Type: Permanent
Posted: 09/30/2019
QA Manager Ronald James Group 2019-12-16

You will become an integral part of their team, managing the QA resource across both offices. You will work with internal stakeholders as well as clients and will define the QA strategy for the business and individual client accounts and projects. 

You will lead the QA team; planning, scripting, executing and reporting on quality assurance tests as well as supporting the UAT process  to put the strategy into practice and ensuring a high standard of product is delivered. You will also lead near-shore and off-shore resources and train clients where required.

The role is 70% hands-on and will be split between manual and automated tests. The additional 30% will be spent leading the team and defining QA policies and strategies for the business.

QA is a critically important part of their internal process and it's crucial that you act as stakeholder in all projects throughout their lifespan.

Who You'll Be

You will be an evangelist for quality assurance, keeping up to date with QA innovation and best practice. You will have a natural curiosity that helps resolve issues, combined   with strong technical knowledge and logic to help define the root cause. 

You will be a strong communicator, able to work well both within the technical team and the wider project team. You will also be confident implementing policies and procedures whilst also happy to roll up your sleeves to ensure your team fulfil their roles to a high standard.  

Must have

  • Team leadership experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Pragmatic approach to solving problems
  • Interest in technology; especially progress QA techniques, tools and approaches
  • Ability to work with senior stakeholders to define quality policies, standards and process as well as the skillset to put process into action on time and to budget
  • High level understanding of development/coding in order to be able to triage and diagnose issues
  • Highly proficient in manual testing, including functional, browser and   device testing and accessibility testing 
  • Experience implementing an automated test strategy within CI/CD   pipeline, reducing manual test to a minimum and maximizing the   productivity of your team
  • Ability to create data for testing 
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Experience of working in a fast, agile environment
  • Exposure to agile and waterfall delivery methods

Nice to have

  • Experience with industry standard automated testing tools including but not limited to, Selenium WebDriver, Ghost Inspector, Cucumber and Maven
  • Ability to test APIs using tools such as Postman or Fiddler
  • Knowledge of Git
  • Experience with tools such as Azure DevOps (formal TSF) Test Manager or   AWSCodeDeploy/AWS DevOp
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence


  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Great starting salary
  • Opportunity for progression
  • Flexible Time
  • Home Working

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