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IT Test Manager

Refresh your career. Revolutionise Retail Financial Services. We’re going digital in a big way and giving our customers more of what they want, when they want it. It’s nothing less than a retail revolution – and we need all kinds of talent to lead it.

Financial Services is at the heart of this transformation with around 2 million customers and growing. You would be joining the Technology team at a crucial time in our journey. So whether you want to develop your career in IT Service, IT Architecture, IT Development, Risk, Security, or the PMO, there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

As an IT Test Manager for Financial Services, you will be responsible for delivering test activities for all AFS projects.

What you’ll be doing

Planning and organising the IT test activities which will include analysis of Requirements and Specifications, designing test plans, cases and scripts, whilst identifying test data and environment needs
Providing oversight of supplier test activities on all projects where IT are engaged
Uses procedural and existing testing/conceptual knowledge to form recommendations
Writing test plans for pieces of work
Working within an agile or waterfall development lifecycle, adopting processes and tools for each as per AFS IT Test strategy
Attending design governance forums to provide estimates for upcoming pieces of work
Working with the IT Environment / Release manager to ensure process for any deployments into AFS test environment as per the IT controls in place
Maintaining a resource planning template so that project allocation is understood and any clashes can be alerted to project team as soon as understood
Raising IT Test risks and issues and managing the mitigation where appropriate
Creating and maintaining a regression pack for AFS which can be used as a basis for any AFS implementation (a ‘selection pack’ of what tests to run for any applications impacted)
Creating and maintaining a framework for integration and NFT testing


Good understanding release and change management
Automation skills preferable so that the automation capability in AFS can be built
Strong Test Management Experience (ISTQB Preferable)
Financial services background
Good stakeholder management skills
Understanding of technical tool set available to support testing
Ability to identify areas for automation, ideally, experienced in helping embed an automation framework or way of working


Bonus – 10%
Holidays – 22 with the option to buy up to 5 days per year
Company pension
Discount at Argos, Sainsbury’s and Habitat
Sharesave scheme – Risk-free way to buy shares at a discounted rate
Share Purchase Plan
Childcare vouchers
Cycle to work scheme
Season Ticket Loan

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