Test Manager

City, University of London - Information Services


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

IT at City is launching a new Information Assurance pillar to underpin the IT Strategy and provide assurance to the Director of Information Technology and the University that standards in quality and compliance are met and the value of our data is unlocked. Within this pillar there is a need for a new role - Test Manager, who will be responsible for implementing a new Test Service within IT.


As our Test Manager, you will be responsible for the introduction and ongoing service provision of a Test Service at City.

Initially, this includes a review of the current test environments and implementing the necessary changes to make those environments fit for purpose. You will also define and implement a test strategy and approach.

Alongside this work the Test Manager will also be responsible for identifying the testing resource required to provide assurance that all changes (projects and enhancements to services) are fit for the production environment.

Person Specification

To be successful you will have a demonstrable track record in designing, implementing and delivering test strategies and approaches for all types of testing and at all phases of the testing cycle as well as experience of implementing the processes and procedures necessary to make a test service operational. Alongside these technical skills you will also have the requisite influencing skills needed to ensure that appropriate test practices are embedded at all levels of the IT Department.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 23:59 on 3 January 2018

Please contact James King, Head of Information Assurance, to arrange an informal chat about this role.

Email: James.King.3@city.ac.uk

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

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