Test Manager

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 24 August 2022

Job summary

We are looking for a Test Manager to work in a fast-paced, agile environment. Testing our eRecord PAS solution, web apps, devices and interfaces. The role requires a proactive and motivated individual, to ensure quality delivery of digital solutions.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Main duties of the job

Role responsibilities will include

  • Managing the test team.
  • Allocating and prioritising their work and reporting on progress.
  • Ensuring training and competencies are up to date
  • Liaising with Project Managers, Developers, Business Analysts, Clinicians and Technical teams.
  • Conducting UAT.
  • Manual testing of new systems, upgrades and bug fixes.
  • Requirements analysis.
  • Test planning and preparation
  • Creation of test scripts.
  • Updating existing test scripts in Excel.
  • Reporting and management of defects.
  • Creation of test reports to approve releases into the live domain.
  • Oversight, review and continuous improvement of testing processes.
  • Automation of manual tests.
  • Strong attention to detail with a thorough and robust attitude.
  • Confident in challenging peers and senior colleagues to report, investigate and resolve defects.
  • Able to deal with tight deadlines and regular pressure to deliver releases into a clinical environment.
  • Able to work remotely and with minimal supervision.
  • Familiar with common test tools.
  • Experience of working within the NHS would be beneficial.
  • Experience of working with Cerner Millennium would be beneficial.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Date posted

05 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2022-31-62-DR

Job locations

IM&T Directorate

Regent Point

NE3 3HD


Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for creating and delivering the Test Strategy for all releases and fixes to the key systems for health research.

 Responsible for producing auditable test processes and procedures for all aspects of the software systems. 

Produce testing criteria and user stories from complex business requirements. 

Responsible for both testing directly and managing other specialist and nonspecialist team members in testing the system. 

Advise on the use of automated and non-automated test techniques. 

Work directly and communicate effectively with users and stakeholders in order to establish test requirements, and give best advice. 

Ability to be tactful and persuasive with users offering and promoting different solutions by presenting a range of test options in line with the Test Strategy

Responsible for running various test cycles including, but not limited to,component, system and integration tests, regression testing, performance testing and usability testing. 

Experience of integration systems, the post holder will understand the testing lifecycles component, system, integration and user acceptance testing. 

Take initiative and work to deadlines as required. 

Discuss technical issues with developers on a daily basis. 

Able to maintain an effective overview of potential technical defects and impacts across the process lifecycle. 

Report on progress and issues at required intervals. 

Communicate effectively with the IS team, suppliers and users. Provide assurance to senior management and stakeholders about the acceptance of products prior to release. 

Work closely with the business to ensure successful testing as necessary. 

Ability to build a good honest working relationship with business users. 

Be able to communicate effectively as part of a multi-location team (e.g.:appropriate use of e-mail, and voice/video/network conferencing). 

Excellent and clear communicator both verbally and written; able to enthuse, develop and persuade stakeholders, users, suppliers and staff, in a variety of situations. 

Participate in requirements and design reviews Support Information Security assessments and resolutions, including test case development to assure resolutions are effective.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for creating and delivering the Test Strategy for all releases and fixes to the key systems for health research.

 Responsible for producing auditable test processes and procedures for all aspects of the software systems. 

Produce testing criteria and user stories from complex business requirements. 

Responsible for both testing directly and managing other specialist and nonspecialist team members in testing the system. 

Advise on the use of automated and non-automated test techniques. 

Work directly and communicate effectively with users and stakeholders in order to establish test requirements, and give best advice. 

Ability to be tactful and persuasive with users offering and promoting different solutions by presenting a range of test options in line with the Test Strategy

Responsible for running various test cycles including, but not limited to,component, system and integration tests, regression testing, performance testing and usability testing. 

Experience of integration systems, the post holder will understand the testing lifecycles component, system, integration and user acceptance testing. 

Take initiative and work to deadlines as required. 

Discuss technical issues with developers on a daily basis. 

Able to maintain an effective overview of potential technical defects and impacts across the process lifecycle. 

Report on progress and issues at required intervals. 

Communicate effectively with the IS team, suppliers and users. Provide assurance to senior management and stakeholders about the acceptance of products prior to release. 

Work closely with the business to ensure successful testing as necessary. 

Ability to build a good honest working relationship with business users. 

Be able to communicate effectively as part of a multi-location team (e.g.:appropriate use of e-mail, and voice/video/network conferencing). 

Excellent and clear communicator both verbally and written; able to enthuse, develop and persuade stakeholders, users, suppliers and staff, in a variety of situations. 

Participate in requirements and design reviews Support Information Security assessments and resolutions, including test case development to assure resolutions are effective.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or equivalent qualification / experience
  • Completed relevant courses (post graduate level equivalent): o An ISEB certificate in Software Testing, equivalent qualification or professional experience. o ISTQB Certification in Software Testing

Expertise in

Essential

  • System / Functional Testing
  • Manual Testing
  • Automation Testing
  • Software development lifecycle and how it fits into working in both Agile and Waterfall methodologies
  • Web based technologies and enterprise solutions

Experience

Desirable

  • Experience of working with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies
  • Experience of managing test processes across Patient Administration and Clinical systems within or outside of the NHS
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or equivalent qualification / experience
  • Completed relevant courses (post graduate level equivalent): o An ISEB certificate in Software Testing, equivalent qualification or professional experience. o ISTQB Certification in Software Testing

Expertise in

Essential

  • System / Functional Testing
  • Manual Testing
  • Automation Testing
  • Software development lifecycle and how it fits into working in both Agile and Waterfall methodologies
  • Web based technologies and enterprise solutions

Experience

Desirable

  • Experience of working with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies
  • Experience of managing test processes across Patient Administration and Clinical systems within or outside of the NHS

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

IM&T Directorate

Regent Point

NE3 3HD


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

IM&T Directorate

Regent Point

NE3 3HD


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Michael Airey

Michael.Airey@nhs.net

07941616243

Date posted

05 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2022-31-62-DR

Job locations

IM&T Directorate

Regent Point

NE3 3HD


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