The Program Test Manager will own the test quality and deliverables. He or she will work closely with the Test Manager and manage the Test Execution team to ensure that applications are tested with high level of quality and are up to standards.

The Program Test Manager will be the primary contact for all the testing activities.

Defines, Maintains and improves methodology.

Maintaining timelines.

Automation Strategy.

Performance Testing Strategy

Maintains Overall system integrity through regression testing.

Testing Methodology & Strategy:

Develop and implement a robust set of testing processes, procedures and policies across all projects .

Produces the systems test Strategy, with input from all stakeholders.

Regulating and co-ordinating testing processes and standards across multiple and simultaneous projects and departments, for various browsers, and mobile devices.

Creating test strategies for assigned projects and Managing the test preparation phases for the production of test effort, resource calculation, test data, test cases, test execution plans, and defect report life cycle flows (it is essential to set up for each project as developers use different life cycles)Conducting risk assessments

Ensures that the test environment is set up with the requisite hardware and software to enable testing to take place.

Responsible for evaluating and implementing the relevant testing tools to support the testing effort.

Synchronizing the testing and development environments to allow testing to be done correctly.

Monitoring test project plans across functions providing resource estimates and establishing tasks and schedules; prioritizing and delegating responsibilities to the team

Presenting test improvements and developments in daily progress meetings including planned vs. actual test case progress, blocked, as well as the status of defects and promotion of defects that require resolution, data provided by test team leads and Test Manager.

Resource Management.

Test Plan/Test Strategy

Reviewing and approving test plans and strategy estimates developed by the test manager.

Planning the best coverage of testing over numerous browsers and various devices to avoid duplication and reduce costs whilst ensuring quality coverage and minimum risk.

Release Decision & Sign-Off:

Evaluate and approve the Test Results and make final release decision.

Perform a readiness assessment.

Providing written feedback and recommendations to all stakeholders on test issues.

Test Management Training:

Conducting or coordinating Training and Coaching activities with the resources in the testing team to ensure the appropriate skill levels and understanding of business context is in place.


Defines measure and report on key testing metrics. Identify areas of improvement and associated improvement plans.

Assisting in the preparation of quality assessments, reports, and metrics as well as formulating go-no go statement based on reports and metrics, test progress and defect status

General Skills

Strong analytical skills

Attention to detail

Effective planning and organisation skills

Copes well under pressure & with uncertainty

Flexible & adaptable in the face of changing priorities or circumstances

Results Driven

Problem solving ability

Qualifications & Skills Required

5-10 Years Management Experience

10 > Years Testing Experience

SDLC (strong functional knowledge of Systems Engineering )

In-depth knowledge of software test life cycle

Automation Testing

Functional Testing

Agile,V-Model and Waterfall methodologies

Root cause analysis

Interpreting specifications

Behavioural Skills:

Leading & supervising.

Performance Management.

Facilitation skills.

Conflict Management.

Customer orientation.

Relevant testing qualification (Required)

Must have experience managing, mentoring and coordinating a Software Testing Team (Required)

Formulation and implementation of Software Testing Strategies (Required)

Must have a love and passion for software testing (Not negotiable)

Experience in managing and creating test plans as well as testing performance and reliability of software packages

Must have experience of both manual and automated testing (required)

Must be very organised

Must be well groomed, an excellent communicator and have strong documentation skills / ability to follow software processes.

Quality Centre ALM

Practical Software Testing

Usability Testing

Bachelors or Masters Degrees in engineering or science related fields. Areas of study may include Network Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Management Information Systems, and Quality Assurance.


QTP certification

ISTQB qualification for Test Managers

Additional Requirements:

Vendor based international exposure and experience.

Must have managed multiple large projects concurrently.

To be discussed during the interview.
Please refer to PNet in your application

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