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Test Manager

Southampton, United Kingdom
£44,263 to £56,021
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Job Type
Professional Services, IT Services
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Location: 1 Guildhall Square
Salary: £44,263 to £56,021
Full Time Fixed Term for 12 Months
Closing Date:
Tuesday 25 June 2024
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 2762324JF

Banner Test Manager

An opportunity has arisen to join the University’s iSoutions Team on a 12 month fixed term contract, working with colleagues across the institution to create a testing function that will support the delivery of high quality technically enabled change.

As an experienced Test Manager, you will have the passion, technical & people leadership capability to take responsibility for all aspects of testing across the university IT estate, for technically enabled programmes. This includes technical system and integration testing and user acceptance testing (UAT), functional and non-functional. You would have the opportunity to turn the dial on quality, for the University and have the necessary skills to identify and provide expert guidance and advice to stakeholders in all testing related matters, from the leadership team to the hands-on testers.

What you’ll do:

  • Take responsibility for all aspects of testing across the university IT estate
  • Define test capabilities and vision
  • Identify how best to schedule and execute testing within programme delivery 
  • Build and maintain reports & analytics to highlight progress against key performance indicators.
  • Support testing staff to ensure delivery of high-quality test processes and outcomes.

What you’ll bring:

A relevant technical, engineering or science degree and/or equivalent technical experience.

Proven ability to apply and manage fundamental test processes in System, System Integration, and user acceptance testing environments.

Proven experience planning and progressing test activities within broad professional guidelines and/or broad organisational policy.

Able to develop understanding of long-standing and complex problems and to apply professional knowledge and experience to solve them.

Demonstrable structured, logical, and critical thinking that they can apply to guide stakeholder’s direction.

Able to think laterally and provide innovative ideas to enhance the Quality and Test function.

Working at UoS

Our Strategic Plan – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) builds on the ambition articulated in the University Strategy: “It matters that we act continually to ensure the University is supportive and inclusive of everyone”.

Our EDI mission is to create an inclusive university community, and our vision is that this is a community where as an individual student or member of staff:

You feel welcomed for who you are, and this is a place where you feel that you can influence the way we do things now and in the future. You feel included and supported to reach your true potential. You value the diversity of the wider community and play your part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.


By joining the University of Southampton, you will enjoy a number of benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a dependable pension scheme, staff discounts across a wealth of purchases, interests and activities and membership opportunities for gym and sports facilities. There is also a great range of professional development training and resources to support your career ambitions.

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Dan Adams, Principle Architect

You can also find application tips on our website.

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