Test Manager

Full time
Up to £45,000 + 8% Annual Bonus
Locationbristol Calendar14/05/2018   Full time Up to £45,000 + 8% Annual Bonus

A job that really matters.

Do you love that feeling of knowing something is working really well?

Do you want a career where you know you're making a difference?

Our testing community work hard every single day to make sure that our products and services do exactly what our customers need them to; at Aviva we defy uncertainty.

The Release, Test & Transformation team provides shared services across IT Platforms and beyond, enabling outstanding delivery, trouble free operations and transforming how we do things.

A key element of what Aviva do is the delivery of risk assessed software change. The test team is responsible for software testing throughout the software development process, ensuring that the software functions and performs as expected.


What will you be doing?

As a key member of our Test team, you will use your knowledge of management and testing techniques to plan and coordinate the delivery of testing services on our Finance Data Warehouse systems.

Using your experience you will advise on the proper use of (test) technology to ensure we deliver amazing quality for our customers; preventing defects whilst ensuring we deliver to time and cost.

You will assist the transformation of your team into an industry leaders, drawing on your experience and knowledge of best practice as well as emerging techniques such as modelling and optimization.


We work together

As an Aviva Test Manager, you'll enjoy working with outstanding individuals within our change structure for the delivery, quality and planning of work and to help increase your skills. We have top Scrum Masters, Project Coordinators, Software Engineers and Designers who you'll deliver products with every single day

As part of the testing community of Test Engineers, Managers, Test Specialists and Test Services Managers, we'll be working together to help transform how we test at Aviva.

You'll have the opportunity to work with third parties and be part of a fast-growing external network of testing professionals, sharing ideas and bringing the best ones back into Aviva to help us get even better.


From day 1 you'll be making a difference by:

  • Being involved in developing project/programme level test strategies across all functional/non-functional test types for our Finance changes.
  • planning and running meetings and workshops so we know what we need to test and why.
  • Leading testing planning and estimating work; shaping the backlog and inputting to sprint planning or high level test plans. You'll understand risks and issues we face and help address them, either through your expertise or by helping others.
  • Using your industry knowledge and experience to understand how we can do even more amazing work; developing an automation culture and giving advice and mentorship to your team-mates. You'll learn lessons and help us to get better in the future.
  • You’ll take responsibility for the production & sign off of all testing output, making sure the output is right and on time.
  • Guiding team mates and ensuring lessons learnt are shared across the Assurance community. This could include specific specialisms, such as Automation, BDD or other testing techniques.


Want to join us?

We're looking for people who love testing; we want you to be able to show us that you live testing as much as us. Join our community by showing us that you have:

  • Significant experience of leading testing using more than one methodology.
  • Experience of Data Warehouse / Enterprise or batch management test management.
  • Knowledge of various quality standards in use throughout the industry.
  • Experience leading within and across different test types throughout the delivery lifecycle (DLC), including V-Model, Agile or Waterfall
  • Amazing knowledge of the use & management of testing tools and automation software, ideally including Non-Functional Testing.
  • The ability to influence Behaviour driven development and test driven development.
  • Significant knowledge of key factors influencing our business & the IT industry.
  • Consistent results in test analysis, test lead & test management, quality deliveries & application of technical/professional expertise across multiple platforms/applications.
  • Insurance business &/or previous IT test experience, ideally in the Finance sector.
  • Analysis, planning, scheduling & co-ordination aligned to strategic awareness applied to all aspects of the role.
  • In depth understanding of how to define & handle risks, issues & interdependencies as they relate to projects/programmes.
  • Works closely with other roles and teams.
  • Demonstrable ability to instigate & lead change initiatives within own area/community.
  • Maintaining a network of contacts & using where appropriate.


What will you get for this role?

  • Salary of up to £45,000 + 8% annual bonus
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 30% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme


Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we’ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty.