IBM Business Consulting Services, UK

Job ID GBS-0620847 Job type Full-time Regular
Work country United Kingdom Position type Professional
Work city Feltham, London, Manchester, Portsmouth, Warwick Posted 21-Nov-2013
Travel Up to 5 days a week (home on weekends-based on project requirements) Job area Consulting & Services
Business group Global Business Services Job category IT Specialist
Business unit AS Job role Test Specialist
Job role skillset Test Management
Commissionable/Sales-Incentive jobs only No

Job description
Ranked as the top provider for Testing Services by International Data Corporation, IBM is working at the leading edge of industry and with clients ranging from major government departments through to world renowned banks; you’ll be part of a team where variety is the norm.

The Test Manager role offers plenty of scope for career development as well as presenting you with challenging opportunities every day. You will oversee test strategy, master/detailed test plans, stakeholder management, resource planning and test scheduling across the full testing life cycle. Identifying and resolving testing issues and quality assurance are also part of the day to day responsibilities. You will be required to build highly effective and motivated test teams, often split across different geographies, to ensure outstanding test delivery to exacting standards. You will be someone who exhibits fearless behaviour in the face of client challenges and will be highly effective at taking ownership of issues and driving through solutions.

The Test Manager role calls for a positive and proactive approach, a clear mind and the ability to work to very high standards and challenging timescales. You should also have a passion for the business and pay great attention to detail. Experience of defect management processes, Project Management principles, the understanding of leading edge best practices in testing and the ability to suggest innovative solutions to testing challenges are needed.

In addition, the following will be essential:
• Considerable technical proficiency
• Knowledge of industry leading Test Tools
• Experience of building strong client relationships and establishing credibility
• The ability to communicate with clients at every level

The Test Manager position also requires excellent team leadership and coaching skills with both on and off shore teams.


  • Perform Test Planning : Mastered
  • Perform Test Project Management : Mastered
  • Apply Functional Testing Tools Knowledge : Mastered
  • Use Test Tools Knowledge : Mastered
  • Analyze Client Needs, Reqmts & Expectations : Mastered
  • English: Fluent
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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