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Digital QA Manager

Position: Digital QA Manager

Location: Bournemouth

Hours: Mon to Fri 8hrs/day start between 8am and 9am t.b.a.

Role Description:

This is a really exciting role for anyone wanting to work at the heart of a digital agency with a 22-year history and an excellent client portfolio. The role is focused on test planning and testing of packages of work by the competency teams, thereby maximising quality deliverables being completed.

The role will collaborate with Solutions Architects, Senior Competency Leads and Program Managers to support the detailed understanding of solution delivery and testing requirements. Central to this role will be an understanding of a solution's technical and functional specification, the development of test plans, the execution of this testing and the management of the resolution of bugs. The scope of testing and QA activity will cover the front-end website/application, the functionality and features surfaced within the CMS/Experience Platforms, and any 3rd party system integrations.

An important focus of the role will be Test Automation to assist with efficiencies in complex and repetitive test execution activities when deploying across multiple hosting environments and deployment cycles / DevOps pipelines, supporting development teams and release managers to achieve high quality website solutions with complex transaction, data integrity and organisation compliance requirements.



Responsibilities:

Test Management and Test Execution

  • Ability to develop test cases and plans based upon functional and technical requirements
  • Review work of Technology Team in particular and oversee quality assurance
  • Development of test plans for own testing or for testing supported by team
  • Manage testing during stabilisation phase of each release and then the overall project
  • Conduct testing and provide regular release / test status reports for internal use

Test Automation

  • Lead the development of testing and test automation processes, tools & templates
  • Test Automation to assist with efficiencies in complex and repetitive test execution activities
  • Familiarity supporting developers integrating test automation into deployment processes across multiple hosting environments and DevOps pipelines.
  • Experience with test automation and screen testing tools such as Mabl, Selenium etc

Additional Desirable Skills:

  • Analytical and methodical mindset for test planning in tools like TargetProcess
  • Experience Platform familiarity, ideally Sitecore, EPIServer, Sitefinity and Umbraco
  • API testing and load testing skills and tool experience
  • Personal organisation, task management and data analysis skills

The right candidate will have at least one years’ experience in a similar IT or digital agency role and already be based in Bournemouth or the surrounding area.

Working for Appius

Appius is an agency with 20 years’ worth of expertise in transforming digital experiences for clients such as AXA, Claridge’s Hotel, TFL, Capita, AON and South West Water. Our well-established culture promotes closer working and valued delivery for our clients, high competency standards, pride in our work and self-development, all whilst making sure we have fun! We are based in Bournemouth town centre, which make social activities at lunchtime and after work really easy.

As well as competitive rates of pay, we offer:

  • Generous holiday allowance with additional days holiday for each year completed up to 5 more days extra
  • Bournemouth town centre office 5 mins walk from award winning beaches
  • Team days / nights out
  • Child care vouchers
  • Simply Health Cash Plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexibility in working hours
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Professionalism, unwavering commitment and great people to work with

Far too often you get a load of polish and promises at the start of a project that all too often evaporate as time goes on, particularly if the going gets a little tough. But that’s not the case with you guys and I can’t tell you how much all of us involved with this at Teachers Building Society appreciate and respect how you have gone about this from start to finish. What has been achieved and the manner in which it has been delivered is I think a testament to your professionalism, unwavering commitment and the fact that you are just great people to work with.

Ian Pullen - Service Delivery Manager – Teachers Building Society