Contract Senior Test Manager
This position is based in Midrand on a 12 month contract basis!
1. Background Information
The Patch Management Testing effort was initiated by Information Security and Infrastructure Services back in 2013. The objective was to verify that a set of Microsoft patches applied to end-user machines do not adversely impact on the top 10 applications.
The testing effort was only focused on the Microsoft Patches (Security and Non-Security) deployed to the end-user machines across the estate. The server patches were out of scope for the testing effort.
The Information Security team, within the IM Infrastructure department is requesting TCoE (Project Delivery) to provide a similar testing service for Patch Management. The proposed solution is to provide a full testing with an objective to verify that a set of Microsoft patches applied to end-user machines do not adversely impact on the top 10 applications.
2. Scope of work/supply
Prepare test initiative estimates
Provides Application Owners’ with Testing WBS
Determine all testing environment requirements and tools needed
Review the development process to ensure that defect tracking (identification, fixing, re-testing and migration of defects) is properly addressed; manage defect coordination meetings
Collect and report test status, progress, quality and test metrics; ensure that all testing results are easily accessible and understandable
Ensure that the team follows the testing standards, guidelines, and testing methodology as specified in the Testing Handbook, Test Strategy and Test Plan
Conduct test gating (stage containment) reviews prior to test execution and after test execution to ensure that the entry and exit criteria are assessed and reported
Participate in quality management reviews to ensure adherence to all quality management plans and standards
Manage risk and issues associated with test effort.
Liaison for interdepartmental interactions: Representative of the testing team
Customer interaction, if applicable
Test budgeting and scheduling, including test-effort estimations.
Test planning, including development of testing goals and strategy
Cohesive integration of test and development activities
Acquisition of hardware and software for test environment
Test-program oversight and progress tracking
Use of metrics to support continual test-process improvement
Test-process definition, training and continual improvement
Coordinating pre- and post-test meetings
Understand application functionalities
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