Test Manager at HSBC, Edinburgh/Remote, to end 2024, £500 per day

£500 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • Hybrid (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom)
  • Jun 07, 2024
6 Months or more Management

Contract Description

Job Title: Testing Manager

Duration: ASAP – Until the end of the year

Pay Rate: £500 Per Day PAYE Inside IR35 / Umbrella option is available

Location: Edinburgh / 3 days onsite


Project Brief:

The projects & change requests to be managed and executed fall into a number of pods that cover a wide range of client demands. There could be a small portfolio of CR’s open at any one time that need to be managed by the Test Manager. Projects/ change requests are initiated by HSBC clients and managed by Project Managers from within Global Onboarding & Client Change team.

Role Purpose:

The Test Manager is responsible for managing the change requests which cover enhancements to systems and processes that are requiring testing to ensure these have the effect intended by the Platform and Operational teams. The Test Manager drives the testing of CR’s/ Projects through an existing Test Framework and Governance Model scheduling requirements across Operations, Platforms for data set up and clients for test plans through to execution and defect management.

The Test Manager will work with other Cedar Test Managers and Client Managers to assess pipeline providing insight to test estimates, structures and demands to define a timeline.

Key Accountabilities:

Work with Cedar Test Managers to maintain regional or local direction of testing activities to meet the goal of improved quality and service availability in the live environment

Develop and maintain high quality relationships with customers both internal and external to the Group

Self-starter who is structured and organised to grow and develop open relationships internally and with clients, recording requirements, interpret and define for test plan

Coordinate test execution by constructing test governance artefacts, daily calls, daily status reports to track progress against plan

Point of contact across Client Pods for testing escalations, investigating and resolving

Define requirements for test environments and engage appropriate parties to ensure that the necessary components are in place before testing commences

Manage the testing process and organise the review and analysis of appropriate documentation and storage of documentation

Ensure the delivery of systems to the live environment meet the agreed quality expectations

Control concurrent CR’s/ projects and resources that vary in scale and complexity to meet changing objectives

Manage test resources, ensuring that all planned CR’s/ projects are delivered on time, within the budget and resource allocated

Implement strong planning and resource forecasting techniques; and Ensure compliance with all relevant internal instructions (FIMs, GSMs, circulars) and external regulatory requirements including the management of operational risk and adherence to the Group’s standards of ethical behaviour




  • Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or related fields
  • ISTQB Qualified
  • 10+ year in Test Management roles


Additional knowledge & experience:


  • Substantial knowledge and experience of the project and test lifecycle
  • Track record working within a variety of testing methodologies i.e. Agile, Hybrid and Waterfall
  • Strong working knowledge of functional test automation and test management tools, practices and collaboration tools; Go Jira and confluence
  • Able to articulate knowledge of testing within Investment Banking i.e. Middle Office/ Fund Accounting
  • Understand and interpret complex business and IT requirements
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to find logical solutions to problems and manage to resolution
  • Proven ability to prioritise competing demands
  • Able to demonstrate capability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders and a globally dispersed team
  • Effectively co-ordinate delivery of services involving elements delivered by others