336612 - QA and Test Manager

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Posted: 21/06/2018 11:07
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: ┬úCompetitive
Location: London
Level: Technical
Deadline: 19/07/2018 23:59
Hours: 35
Benefits: Various
Job Type: Permanent

QA and Test Manager – IT

Full time, Permanent

Who are PPL?

As a leading licensing business at the heart of the UK’s music industry, PPL ensures those who invest their time, talent and money to make recorded music are compensated and recognised when their music is used by businesses or broadcast on TV, radio or online.



PPL are game changers and industry leaders in music licensing, and our IT department is certainly no different sitting at the heart of the organisation they are constantly evolving and challenging what they do so PPL remain the best at what we do. We want to push the limits, find new ways of working and stretch our capability to do great things. If you live and breathe technology, passionate about excelling your career and developing new skills and knowledge then we want you! Whether you’re interested in IT Development, Operations, Support or Projects there is something for you at PPL.

What you’ll be doing

The QA and Test Manager leads the quality and test team in the test activities for PPL’s existing business applications and new system implementations. The role leads the definition of PPL’s testing strategy, sets up and maintains a first-class testing and quality capability. It ensures that any changes to PPL’s business applications are effectively tested against agreed functional and non-functional requirements, prior to production deployment. This role is responsible for reviewing and improving the approach to testing to ensure the team works efficiently and effectively.

What are we looking for?

  • At least 5 years IT industry experience
  • Experience in IT consultancy or other blue chip environment.
  • Excellent management skills – ability to develop effective teams
  • Use of advanced testing tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies and techniques for web applications, data integration middleware and data warehouse solutions
  • Ability to articulate business requirements into structured test plans to ensure quality of released product

Key Accountabilities:

  • To define and periodically review the Test Strategy to cater for various development methodologies, types of testing and technology solutions (e.g. AWS technologies, data integration middleware / ETL, data warehouse and reporting)
  • To seek opportunities to increase the efficiency of the test team, including adoption of test automation tools and techniques
  • To manage test activities and the allocation of test resources across multiple streams of development and projects
  • To make use of appropriate testing tools and services (undertaking formal software / vendor selection where appropriate)
  • To create and periodically review suitable templates for Test Documentation to support test activities

What we have to offer

When you come on board at PPL you can expect to be rewarded for your hard work. Employees are entitled to a wide range of benefits which support their needs and lifestyles.  

If you want to work in and grow your career within a fast paced and innovative environment – then we want to hear from you

Equality and Diversity at PPL

PPL are committed to equal opportunities and inclusivity, therefore we welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community.

Unfortunately, due to the high number of application received for every role here at PPL we are only able to contact candidates we’d like to progress to interview stage.

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