UAT Coordinator / UAT Manager

Recruiter
EasyWeb Group
Location
Manchester
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
25 Mar 2019
Closes
22 Apr 2019
Ref
00327150
Contact
Candidate Services
Category
IT, Internet
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
UAT Coordinator / UAT Manager 

Position: UAT Co-ordinator / Manager 
Location: Exchange Quay, Manchester 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: Monday to Friday 8.45am – 5.15pm 
Salary: Negotiable (dependent on experience) 
Benefits: Staff bonus, matched pension contribution, study support scheme, 3 x DIS, onsite gym and more 

About the role: 

AJ Bell is one of the largest providers of online investment platforms and stockbroker services in the UK, with assets under administration exceeding £44.2 billion and more than 204,400 clients. Our award winning products include AJ Bell Investcentre and AJ Bell Youinvest. We have our head office in Manchester, as well as a Media office in London. 

Our aim is to be to a market-leading provider of investment products and administration services in the execution-only and adviser markets. 

We now seek an experienced UAT Co-ordinator to co-ordinate, support and manage User Acceptance Testing for all software releases. 

Responsibilities: 

- Plan and co-ordinate all UAT activities to obtain timely sign off for all deliverables; from small changes to large scale core system upgrades. 
- Understand UAT scope and estimation for upgrades and projects. 
- Be an advocate for the UAT process and its importance and raise the profile of UAT through education and enthusiasm. 
- Pro-actively work with business teams to improve the profile of the UAT activities. 
- Work with UAT testers to capture quality User Acceptance Testing scenarios before the UAT period begins. 
- Carry out manual smoke tests following deployment to UAT. 
- Triage all bugs raised in UAT and assist with their speedy resolution by referring to the correct team. 
- Continually evaluate the UAT process and tools used and implement improvements. 
- Raise issues and risks with the Test Manager. 

The ideal candidate will have: 

- Experience co-ordinating and / or carrying out UAT. 
- Understanding of software testing practices and principles and ideally educated to ISTQB Foundation level. 
- An understanding of Agile scrum. 
- Experience in using complex systems, ideally in a Financial Services environment. 
- Ability to communicate effectively on a number of different levels – e.g. with UAT testers, developers, senior management. 
- Excellent communication and reporting. 
- Excellent organisation and forward planning skills with the ability to prioritise effectively. 
- Meticulous attention to detail. 

Other Information: 

In return we will provide all the training and support you need in order to develop within your role. 

There are opportunities for growth and professional development for members wanting to progress within their career including induction training and our study support scheme which is part of our benefits package. 

At AJ Bell you can expect a friendly working environment with a strong sense of team work, we have a great sense of pride in what we do and this is reflected in our strong guiding principles. 

There is an active programme of social events throughout the year which are open to all employees. 

You may have experience of the following: UAT Co-Ordinator, User Acceptance Testing Coordinator, UAT Manager, User Acceptance Testing Manager, UAT Lead, User Acceptance Testing Lead, UAT Analyst, User Acceptance Testing Analyst, User Acceptance Tester, Software Tester, Test Analyst, Software Test Analyst, etc.

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