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Software Testing Manager

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Software Testing Manager



Grays Inn road London/Remote 


Why you should join us…

We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.

We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.


Business overview per Business Area:

The Core Ad Tech and Operations Team are responsible for the applications that support the selling and transmitting of adverts on ITV’s broadcast channels and are looking for a Test Manager who can help lead our testing capability, shaping and growing our testing services and driving improvement.

The media industry is changing significantly and rapidly with new technology, new players and new opportunities for advertising.  ITV’s has a clear strategy to adapt to these changes and to transform itself to meet the demands of the new advertising landscape and this is driving technology change.  The Core Ad Tech and Operations team are central to delivery of this change.   The test manager will be responsible for shaping our testing strategy, putting in place processes to manage our testing providers, driving automation and improving our delivery process. 

There are a large number of applications that the Core Ad Tech and Operations team develop and maintain, and these applications are critical to the day to day operations of ITV.  These applications underpin  ITV’s broadcast advertising revenue so maintaining quality and reducing technology  risk is key.   ITV has recently engaged with a new testing provider and the test manager will be responsible for putting in place the processes and controls to manage this supplier.  There are opportunities for the supplier to further help ITV further with additional automation work and broadening of services and the Test Manager will be responsible for identifying and working with the supplier on these.  

The Test Manager will also be responsible for programme testing, particularly Integration testing.  The number of programmes which require changes across the delivery teams is increasing and we need someone to help put together an integration test framework and to be responsible for programme testing delivery.  Most of the delivery teams work in an agile way the challenge is to deliver programme level change while maintaining BAU work..


This role entails…

You’ll work closely with the technology and business team which includes  senior stakeholders and the ability to clearly and concisely communicate is key, particularly to non-technology people .  You will develop and publicise a testing strategy framework, a testing plan and work with the team to agree and align this plan with delivery objectives.  You will also manage our relationship with third party suppliers.   You’ll ensure that processes for entry and exit criteria for phases are followed and provide status reports, escalating issues, or managing escalated issues as required. 

You will also always comply with legal, ethical and industry regulations.


To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

Minimum role criteria:

  • A relevant IT related degree or 10+ years in a Senior Test Management Role

  • Programme level test experience, or experience of managing integration testing 

  • Manage Test progress, including assigning work, monitoring progress and providing feedback to Senior Leadership.

  • Understand and support the needs/mind-set of a range of roles from key senior business stakeholders through to technical individuals

  • Depth of experience of testing, test automation and methodology,  implementation and able to Identify and recommend improvements to Testing processes and practices

  • Drive the development and maintenance of automation frameworks and scripts

  • Experience in managing suppliers and maintaining supplier relationships

  • Have a strong understanding of the benefits of test engineering and appreciation of the different tool sets available to support automation and performance

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you have a disability, we’ll guarantee you’ll get to the next stage*.

(minimum criteria above)


The Key role criteria is as follows:

  • Strong background in the use and implementation of Functional and Non-Functional test tools, techniques, principles and methodologies in agile and waterfall delivery.

  • Proven experience of creating and implementing an Automation Test Strategy, its appropriateness and limitations

  • Working knowledge of Test Management tools 

  • Extensive experience of defining and implementing waterfall, agile testing approaches

  • Excellent communication, influencing, managing and negotiating skills with Key Stakeholders and third parties

We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything... our email is Find out more here


If you want more information regarding  this role please feel free to email

Find out more about our benefits

We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance

We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here 

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.


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