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Group Test Manager

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  05-Jan-2022
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Location: Newbury, UK

As a key role within the CIS organization you will be accountable for defining and implementing the new Global Testing methodology for Nucleus transformational programme.

You'll be responsible for defining the cross countries and cross releases data analytics testing strategy and implementing a common testing framework that span all delivery phases.


You'll drive and manage the test and acceptance at release and/or project level covering assembly, product, performance, user acceptance and regression testing wherever is required and oversing the overall test management practice and aligning it with Vodafone processes.


As the Group Test Manager you will provide assurance of Governance across all required test phases and adherence to acceptance protocol to guarantee solution quality, operational readiness within agreed KPIs and ultimately contribute to deliver customer satisfaction.


With us you will:

  • Ensure that all the testing stream activities are in place and the different teams are working as expected to guarantee a successful delivery
  • Lead and deliver an aligned programme of work through working with delivery leads from different functions
  • Owning, managing and  motivating location dispersed teams to deliver the E2E solution
  • Drive senior stakeholder management through the development of the programme


Apply if you have:

  • Experience of successful programme test/project management across international large and complex programmes on Data Analytics, Data Warehouse, BI. Test Lead experience within Vodafone.
  • Experience in development and implementation of Data Analytics / Big Data test strategies and procedures. Focus on end-to-end Data Quality Management.
  • Understanding of the Data ingestion and transformation/load into the Cloud Platform (Mainly GCP)
  • Understanding of the Data Warehousing and Testing and Migration principles
  • Ability to meet programme travel commitments which are anticipated to be up to two weeks a month for certain periods of the programme
  • Understand the GCP environment cost model, articulate test environment needs balancing between cost, project and test coverage required; have an ability to understand complex, very large scale set of integrated databases (20+) and processes supporting multiple businesses
  • Understanding the Reconciliation and Data Quality principles
  • Experience of managing teams of IT and business specialists and working with 3rd party IT service providers



  • Technical expertise in delivering BI, Data warehouses, Google Cloud Platforms, Colibra, Qlick,
  • Knowledge on the Cloud Migration and Google Cloud Platform ( Data Fusion, Big Query, Composer)
  • ISTQB / ISEB and Project Management certification (Prince 2 or PMP). Knowledge of service management discipline (ITIL)
  • Knowledge of specific tools: Tricentis Tosca,  Confluence, Microfocus ALM,
  • GCP experience and preferable GCP certifications


We’re proud to offer equal opportunities regardless of age, cultural background, disability, gender, marital status, nationality, political belief, race, religious or sexual orientation. We can only leverage this diversity by building an inclusive culture where everyone is respected, can be themselves and strive to be their best. That way we can build a better future for our employees, our partners, the communities we work in and our customers.


Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.