Test Manager


Manchester, UK Office

Role type

Full Time




Competitive, dependent on experience

About the role

We are seeking a Test Manager to head up full end-to-end testing practices from multiple concurrent work streams, with responsibility for manual and automation testing and release management across the engineering team.

You will manage a high performing team of testers capable of delivering test outcomes to support the delivery of Interact. As Test Manager you will be the primary point of contact for all aspects of releases and will liaise with Product Designers, developers, BA’s and customers to understand acceptance criteria and define UATs, automating wherever possible.

A little about you...

  • Demonstrable testing or related experience in a lead role, ideally within a software company
  • Comprehensive understanding of the SDLC and methodologies (e.g. Waterfall and Agile)
  • Commercially experienced in both manual and automated testing
  • Experience working in and managing cross functional teams
  • An understanding of current standards and practices associated with the testing process including risk based testing
  • Experience of planning and managing test phases
  • Ability to creatively and proactively solve problems
  • Experience across all phases of the software testing life cycle
  • Able to define, implement and champion effective defect management using appropriate tools
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Comfortable in a hands-on role
  • ISTQB Knowledge is an advantage

Your responsibilities

  • Lead a project team of Test Analysts to define, plan, script and undertake testing on projects in order to deliver quality software in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Line management and development of members within the team, motivating colleagues and supporting where appropriate
  • Understand key business and project goals and plans appropriately to meet given goal
  • Ensure testing is executed and managed in line with agreed plans and processes
  • Champion quality processes across the project ensuring all project members understand the value of testing
  • Provide and review estimates on workload and schedule
  • Produce, maintain and execute a robust set of automated tests to challenging deadlines
  • Proactively manage risks to ensure issues do not develop
  • Identify and develop opportunities for organic growth of testing opportunities

Why you’ll love working for Interact...

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Season ticket/car parking loans
  • Buy & sell holiday
  • Flexible working
  • Reward and recognition scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Long service awards
  • Social events
  • Free Friday lunch
  • Fresh fruit
  • Friday "happy hours"
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Employee Assistance Helpline


Interact Academy

The Interact Academy is our in-house training programme designed to kick-start your training and development from your first day at Interact. You will meet with our CEO and senior managers to hear about our mission and values. You will also find out more about each department to learn how each one fits together and how your role works within them. Alongside this, you will complete your Interact Academy product and role-specific training to give you the tools to be successful in your role.

Product training

The Interact Academy will take you on a journey through our product, enabling you to gain an in-depth understanding of all of its features, users and benefits. You will follow a modular programme increasing in complexity to ensure in-depth understanding to assist you in being successful in your roles.

Role-specific training

As an Interact employee you will also receive in-depth role-specific training to ensure that you are fully knowledgeable about your role and how to make it a success.

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