Test Manager

Department:  IT
City:  Leeds
Location:  GB


Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.


This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract where we are looking for a Test Manager who will be responsible for creating the framework and setting the standards which all Retail projects will adhere to.  Once set, the Test Manager will validate that solutions meets quality and performance requirements by ensuring that every test effort is effectively planned, monitored, and executed, and that core activities required by the testing framework are completed.  With over 500 Stores/11 languages, the Test Manager will oversee testing activities for globally leading system implementation projects critical to Burberry’s core business strategy. 


  • Create and set the testing framework and standards.
  • Ensure appropriate planning and management of test resources.
  • Collaborate with other QA Managers to establish processes for the execution of test phases.
  • Collaborate with chosen test partner.
  • Oversee all test phases – unit, system, integration, functional, non-functional, OAT, etc.
  • Ensure that all required testing deliverables are created including testing strategy, testing scenarios, conditions and expected results, test scripts, testing control sheets and test completion reports.
  • Assess the progress and effectiveness of the test effort.
  • Execute review cycles including informal review, formal review, testing sign-off and quality assurance review.
  • Engage and collaborate with all relevant stakeholders including solution build teams, service management, and operations to define and deliver on testing requirements.
  • Facilitate the integration of automated testing throughout the test lifecycle, embed risk based testing and reuse of test scripts.
  • Ensure that testing efforts are effectively planned, monitored and executed and the core activities required by the testing process are completed in a structured and consistent manner.
  • Manage test environment and test data.
  • Manage the setup of automated, risk based and intelligent testing to optimise regression testing processes.


  • Testing - extensive experience.
  • Application Development - good experience.
  • Industry Knowledge - Knowledge of Quality Standards and Procedures.
  • ISTQB Foundation (preferable).
  • Understanding of automated test tools such as Selenium, TestingWhiz, TestComplete, etc.
  • Big Data experience desirable.
  • Experience with Jira would be beneficial.
  • Experience working in small to large size project teams.
  • Experience in working on Global Projects would be desirable.
  • Experience with a variety of technologies.
  • Experience developing and implementing automation frameworks.
  • Experience performing functional, performance, and regression testing.
  • Experience in API driven testing.
  • Experience in cloud based testing, e.g. AWS (Amazon Web Services).
  • Experience in testing on POS Projects desirable.
  • Experience in testing on Payment Projects would be desirable.
  • Experience in testing of Fiscal Countries would be desirable.
  • Experience working as a part of an agile team, testing code at pace and in iterations, with frequent stakeholder engagement.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to convey information succinctly and concisely.
  • Builds effective relationships through interpersonal skill and technical expertise to aid cross-functional working.
  • International experience.
  • Presents a welcoming attitude to change and adjusts dynamically to continuous business change and improvement.


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.


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