Andrew is an experienced Test Manager / IT Manager with a 16+ year track record of successfully delivering test programmes and IT management across a diverse set of industry sectors to assist clients, both internal and external, to achieve their business and strategic goals. Key strengths include managing teams of 20 or more; managing budgets up to 500k; working with stakeholders up to 'C' level; management of global teams and geographically diverse clients; implementation of independent test functions, setting strategy, process and team development.

  • Approachable, fair and strong manager capable of maintaining a personable yet professional relationship with all levels of team member and management.
  • Excellent all round communication skills, a confident presenter and speaker. Able to communicate complex ideas and solutions easily to others.
  • Excellent knowledge and practical application of software testing techniques and methods. Working as both a hands on tester and leading test teams.

    Skills Matrix

    Test Project Management | Test Strategy | Test Documentation | Test Process Design | Defect Tracking | Team Leadership | IT Management & Strategy | Budget Management | Manual Testing | Test Automation | Knowledge of Selenium | Agile Techniques | Waterfall Methodology | SDLC | Team Development | Supplier Management | Vendor Management | Software Development | Line Management | Infrastructure Change | Resource Management | Project Planning | Project Management | Windows Environments | Linux | ISTQB Foundation | BCS Intermediate Software Testing | Test Function Implementation | Development Team Management | Development project management.

    Education and Learning

    I have undertaken the following personal development and hold some certifications from governing bodies.

    PRINCE2 Training

    Provider: Pluralsight

    MS Project 2007

    Provider: LearningTree

    ISTQB Foundation

    Provider: QA & BCS

    Intermediate Software Testing

    Provider: BCS

    C# Programming

    Provider: LearningTree & Pluralsight

    MS Project Fundamentals

    Provider: Pluralsight

    Agile Fundamentals

    Provider: Pluralsight

    Agile Teams with Scrum

    Provider: Pluralsight

    Work Experience

    Over the course of my career I have been lucky enough to have either produced work for, or directly worked with the following businesses and organisations.

    Ageas Insurance LimitedMedtronicCovidienregs4shipsBank of EnglandVSOlearndirectRoyal Navy

    Please note some of the above contracts were as part of a business relationship with my employer at the time.

    Most Recent Appointments

    Ageas Insurance Limited - Test Lead

    Working within the Electronic Business function for Ageas Insurance Limited (AIL) as Test Lead. Leading a team of 20 software testers, consisting of permanent and contracted resource of varying experience and seniority.

    Resource management of an additional 6 staff in addition to direct team. Sole accountability for the delivery of testing including the management of pipeline, resource and business relationships. Reporting into the Head of Electronic Business, with direct access and engagement with C level management.

  • Resource management and planning for 25 software testers across 50+ projects within pipeline
  • Management of suppliers, third parties and internal business stakeholders
  • Point of reference for testing best practice and advice, management of test pipeline and projects
  • Implementation of process improvements within the current test function
  • Direct input into departmental budgets

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    Medtronic Plc. - Test Manager

    Promoted into the position of Test Manager during reorganisation of the EMEA information technology department. Established new independent test function from the ground up, design and implementation of test strategy and full process and test documentation.

    Recruitment and personal development of new testing team, comprised of both full time and contracted resource. Responsibility for test programmes across the EMEA region, communication of test progress and results to all stakeholders and ā€˜Cā€™ level management. Line management.

  • Implementation of Selenium solutions for automated testing.
  • Management of multiple concurrent test projects across the full software life cycle.
  • Training of new team members in internal test process and industry best practice.
  • Management of geographically diverse test and project resource.
  • Implementation of MS SharePoint solution to house test projects and data.

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    Software and Tools

  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Mind Mapping
  • Trello
  • Slack
  • Selenium
  • Outlook and Webmail
  • Keepnote
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Internet Explorer
  • Test Management Software
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Exposure to C#
  • Exposure to Networks
  • Knowledge of Cyber Security

  • © Andrew Carrington-Chappell. Andrew is a Test Manager Lead with proven software testing experience in multiple environments and settings.

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