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Software Test Manager

34,533 P.A. ?
Location: Hilperton Marsh
Company: Zircon Software Limited
Hours: Full time
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We are an ambitious software engineering company based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, where we have been operating for over 20 years. Zircon helps create software that drives the future in a wide range of industries and across embedded, application and enterprise systems. We might be small, but we work with giants! Some of our clients include the likes of Siemens, Knorr Bremse, Altran and GE Oil and Gas.

We pride ourselves on our unique company culture, which is relaxed and supportive as well as professional, with a focus on personal development. Take a look here for more information on what it is like to work at Zircon.

We are currently looking for a Software Test Manager with an aptitude for problem-solving and the ability to quickly pick up new concepts/technologies, to join our team here at our office in Trowbridge, and help take us to the next step in our evolution in world class Software Engineering.


Ideal candidates should have:

  • Experience in software testing at various levels, including unit/component, Integration, System, Regression, and Acceptance Testing.
  • Experience with testing automation and continuous integration.
  • The ability to lead by example, correctly implementing standards and procedures without guidance, ensuring that other more junior engineers adhere to quality standards and approved working practices.
  • Ability to lead the testing of projects with a combination of hand-on testing and use of developers
  • Responsibility for test planning and strategy, including tooling and technologies.
  • Strong technical skills in current and evolving languages and technologies and the ability to pass on knowledge to those working around them.
  • Good interpersonal skills, comfortable interacting with customers.
  • Work experience in BS EN ISO9001/Safety related in one of the following industries MOD, Aerospace, Defence, or Rail real-time systems.
  • The ability to write clear and concise technical reports, specifications including test strategies, plans, scripts and reports.
  • A passion for improving the quality and productivity of software and system testing is desirable
  • Strong analysis skills
  • ability to identify process improvements
  • Fully familiar with waterfall and agile development techniques.

Technical skills:

  • Continuous Integration Tools
  • Test Frameworks such as Google Test, nunit, Selenium etc.
  • Knowledge of C#, C, C++ or Python is desirable
  • Knowledge of BS EN 50128, 61508, DO178, BS ISO 26262 or other software safety standard is desirable.


Salary dependant on experience

25 days holiday + Office is shut between Christmas and New Years


Strictly no agencies

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