QA Manager

Cardiff, UK
Technology & Product

Are you a QA Manager who is passionate about people development, building great cultures and loves to be hands on with the team?

Then this might be the role for you!

We're looking for a QA Manager to join us in Cardiff, overseeing the global QA Function. You'll have direct reports and will work with Development Managers globally to drive the standard and processes in which we test. You'll be someone with hands on experience across automation and manual testing, and will be the driver in how we do all things testing across a variety of technologies!

What that means day to day

What you’ll need to be successful

  • Leading the QA team in best practices, driving the implementation of the business strategy for manual, automated and non-functional testing at various stages of our agile SDLC; this is a partly hands-on role where you will be oversee the quality of the testers, help to improve scripting and ways of working.
  • Manage and mentor the QA team, providing direction and support to ensure high performance and professional development.
  • Cultivate relationships and respect for the QA team and work closely with engineering, product management, and other stakeholders to understand requirements and deliver high-quality products.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts by staying up to date with the latest QA trends and technologies, and promote a culture of continuous improvement within the QA team and across Alcumus.
  • Prepare and present regular reports on QA activities and processes, product quality metrics, defects, risks, issues and improvements to senior management.

What you’ll get in return

  • Strong knowledge of QA methodologies, tools, and processes and how they support a software development life cycle.
  • Proven leadership and team management skills, including team training and upskilling.
  • Expert automation and manual testing skills, and proficient in test management software such as JIRA, TestRail, and automated testing tools such as Selenium, Cypress and QTP.
  • Experience developing functional and non-functional tests: unit tests, integration tests, E2E tests, load / performance tests, security tests, smoke tests, etc.
  • Experience launching products supporting UAT And Beta programmes for product feedback.

Alcumus has a hybrid workplace policy, where you will work from the office in Cardiff 3 days per week. We want you to be able to do your best work here. We emphasize providing many ways to support our team to do their best work and below are some of the perks and benefits we offer:

Personal Health & Wellbeing / Benefits

>🍼 Enhanced Parental Leave 

>🌴Generous annual leave 

>🏥 Healthcare Plan

>💟 Annual Giving Day – an extra day to give back to yourself or your community

>🚲 Cycle-to-work Scheme 

 Future Planning

>💰Pension scheme with employer contributions 

>🧬 Life Assurance – 3X base salary

>💸 Rewards Program – access to discounts and cashback  

>🏫 LinkedIn Learning License for upskilling & development 

Interested but don’t feel you meet all the requirements? 

Our recruitment team assesses and reviews all applications against the role and business needs. We believe in people having transferable and soft skills and want you to know that we do consider where an individual might not meet all the criteria, but have the aptitude and capability, nonetheless. Our priority is to ensure we set people up for success. We will make a final call based on our determining whether we can offer the necessary support to upskill or provide the developmental support needed for you to get the best out of this opportunity with us!

Bring Your Whole Self to Work.

Alcumus is proudly an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to ensuring that no candidate is discriminated against because of gender identity and expression, race, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, colour, region, creed, national origin, or sex. We are dedicated to growing a diverse team while continuing to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe and empowered to be themselves.

What you can expect if you apply: 

  • An initial discovery call with the recruiter
  • A first stage interview via Microsoft Teams 
  • Additional interview (likely face to face) with the stakeholders you’ll be working with closely in the role

We’re keen to ensure our hiring process allows you to be at your best, so if you need us to make any adjustments, please just let us know.


  • Reporting To: VP of Engineering
  • Employment Type: permanent