National Software Testing Conference
Mike Jarred

Mike Jarred

Senior Manager – Solution Delivery, Financial Conduct Authority
The Continuous Evolution Of Testing In The FCA


The talk will describe the journey the FCA Test Group has undertaken to provide a modern, efficient and valuable testing service by rethinking its approaches to testing.


· The shift to relevant, targeted, testing, & the visualisation of programme wide risk profiles.

· The importance of stakeholder engagement & how we track the effectiveness of the Test Group to deliver against stakeholders risk appetite.

· Collaborating and integrating with Application Development to improve software engineering approaches, including Continuous Delivery

· The drivers to changing our Test Governance approach to one of Test Assurance, ensuring an effective, valued, collaborative & supportive coaching led model is operating.

Mike Jarred heads up the software testing department at the Financial Conduct Authority since 2015. Prior to this, he has held testing and development roles in the financial, retail, insurance and pharmaceutical & life sciences domains.