Interesting question as the role of a Test Manager has changed and will look different across organisations who employ them (us).
I read this earlier: Where has the Test Manager Gone? | TestRail Quality HubTestRail Quality Hub which suggests a tester can operate without a Test Manager and is able to manage his/her own development.
Whilst representing an Engineering Manager, this article suggests that the role of a manager within an Agile world is more of supporting culture and people development.
There’s a bunch of context which probably determines if a Test Manager is required in an organisation and what they’re accountable for but the role has certainly changed.
What I also see, however, is recruiters who spend a long time (12 months +) trying to fill Test Manager vacancies due to a lack of quality candidates.
What’s your view on Test Managers and the role they play in the modern Software Development ecosystem?