We are at the heart of the move to more agile delivery of cutting edge digital services while maintaining our excellent system availability for our customers. Are you dynamic, resourceful and ambitious with a passion for Information Technology and experience testing/quality assurance and if so please read on ….
As a Tester you will contribute to ensuring the appropriate level of quality check is made, at the appropriate stages of the software development lifecycle. You will work with the team to ensure that testing is carried out and that quality issues are sufficiently considered during development process.
In order to be successful in this role you will ideally have some quality assurance or testing experience or be working towards a relevant IT Qualification. You will have some coding skills for creation of automated tests (e.g. Ruby / Cucumber) and experience in testing throughout the complete development lifecycle. Ideally you will have the ISTQB Foundation in software testing but if not we will support you financially and with study time to enable you to gain this qualification.
Senior Tester/Test Analyst
You are accountable for providing practical testing expertise, particularly in test automation, within the team. You will be accountable for producing and maintaining robust and efficient automated test packs. You are responsible for the creation on the projects quality strategy and will work with the team to ensure that quality is built into every part of the product.
In order to meet the requirements for this role you will meet the requirements of the Tester role above but in addition you will have the following:
You will also be tested on the following competencies at interview:
An IT Allowance of up to £4,563 can be payable on meeting qualifying criteria. The starting salary for RE2L is £23,437 and the band goes up to £24,628 and the starting salary for RE2U is £27,293 and the band goes up to £30,918.
Located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth, our environmentally friendly offices provide a great setting in which to work. Hundreds of miles of stunning coastline and 368 squares miles of Dartmoor National Park are within easy reach. We may be able to offer support with your relocation if you are interested in moving to the area.
You will normally work a 5 day, 37 hour week. A flexible hours scheme is in operation which means start and finish times are flexible and you may have the opportunity to build up flexi credit. This credit can then be used to take up to 24 days per year of flexi leave. These posts may require occasional planned out of hours working in order to deal with IT changes and maintenance.
We offer a range of family-friendly policies, such as part-time working, job sharing, parental leave and career breaks. These depend on business needs, but our aim is to help you achieve a positive work-life balance.
28.5 days annual leave and 8 days public holidays (pro rata for part-time staff)
Civil Service pension schemes are extremely competitive and you can find out information here.
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