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Testers, Test Analysts, Quality Assurance (QA) Professionals

Reference
1554787
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
IT
Location
Plymouth
Salary
£23,437 - £30,918 Plus potential IT Allowance of £4563 plus benefits
Expiry Date
02/10/2017
We are recruiting now to a number of roles to ensure HM Land Registry’s (HMLR) Digital, Data and Technology teams contain the right blend of skills to take our major transformation programme forward.

Job Description

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 ….

 

Tester

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:

 

  • experience of working in an agile environment and in automated testing tools and techniques and ability to be able to assess risk to quality
  • experience of the use of code repositories (e.g. Github)
  • experience of setting up automated test configurations.
  • ability to problem solve system errors and collaborate to get resolutions
  • experience in all testing levels (from Unit to OAT)
  • experience of continuous integration practices
  • the ability to negotiate to reach an agreement along with good presentation skills and the ability to engage, influence and persuade others
  • The BCS Agile foundation Certificate would be ideal but if you don’t hold it then we would support you to obtain this qualification.

 

You will also be tested on the following competencies at interview:

  • the ability to take a logical and analytical approach to problem solving
  • well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • effective communication skills, including the ability to interact and build working relationships with colleagues
  • effective management, prioritisation and planning of personal workload and tasks to meet deadlines
  • the ability to take ownership of issues and proactively resolves technical problems, adapting quickly to understand and apply new technologies

 

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.

 

Location

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.

 

Hours

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.

 

Annual Leave

28.5 days annual leave and 8 days public holidays (pro rata for part-time staff)

 

Pension

Civil Service pension schemes are extremely competitive and you can find out information here.

 

Other Benefits:

  • childcare vouchers towards the cost of childcare
  • employee recognition scheme
  • long service awards
  • maternity and adoption leave of up to 26 weeks full pay, followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid
  • paternity leave allowance of 2 weeks plus 4 days paid leave
  • paid time off for public service duties, for example, if you are an armed forces reservist
  • paid volunteering leave
  • a social and sports club in every office
  • the opportunity to compete in national Civil Service competitions for a wide variety of sports
  • access to our employee assistance programme for counselling and support on a wide range of issues
  • an interest-free loan for season tickets and/or bicycles and safety equipment
  • many other rewards including access to discounted healthcare, Microsoft Home Use programme, shopping, leisure and finance discounts

 

Career Development

  • opportunities to network and work across government
  • career progression, training and development opportunities
  • access to training opportunities including Civil Service Learning, which offers over 70 classroom-based courses and online packages

 

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