Quality Assurance Analyst 1/2 (QAA)

Closing date for applications: 12/03/2020
Specialist role
Quality assurance analyst
Summary of the work
Software Application Tester / Engineer required to provide full quality assurance activities for College of Policing applications
Latest start date
Expected contract length
9 months
Organisation the work is for
College of Policing
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You'll be working with: The College of Policing (CoP) Digital Services team Test Managers Designers Developers CoP Project Managers CoP Users
What the specialist will work on
The Sofware Tester will: Write test cases and scripts for software iterations and releases Facilitate UAT, record, analyse and feedback results Conduct functional and regression testing on software iterations and releases Support Mock Runs by capturing issues and testing reported faults Document tests, acceptance criteria and sign off Escalate and assess risks to the business This will be requried for College Learn MVP, Assessment Information Management Solution (AIMS) and Day One Assessment (the College's police recruit assessment centre)
Address where the work will take place
CoP London site, currently: 1-7 Old Queen Street, Westminster, London SW1H 9HP A move to offices in Vauxhall is anticipated Spring/Summer 2020
Working arrangements
Onsite 3 days per week, working from home/other College sites rest of the time
Security clearance
Vetting required: NPPV2, CTC (SC -desirable). Happy to put successful candidate through vetting process. Will have access to OFFICIAL - SENSITIVE police information, systems, assets and will be working at Old Queens Street/ Vauxhall with unescorted access to the building.
Additional terms and conditions
Standard DOS contract
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Strong team working experience with the ability to think and problem solve independently Strong understanding and experience of Agile methodology and working practices, participating as an active member of an agile team Excellent written and communication skills Ability to work under pressure Strong collaboration skills with the ability to share information among team members Must apply and promote the College of Policing Code of Ethics and Integrity principles
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 60% Cultural fit 20% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Extensive understanding and experience of writing and executing functional and non-functional tests for web applications
  • Extensive experience generating test cases/scripts directly from UX/UI design specifications and style guides
  • Extensive experience testing responsively designed web applications across a wide variety of devices (mobile, tablet, desktop), platforms (iOS, Android, Windows etc.) and browsers (IE, Edge, Chrome, Firefox etc.)
  • Extensive experience testing against W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard for accessibility compliance
  • Experience testing responsive web applications built using the Bootstrap 3/4 framework
  • Working knowledge of using and maintaining test plans and test suites within Microsoft Team Foundation Server/Azure DevOps Server
  • Experience testing using a wide variety of tools/techniques, including the use of automated testing
  • Understanding of Continuous Deployment (CD) processes
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience using Katalon Studio and Selenium for automated testing
  • Understanding and awareness of coding practices and languages, including HTML5 semantics
  • Experience testing online learning platforms and content
  • Understanding of SCORM 1.2 object model and tracking API
  • Experience manipulating data and writing queries with Microsoft SQL Server

Closing date for applications: 12/03/2020

Quality Assurance Analyst 1/2 (QAA)

Closing date for applications: 12/03/2020

Specialist role:

Quality assurance analyst




College of Policing

Maximum day rate:


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