Test Engineer (QAA)

Closing date for applications: 25/01/2023
Specialist role
Quality assurance analyst
Summary of the work
Plan, execute and report on all manual functional testing activities relating to new features being developed for the AIMS platform in support of police recruitment and examinations. The specialist will also provide manual functional testing and/or accessibility testing coverage on other digital products within the College’s DDaT portfolio if required.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
6 months (132 working days)
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
College of Policing
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Test Engineer will be working within the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) department and report to the Senior Test Engineer. They will work alongside the Product Manager, Delivery Manager, Application Operations Engineers, and other Test Engineers. They will also work with 3rd party supplier and developers and wider business stakeholders within the College.
What the specialist will work on
AIMS (Assessment Information Management System) is a bespoke online platform, developed by a 3rd party supplier, providing administrative functions in support of police recruitment and examination activities. New functionality is being developed that will require manual functional testing activities to be carried out. DDaT also has a wider portfolio covering other digital platforms and digital learning content, for which manual functional and accessibility testing activities may also be required.
Address where the work will take place
Work will be carried out remotely from home
Working arrangements
Working hours are 7.4 hours per day, Monday to Friday (37 hours per week). Hours can be flexible but will cover core working hours of 10:00 – 15:45
Security clearance
Additional terms and conditions
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions -Take responsibility for their work -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 functional and non-functional testing experience within complex digital software development and delivery environments
  • Extensive experience in designing, developing, and executing comprehensive test strategies and plans
  • Extensive experience carrying out and reporting on manual testing activities
  • Experience working in an Agile software development methodology, or iterative development environment, with the ability to determine own priorities, estimation, and management of time within a given sprint cycle
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proven ability to solve complex problems and get to an answer quickly with an improvement mind-set, constantly striving to learn, develop and grow
  • Have excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level or similar demonstrable experience
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of working and testing to WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility guidelines, testing across multi-browser and devices, and information security principles
  • Experience in UX user testing methods and tools
  • Knowledge of the policing landscape and wider College of Policing operating environment

Closing date for applications: 25/01/2023

Test Engineer (QAA)

Closing date for applications: 25/01/2023

Specialist role:

Quality assurance analyst


No specific location, for example they can work remotely


College of Policing

Maximum day rate:


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