Test Engineer (QAA)

Closing date for applications: 11/10/2022
Specialist role
Quality assurance analyst
Summary of the work
Responsible for the Assurance of the BPS Migration Service, and its components (mapper, configurator and generator) allowing end consumers to select specific data items from Screens, Database/ files within the VME-R applications for migration onto replacement systems. Implement toolkits and API's enabling migration of Data to transformed Services (eg. GYSP).
Latest start date
Expected contract length
5 months
North West England
Organisation the work is for
DWP Digital - Benefit Payment Systems (JSAPS, PSCS, ISCS, PSCS, WPCS, IICS, SFCS)
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The resource will work with the existing DWP BPS Delivery Team. This team has a Lead Technical Delivery Manager, Design Lead, Technical Architect and a COBOL Developer.
What the specialist will work on
Technical Testing providing assurance, technical guidance and implementing testing best practices. This will include coaching, mentoring and supporting your team members.
Address where the work will take place
North East - Longbenton, Newcastle OR North West - Peel Park, Blackpool.
Working arrangements
Specialist will work 5 working days per week with a hybrid working arrangement incorporating remote and office working. Attendance on site 40% of the specialist's time is a mandatory requirement.
Security clearance
All suppliers must be SC Government cleared and On-Shore.
Additional terms and conditions
It is essential that the Department (DWP) holds copies of and rights to all source code developed and accompanying intellectual property rights to the code to develop further or make changes as it sees fit.
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-Work well as the lead of a team and keep the team motivated to perform well. -Transfer knowledge gained through the team and be willing to share experiences across the wider department. -Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions. -Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions -Can work with colleagues with little or no technical knowledge.
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 75% Cultural fit 5% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Build and deliver comprehensive, robust and reliable automated test frameworks and automation suites to provide full coverage of business requirements
  • Identify and drive resolution of defects or issues preventing delivery of Test Engineering activities
  • Maintain full traceability of defects, tests and requirements
  • Design, build and maintain an effective test infrastructure
  • Create and maintain appropriate documentation within the test automation code base
  • Knowledge of the latest technical test tools and where it would be beneficial to apply them
  • Review the test suite and update the code base to reflect current best practices and reduce technical debt
  • Develop and maintain reusable libraries and services
  • Communicate with other teams and share technical resources, knowledge and lessons learned
  • Contribute to the production of appropriate test approaches and reporting mechanisms
  • Ensure that usability, accessibility, security, stability and capacity are embedded in the development

Closing date for applications: 11/10/2022

Test Engineer (QAA)

Closing date for applications: 11/10/2022

Specialist role:

Quality assurance analyst


North West England


DWP Digital - Benefit Payment Systems (JSAPS, PSCS, ISCS, PSCS, WPCS, IICS, SFCS)

Maximum day rate:


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