Senior QAT Analyst job in London at Home Office

Senior QAT Analyst

Company: Home Office

Location: London UK

Date Posted:May 09, 2018

It’s a really exciting time to work in Home Office Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) and the challenge has never been greater. We are using some of the most cutting-edge technology, development platforms and ways of working to help us meet user needs and make delivery of new services even better. The first duty of government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office has been on the front line of this endeavour since 1782. We are the lead department for immigration, borders, passports, policing and counter-terrorism. Working with us, you will have the opportunity to influence development on some of the most important services provided by government, which affect people across the UK and beyond. Quality assurance and testing (QAT) is a really important part of the Home Office mission. Everyone is responsible for quality and we have a team of skilled people who make sure quality is delivered in the most effective way. This means getting fast feedback, understanding how a service performs, and helping the development team to make more informed decisions. We value automating as much of the test effort as possible allowing our team of specialists and domain experts to undertake better evaluations. BackgroundAs a Senior QAT Analyst you are responsible for •             Taking a user centred approach to implementing project or sprint level quality assurance and testing activities, providing practical, risk-based solutions •             Select, deploy and advise on a range of quality assurance and testing approaches and techniques appropriate to specific business problems and requirements including formal test analysis and design and exploratory or experience-based methods•             Application of QAT practices to different technical delivery environments and delivery lifecycles including agile teams and continuous release pipelines•             Working in collaboration with senior delivery partners in QA, DDaT and more broadly across the organisation or wider industry, to ensure that effective and efficient QAT capabilities are developed and fully integrated into the software development process•             Providing technical advice and assurance on the wider application of QAT solutions, influencing the effectiveness and delivery of quality practices throughout the project•             Identifying and driving forward the development quality assurance and testing capabilities within the QAT organisation, including continuous professional development and exploitation of new and emerging industry leading technologiesAs this is a highly technical role, successful candidates with exceptional skills and experience may also receive a Recruitment and Retention Allowance of up to £7,300. This allowance is dependent on skills and experience, which are assessed against the Recruitment and Retention Allowance criteria at interview. This allowance is subject to annual review in line with departmental priorities and could be reduced or withdrawn at any time.Essential CriteriaTo be Senior QAT Analyst, you will need to demonstrate the following essential skills:•             Translating QAT/Development strategies into practical, risk-based quality assurance and testing activities across the delivery lifecycle, ensuring alignment to user needs, technical dependencies and organisational standards•             The ability to analyse a range of complex user needs, business requirements and technical designs at project or service level, to identify or assure test goals, test case specifications and acceptance criteria•             Working in a technical environment, requiring a broad range of internal and external integration, ensuring the deployment of a broad range of tools and test environment options including open source technologies, automation frameworks and modern platforms•             Ability to apply knowledge and experience of a specific technical or business domain to enable the delivery of quality assurance and testing•             Establishing and maintaining relationships with multiple delivery partners including technical and non-technical stakeholders, communicating the goals and progress of quality assurance and testing activities as an embedded member of the delivery team or across a specialist area of delivery•             Development of the individual and the wider team through a range of activities that achieve current business goals, help to meet future challenges and build a capacity for changeDesirable Criteria•             ISTQB - Advanced Test Analyst•             BCS Agile Practitioner•             ISQi Certified Agile Tester•             PRINCE2 Foundation•             MBCS Level MembershipFor further information and details of how to apply please visit the Civil Service Website View full job description
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