Salary: £30,845 - £38,373 (London) £24,002 - £31,973 (National)
Contract type: Permanent
Number of open roles: 1
Location: London/ National. Birmingham/ Nottingham/ Sheffield/ Glasgow
Hours: 37 hours/week (42 hours incl. lunch)
Working pattern: Full time, flexible hours
Interview location: Video Call
We’re recruiting for a QAT here at MoJ Digital & Technology, to be part of our warm and collaborative LAA (Legal Aid Agency) team.
What you’ll be doing
Quality Assurance Testing (QAT) at MoJ will work on exciting products in support of services that improve lives. It is an opportunity to work with committed and talented product, user researchers, developers, designers, analysts, agile, and content specialists who share a vision for making better government through the smarter use of technology. This role is based at the Legal Aid Agency.
To help picture your life at MoJ D&T please take a look at our blog and our Digital & Technology strategy.
Quality Assurance Testers work closely with test engineers and developers to learn the activities and techniques required to establish the basis of testing.
At this level, you will:
Collaborate with delivery teams and determine the testability of functional and non-functional requirements
Have domain and business knowledge
Take a business and operational view when analysing the system under test.
Work with leads across LAA to set a common and comprehensive understanding on quality.
Work with the delivery / project managers to deliver changes in the process workflow if and when required in support of testing.
Be able to prioritise focus based on data as your evidence and support the delivery manager in determining priority for the work ahead.
Collaborate with other testers, test engineers and developers to understand if agreed processes are taking place and working.
Have an appetite to see the right tool for the right job and set a process in place to ensure enough R&D effort is maintained to keep up with the latest trends.
Work on both functional and non-functional areas of an application.
Highlight existing deficiencies and contribute to raising coverage and awareness
If this feels like an exciting challenge, something you are enthusiastic about, and want to join our team please read on and apply!
This is an MoJ Band C role with a salary of £30,845 - £38,373 (London) £24,002 - £31,973 (National) plus great benefits:
37 hours per week and flexible working options including working from home, working part-time, job sharing, or working compressed hours.
We are committed to nurturing our staff and provide lots of training and development opportunities with learning platforms such as: Linux Academy, O’Reilly, Pluralsight, Microsoft Learning, Civil Service Learning, GDS Academy, etc.
10% dedicated time to learning and development with a budget of £1000 a year per person
Generous civil service pension based on defined benefit scheme, with employer contributions of 26-30% depending on salary.
25 days leave (plus bank holidays) and 1 privilege day usually taken around the Queens’ birthday. 5 additional days of leave once you have reached 5 years of service.
Compassionate maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave policies, with up to 26 weeks leave at full pay, 13 weeks with partial pay, and 13 weeks further leave. And maternity support/paternity leave at full pay for 2 weeks, too!
Wellbeing support including access to the Calm app.
Nurturing professional and interpersonal networks including those for Careers & Childcare, Gender Equality, PROUD and SPIRIT
Bike loans up to £2500 and secure bike parking (subject to availability and location)
Season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and eye-care vouchers.
5 days volunteering paid leave.
Free membership to BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
Some offices may have a subsidised onsite Gym.
Functional testing. You can design and execute test cases using standard testing techniques. You can come up with different business scenarios for a feature, working with others in the team.
Non-functional testing. You know about non-functional testing techniques. You can execute non-functional test scenarios and identify defects. You can run non-functional tests others have written and know the processes to do so. You understand a range of standard non-functional testing techniques.
Technical breadth. You know about a range of tools and techniques for test automation. You will probably have some demonstrable technical attributes.
Test analysis. You can identify simple patterns and trends. You know how to investigate problems and opportunities in existing processes and can contribute to recommending solutions to these. You know how to work with stakeholders to identify objectives and potential benefits.
We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring and do not discriminate on the basis of culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor.
Our values are Purpose, Humanity, Openness and Together. Find out more here about how we celebrate diversity and an inclusive culture in our workplace.
How to Apply
Candidates must submit a full CV and Cover Letter which describes how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification above.
In D&T, we recruit using a combination of the Digital, Data and Technology Capability and Success Profiles Frameworks. We will assess your Experience, Technical Skills and the following Behaviours during the assessment process:
Developing self and others
Changing and improving
Delivering at pace
Your application will be reviewed and sifted against the Person Specification above by a diverse panel.
Successful candidates who meet the required standard will then be invited to a 1.5 hour panel interview held via video conference.
Please review the following Terms & Conditions which set out the way we recruit and provide further information related to the role.
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