Ministry of Defence, Defence Business Services (MOD, DBS)

Selenium Implementation and Configuration Engineer

Incomplete applications

9
Incomplete applications
8 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

14
Completed applications
14 SME, 0 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 16 October 2019
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 23 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 30 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Data engineer
Summary of the work DBS are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced engineer in respect of configuring and implementing Selenium tool
Latest start date Monday 25 November 2019
Expected contract length 50 days with option for up to a further 30 days
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Defence, Defence Business Services (MOD, DBS)
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with DBS Civilian Human Resources Technical Lead
What the specialist will work on The DBS organisation is looking to improve current manual testing of software changes within the Chief Information Officer's programme of work. With the introduction of a MOD Cloud Based replacement HR system, the test tool we wish to use is Selenium.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place MOD Sites split between Cheadle Hulme, Manchester Abbey Wood North, Bristol and exchange visits to Exchange Flags Liverpool
Working arrangements The engineer will be expected to work a 5 day week, along side Project staff. There is however, room for some flexibility on the working pattern
Security clearance UKSV SC level required

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Selenium software installation and configuration
  • User Interface Test Automation (JavaScriptbased)
  • General development skills
  • REST API testing (Manual/Automated)
  • Explooatory Testing
  • Knowledge of modern test patterns
Nice-to-have skills and experience knowledge of volumetric software tools

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 4
Cultural fit criteria Provide work history
Additional assessment methods Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there a day rate or budget Not available
2. Is there an incumbent in this role No, there is no internal post
3. Is this role inside or outside IR35 scope Outside IR35
4. Is the UKSV SC security clearance provided by the employer or should the candidate already have this. The candidate must have SC clearance
5. Where is the main role based As detailed in the advert it will be split between Cheadle Hulme and Bristol
6. Can the Authority confirm if they are working with an incumbent supplier There is no incumbent supplier working on this project
7. Can you please confirm the rate and IR35 status See responses 1 and 3 above
8. Is there a current incumbent See response 2 above
9. What is the IR35 status See response 3 above
10. Please can you confirm which location will be designated as the base location, and whether you will pay T&S for travel to locations away from the base location See response to 5 above, T&S will be paid based on MOD Travel Terms and Conditions with distance start position based on the nearest of the two base locations
11. There are multiple sites listed - Cheadle Hulme and Abbey Wood with visits to Exchange Flags Liverpool. Will travel to other sires be expensed See response 10 above, T&S will be paid based on MOD Travel Terms and Conditions with distance start position based on the nearest of the two base locations.