Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Tester for Analytical Platform

11 Incomplete applications

10 SME, 1 large

49 Completed applications

44 SME, 5 large

Important dates

Published
Friday 13 March 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 20 March 2020 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Quality assurance analyst
Summary of the work
Opportunity to build a testing environment and process for cloud based analytical platform
Latest start date
Monday 23 March 2020
Expected contract length
up to 18 months
Location
London
Organisation the work is for
Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
Maximum day rate
up to £525 per day, with a total approved budget up to £173.3k.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The team is embedded with the Analytical community and serves other external departments, but all users are Analysts (Statisticians, Economists, Operational Researchers and Social Researchers).
What the specialist will work on
1. Develop & document functional test procedures for new production builds for the analytical platform

2. Develop & document non-functional test of the analytical system.

3. Conduct User Acceptance testing of enhancements and new functionailty.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Westminster, London.
Working arrangements
On-site 5 days a week.
meetings with users and teams in London offices
Security clearance
Willing to undergo Security Clearance (SC)

Additional information

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.

Essential skills and experience
  • Experience of developing functional tests within window & linux build environments- 12 points
  • Experience of developing non-functional for systems that are based on cloud (public and private) - 12 points
  • Experience of working with users to conduct user acceptance testing. - 12 points
  • Experience of working in cloud environment (both public and private) - 6 points
  • Experience of reporting results and recommendation to senior management - 6 points
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of working with on-premise and cloud analytical tools such as PowerBi,SAS, SPSS and NHM - 6 points
  • Experience of working with government analyst, such as statisticians or economists - 6 point
  • Experience of working with BAU/Support team to help them improve process - 6 points

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Able to work in a small multi-skilled team (less than 10) - 6 points
  • Willing to help develop other colleagues' capability - 3 points
  • Able to communicate complex solutions in a simple manner for non-technical users - 6 points
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

50%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent currently in this role?
No
2. What is the IR35 status
This role is outside IR35
3. Is SC clearance required before starting the job.
no.
4. Which tools are being used for testing currently?
Currently no automation tools being used.
5. Could you detail out technical landscape in terms of storage & analytical technologies used?
No.We expect the tester not to be embedded to any analytical technologies.
6. Are you looking for a system tester with functional knowledge or a performance tester?
We are looking for an all-round tester, capable of functional and performance testing
7. Is the latest date of 23/03/20 correct?
We would like the the tester to start as soon as possible. The 23rd deadline is not set in stone but indicates our urgency.
8. Is there any testing involved related to commandline/shell scripting ?(Specific to Linux)
The platform is a mixed environment, working on windows and linux. Testing will be required on both environments
9. For the functional testing are you anticipating manual, automation or a combination of both. If a combination what kind of split are you anticipating, what automation skills would you like to see?
We expect the bulk of testing to be manual, automation when possible.
10. What cloud based analytic platform are you using and would like this person to have experience in
We require a tester who is not bound a particular platform.
11. Does the all-in rate incluse VAT
This rate doesn't include VAT.