This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Wednesday 16 November 2016
Registers of Scotland

Senior Test Analyst

0 Incomplete applications

27 Completed applications

22 SME, 5 large

Important dates

Wednesday 9 November 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 11 November 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 16 November 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Performance analyst
Summary of the work
Working with BAs and Developers on developed solutions. Providing feedback on the soundness of proposed solutions and ensure that these are suitable. Experienced with Agile projects and will perform manual testing, record results and log defects. Provide feedback, log defects and input on techniques, solutions and tools used throughout projects.
Latest start date
End of November + 2 weeks
Expected contract length
Organisation the work is for
Registers of Scotland
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You will be working alongside:
-Business Analysts
-UAT Test Team
What the specialist will work on
- Analyse User Stories
- Develop Test Plans
- Develop Test Scenarios and Test Cases
- Prepare Test Data (when required)
- Collaborate on the test automation frameworks, using BDD approach
- Review test and log defects
- Perform manual testing (exploratory and non-functional)
- Create and maintain online (JIRA) documentation on the testing environments
- Identification of areas where test automation could be beneficial
- split testing effort effectively into the functional, automated BDD test design, structured exploratory testing sessions and non-functional, UI, accessibility testing and security

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Meadowbank House
153 London Road
Working arrangements
required onsite 5 days per week
Security clearance
We would request that the individual has the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

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
  • Be passionate about testing and software development
  • Have considerable testing experience
  • Have excellent analytical skills
  • Have an understanding of structured test methods and processes
  • Be an excellent team worker – especially with development and business
  • Have effective and concise communication
  • Have a challenging and enquiring mind
  • Have attention to detail and persistence
  • Have understanding of common software failures and faults
  • Have ability to effectively prioritize work and manage stress
  • Have understanding of risk based approach to testing
  • Have understanding of value of test automation in the Agile environments
  • Have working knowledge of at least one programming language
  • Have ability to build and maintain or design and drive test automation framework
  • Have understanding of database concept and ability to write basic SQL queries
  • Have understanding of non-functional aspects of web application testing – such as UI, Accessibility, Security and Performance
  • Have experience working in the Agile projects
  • Have experience using BDD approach to software development
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have experience with JIRA
  • Have experience with Linux
  • Have Selenium WebDriver with one or more programming languages

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • practice team working with all stakeholders
  • have no blame culture
  • encourage people to learn from mistakes
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. What is the contract length?
5 months
2. Please could you provide day rate or maximum day rate?
Registers of Scotland do not provide a maximum rate and expect suppliers to submit according to market rate.
3. Are the Registers of Scotland able to put candidates through the required BPSS Clearance for this role?
It is the responsibility of the agency to provide BPSS clearance for temporary staff and contractors, not Registers of Scotland
4. Do you require someone who is equally skilled in performance testing as they are in automation or is there one of these skills required more than the other?
No, automation is the priority
5. Can you clarify the level of understanding that the individual should have around UI, Accessibility, Security and Performance?
Versed enough to use tools such as Wave, Zap, Jaws and make an assesment.
6. In the overview you make reference to the role being a Performance Analyst. Can you clarify this in more detail please?
This should read QA Analyst