This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Wednesday 6 October 2021
Department of Work and Pensions

DWP Digital QA Tester

14 Incomplete applications

12 SME, 2 large

11 Completed applications

9 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Published
Wednesday 29 September 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 1 October 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 6 October 2021 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Data engineer
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company
Summary of the work
QA Tester: The DWP are looking to engage with a supplier to provide an experienced tester to work within the existing DWP Team.
Latest start date
Monday 11 October 2021
Expected contract length
6 months
Location
North West England
Organisation the work is for
Department of Work and Pensions
Maximum day rate
up to £400 per day ex VAT

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The existing team is augmented with a mix of Civil Servants and other 3rd party supplier resource.
What the specialist will work on
QA Tester: The DWP are looking to engage with a supplier to provide an experienced tester to work within the existing DWP Team.
The specialist will be a experienced UAT tester, able to deal with planning, scheduling, and coordinating tests with end users.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
The supplier will normally be required to work from DWP offices in the North West (Manchester office) but until COVID restrictions are lifted, the supplier will be required to work from home with occasion visits to the DWP office
Working arrangements
Specialist will work 5 working days per work remotely until further notice.
Security clearance
The supplier will be required to hold BPSS security clearance as a minimum.

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
  • have considerable experience of Test Analysis (DDaT)
  • Have considerable experience of QA Testing (DDaT)
  • Have considerable experience of testing Methods & Tools (DDaT)
  • ISTQB or equivelent experience
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a enterprise scale organisation
  • Experience planning and scheduling tests based discussion with stakeholders.
  • Good experience of undertaking knowledge transfer to existing teams.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a large scale orgnisation.
  • Attend and participate in Agile ceremonies.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Experience of writing test approaches.

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
5
Cultural fit criteria
  • work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • take responsibility for their work
  • share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • be comfortable standing up for their discipline
  • Upholding DWP values and working within Government Digital Standards.
Additional assessment methods
Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

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