Awarded to ROQ Limited

Start date: Monday 7 March 2022
Value: £53,750
Company size: SME
DWP - DWP Place - DWP Digital

DWP - DWP Place QA Tester 1

1 Incomplete application

1 SME, 0 large

18 Completed applications

16 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Tuesday 25 January 2022
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 27 January 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 1 February 2022 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Quality assurance analyst
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
The specialist will need to be a experienced (working level) Tester.
Day to day planning, scheduling, and coordination of UAT testing. Embedding in existing Test team and project teams, and undertaking Knowledge Transfer.
Upholding DWP values and working within Government Digital Standards.
Latest start date
Monday 28 February 2022
Expected contract length
6 months with an optional extension period of up to 2 months
North West England
Organisation the work is for
DWP - DWP Place - DWP Digital
Maximum day rate
Up to £450 ex VAT per day. Standard 8 hour working day, includes expenses to base location agreed with DWP . This role is Inside IR35

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work with the existing DWP Augmented Teams, this will consist of DWP Digital staff and other 3rd party suppliers engaged in Service Now development work
What the specialist will work on
The specialist will be a experienced QA & UAT tester, able to deal with planning, scheduling, and coordinating tests with end users.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Primarily at the DWP Digital Corporate Hub2- St Peters Square, Manchester - although there may be a requirement to work from other DWP locations in the North West.
Working arrangements
Specialist will work 5 working days per work remotely until further notice. The specialist will be required to be online between the hours of 8:00AM - 17:00PM Monday to Friday
Security clearance
All suppliers must BPSS cleared and On-Shore

Additional information

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
  • Technical Skills: Test Analysis (DDaT) Testing (DDaT) Methods & Tools (DDaT)
  • ISTQB or equivalent 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.
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
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work well as the lead of a team and keep the team motivated to perform well
  • Transfer knowledge gained through the team and be willing to share experiences across the wider department.
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Is accountable and takes responsibility for their work
  • Can work with colleagues with little or no technical knowledge
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there any incumbent?
No. There is no incumbent
2. Is there any flexibility on the rate, as this seems quite under market value currently
This is the current rate we pay for this level of Tester