University of Nottingham

Oracle Campus Solutions Functional & Non Functional Testing Specialist

Incomplete applications

8
Incomplete applications
8 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

14
Completed applications
14 SME, 0 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 28 March 2017
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 30 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Quality assurance analyst
Summary of the work The University requires an Oracle Campus Solutions Functional & Non Functional Testing Specialist with demonstrable experience of testing the platform and use of ALM. The specialist will perform both Functional & Non Functional testing duties on the University's Oracle Campus Solutions platform.
Latest start date 14/04/2017
Expected contract length Initial 6 months with the option to extend up to 12 months.
Location East Midlands
Organisation the work is for University of Nottingham
Maximum day rate £550 per day

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement Early market engagement has highlighted that this skill set is not readily available in the open market and that "standard" testers without the requisite experience of Oracle Campus Solutions are not easily able to pick up the nuances associated with said platform in a short time frame
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will be working closely with identified UoN Process Super Users and Testing Staff and management
What the specialist will work on The specialist will perform both Functional & Non Functional testing duties on the University's Oracle Campus Solutions platform

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place The specialist may be required to work across three sites:

University of Nottingham, Kings Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2NR;

University of Nottingham , Ningbo China;

University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Working arrangements The specialist will work in accordance with the plan and schedule set by the Head of Quality Assurance alongside other members of the testing team, writing and developing testing scripts and executing testing cycles, producing written test reports until the requisite quality has been demonstrated
Security clearance Nor Applicable

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Not Applicable

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
  • Have experience of testing Campus Solution - Functional Testing & Scripting - 35 points
  • Have experience of Using ALM & HP Quality Centre tooling - 15 points
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have non-functional testing experience - 10 points
  • Have test automation experience - 10 points

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be actively motivated and have the ability to motivate others
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Take responsibility for their work and be a Self Starter
  • Have good communication skills
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Will this role be within IR35? An assessment has been undertaken using the HMRC tool and the role is outside IR35
2. Hi Is international travel actually required for the role? If so, will the University pay and sort out the travel arrangements? Is the role inside or outside on the new off payroll working legalisation? Is the rate quoted excluding VAT? Yes international travel is required Yes the University will facilitate travel arrangements and will meet agreed expenses. An assessment has been undertaken using HMRC tool and the role is outside IR35 Yes the rate quoted will be excluding VAT
3. Will this requirement fall inside or outside of IR35 An assessment has been undertaken using the HMRC tool and the role is outside IR35
4. There are two identical requirements on the framework, is this a duplication error? There are two roles required so 2 requirements have been published in line with CCS Guidance: You can only post requirements for 1 specialist role at a time. For example if you want to find 3 developers, you must post 3 separate requirements – 1 for each developer.
5. From 6th April, responsibility for determining if an assignment is within IR35 will shift to the Public Sector organisation. We need to understand the client’s decision on the status of each contract assignment (including extensions) under IR35 and whether a new contractor assignment is deemed ‘Inside’ or ‘Outside’ of IR35 at the beginning of the recruitment process for hiring a contractor. There is an HMRC status portal available to help determine the status but we do require you to post a response as to whether the role is ‘inside’ or ‘outside’. An assessment has been undertaken using the HMRC tool and the role is outside IR35
6. Is there any more detail on the non-functional testing: Are non-functional requirements already completed? Are any test automation tools in place (only ALM mentioned)? Is there a requirement for any performance & load testing, and if so, have any tools been selected? Non Functional testing includes performance and security testing. The HP toolset has been selected.
7. I can see that your max rate is £550 per day, is there any flexibility on this? There is no flexibility on rate
8. Can more than one candidate per supplier be submitted Yes
9. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? Feedback will be provided by Friday 7th April 2017
10. How much time do they envisage someone having to travel to China and Malaysia and will they provide expenses? Travel will be as required by the programme and expenses will be covered by programme
11. Which functional tool kit you have in place? is it QTP (as you are using HP ALM)? QTP
12. Which non functional tool kit you have in place? is it Load Runner? (as you are using HP ALM)? Load Runner
13. Will there be travel to China and Malaysia required as part of the role? If so, how much and will it be expensed/accomodation provided? Travel will be as required by the programme and expenses will be covered by the programme
14. Candidates who has exp in oracle business suite or any oracle suite can be considered? No - we are seeking candidates with the experience and skill set outlined in the requirement
15. What will be under non-functional testing a. Performance testing b. Security testing c. Something else Performance & Security
16. Do consultant need to travel physically to all the locations and country mentioned in requirement in section ‘Address where the work will take place’ Yes
17. Is it must to have experience on ‘Campus Solution’. If yes do we mean Oracle ‘PeopleSoft Campus Solutions’ Yes we require experience of Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
18. The specialist may be required to work across three sites: University of Nottingham, Kings Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2NR; University of Nottingham , Ningbo China; University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - How much time will the specialist spend across the 3 different sites? As required by the programme
19. As a specialist company providing performance testing services we would like to supply both performance testing requirements as we would then be able to offer a better rate, rather than offering two individuals through Digital Services. Who can we discuss this with? We are seeking both roles via the Digital Marketplace. Suppliers can offer candidates across both roles.
20. Would you consider Work permit holders (Tier 2 General) or their dependents for this role yes, subject to due dilligence