Office for National Statistics

PU-17/0121 QA Analyst

Incomplete applications

0
Incomplete applications

Completed applications

24
Completed applications
20 SME, 4 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 3 August 2016
Deadline for asking questions Friday 5 August 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 10 August 2016 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Quality assurance analyst
Summary of the work ONS Digital is continuing to improve its public facing digital products following the launch of the new website earlier this year. This role will work alongside the existing team to work on an ambitious roadmap to improve the scalability and stability of the platform for our users
Latest start date 12/09/16
Expected contract length 6 months
Location Wales
Organisation the work is for Office for National Statistics
Maximum day rate 600

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with A multi-disciplinary agile team including UX designer, user researcher, front-end developer, back-end developer, content designer, web ops, tech arch, delivery manager and service manager
What the specialist will work on The Quality assurance analyst will be responsible for setting up a comprehensive test suite across our publishing application and website. This will include writing Selenium based automated tests but also identifying what other tools and coverage we require.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Newport, South Wales
Working arrangements Work will be on-site in Newport (Mon-Fri) - there is the potential for work from home days by agreement with Service Manager,
Security clearance Disclosure Scotland security vetting.

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Demonstrable experience of defining or breaking down user stories and acceptance criteria using test design techniques, thereby statically testing the solution at the time.
  • Demonstrable experience of helping developers in generating comprehensive unit tests and pair with them as appropriate.
  • Focus on understanding what makes a solution or approach valuable to the people using it. Using quality characteristics such as functionality, reliability, usability, efficiency, maintainability and portability.
  • Demonstrable experience of using a risk based approach to testing.
  • Demonstrable experience of Test-Driven Development (TDD), Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) and Continuous Integration (CI) and some of the tools that are used.
  • At least 3 years’ experience of Test Automation in an Agile environment, including setting up and using frameworks which include Specflow/Cucumber and Selenium.
  • Proven experience in API testing within Agile sprints.
  • Proven experience of accessibility testing within sprints and presenting findings back to the team.
  • Proven experience of performance testing web based applications and presenting findings back to the team.
  • Produce Test Approaches and Sprint Test Plans collaboratively with the team and suppliers, owning the documentation and managing its completion
  • Demonstrable experience of Non-Functional requirements, definition and testing.
  • Demonstrable experience in exploratory testing techniques and knowing the difference between ad hoc testing and exploratory.
  • Confident in explaining decisions to stakeholders who don’t understand agile, user needs or user-centred design and delivery.
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Hi, frameworks using Selenium and SpecFlow/Cucumber are mentioned. Can I ask for some more clarification on the languages and technology stack? eg -is SpecFlow essential (is the website developed in .Net) -are the development team using Java or C# -are any performance test tools already in use Specflow was an error (should have been deleted). The stack is primarily Java based with one of the core applications being almost completely Javascript.

There is some Selenium/Browserstack coverage and some JUnit testing in place but it needs comprehensive updating.