Chelmsford City Council

CRM Test Automation Developer and Implementation Specialist

Incomplete applications

14
Incomplete applications
13 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

9
Completed applications
8 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 5 June 2019
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work Work within a scrum team

Implement framework for automated testing of Dynamics 365 Forms and Dynamics Portal Forms.

Specialist needs to be comfortable setting up the framework independently, previous experience of doing this will be required.

Required technologies: BrowserStack, Selenium, C# and Azure DevOps.

Handover process to in-house staff
Latest start date Monday 15 July 2019
Expected contract length 6 weeks
Location South East England
Organisation the work is for Chelmsford City Council
Maximum day rate Market Rates

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will work within a small scrum team who are developing MS Dynamics 365.
What the specialist will work on Implement a framework for automated testing of Dynamics 365 Forms and Dynamics Portal Forms. Using technologies such as BrowserStack, Selenium, C# and Azure DevOps.

Handover and up skill in house staff

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place The specialist will work in Chelmsford, Essex.
Working arrangements The role is to initiate test automation and to upskill/handover to an existing predominantly manual tester.
Security clearance n/a

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
  • BrowserStack
  • Selenium
  • C#
  • Azure DevOps
  • Visual Studio
  • JavaScript
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 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Happy to work in Agile Scrum environment
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Be comfortable working independently
  • Be accountable for delivery of work
  • Happy to work with a team with limited skills in automation development
  • Be confident to make decisions
  • Is happy to implement processes from a starting point
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. What is the IR35 status? This post is outside IR35
2. Is there a current incumbent? No. It is very important that the specialist understand that they will be responsible for setting up our Test Automation framework from scratch.
3. May I know the tentative shortlisting and interview date? Interviews will be telephone only and on either of the below dates.

Monday 24th June 11.00-14.00
Thursday 27th June 11.00-14.00
4. When and how can the CV of the candidate be sent? We will request CVs after we have reviewed and selected our top 5 specialists for interview. You will provide the key information of your one selected specialist by responding to this process
5. "Market rates," as quoted, can be different depending on the seniority / expertise of different candidates. Please can you be more specific. Understood. It is imperative that we find the right skills and fit for the position. We are not wish to limit the scope of applications at this stage.
6. Is this contract duration fixed at 6 weeks or options to extend? If yes, is there any limit on extensions? It is unlikely to extend however a view will be taken at the mid-point.
7. Is the scope limited to automating tests for the UI/forms or wider test automation, such as integration testing? Great question! Limited to automating tests for the UI/forms