Testers, Test Analysts, Quality Assurance (QA) Professionals

  • SALARY & BENEFITS £24,874 - £35,836
Job Description

Do you have a passion for SQL and basic coding and experience in testing throughout the complete development lifecycle? If so, please read on as we have several opportunities available to further your career…. This is not a long application process – Just upload your CV and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

It is a very exciting time for HM Land Registry (HMLR) as we embark on a major digital transformation programme. We need you to support us to develop our systems and achieve our ambition to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data. We need passionate Testers and Test Analysts.


As a Tester you will contribute to ensuring the appropriate level of quality check is made, at the appropriate stages of the software development lifecycle. You will work with the team to ensure that testing is carried out and that quality issues are sufficiently considered during development process.

To be successful in this role you will:

• ideally have some quality assurance or testing experience or be working towards a relevant IT Qualification;
• knowledge and understanding of SQL and basic coding
• experience in testing throughout the complete development lifecycle.

You will ideally have the ISTQB Foundation in software testing, but if not, we will support you financially and with study time to enable you to gain this qualification.

Test Analyst

As a Test Analyst you are accountable for providing practical testing expertise, particularly in test automation, within the team. You will be accountable for producing and maintaining robust and efficient automated test packs. You are responsible for the creation on the projects quality strategy and will work with the team to ensure that quality is built into every part of the product.

To meet the requirements for this role you will meet the requirements of the Tester role above but in addition you will have the following:

• experience of working in an agile environment and in automated testing tools and techniques and ability to be able to assess risk to quality;
• experience of the use of code repositories (e.g. Github);
• experience of setting up automated test configurations;
• coding skills for the creation of automated tests (e.g. Ruby/Cucumber);
• ability to problem solve system errors and collaborate to get resolutions;
• experience in all testing levels (from Unit to OAT);
• experience of continuous integration practices;
• the ability to negotiate to reach an agreement along with good presentation skills and the ability to engage, influence and persuade others.

Ideally you will have the BCS Agile Foundation Certificate, but if not, we will would support you to obtain this qualification.

Please state the role(s) that you would like to apply for and ensure your CV contain details of how you meet the technical skills for the role(s) you are interested in applying for.

At the interview we will assess you on the technical skills for the role(s) listed above, and the generic role competencies:

• the ability to take a logical and analytical approach to problem solving;
• well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team;
• effective communication skills, including the ability to interact and build working relationships with colleagues;
• effective management, prioritisation and planning of personal workload and tasks to meet deadlines;
• the ability to take ownership of issues and proactively resolves technical problems, adapting quickly to understand and apply new technologies.

Five Things you didn’t know about working for DDaT

Located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth, our environmentally friendly offices provide a great setting in which to work. Hundreds of miles of stunning coastline and 368 square miles of Dartmoor National Park are within easy reach.

Ever thought about moving to Plymouth? If you decide to move to Plymouth and buy a new home, we can offer financial assistance such as help with paying estate agency fees, legal fees, survey fees and removal costs. For more information please contact the HR Resourcing Team.


HMLR offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements, generous leave allowances and flexible working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer.

We also offer:
• an employee recognition scheme;
• long-service awards;
• maternity and adoption leave of up to 26 weeks’ full pay, followed by 13 weeks’ statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid;
• paternity leave allowance of two weeks plus four days’ paid leave;
• paid time off for public service duties, for example if you are an armed forces reservist;
• paid volunteering leave;
• a social and sports club in every office;
• the opportunity to compete in national Civil Service competitions for a wide variety of sports;
• access to our employee assistance programme for counselling and support on a wide range of issues;
• an interest-free loan for season tickets and/or bicycles and safety equipment; and
• many other rewards including access to discounted healthcare, a Microsoft Home Use programme and shopping, leisure and finance discounts.

Career development

We offer:
• opportunities to network and work across government;
• career progression, training and development opportunities; and
• access to training opportunities including Civil Service Learning, which offers more than 70 classroom-based courses and online packages.

We look forward to receiving your application soon.

Sift/interview dates and location
The sift will take place on Tuesday 1 May 2018
Interviews will take place on Thursday 10 and Friday 10 May 2018
Seaton Court
2 William Prance Road