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Senior Test Analyst

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Recruiter: Met Office
Listed on: 26th May
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £30,932 - £33,925
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 26/05/2022

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Our reward package

We're hiring for a Senior Test Analyst based in Exeter HQ with hybrid remote working.

As our Senior Test Analyst, your total reward package is potentially worth up to £45545.00 annually, which includes basic salary, RRA, potential corporate bonus and employer pension contributions.

Your starting salary will be £30932.00 and you will have opportunities to progress to £33925.00 over time.

In addition you will be paid £2,500 per annum as a market supplement to reflect the demand for your skills. You will be paid this market driven allowance from April 2022 until March 2024 in your monthly pay whilst performing this role.

Your package includes: - Outstanding Civil Service Pension - Flexible hours and homeworking - Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years and option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave - Cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel - Access to discounted shopping on a range of retail, leisure and lifestyle categories

Who we are

The Hazards & Resilience tribe provide critical weather services to help people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive. These include the National Severe Weather Warnings Service, Space Weather, and Surface Water Flooding to name but a few.

Our exceptional people use their technological expertise to deliver and support these services. We work together to generate extraordinary positive impact for our customers.

Our values - it's who we are: - We're a force for good - We're experts by nature - We live and breathe it - We're better together - We keep evolving

We are the Met Office, come and join us and help us to make a difference.

We put our people at the heart of our decisions as an employer and aim to provide outstanding working conditions and career development opportunities. We will invest heavily in training and personal development to help you to reach your highest potential. You can expect to enjoy a flexible working day, we'll do our best to agree a working pattern that suits you.

Job Purpose

Hazards & Resilience are looking for a Senior Test Analyst to work in one of our development teams.

We are looking for someone to lead by example in effective manual and automated testing of critical products and services.

You will apply your expertise to help ensure we build the right thing and build the thing right.

You will guide best practice and the appropriate tools and frameworks for the job at hand.

You will contribute to a Community of Practice, encouraging knowledge sharing and championing test approaches that can benefit multiple teams and products.

As our Senior Test Analyst the key duties are to:

  • Lead by example in manual and automated testing of products and services.
  • Design and execute both functional and non-functional test cases.
  • Collaborate with the Developers, Technical Leads and Product Owners to advise on testing and any defects identified.
  • Work with the team to improve testing in our continuous integration processes.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Experience of efficient and effective design and execution of a wide range of functional testing techniques including test automation
  2. Ability to identify and analyse defects, then help prioritise them based on their severity and work with others to resolve issues
  3. Some skill in non-functional testing approaches
  4. Ability to use a range of technologies such as cloud platforms, open source software and SaaS solutions to enable and enhance the delivery of testing services
  5. Knowledge of how testing fits in with Agile methodologies and a continuous delivery approach
  6. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to operate successfully with a technical and non-technical audience

How to apply

If you share our values, we'd love to hear from you. Apply below using your CV and Cover Letter/Supporting Statement (which must bullet point how you meet each of the essential criteria). Closing date 12/06/2022 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 27/06/2022 . You will hear from us once the closing date has passed. Our interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

How we can help:

If you are considering applying and need assistance to do so, please contact us via . You can request adjustments either within your application or by contacting us. Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity.

You can select in your application to be considered under the Disability Confident (Guaranteed Interview) Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the essential criteria for the role.

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from those with all protected characteristics. We recruit on merit, fairness, and open competition in line with the Civil Service Code.

We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK - please refer to GOV.UK for information. Due to the security clearance required you need to have resided in the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years to be eligible to apply.

Additional information

We operate an on-call roster in Technology to provide 24/7/365 support to respond to operational service requirements. This post may be part of an on-call roster and the postholder would be required to participate in an on-call roster where in operation.