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Test Engineer

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Recruiter: DWP
Listed on: 20th July
Location: London, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield
Salary/Rate: £35,310 - £49,666
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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DWP. Digital with Purpose.

  • Can you design and build automated test solutions that enable DWP to better services for citizens across the UK?
  • Do you want to find new ways to solve problems, and delivery best possible end user experience?

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We help people into work and make payments worth over £195bn a year, and support over 25 million daily users.

We are looking for a Test Engineer to join our community of tech experts in DWP Digital.

We're driving a once-in-a-generation transformation of government products and services.

We're using fresh ideas and leading-edge technologies to create innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions.

The DWP products and services we maintain and modernise will be used by nearly every person in the UK, at key moments in their lives.?

The scale of what we do is extraordinary, and our purpose is unique. We'd love you to join us.

Development. Work. Projects.

Our Test Engineers build automated, resuable test solutions.

The work you do will assure the quality of products used by millions of people. You'll make sure the stuff we build, maintain and modernise is efficient, accessible and works when people need to lean on DWP.

Day to day you will:

  • Test all areas of the products - functional, business requirements, performance, security and accessibility.
  • Work with other engineers and multidisciplinary experts, to build brilliant products and to share knowledge and capability
  • Challenge current processes, and identify tooling the right tooling for the job, to take testing forward in DWP
  • Use your knowledge on industry standard automated test tools, to build automated test solutions
  • Build your skills and career, through formal training, coaching, mentoring and whatever else you need to be at your best

What skills, knowledge and experience will you need??

  • Experience of working in complex, multi-disciplinary environments, with multiple product streams, engaging with senior stakeholders while delivering to enthusiastic time-scales.
  • Comprehensible experience in software testing within an Agile delivery team (Working in TDD), for example Git, CI/CD (Jenkins, GO, GitLab), Page Object Model (Selenium/Webdriver), BDD(Cucumber/JBehave/Lettuce/Jasmine/Specflow/ Pytest) and the testing of micro services (APIs, REST, Message Bus, Message Queue etc).
  • Demonstrable understanding of Non-Functional testing including Performance, Accessibility and Security Testing with adherence to relevant policy/law.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in one of our brilliant digital hubs based in Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds or London, whichever is most convenient for you.

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work and collaborate flexibly. We work a hybrid model and you'll be in the office about 40% of the time, with 60% home working.

We offer competitive pay of up to £49,666.

You'll also get a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%, and a generous leave package starting at 24 days.?

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

  • Flexible working, flexi hours and flexi days
  • Hybrid working: some time in a hub with the team, some time at home
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Time off volunteering and charitable giving
  • Bring your authentic self to work with ‘I Can Be Me in DWP'?
  • Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
  • Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
  • Sports and social activities
  • Working in an award-winning environment and culture
  • Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.


Stage 1: Application

Stage 2: Interview

We know how valuable your time is. We have a clear and succinct hiring process with only TWO STAGES.

Click the link below and get started with the next step in your career at DWP Digital.