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Vacancy for Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Salary Salary of up to £54,646 plus an additional allowance of up to £10,000 for exceptional candidates. (Additional London weighting of £4,729 for those based in our London office)
Directorate Customer and Corporate Services
Function Digital
Job Type Permanent
Hours of Work 37hpw

About Us


Location: London, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Preston, Leeds or Newcastle

Salary of up to £54,646 plus an additional allowance of up to £10,000 for exceptional candidates. (Additional London weighting of £4,729 for those based in our London office)

Benefits package includes: holiday allowance of 27 days + bank holidays, NHS Pension Scheme, NHS fleet solutions car lease scheme, Cycle to work scheme, family friendly policies and Childcare voucher scheme/tax free childcare.

Closing date for applications: Monday 22nd October 2018 at 11:45pm

Be part of our Digital transformation!

About CQC

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

We have already transformed our organisation, putting the public and best practice at the heart of everything we do. The work continues as CQC is undergoing a significant digital transformation. The Digital directorate, headed by Pete Sinden, Chief Digital Officer, will be overseeing delivery of our information management and technology strategy, setting out to overhaul our systems over the next few years. We are looking to strengthen our Digital function to deliver on our business priorities. Our core methodology and delivery approach will shift from a waterfall to an agile method. 

About the Role

As an experienced Senior QA Engineer, you will collaborate with DevOps and Software Engineers to write automation tests across different levels and review release scripts across environments, write and execute functional and non-functional tests at each level, debug and refactor the test code and measure and report on test activity, managing defects and author software defined tests.

You will also be responsible for educating and supporting the rest of the delivery teams with testing as well as internal and external stakeholders, working with delivery teams to define ‘quality’ while using software development skills applied within a testing context.

About You

You should be educated to degree-level with professional qualification OR/AND equivalent experience, especially in providing estimates to the required level of accuracy for backlog items and visibility to end to end quality of the developed system. Previous experience creating and maintaining automated and manual acceptance tests for each developed user story is also necessary.

To be successful in this role, you should have a good knowledge of Web technologies such as HTML, XML, SSL, Drupal, LAMP stack, etc. as well as previous experience working within a DevOps culture, with continual integration, continual testing and continual deployment of code. Experience working as part of multi-skilled, multi-disciplinary Agile teams delivering Web applications would be advantageous

Furthermore, you should possess a previous knowledge and experience of a broad range of testing, including but not limited to, BDD, TDD, System Testing, Regression Testing and Integration Testing and non-functional testing e.g. Load and Stress Testing and a range of tools such as Selenium, Cucumber, Gerkin, JMeter, Postman, SOAPUI, Protractor, Git.

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External Candidate Information

Please provide referee details for a full 3-year employment history on your application along with relevant information to support any gaps in employment, we will not approach your referees without your prior consent. Please note that if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of this vacancy closing, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications being received across all of our vacancies, we are unable to provide individual feedback at application stage. We must also inform you that, in line with the majority of government organisations, we do not pay travelling expenses for interviewees.

Tier 2

CQC are currently not able to accept applications from anyone requiring Tier 2 sponsorship because there are currently no Tier 2 vacancies.

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