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Quality Assurance Analyst

Job Description

Quality Assurance Analyst - Inside IR35

Contract Term: 12 Months

Contracting Authority: UK Research and Innovation (BEIS UKRI)

Location: Remote - Swindon

As a Quality assurance analyst, you will influence quality at all stages of the project, driving continuous improvement and getting involved with requirements, analysis, design, testing and release of enterprise level software applications. You will work to ensure the successful delivery of the major platform work items from different IT projects through robust integration and test processes.

The ideal candidate for this role will be able to demonstrate experience with Acceptance testing (Including UAT), Exploratory Testing and Automation of functional and non-functional requirements. You will need to have an aptitude to pick up new skills quickly and a desire to provide coaching and mentoring to other testers within the team and other areas of the organisation.

As a Quality Assurance Analyst your main responsibilities would be to:

  • Design and build Automation from scratch, Web Services/API, Performance & Accessibility test frameworks with DevOps CI/CD.
  • Propose solutions to clients, when needed.
  • Manage, plan and perform exploratory and automation activities throughout the project.
  • Ensure that quality issues and defects are appropriately identified, documented, tracked, and resolved in a defect tracking system.
  • Own and manage the release process to deliver the product effectively.
  • Work closely with developers, Junior test engineers and cross functional scrum team members to increase the test coverage and reduce the test bottlenecks.
  • Update and maintain regression suites as the products evolve.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively in a DevOps way of working environment.
  • Provide feature demos to the stakeholders.

You'll have relevant experience in:

  • Strong knowledge of robot framework, Selenium and other test frameworks - (BDD, cucumber).
  • API testing with Rest Assured or Postman.
  • Performance testing with JMeter or equivalent.
  • Writing performance scripts.
  • Automation - working with developers.
  • Manual testing and writing acceptance tests - Automation Tests.
  • Great communication skills - you will be speaking with and presenting to your team members and the clients.
  • Selenium Webdriver experience.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.


  • ITIL Foundation.
  • ISTQB Test Foundation.
  • Certified Agile Tester Certification.
  • Java or Javascript (medium knowledge of reading and scripting).
  • Working knowledge of AWS.
  • Experience with security testing.
  • Experience of delivering digital projects.

If this Quality Assurance Analyst role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply and get in touch with

In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following, this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different.

Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.