Software QA/Test Analyst Ref. 908

Technology & Innovation

This is a full-time position for 37 hours per week Monday to Friday, flexible working patterns will be considered 

Do you have an inquisitive nature, enjoy asking questions and uncovering information?  

Want to play a key part in assuring quality in the communication systems used to help protect national security? 

As a Software Test Analyst at HMGCC, you’ll work across the whole product development lifecycle within a multi-skilled team, applying test best practice and championing quality throughout. You’ll identify, design and implement test solutions for a wide range of systems which are often one of a kind and designed to help protect national security.  

Using your strong communication skills, you’ll work with operational users, customers, project managers and development engineers to identify risk and provide assurance to the user that they’re receiving a product which does the job it’s required to do.  

It’s a big ask, which is why we’ll support you throughout your career with us, not only with training, but as part of a supportive team. 

No need to sacrifice other areas of your life for a career you love, which is why we offer a range of flexible working so you can achieve that work life balance.

More About You

You will already have:

•    Proven experience of creating test plans and analysing risks and requirements. 
•    Proficiency in designing and executing test cases and scripts. 
•    The ability to identify, raise and communicate issues found while testing and create test summary reports. 
•    Experience applying various test types and techniques, at different test levels, e.g. functional and non-functional, system testing and acceptance testing. 
To strengthen your application, it would be beneficial (but is not essential) if you also have:

•    Experience of Virtualisation technologies. 
•    Familiarity with networking technologies. 
•    Experience of scripting skills, such as Python, PowerShell or Bash. 
•    Confidence in using Windows, Linux and mobile based operating systems, including use of the command line/terminal interfaces.  
•    Experience using test automation technologies and frameworks. 
Your Personal Skills

You will be the type of person who has:

•    A critical thinking and analytical mindset. 
•    The desire to help to improve testing practices within your team and the wider testing profession. 
•    The ability to work with others at all levels and be an advocate for good testing practices. 
•    The drive to continuously improve your own knowledge and skills. 

Putting your skills to use

Using your diverse range of skills within the Software Testing team, you will:

•    Help to apply testing best practice. 
•    Work across all stages of the product lifecycle, representing test at all stages. 
•    Implement test solutions across various platforms and against a varied catalogue of products and technologies. 
•    Manage and maintain your testing using test management tools and (where appropriate) test automation frameworks. 
•    Accurately report on test results and communicate well to all stakeholders, raising issues and bugs as needed. 
•    Help to grow the testing skillset within the team, through mentoring and coaching junior members of staff. 

What we offer

Now that we’ve explained a bit about what you will we be doing, here’s what we can offer you:

•    25 days annual leave, rising to 30 after 5 years’ service.
•    2 ½ additional days leave (set dates through the year).
•    Paid overtime or time off in lieu.  Your salary is for your contracted hours.  If you work more, we believe you should be rewarded for that.
•    Training.  This can be anything from a ½ day internal course to a distant learning degree.  If it’s relevant to your career, we will aim to support you.
•    Pension.  Our Pension scheme is Alpha.  It’s competitive.
•    Sports & Social Society.  Whether its classis cars or baking, golf or crafting, we have a society for you.
•    On site nursery (subject to availability).
•    3 days paid leave a year to support a registered charity of your choice.
•    Free parking.
•    Free onsite gym, open 24 hours a day.
•    Relocation Package*
•    Affinity Groups – whether you are disabled, LGBTQ+ and/or from an Ethnic Minority.  We provide an inclusive environment and support for everyone.

About HMGCC 

We are HMGCC, the engineering specialists at the heart of the UK’s national security. 

We work with the national security community, UK government, academia, private sector partners and international allies to bring engineering ingenuity to the national security mission, creating tools and technologies that drive us ahead and help to protect the nation. 

We invest in our people, not only with training but also support throughout your career with us; to allow you to reach your full potential at work, as well as enjoy the work/life balance many aspire to. 

To find out more about us and if we’re right for you, please visit our website

Equal Opportunities 

Inclusion and diversity really matters to us. It's not just about hitting targets or visible differences. 

HMGCC are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and those with disabilities or who are neurodivergent.

We’re not looking for any one type of person. We’re looking for talent from all different backgrounds to join our organisation, where we genuinely respect and value each other's differences, as well as our similarities. It makes us even better at what we do. 

We are proud to offer candidates the opportunity to apply through the Offer of Interview Scheme. The scheme ensures eligible candidates are selected for an interview as long as their application meets the minimum criteria for the role. To find out more and how you can apply under this scheme, please see the inclusion and diversity information on our website. 

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Our Recruitment Team will process your application once the role has closed and everyone will get a response.

Please note dependent on the recruitment requirements, we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date.  

*if you are relocating to the area then we can discuss the possibility of a relocation package 

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.