Test Engineer

  • GBP30000 - GBP43646 per annum
  • Leeds, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • DWP Digital
  • 15 Jan 19

We are looking for skilled Test Engineers to work with us on one of the biggest transformation programmes in Europe. In BPDTS Ltd you will be part of an organisation responsible for the delivery of digital platforms and services, real-time analytics and flexible infrastructure, providing secure and resilient services to DWP. Joining an innovative, supportive, and fast growing community of skilled digital professionals you will work in agile and creative ways to improve public services.


As a BPDTS Test Engineer you will be responsible for the testing of products and services used by millions of people in the UK. The work you will do to ensure products are fit for purpose has the power to positively impact some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

Here you will be responsible for the operational stability of the products you test, and be in a position to affect change in the on-going robustness, resilience and stability of those products.

You know when and how to test, and you're comfortable with a risk-based approach. And you'll fit in with our friendly, driven team Test Engineering teams in Newcastle and Blackpool.

What are we looking for?

  • You have experience of working in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment, delivering products within specific time-scales and engaging with multiple senior Stakeholders.
  • You're able to test interfaces between systems.
  • You can identify test process optimisation opportunities and contribute to process optimisation.
  • You utilise and implement Test Engineering best practises and tools including HPW UFT 12.5+, Seleniuum v2.53.1+, Jenkins v2.11+.
  • ou have experience of Continuous Integration - Methodology and tools (i.e. GIT) Familiar with Agile Delivery Methodologies.

It's also great if...

  • You have experience of working with Test Engineering collaboration tools such as Jira, Confluence, Slack.
  • You've used behaviour Driven Development tools.
  • You've experience of modifying and maintaining tests developed by other Associate and Test Engineers.
  • You have tested software within a Micro-Service architecture.
  • You've worked in environments using different delivery methods; Agile, Iterative, Waterfall.
  • You are aware of Performance Test Tools including HPE Loadrunner v12.53+, JMeter v3.0.
  • You're aware of Security test tools including Burp Suite Pro v1.6 or higher, OWASP ZAP 2.4.3 or higher, Nessus/Tenable v5.0 or higher.
  • You have an awareness of accessibility standards - WCAG (v2.0) and EN (301 549).

Don't worry if you don't have some/all of these though, there will be loads of opportunities to learn new skills on the job here, and loads of talented colleagues to learn from.

Where will you work?
BPDTS Ltd provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digital's community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.

You'll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in either Newcastle or Blackpool. Each of our 6 nationwide hubs has been designed for and by members of our digital community. We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multi-disciplinary teams think big and try new things.

In Newcastle, you'll join a site where colleagues from across government and beyond work alongside each other on massive digital challenges, where we host meet-ups and events and where some of our biggest projects sit. It's a short walk from the Longbenton Metro station, and we've got great spots on site for lunch, breakfast and to grab a coffee.

In Blackpool, we're easily accessible from across the north-west and really handy for the motorway. It's a beautiful site, surrounded by trees and wildlife (wild rabbits hopping about, anyone?) but don't let that fool you - some of our most exciting and complex projects are happening inside.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

What is our offer?

  • We'll reward you with a very competitive salary of up to £43,646
  • You will be eligible for a pension with employer contributions of up to 10%
  • We can offer you a performance related annual bonus of up to 10%
  • We'll help you balance your life and work
  • We'll give you a generous leave allowance, with the option to buy and sell extra days

We also offer much more as part of a flexible benefits package - including a cycle to work scheme and lots of family friendly perks - which can be tailored to your lifestyle. If you really impress us with your skills and experience then we may be able to negotiate the maximum salary.

Building our future

We believe the work we do really matters, so we're serious about investing in you.

You'll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills you'll acquire on the job. You'll get the chance to share knowledge with colleagues from across our digital communities, and to grow your skills through our coaching and mentoring programmes.

Hit APPLY for more information and to continue your application on our careers page. There you will also find candidate pack with more information, which you can download by clicking the 'Candidate Information Pack' button.

You'll need to register (you can use your LinkedIn profile) and then complete a short application form where you'll upload a CV.

The closing date for this role is the 7th January 2019