Quality Assurance Testing Analyst (Ref 3593)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £33,486 - £37,568 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

We share a passion for working with agile methods and user-centred design to build digital services that make life easier for people.

We offer a supportive and stimulating working environment. You will be encouraged to think creatively and to drive improvement. Our benefits include competitive salaries, flexible working including remote working, an attractive pension scheme, a staff discount scheme, and a minimum 24 days annual leave (plus bank holidays).  You’ll also have the option of enjoying living and working in the South West with great access to countryside and coast.

If you have a strong background in software testing and are interested in joining a fast-growing team at DCC, then we’d like to hear from you. You will need to have plenty of experience of testing within an environment using agile methods. You’ll also need to be able to design and execute your own test plans as part of a new team that is working to deliver user centred digital services.

This is an exceptional opportunity to help the organisation deliver fantastic services that make things easier for the people of Devon at a time of rapid change across local government


The role

  • The QAT Analyst will define test strategies, write the test cases, and use automated and manual methods to ensure our new digital services are high quality, secure and meet user expectations.
  • The job-holder will have a clear idea of how to successfully perform testing at pace within a team that is using Agile Methodologies and a low code development platform.


About you

  • You’ll have considerable experience of developing test plans and designing and executing test cases for functional and non-functional testing using standard testing techniques.
  • You’ll prefer working in a dynamic, fast-moving environment, and will have experience of successfully testing across concurrent software development projects.
  • You’ll have excellent knowledge of a range of tools and techniques for manual and automated testing and will be able to use these to improve testing within a new team.


For more information please visit our Working for Devon website.


For an informal discussion, please contact Kieron Kilbride, Digital Transformation Manager on 01392 38300


  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon.
  • The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
  • This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
  • Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working.
  • For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
  • This role requires a DBS disclosure.


What we can offer you

  • Working for Devon County Council has all the benefits that you can expect from a large employer.
  • In return for the vital contribution that you make, we offer:
  • 25 days annual leave per year (rising with length of service) plus Bank Holidays
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme - more information can be found on the Peninsula Pensions website
  • Access to our confidential Employee Assistance Programme – available 24/7 to support you with personal and work life
  • Flexible working opportunities, including home-working (subject to the needs of the role)
  • Discounts from local and high street retailers through the Devon Discounts scheme

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationExeterDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX2 4QD

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupIT

  • Salary Details

    £33,486 - £37,568 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required