Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Technical Test Analyst


Job Description:


Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS) is owned by HMRC and works within the HMRC Chief Digital & Information Officer Group (CDIO). Collectively we support the HMRC IT estate which is one of the most digitally advanced tax authorities across the globe and which has one of the largest customer bases in the world.

With change and innovation being the primary drivers, HMRC and RCDTS are working collaboratively towards the delivery of an ambitious digital vision for HMRC whilst supporting the management of existing technology services.

The Team

An exciting time to be working for CDIO, the Borders and Trade (B&T) team is an integral part of the group with a focus on developing, delivering and supporting high-profile IT solutions which are the cornerstone of the HMRC Customs, Excise and International Trade business. 

Role & Responsibilities

This is an opportunity to make a real difference to the way we do business by delivering robust digital products with a focus on the high-profile UK transition activity.

We are seeking self-motivated people with great communication skills as well as solid experience of delivering applications in an agile environment and working as part of a multi-functional team. Being a technically proficient tester, you will provide test support and services, in line with local Test Strategy, across a number of projects being delivered by the B&T Worthing Delivery Centre and Live Service support team.

 The majority of testing delivered by the team is done through test automation; this is not a manual test role.

The successful post holder will use their technical expertise and understanding to provide functional and non-functional testing support to Project teams and other Test Guild members. They will be utilising DevOps principles and practices to enable Automated Testing capability and support Continuous Integration and Delivery across a variety of platforms

Duties will include:

•             Requirement analysis

•             User story acceptance criteria design

•             Test planning and test estimation

•             Test design and test automation development

•             Creation & maintenance of Automation Frameworks

•             Test data creation and maintenance

•             Test tool and environment setup, configuration, and maintenance

•             Test execution

•             Test progress and completion reporting


Essential criteria

You will have a strong knowledge and understanding, as well as demonstrable experience of:

•             Working with automated test tools, in particular SoapUI, Jenkins, Selenium and Cucumber

•             Testing APIs and back-end services

•             Testing web services (SOAP and REST)

•             Demonstrable experience of working with SQL

•             Holds the values, and applies the principles of an Agile and DevOps environment

•             Use of Atlassian tool set (i.e. Jira/ Confluence)


Desirable criteria

Ideally you will also have knowledge and understanding of:

•             Writing scripts using Selenium WebDriver

•             Basic Java and/or Groovy Scripting

•             Knowledge of non-functional test tools such as Jmeter.

•             Experience of Import, Export, Customs and Excise business

•             The application and use of Agile and Lean concepts at scale

•             Experience with continuous integration, automated deployment, and relevant tools i.e. Jenkins.

•             Experience with use of version control systems such as Git

•             Experience of TDD and BDD


Selection Process

If you are successful at the sift stage, you will be invited to interview to demonstrate your suitability.

Reasonable adjustment

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We want to make sure no one is put at a disadvantage during our recruitment process because of a disability, condition, or impairment. To assist you with this, we will reduce or remove any barriers where possible and provide additional support where appropriate. Please see our Disability Matters: How we can support you during our selection process booklet for more details.

Additional Information

All applicants will need to provide proof that they have the right to work in the UK. Information on Right to Work legislation can be found at Right to Work in UK

We are committed to offering flexible working within our organisation. We will consider all requests to work part-time, flexibly or on a job-share basis. Please speak to the recruitment team or the hiring manager if you would like to discuss flexible working arrangements. 

RCDTS is an office-based organisation committed to achieving the optimum work/life balance arrangements for staff. Where business requirements permit, we are fully supportive of a blend of home and office working.

A copy of the RCDTS Book of Benefits is attached to this job advert

If you are applying for a role in an office within a regional centre location or a transitional or specialist site, then the following may apply: Daily Travel Assistance will be available for this role, provided the successful applicant is a current RCDTS employee and meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the department’s Daily Travel Assistance guidance.

A reserve list may be created if suitable candidates are identified and will last for a period of 12 months.

 HMRC’s Technology Sourcing Programme 

HMRC faces a number of contract expiries combined with the need to re-balance control over its digital and technology capability to ensure HMRC can respond quickly and effectively to changing requirements and priorities.

This is a multi-year programme to transform how HMRC delivers and uses IT. The programme is in place to design and deliver the safe disaggregation, exit and transition of HMRC’s major IT contracts and stand-up new arrangements to deliver both IT run and change activity.

The programme will develop and implement a new technology supply chain model, protect live services, enable the department to remediate and prevent technical debt, reduce risk in our IT estate, improve cost effectiveness, provide flexibility and establish partnerships with suppliers to deliver innovation.


Please contact [email protected] if you would like to discuss any of the above prior to application.