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Testers / Test Analysts

Posted: 30 Jul 2020 Closes: 19 Aug 2020
Plymouth £26,598 - £33,175
Flexible hm-land-registry/20200730150117

It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry (HMLR) as we continue to embark on a major transformation programme. HMLR's ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data. 

We are now looking for Testers and Test Analysts to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us to achieve this.

Job description

Are you a graduate or do you have experience in testing? Are you enthusiastic about reliable and usable software? Or do you already hold a ISTQB Foundation in software testing and have a proven track record in software testing; or do you have a working knowledge of the test process with a proven track record in software testing? 

If so, please read on as we are recruiting for both Tester and Test Analyst positions. You will be joining an established and supportive community of testing professionals. There will be a lot for you to learn, but your training will be tailored to your specific needs. Your willingness to take on new challenges is important to us. This is not a long application process – just attach your CV and we will be in touch as soon as possible. 

The roles: 

As a Tester you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of test data, test scripts and test environments ensuring they are used appropriately throughout the complete software development lifecycle. You will work with the team to ensure that testing is carried out and that quality issues are sufficiently considered during the development process. 

As a Test Analyst you will be accountable for providing practical testing expertise, particularly in test automation within the team. You will be accountable for producing and maintaining robust and efficient automated test packs. Part of your role will involve being accountable for the provision of practical advice and guidance to team members on quality assurance and lifecycle testing. In addition, you will lead on test activities within the team, working collaboratively with developers to support a continuous deployment environment.




To be successful in this role, you will have a degree in a related discipline (or equivalent); and/or some industry experience in testing. In addition, you will also have knowledge and understanding of databases and experience in a coding language. As a Tester you have the ability to translate functional and non-functional requirements or user stories into documented and approved test plans and test cases. You will be a strong team player who can collaborate effectively with project team members and business representatives. 

Test Analyst: 

We are looking for effective, self-motivated individuals with experience in software testing multiple phases of the software development cycle. You will either hold an ISTQB Foundation level certificate in software testing along with a proven track record in software testing; or have a working knowledge of the test process and a proven track record in software testing. You will have experience of analysing systems and documentation to create test cases and the ability to problem solve system errors, collaborating to get resolutions. Experience in using automated testing tools and leading test activities within a team is essential. In addition, you can confidently engage, influence and persuade others to reach an agreement. 

These criteria and the remaining essential criteria on the job description may all be tested at later stages during the selection process. For more information about the roles, please see the attached job descriptions. 

Due to Covid-19, the role will initially be home based so an induction and training will be carried out remotely, with full support from the team. Your home office will be located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth, our environmentally friendly offices provide a great setting in which to work. Hundreds of miles of stunning coastline and 368 square miles of Dartmoor National Park are within easy reach. 

For more information about what its like to work here please see the following links: 

Five Things you didn’t know about working for DDaT 

HMLR Blog 

Our Business Strategy for 2017-2022 sets out our aims of: 

• brilliant at the basics; 
• a comprehensive Land Register; 
• world-leading through Digital Street – our ground-breaking research and development project exploring how land registration might work in 2030; 
• opening our data; 
• expert people; and 
• financially strong.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together
  • Leadership


HM Land Registry offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer. 

HM Land Registry is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated 

We’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve. 

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues. 

See a list of full benefits:

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

To apply, simply attach an anonymous CV and include your qualifications, career history, skills and experience. Please state the role(s) that you would like to apply for and why. 

An initial sift of your CV will be conducted against the Essential Criteria listed on the Job Description. 

The final selection stage will consist of a blended interview which will be conducted as a video interview, week commencing Monday 7 September 2020. 

The blended interview will test the technical skills, experience and behaviours listed in the attached job description, as well as the strengths associated with the role. We want to hear your first, unrehearsed, natural response to strength questions, and so we don’t advertise which strengths are being tested. 

The best way to prepare for strengths questions is to reflect on what you identify as your own personal strengths, and your preferred ways of working. 

Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application. 

Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date. 

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview. 

If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement. 

If you would like further information about the use of your personal data, please click on the link below: 

Job Applicant Personal Information

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.


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