Test Analsyt- SC cleared

Test Analyst Role

Role description

Information Systems and Services (ISS) is a central IT support department operating within the Ministry of Defence. The Strategic Partner has previously been engaged with the MOD team since 2013, assisting the MOD to define its strategy, design the target operating model, and to define and implement the operating processes for ISS.

Integrated User Services (IUS) is the project name for the replacement of information systems and services currently being provided by the Defence Fixed Telecommunications Service (DFTS) contract and the Local Area Network (LAN) services provided under the Atlas contract, specifically;

* Mobile Voice and data

* Telephony; TDM & IP

* Video Teleconferencing


The role reports to the IUS Test Manager via the IUS Test Lead and as part of the IUS test team the analyst will work under the supervision of the IUS Test Lead to carry out the assurance of appropriate levels of planning, testing, assurance and reporting as necessary in test laboratory and customer site locations in the UK and overseas.

This is a delivery focussed, hands on Test Analyst role that requires the ability to:

* Ensure that tests that are planned to be carried out by the Managed Service Provider (MSP) are carried out as per the MSP test plan and test specifications

* Ensure test requirements and test activity are reported upon satisfactorily by the MSP

* Ensure that defect management processes are correctly carried out by the MSP and reported upon satisfactorily by the MSP

Knowledge and skills required:

Essential Skills

  • Experience of the Test Lifecycle within a multi technology environment

  • Test reporting

  • Experience of working to tight timescales at short notice

  • Risk management, reporting perceived risk to the Test Lead

  • Experience of working with 3rd party suppliers

  • Flexible and willing to travel

  • Self-starter with good planning and time management

Desirable Skills

  • ISTQB foundation

  • Experience of functional testing of TDM and IP telephony

  • ITIL Service Management and Delivery

  • Team Foundation Server

  • Skype for Business

  • Defence / Public sector knowledge

  • Current SC clearance

  • Current passport with at least 1 year until expiry