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Test Engineer -The Money and Pensions Service

Government Digital & Data -

Full-time (Permanent)
£50,000 to £50,000
Published on
22 May 2024
3 June 2024

Test Engineer

The Money and Pensions Service

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£50,000 - £50,000


Job grade


Contract type

Fixed term

Length of employment

18 Months

Business area

MAPS - Digital, Marketing & IT

Type of role

Information Technology

Working pattern


Number of jobs available




About the job

Job summary

Test Engineer



Fixed Term Contract – 18 Months

Hybrid Working


Are you a proactive and skilled Test Engineer? MaPS (Money and Pensions Service) is seeking an experienced professional to join their dynamic Product Team on an urgent 18-month fixed-term contract. As a Test Engineer, you’ll play a pivotal role in enhancing QA (quality assurance) capabilities aligned with our broader QA Strategy.   You must be able to create scripts from scratch using relevant languages and tools, specifically Cypress and Python.

Our Test Engineer must be a self-starter and work as the go-to person within the Agile team, this is where you may need to write scripts from scratch using languages and tools that correspond with the wider organisation. 

Job description

As the Test Engineer, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Represent QA within a Scrum or Project Team
    • Embed within a team and ensure QA considerations are held
    • Work with other team members to capture and evaluate requirements
    • Support Sprint Goals
    • Work with Product Owner and Delivery Manager to support deployment and rollout
    • Help define success metrics for benefit realisation
  • Provide test expertise
    • Evaluate tests required and identify all automation tests available
    • Create automated test cases that fit within the wider strategy and Framework
    • Create manual tests where appropriate
    • Evaluate functional and non-functional requirements and create tests that cover these
    • Report on testing progress within the context of the wider team
    • Provide legacy regression tests to the Senior Test Engineer and wider Library
  • Support wider regression library
  • Own and champion the use of Automated Testing s part of the wider QA Strategy

Person specification

It is essential for the Test Engineer to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of modern test practices & test frameworks
  • Experience in functional and non-functional testing, with the ability to plan, design, script and execute tests
  • Ability to script Automation tests, including aspects such as data matrices and cross-browser functionality using Python
  • Experience with automation test tools, preferably Selenium, LoadRunner, TestComplete or UFT
  • Understanding of how to break down problems and solutions into small, independent deliverables for iterative development
  • Familiarity with Scrum and general principles and practices of Agile development
  • Ability to communicate with multiple levels of stakeholders, both technical and non-technical
  • Ability to work comfortably in a team or individually, switching between both regularly

Desirable Skills:

  • ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level
  • ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Automation Engineer
  • Experience in full SDLC process
  • Knowledge of other OOP Languages such as Java, .Net, Javascript etc
  • Manual testing skillset
  • Experience in Agile methodologies, including ability to work as part of a Scrum team


  • What Money and Pensions Service can offer you:

    • Generous Annual Leave – 30 days plus Bank Holidays
    • Pension scheme – contributions matched 2 to 1 (up to 10% of your salary)
    • Interest-free loan to help you buy season tickets for buses and trains
    • Cycle to work Scheme
    • Subsidised eye test & flu jabs
    • Life assurance scheme
    • Give as you earn scheme
    • Employee assistance programme (EAP)
    • PAM Assist and PAM Life scheme (Wellbeing)
    • Enhanced family and sick pay
    • Paid volunteering (2 days a year)
    • Recognition Scheme
    • Discounts portal to numerous retailers

    At MaPS, we take pride in our flexible approach to work.  As standard, we work on a hybrid basis with a minimum of 2 days in the office per week. Hybrid working is a voluntary, noncontractual arrangement and your office will be your contractual place of work. The number of days that anyone will be able to work at home will be determined primarily by business needs, but personal and other relevant circumstances will also be considered. If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working, including whether a hybrid working arrangement is suitable for you, will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post.

    If you are successful at interview, we operate a reserve list where your details will be held for up to 6 months. Should a vacancy come available in that time with the same essential criteria, reserve list candidates will be offered that position with no further assessment required.

    If you’re already a MaPS employee, and as part of our Talent Strategy, we’re committed to strengthening opportunities for our people to learn, grow, progress, and thrive. For many of you, this may be preparing and applying for your next role with us, and we're passionate about ensuring you feel supported throughout your internal recruitment experience. Please get in touch if you want to know more about some of the ways in which we could support you by emailing

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