CPRD Research Applications Tester-£33,502 + benefits

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Who are we looking for?

Making effective decisions the successful candidate will analyse and use a range of relevant, credible information from internal and external sources to support decisions and ensuring that communication has a clear purpose and takes into account people’s individual needs. You will have experience of testing and validating stored procedures, jobs, and triggers in backend databases such as Microsoft SQL Server.

The successful candidate will also have previous experience in a quality assurance tester role and in-depth knowledge of using an object-orientated or scripting programming language, such as but not limited to .NET, Java, or Python, to develop re-usable test libraries as well as experience of using open source tools such as Selenium for front-end automation and Rest Assured for API testing, and using a build automation tool, such as Maven or Gradle and you will have critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems logically and independently using techniques to identify the root cause of the problem.

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify and Develop Test Requirements
  • Create and Execute Test Libraries
  • Define, Manage Test Assets and Produce Reports on Results
  • Software Development Quality Assurance


If you would like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity, please read our Job Description and Person Specification! 

Closing Date: Friday 11 November 2022

Interview Date: Thursday 24 November 2022

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The selection process: 

Application – please answer the application questions.

Interview – aligned to the person specification.

Test– aligned to the person specification, to be sent out prior to the interview.

Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role.

If you require any disability related adjustments at any point during the process, please contact careers@mhra.gov.uk as soon as possible.   

If you need assistance applying for this role or have any other questions, please contact careers@mhra.gov.uk 

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check as well as animal rights and pro-life activism checks. People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Any move to the MHRA from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility here.

Successful candidates may be subject to annual Occupational Health reviews dependent on role requirements. If you have any queries, please contact careers@mhra.gov.uk.

In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment on the basis of merit by a fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should firstly contact Mira Mepa, Head of Recruitment and Operations, Mira.Mepa@mhra.gov.uk.  


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