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Project Tester

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Salary:From £25,730 

Working pattern:Full time, Permanent 


Closing date:18 January 2021 at midnight 

Who we are

The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) was set up in 1987 to manage legal aid in Scotland. We are a non-departmental public body responsible to the Scottish Government. Our primary purpose is to manage and continuously improve publicly funded legal assistance and to advise Scottish Ministers on its strategic development for the benefit of society.

We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce. We pride ourselves as being an employer of choice.

We are a highly ethical organisation, carrying out rewarding work that may have a considerable impact on clients’ lives. With a low staff rotation ratio, as a business, SLAB can offer a stable and secure employment package. Our total reward package includes the following: flexible working hours, remote working from home, competitive holiday entitlement of 34 days per year (inclusive of public and privilege holidays) increasing after five years of continuous service, and a 6% contributory pension scheme. In some cases, we may financially contribute to relocation expenses for roles out with the Central Belt.

If you wish to learn more about the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) and our other direct services, please visit the SLAB website.

About the role

The main purpose of this role is to carry out prescribed tests and quality assurance activities in order to ensure that the Board’s online products and internal systems and services meet the highest quality standards. The role is offering a unique opportunity of delivering workshops with staff members prior to deployments to help support the implementation of new systems and business processes.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • To carry out prescribed tests and quality assurance activities in order to ensure that the Board’s online products and services and internal systems meet the highest quality standards.

  • To support the testing process through the development and execution of test scenarios, regression testing and test issue resolution for bespoke business software developments.

  • To support the communication of issue tracking and status of testing for specified software development products.

  • To create and update documentation detailing test strategies for projects requiring both project test and User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

  • To create and update test scripts as well as carry out manual testing across all SLAB systems.

  • To document the test results in a standard format for reporting purposes.

  • Assist in the maintenance of guidance and training modules.

  • To provide updates on the progress of tests.

  • Assist in the documentation and updating of User Stories for development.

  • Administration and support for FOI’s and VC process.

  • Carry out training in various formats to different audiences.

Required qualifications and skills:

  • Practical experience of building test scripts and documenting test records.

  • Familiar with User Story documentation.

  • Ability to pull information from business requirements.

  • Familiar with bug tracking system (JIRA) and recording such defects / changes.

  • Familiar with MS Excel spreadsheets

  • Ability to sustain a high quality of work whilst delivering to tight timescales.

  • Familiar with JIRA.

  • Strong technical skills coupled with business intelligence and a deep understanding of customers’ needs to transform business processes into requirement documents for use by both the Operational Business area and I.S. Department.

  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to analyze information, identify gaps of information, produce findings and present recommendation in a clear and understandable way to all involved partners.

  • Flexible and adaptable to change of circumstances and able to take account of new information which might influence the project.

Application Information

The job description and person specification with other relevant documents are available below.

Completed applications should be returned by Monday the 18th January (midnight). Interviews will be organised via a video call shortly after closing date however, this can change depending on candidates’ availability.

To apply please click the “Apply Online” button. For assistance, please contact Klaudia Hall on or 0131 240 2145.

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