Test Analyst - JRN 30364

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Digital Policing
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£33,921 to £37,134
Closing Date


Are you an enthusiastic and experienced Test Analyst with strong system testing skills to support the delivery of effective ICT solutions?   Would you like to play a key role in serving your community through the provision of exciting new technology that will support our police officers and staff to deliver an outstanding policing service?    

Agile working patterns apply to this position where informal agile working arrangements will be available as agreed with the vacancy manager and in line with the requirements of the role.

What do I need?

  • Experience of testing bespoke platforms, systems and applications as well as off the shelf solutions.

  • Extensive experience identifying testing requirements, as part of the test process

  • Technology and ICT background

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to coordinate testing activity across projects

  • Strong analytical / problem-solving skills with a logical / methodical approach to work

  • Customer Service and Stakeholder management experience

  • Strong communication, writing, consulting and client facing skills

  • Ability to bridge the gap between technical and business language

  • Effective, pragmatic negotiating skills

The Role:

Northumbria Police is looking for a digital Test Analyst to create test strategy, scripts and plans in line with the standards set by the Force’s Test Manager.   The role will involve performing system integration and regression testing of new and upgraded solutions, both internally developed and third party procured.            

Applicants will need to demonstrate their experience of system testing and quality assurance together with strong problem-solving skills.  They will also have to demonstrate excellent teamwork and communication skills as they will be expected to work within a team consisting of end users, development resource and external /contract staff.   The successful applicant will be contributing to new critical solutions and change requests using appropriate testing standards and methodologies, including agile delivery methodologies in line with demanding time constraints to deliver to a high standard.

What will I be doing?

  • You will ensure integrity and quality of digital solutions through effective system, integration and regression testing of delivered products and solutions.   

  • You will design test strategies and produce test plans and scripts to support the testing phases of technical change delivery.

  • You will support end users with the delivery of UAT and will also offer advice and guidance to colleagues with regarding to technical test delivery, documentation and best practice.

For further information please see the role profile

Vacancy Contact

Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.police.uk

Terms and Conditions

Vetting Level – Recruitment Vetting (RV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.


In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 24 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. Also, to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

At Northumbria Police we are all different and that’s our greatest strength. We draw on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We protect and serve everyone and therefore believe in including everyone. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all areas of the community as appointments are based solely on merit.

Important Information

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts.

All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.