Test Analyst

Information and Communications Technology
Remote working
Band 3R, circa £31,789 - £34,182 per annum depending on skills, knowledge & experience, plus benefits.
Full Time - All roles are available for flexible working including job sharing and part-time unless there are legitimate operational / business reasons why this cannot be accommodated

Exciting challenges lie ahead – new digital technologies and alternative ways of working are transforming the way we protect our communities and bring people to justice.


TVP as an employer contribute 13.5% of pensionable pay into a member’s pension pot. You will be entitled to 24 days of annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays). Click here to watch a video about the ICT Department and what it means to work with us.


This role provides an exciting opportunity to be a Test Analyst within an organisation where you will be responsible for ensuring that the business receives solutions built using the latest technologies, which enhance operational policing and delivering significant benefits to the public.


You will be part of a team responsible for the testing of software applications prior to the delivery into the live environment. You will be required to work with the wider ICT and operational departments to deliver quality solutions in line with business requirements. We recognise that professional progress is important and in this role, you will have the opportunity for continuous development.


You will be able to demonstrate:


  • An understanding of test analysis with the ability to investigate problems, recommend solutions and identify opportunities to contribute to the improvement of existing processes.
  • An understanding of non-functional testing, this includes designing and implementing non-functional test cases using standard testing techniques.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with a proven customer focused approach and an aptitude to solve issues with little supervision.


This role can be carried out remotely for the most part, however, when necessary, there may be the occasional requirement to travel to the offices in Kidlington or Southampton.


If you have not held residency in the UK for at least 12 months within the last 3 years, we will not be able to process an application from you.


If you have any questions about the job please email Tracy Ryder on Tracy.Ryder@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk .


To apply please send your CV together with a cover letter explaining your reasons for wanting to work with Thames Valley Police and why you feel you are suitable for the role in line with the job requirements to RecruitmentStaffICT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk quoting reference 17265.


If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 – Option 1 (internal 301 6500) quoting the job reference number.


The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 27th September 2020.


Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here


All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.