QAT Analyst


A QAT analyst undertakes and executes appropriate test design, and performs exploratory testing. At this role level, you will:

collaborate with delivery teams and determine the testability of functional and non-functional requirements

have domain and business knowledge

take a business and operational view when analysing the system under test

Work Activity Components

Title Details
Test conditions (Level 2) Defines test conditions for given requirement
Test cases (Level 2) Designs test cases and creates test scripts and supporting material, working to the specifications provided. Where appropriate uses techniques for prioritising tests (e.g. based upon risk or the area of change). Optimises value of testing within limited time-boxes.
Risk management (Level 2) Identifies and reports issues and risks.
Compliance analysis and reporting (Level 3) (QUAS-F) Supports the examination of records for evidence that appropriate testing and other quality control activities have taken place. Supports the identification of non-compliances, non-conformances and abnormal occurrences.

Behavioural Skills

Title Details
Goal Orientation Maintaining focus on agreed objectives and deliverables.
Attention to Detail Applying specific quality standards to all tasks undertaken to ensure that deliverables are accurate and complete.
Verbal Expression Communicating effectively using the spoken word.
Written Expression Communicating effectively in writing, such as reports and via emails.
Teamwork Working collaboratively with others to achieve a common goal.

Technical Skills

Title Details Depth
Corporate, Industry and Professional Standards Applying standards, practices, codes, and assessment and certification programmes relevant to the IT industry, and the specific organisation or business domain. Aware of
Test Management Techniques Principles, methods, techniques and tools for the effective management of the testing process and the execution of tests throughout the lifecycle of development or integration projects. Aware of
Development Approach Understanding and application of different development approaches e.g. iterative/ incremental methodologies (Agile, XP, TDD, SCRUM) or traditional sequential methodologies (Waterfall or V-Model). Irrespective of development methodology a DevOps approach may also be taken where development and operational staff work collaboratively. Aware of
DevOps The collaborative approach consisting of agile practices, processes, and procedures designed to facilitate rapid IT service and product delivery. DevOps emphasizes people (and culture) and seeks to improve collaboration between development (Dev) and operations (Ops) teams with the aim of shortening the systems development life cycle to provide continuous release of high-quality software. Aware of
Agile A collection of methods, practises, tools and techniques, underpinned by the Agile Manifesto, that enable teams to deliver high value products and services in small, workable, increments. An Agile culture typically encompasses concepts such as Servant-Leaders; ceremonies, Stand-Ups, Sprints and Retrospectives; and the deployment of tools and techniques such as Backlogs and A/B Testing. Aware of


Title Details
Application Development Tools Software tools that automate or assist the whole development life-cycle, for example IDEs (Integrated Development Environments), Visual studio, etc.
Software Configuration Installation, configuration and tuning of applications or systems software.
Software Quality Assurance Techniques Methods, techniques and standards for the quality assurance of the software development process.
Security Awareness Tools and techniques to help users and employees understand the role they play in helping to combat information security breaches and for IT and security professionals to prevent and mitigate risk.

Professional Development Activity (PDA)

Title Details PDA Group
Job Shadowing and Special Assignments Undertaking temporary periods or secondments in other roles, inside or outside IT, particularly those that offer a new perspective on own function or exposure to other environments and cultures. Broadening Activities
Gaining Strategic Knowledge of Employing Organisation Developing a comprehensive understanding of the business environment in which the employing organisation operates and its position, policies and direction in relation to industry, country and global issues. Increasing Knowledge
Gaining Knowledge of Surrounding Technical Areas Gaining knowledge of IT activities in employing organisation external to own function. Increasing Knowledge
Involvement in Professional Body Activities Attending meetings, seminars and workshops organised by professional body and reading published material, such as journals and web content. Participation in Professional Activities
Team Working Undertaking learning and practice in the techniques of team and collaborative working. Gaining an understanding of the underlying concepts. Developing Professional Skills

Organisational Skill Name and Description

Framework Skill Level
Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Functional testing

Financial management involves planning, organising and monitoring financial resources.

Working Functional testing

You can: design and execute test cases using standard testing techniques come up with different business scenarios for a feature, working with others in the team

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Non-functional testing

Modern development standards involves using the latest technologies and best practices to improve the quality of the software development process.

Awareness Non-functional testing

You can: show an awareness of non-functional testing techniques execute non-functional test scenarios and identify defects run non-functional tests others have written and know the processes to do so understand a range of standard non-functional testing techniques

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Technical breadth

Awareness Technical breadth

You can: show an awareness of a range of tools and techniques for test automation demonstrate some technical attributes

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Test analysis

Working Test analysis

You can: identify simple patterns and trends investigate problems and opportunities in existing processes, and contribute to recommending solutions work with stakeholders to identify objectives and potential benefits

Qualification Components

Title Awarding Bodies
FEDIP Practitioner FEDIP - The Federation for Informatics Professionals in Health and Care
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level BCS - The Chartered Institute of IT
ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation level - Mobile Application Testing BCS - The Chartered Institute of IT

The Professional Body Responsible for this job family is BCS. This job role profile was created in collaboration with BCS, using Role Model Plus.

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