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Digital Business and Test Analyst

Digital Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £29,176 to £33,797 per annum
Tenure:  Full time permanent, working 37 hours per week
Release Date:  Wednesday 06 May 2020
Closing Date:   Wednesday 27 May 2020
Interview Date:   Wednesday 10 June 2020
Reference:  DS19-07

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke into the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019 we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

The University needs a talented Business and Test Analyst to join the Digital Transformation team; a highly motivated and ambitious team that aims to create a sector-leading approach to the way we deliver information and digital services to our students and staff. We need people with a passion for web, database and mobile development, and with a love of logical thinking and problem-solving.

You’ll be working as part of in a close-knit, supportive team helping to shape and ensure quality delivery of digital solutions across the University. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to grow their existing skills and help transform the way the University works.

As a Business & Test Analyst you will:

  • Apply testing tools and techniques, to plan and execute software tests of application components (functional and non-functional) to verify that the software satisfies specified requirements and to detect errors;
  • Operate all stages of the Business Analysis lifecycle embracing agile and other development approaches. Understanding of evidence-based requirements and customer journey mapping. Understanding of mapping requirements with existing functionality and identify gaps that require additional configuration or customisation.
  • Work with a small, agile team of professionals with a range of skills and focus on delivering the best for our students;
  • Work on the adoption of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software; 
  • Be able to express your creativity and problem-skills;
  • Be a key part of an ambitious, exciting and challenging programme of transformation

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 32 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

Thank you for your interest in this role. Whilst the University campus is currently closed, the University is still open, and we are providing online lessons to our students as well as essential services. We welcome your application during this time and aim to recruit to new posts using digital capabilities such as Skype or Microsoft Teams. 


The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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