Tester (test engineer): skills they need

The career framework sets out the skills required for testers (test engineer) working in government.



This is the standardised cross-government guidance for the tester (test engineer) role. The guidance will be iterated further as the quality assurance and testing community evolves.

There are 3 other role ‘levels’ in test engineering:

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Published 23 March 2017
Last updated 5 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. Version 2 of this guidance contains updated capabilities and some remapping of Civil Service competencies to the job role.
  2. First published.