We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

We are recruiting a UAT Technician as part of the IELTS Modernisation Programme.

Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Which is why every year, we give vital support to millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence, unlock potential, and enable success. We give people the opportunity to show what they’ve learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.

We achieve this by embracing change, and continuously focusing on our customers’ needs. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding newer and better ways of doing things.

What you’ll be doing

To actively participate in development scrums, project boards, working groups and progress reviews, lead stand up meetings with the UAT virtual teams, to prepare test monitors and reports on the progress of UAT. To co-ordinate the efforts of larger virtual testing teams made up of staff drawn from across the organisation, on a project-by-project basis. The result is to ensure that the testing resources allocated to each software release are used effectively and project deadlines are met.

To effectively and efficiently test software products before their release to customers, both external and internal, by designing, building and executing test cases, and identifying and analysing defects where there is deviation from expected results. This is to ensure that the software delivered to our customers is of the highest standard.

Build, manage and maintain effective collaborative working relationships with Cambridge English’s business change and project managers, sponsors, and BTS teams, providing feedback for project scheduling and reporting purposes to ensure that testing is carried out in accordance with quality requirements and to facilitate effective delivery of quality projects.

To prepare test cases for the UAT of projects and review them with the project team to ensure that they demonstrate the business condition under test and the expected results. The result is to ensure that the scope of testing is clearly defined, and that all areas of the application are tested.

To coach and mentor staff within the organisation to help them develop their skills in UAT. The result is to ensure that a wide range of staff across Cambridge English are able to contribute to the UAT of projects. 

What we’re looking for

With strong stakeholder management skills, you will have a thorough understanding of software development principles along with broad experience across the project lifecycle, including waterfall and agile/hybrid methodologies.

A natural team player, you’ll balance need, risk and pragmatism when developing solutions and will be known for providing advice and sound guidance in a collaborative, inclusive way that ensures all stakeholders are consulted and feel valued.

With good analytical and problem-solving skills, you’ll investigate defects and data, and understand complex business processes underpinning test cases.


Alongside providing a supportive and flexible working environment we also offer competitive salaries, a world-class rewards package that will help you to live well at work, and outside of it. You’ll find a wide range of benefits and policies, from family-friendly incentives, to a generous pension, to discounts on everyday shopping. Our benefits promote financial security, personal wellbeing and a reduced environmental impact. See a full list of benefits on our careers site. 

The key to our work is our colleagues, whose shared commitment enables us to have an ever-greater impact. We are a united, vibrant, and respectful global community of people, and we ensure that every individual is recognised, listened to, and cared for. And because our impact is amplified when our people are empowered, we give everyone the opportunity to develop in their own way. Whether you want a career that’s linear, or want to follow your own path, we’ll support you, and help give you the resources and training you’ll need to be bold and take ownership of what you do.

The closing date for applications is 12/06/2022 and interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 20/06/2022

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it’s safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it’s part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That’s why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role.

This post is subject to satisfactory background checks including DBS as we are a regulated industry