Assistive Technology Tester

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Job Introduction

The Assistive Technology Tester plays a key role in staff-facing systems development and procurement, and is responsible for writing, executing and reporting on tests using assistive technologies. The tester provides insight into the accessibility of a product as part of the development/procurement and deployment process.

Role Responsibility

  • Writing and executing exploratory testing to assess product performance when benchmarked against BBC supplied assistive technologies.
  • Support, implement, and help shape the test approach.
  • Planning, estimating, and reporting test activities.
  • Contributing to the test process and procedural improvements.
  • Raising descriptive, concise, and useful defect reports.
  • Leading defect triage meetings with other disciplines.
  • Troubleshooting– finding critical bugs or verifying reported issues, identifying their underlying cause, and seeing them through to resolution liaising with other teams where appropriate.
  • Supporting change through experimenting and analysis to improve processes.
  • Working with other test roles, accessibility specialists, and development teams to ensure the spread of good practices and sharing of knowledge.
  • Provide support in tool evaluations and selections.
  • Communicating status information and issues to a variety of stakeholders, adapting appropriately depending on the audience.
  • Working with product teams and stakeholders to ensure that each feature is clearly understood before implementation, validated early and throughout implementation, and verified when implementation is complete.
  • Learn from and contribute to the test and accessibility communities.

The Ideal Candidate


  • Experience of and ability to design and execute effective tests
  • Experienced user of assistive technologies such as screen-readers, voice control or magnifiers.
  • Evidence planning, executing, analyzing and delivery test reports
  • Experience applying an analytical and detail-orientated approach to problem-solving and solution design.
  • Experience implementing continuous improvement.
  • An aptitude for learning new technologies and ways of working.
  • Ability to input and support in creation, adaptation, and execution of effective test strategies.
  • Ability to think creatively, problem-solve, and innovate.
  • Good written and/or spoken communications skills.
  • Work closely and communicate clearly within cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to experiment, analyze, and continually improve test practices.
  • Understanding of accessibility test automation and report delivery.
  • An appreciation of good user-experience and able to be the users/audience advocate.
  • Good understanding of usability and accessibility of applications and products.


  • Experience of being ‘a’ or working ‘with’ assistive technology users
  • Understanding of either procurement and/or digital product production processes

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Fixed Term Employee/Attachment
Location: Glasgow

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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