Pearson Associate Test Publisher in Manchester, United Kingdom

Associate Test Publisher


Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centres in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.Pearson VUE offers a great environment to start or grow your career, we are now hiring for a Associate Test Publisher to join our team based in Salford Quays.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

We believe in equal opportunity and employ people solely on the basis of their skills and abilities.

The Associate Test Publisher (ATP) is responsible for a range of duties in relationto the publishing and quality assurance of the exams of Pearson VUE’s clients.

The ATP isaccountable to management and is responsible for assisting Test Publishers withvarious tasks in the test publishing process. These include building exams,basic exam development functionality, pricing and some workflow management. The ATP will be also be responsible forassisting Test Publishing Quality Assurance analysts with quality assurancechecks. As the ATP will sometimes work across both Test Publishing and TestPublishing Quality Assurance functions, they will undertake to commit topreserving the independence of each function, and will not work on the sameexam within each function.


Key Responsibilities

  • To build exams in line with sponsor specifications, and publish them to the Pearson VUE testing system.

  • Use software for administering, scoring and interpreting Pearson VUE’s testing system and client exams.

  • Through liaison with the wider Exam Services team, ensure the highest quality standards for all testing materials.

  • Proactively plan for the attainment of future goals.

  • Effective and timely completion of personal objectives, requested reports and administration projects as assigned by team leader.

Key Activities

  • Use proprietary and general software tools to data load and build tests to client specification, and publish them to the Pearson VUE testing system.

  • Conduct Quality Assurance tasks and reviews of exams for consistency with source files.

  • Ensure that the test output matches the test specification with regard to the accuracy of scoring, documenting discrepancies using standard forms and procedures when necessary.

  • Provide detailed, timely, efficient tracking and reporting on all assigned projects.

Essential Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent industry-related experience.

  • Experience and understanding of software programming, testing and quality assurance concepts.

  • Experience of Microsoft Office products and technologies, including MS Excel and Word.

  • A keen attention to detail with a logical and common sense approach to objectives, goals and projects.

  • Strong commercial focus.

  • Excellent time management, organisational and prioritisation skills

  • Experience of working in a highly pressured environment.

  • Proven outstanding level and knowledge of English language (written and oral). The ability to successfully communicate to all audience types and across multiple cultures.

Desirable Experience & Qualifications

  • XML, HTML, Java or other scripting language experience preferred.

  • Fluency in a language other than English

Working Arrangements

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Normal office environment

  • Flexibility required working additional hours to meet client needs and to work with colleagues globally. Occasional visits to other offices may be required.

Salary - £25,000 Excellent benefits


Primary Location: GB-GB-Manchester

Work Locations: GB-Manchester-The Lighthouse The Lighthouse Centre A&B Wing, Salford Quays Manchester M50 3BF

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 12, 2017