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Testing and quality Assurance recruitment talent experts

With 20+ years in technical testing recruitment, we provide you with exceptional Testing and Quality Assurance Recruitment Solutions and Specialised Career Coaching.
We can help with a wide range of Testing and Quality Assurance requirements. If you're in need of recruitment solutions or CV and Career Coaching, we are waiting to hear from you.
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What we DO

Niche Permanent

18% Fee Of Basic Salary per hire with full rebate included

Quality and Test Engineering
Development and Application Engineering
Senior Hires

  • Talent attraction on an exclusive or contingent basis
  • End-to-end sourcing
  • Screening and shortlisting of talent with SME peer-to-peer reviews (with detailed analysis submission)
  • Coaching, talent preparation and offer management
  • Rebate policy:
    0 - 4 weeks: 100%
    5 - 8 weeks: 50%
    9 - 12 weeks: 25%

Project Delivery
Statement of Work Solution

Delivery to project budget, single invoice process and scalable talent bench

Quality and Test Engineering
Development and Application Engineering  
Application Support
VIP Support

  • Niche talent pool of referred and screened DBS-checked SMEs
  • Bespoke delivery against requirements and project budgets
  • Ensured customer success through off-site and on-site project team
  • Fully Scalable delivery teams
  • Knowledge transfer to internal client teams

Talent Advisory

End to end scalable consultancy service
£400 Daily Rate or Fixed Fee

Onsite Consultancy to Talent Team
ROI against Agency Supplier Service
Accountability on end to end Talent Process
Tools, Techniques, and Knowledge Transfer

  • Talent Process review
  • Best in class tool selection
  • A tailored and personalised action plan to meet your company needs
  • Advisory coaching and process analysis
  • Bespoke 90 day - 6 month improvement plan against ROI

CV Writing and Interview Coaching

Packages Starting from £79.99

Ensuring your CV represents you to the highest standard is essential to stand out from the crowd and turn a job application into an successful interview.
Perfect your interview techniques with the support a recruitment expert to ensure you are prepared and ready to secure your dream job.

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  • CV writing and formatting to optimise key words and skills.
  • Interview preparation tailored to your career ambitions and desired role.
  • A personalised action plan to support and achieve your career goals
  • 1-to-1 coaching with a recruitment industry expert.
  • LinkedIn assessment to boost your professional social media impact.
  • A tailored approach to address any key issues or concerns with interview processes, techniques, and presentation.
What we believe in
Honest and innovative recruitment solutions that align technology teams with top niche talent

Who we are

Thompson Alexander is a boutique search and recruitment consultancy inspired to revolutionise recruitment in Technology. We partner with clients in a true long term relationship, trusted and embedded with each client’s Talent function to truly represent clients’ interests and brand.

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Meet our team

With over 30 years of combined Recruitment and Testing experience, the Thompson Alexander team provides a specialist service tailored to your needs.

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Case Studies


Mid-sized SME Consultancy

Thompson Alexander were retained exclusively to work onsite coaching, developing, and building the talent delivery function. Interfacing with C-level Directors, Hiring Managers, HR, and the talent team, Thompson Alexander built a robust, repeatable process.  

"Thompson Alexander came into Ten10 deploying Jamie as Interim Head of Talent in a busy and challenging time of growth. He provided advice, value and support from day one and delivered consultancy with a high degree of ethics and professionalism that supported our brand journey." - Gav Winter, MD


Global Financial Services Company

Thompson Alexander have been engaged across several statement of work projects from application support, and application development to quality assurance. They have worked with custom and off the shelf applications delivering 2 years of support consultancy and talent attraction. Several consultants have been reengaged for future projects.

"Thompson Alexander have added tremendous value to our recruitment process that is unparalleled. They have taken the time to truly understand our business and my strategic aims which has benefitted the hiring process across my teams." - Head of IT


Leading Insurance Firm

Thompson Alexander were engaged in late 2017 to solve challenges in attracting top testing talent in Peterborough. Since then, Thompson Alexander has helped us to build several quality teams and attracted top talent in the quality space; in senior technical hires; and in senior management. As an invaluable partner working closely with the internal talent function, Thompson Alexander have also assisted in building a brand new team in Sunderland.

"Thompson Alexander have spent much more time getting to know our business and understanding our needs than any other recruitment firm I’ve worked with.Their pre screen processes have ensured that the right candidates are put forward and managed professionally throughout the process."  - Senior Manager

About Us

The TA Blog

Interviews: How to Prep Like a Boss
May 21, 2021

Be interview ready with our 8 Step Guide on How To Prepare For an Interview. Read our top tips to interview prep efficiently and effectively in a shorter period of time.

The Dreaded Call... What to do When a Recruiter Likes Your CV
May 21, 2021

It’s not an entirely unexpected call. You’re searching for a new job and have taken the next step by uploading your CV to an online job board. It’s guaranteed that you’re going to get phone calls from recruiters and internal talent teams. But sometimes you don’t know WHEN they’re going to call you. Calls from internal talent teams are slightly different to your standard recruitment calls. Internal recruiters want to get to know you more formally than a quick screening call from a recruiter who is trying to ‘woo’ you with their AMAZING opportunity...

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job Without Using Job Boards
May 21, 2021

The name is on the tin - we have put together our ultimate guide to getting jobs without using job boards! Online job boards aren’t the only way, nor necessarily the best way for you to find your next role. Thanks to the world of LinkedIn and online networking, you can make a career move without even opening a job board up on your browser. Say goodbye to endless hours of scrolling through uninteresting job adverts, and hello to a new, more efficient AND effective way of making a great first impression with your future employer.

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