Boston, MA
Date Posted: October 10, 2017
Employment Type: Contract
Job Id: 4066

Job Description

 

 

 

 

Quality Assurance Analyst

General

The candidate should be prepared to make an immediate impact within the QA Team and contribute to building awareness of testing value.  In addition to developing test scripts, the candidate will need to interface with managers, analysts, developers and key stakeholders throughout the organization. 

 

QA Analysts Overall Description

The Quality Assurance department is responsible for ensuring the integrity of new software, as well as the integrity of enhancements to existing software.  QA Analysts define the testing objectives, the scope of the testing effort and the testing approach.  They identify the key milestone dates, define the business processes and identify the systems functionality to be tested.  They write detailed QA Test Plans or test scripts and create data required for positive and negative testing. 

The Quality Assurance team is responsible for the testing of Functional/Business Requirements and multiple applications to ensure the full and correct linkage and integrity of data and functionality between separate components. 

QA Analysts create and maintain Bug/Issues Logs, suggest improvements and re-test fixes.  They perform regression testing to prevent adverse effects on existing functionality; execute testing under stress conditions, assist the Training Department and help with User Acceptance testing, if needed.  Post implementation, the Quality Assurance department is expected to support any project in any way needed. 

QA Analysts should have a working knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodology in order to immediately work on projects that are now being conducted utilizing Agile.  QA Analyst should be able to negotiate between Waterfall and Agile testing methodologies. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Software Quality Assurance Testing.
  • Familiar with both Waterfall and Agile Methodologies.
  • Knowledge of Windows, Web based and MS Access applications.
  • Experience with Data/Messaging Exchange between systems.
  • Basic understanding of SQL and Database Management.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and working knowledge of Industry Tool Sets, such as: Defect Management Applications, Modeling and automated testing tools.
  • Knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle with an emphasis on Software Test Procedures, Techniques and Best Practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to interact in a collaborative environment with all project members and stakeholders.
  • Ability to perform and achieve objectives in a fast paced environment.
  • QA Certification is a plus.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Define the testing objectives
  • Define the scope of the testing effort
  • Define the testing approach
  • Identify the key milestone dates
  • Organize the testing effort and lead team members (when needed)
  • Define testing roles and responsibilities within the team (when needed)
  • Define testing documentation
  • Define the business processes to be tested
  • Identify the systems functionality to be tested
  • Identify the systems interfaces to be tested
  • Write QA Test Plans /Develop Detailed Test Scripts.  Documents should contain needed information for anyone within the QA department to execute and validate the test.  Documents should contain explicit details about expected results
  • Create data required for positive, negative and regression testing
  • Create and maintain a Bug/Issues Log (including improvement suggestions)
  • Create and maintain a Testing Results Matrix to determine if all functional/business requirements have been tested
  • Test all Functional/Business Requirements
  • Test multiple components or applications to ensure the integrity of data and functionality among these separate components 
  • Test system/application navigation
  • Evaluate overall performance (when needed)
  • Re-test fixes and update Bug/Issues Log and Testing Results Matrix
  • Perform Regression testing to discover any adverse effects on other functionalities
  • Perform Stress testing and Load testing (when needed)
  • Assist the Training Department and User Acceptance testing  (when needed)
  • Assist with post-production implementation testing
  • Support the project in any way needed
  • Working knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodology in order to immediately work on projects that are now being conducted utilizing Agile.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Test Manager or similar testing tool.
  • Ability to negotiate between Waterfall and Agile testing methodologies.
  • Experience with automated testing.
  • Assist the Training Department and User Acceptance testing  (when needed)
  • Assist with post-production implementation testing
  • Support the project in any way needed.

Please submit resumes to pmasand@peopleserveinc.com.

 

 

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