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Quality Analyst 3

Austin, TX 78753

Posted: 08/20/2019 Industry: Analyst, Information Technology Management Job Number: 8589

Quality Analyst III

  • Experience with full end-to-end (front and back-end) testing of web applications
  • Experience with Web application development and testing methodologies 
  • Experience with SDLC and product development processes is preferred
  • Run functional tests, identify defects, enter bugs into tracking system and validate bug fixes.
  • Formal testing techniques such as regression, integration, load, usability, etc.
  • Perform integration, functionality, system, regression, load and acceptance testing using manual methods and testing tools.
  • Act as QA representative on project teams.
  • Develop test plans and test cases.
  • Generate QA testing estimates.
  • Verify that project documentation is sufficiently detailed to support development of QA materials.
  • Preparation of formal test plans, test cases and bug reporting
  • Experience with Cross browser testing (IE, Safari, Firefox, Chrome, etc.)
  • SQL experience via command line and/or GUI interface

Required Experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in acceptance testing (manual and automated)
  • Minimum of 3 years technical experience in Information Technology
  • TFS would be a plus
  • CARA experience would be a plus

Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and drive a QA strategy, as well as take a hands-on approach to implementing that strategy.
  • Lead efforts to develop, document, and implement applicable QA processes and procedures to provide more effective quality methods within the group in support of providing quality products.
  • Provides testing support for an application. Create, implement, maintain, and enhance test plans, test scripts, and test methodologies that ensure exhaustive testing of all assigned products.
  • Develop software quality test plans and test cases, and lead in setting and maintaining the standards for Software Quality Assurance test documentation.
  • Collaborate with Product Owners to elaborate user stories. Review upcoming requirements for impact to testing.
  • Collaborate with developers to improve overall product quality by emphasizing defect prevention throughout the development process.
  • Identify and analyze defects/test results and be able to deduct the chain of events leading to a failure.
  • Communicate testing results in conjunction with test plans.
  • Identify areas for test improvement through analysis, experience and use of metrics.
  • Ensure that the project schedule is adhered to and the work is completed according to the schedule.
  • Participate in daily scrum activities.
  • Develop and implement processes to manage the deployment of applications to new clients.
  • Executes project testing procedures and create testing deliverables, especially for acceptance testing.
  • Identifies and maintains test data. Identifies defects, issues and concerns encountered during testing.
  • Maintains defect reports and status during test cycles. Compares expected results to actual results and investigates and resolves discrepancies.
  • Tracks and reports status of test execution

Skills and Abilities
  • Extensive background in operating system tuning and statistical analysis.
  • Experience in the various types of testing (unit, integration, system, user acceptance, performance/volume/stress) preferred.
  • Experience writing black box and GUI test cases, designing tests to mitigate risks, and helping business experts define requirements.
  • Experience writing simple SQL queries and insert/update statements, and basic grasp of Oracle or another relational database.
  • At least one year of experience with scripting languages (Perl, Ruby,/Python, Jython, Groovy, Tcl), and/or open source test tools (Fit, FitNesse, Canoo WebTest, HtmlUnit or others), and/or commercial test tool scripting languages, and/or programming in any language.
  • Knowledge of basic Unix commands; Unix shell scripting skills a plus.
  • Experience collaborating on some level with programmers and business experts. Experience in context-based, exploratory, or scenario testing.
  • Ability to work as part of a self-directed team, in which you determine your tasks daily in coordination with co-workers, rather than waiting for work to be assigned to you.
  • Knowledge of and desire to work in an Agile development environment (preferably Scrum).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Creative problem-solving skills and ability to effectively communicate and translate feedback, needs and solutions.
  • Strong teamwork orientation and the ability to foster collaboration within and across teams. Solid work ethic and strong sense of ownership of end result.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within the testing field.
  • Understanding of the software development life cycle and software development methodologies.
  • Accepts changes in the customer environment, organizational structure, direction or priorities.
  • Acquires knowledge of the customer' s business in assigned area. Acquires knowledge of the customer' s industry. Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills. Proven problem solving ability. Able to work with customer as needed during test cycle.
  • Able to interpret requirement documents and able to update test documents accordingly

Location:             Austin, TX           

Duration:             3 M Contract to Hire




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