SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE TESTER

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Brief description

The position of software quality assurance tester consists of developing and executing software test plans in order to identify software problems and their causes.

Tasks

  • Create or maintain databases of known test defects;
  • Design test plans, scenarios, scripts, or procedures;
  • Develop testing programs that address areas such as database impacts, software scenarios, regression testing, negative testing, error or bug retests, or usability;
  • Document software defects, using a bug tracking system, and report defects to software developers;
  • Identify, analyze, and document problems with program function, output, online screen, or content;
  • Monitor bug resolution efforts and track successes;
  • Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems;
  • Plan test schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope or delivery dates;
  • Review software documentation to ensure technical accuracy, compliance, or completeness, or to mitigate risks;
  • Test system modifications to prepare for implementation.

Qualifications and requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • Ability to use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions;
  • Ability to monitor or assess performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Competencies (in order of importance)

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Lines of communication

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 Working conditions

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