QA Analyst

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type

Salary Negotiable

Updated 1 day ago

Reference 1369760

 Job Description

Works independently taking full responsibility for a certain test area. Primary role in Quality Assurance in the areas of analysis and design, implementation and and execution, in line with agreed plans and strategies.

Responsibilities

  • Works on multiple phases of a project and/or multiple projects.
  • Takes responsibility for a certain test area and conditions as well as results evaluation, problem resolution and planning.
  • Selects appropriate standards, methods, tools and applications for project use.
  • Reviews quality assurance plans, data, procedures, and scripts.
  • Creates test cases independendly and help prepare for evaluations. Runs tests and retests as necessary, executing test scripts in area of accountability.
  • Investigates defined issues with uncertain cause and solicits input in gathering data that help identify and differentiate the symptoms and root causes of defined problems.
  • Identifies test issues, report risks and define regression tests for current and future projects.
  • Creates traceability records, from test cases back to requirements, reporting on system quality and collecting metrics on test cases.
  • Works on quality assurance projects using available test frameworks and tools focusing on on-time and on-budget project goals.
  • Maintains the status of project and provides guidance to the work of junior team members, works across teams to achieve group goals.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, or equivalent work experience
  • ISTQB Foundation
  • Additional course or certification in Quality Assurance

Desirable

  • Additional course or certification in Quality Assurance

Skills

  • Intermediate theoretical knowledge in quality assurance methodologies and has awareness of new and emerging technologies and developments.
  • Has good applications/technology knowledge, building on specialist domain knowledge and has practical experience of testing tools and frameworks required to deliver.
  • Good understanding of the software development process including analysis, design, coding, system and user testing, problem resolution and planning.
  • Excellent communication skills, adapts style accordingly and demonstrates an understanding of the audience’s perspective, uses discretion when dealing with sensitive information
  • Good people skills, has experience in supporting others in raising their performance and working out their development goals.

Experience

  • Professional attitude, has developed a reputation as a trusted advisor.
  • Good client-facing skills, experience in developing partnerships with the team and client and collaborating with others to exceed client expectations.
  • Good problem solving skills, has experience in proposing different options and solutions for approaching and resolving issues.
  • Adaptable and responds positively to changing business issues, sees change as an opportunity to improve performance.
  • Experience in supporting team success and motivating others to keep morale and performance high.
  • Good self-management, can set and work to quantified goals and standards, delivers by being aware of and considering the commercial impacts. Must be flexible, independent and self-motivated

Benefits

At SQS we offer a comprehensive benefits package, some which include:

  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Critical illness cover
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Cover
  • Maternity and paternity scheme
  • Life enrichment programme
  • Service awards for years of service
  • Birthday hampers
  • Continuous social events (including family events) which run throughout the year
  • Microsoft discounts
  • Professional membership fees
  • Bike 2 Work scheme
  • Lap top and mobile phone