How to find a job in QA - software testing
|Job Title ||Software Testing and QA Duties, Responsibilities and required Skills |
|Special Knowledge and Skills Required in Software Testing, Programming |
|Software Tester QA AnalystQA EngineerSoftware QA EngineerManual Test EngineerQuality Assurance Analyst ||Implement and Provide input for Test Plans. Design Test Cases.Create Test scenarios.Check / Review the Test Cases (TC).Keep track of the new requirements.Perform functional testing duties.Perform regression testing duties.Report bugs, track defects, resolve issues with the developers. Track problem reports using a bug-tracking system.Produce test evaluation reports.Participate in software walkthrough. ||Good analytical, problem solving skills; SDLC, Modern Test Methodologies.Must understand QA processes and methodologies in a software development environment.defect-tracking tools experience.Understanding of database concepts. |
Desired skills. Basic SQL Skills.Experience with automated testing tools.
|Senior Software Tester Senior QA AnalystSenior QA EngineerSenior Software QA EngineerSenior Quality Assurance Engineer ||Design Test Plans. Design Test Cases.Create Test scenarios.Check / Review the Test Cases (TC).Keep track of the new requirements.Escalate the issues about project requirements.Perform functional testing.Preparing test dataPerform regression testing Track problem reports using a bug-tracking system.Produce test evaluation reports.Participate in software design reviewsParticipate in software walkthrough.Manage testing environment.Lead and facilitate testing. Provide support to junior team members.Run and Maintain Test Automation Scripts for regression testing.Perform CRUD database testing using SQL.Conduct internal trainings ||Test-tool experience.Familiarity with databases, Knowledge of SQL and Experience writing SQL queries.Strong QA analytical skills.Ability to assess the priority and severity of issues Analytical skills; SDLC, Modern Test Methodologies.Familiarity with operating systems: Unix, NT, Windows, Macintosh.
Understanding developers' terminologies. |
Desired skills. Ability to accurately estimate tasks and meet schedules.Conduct the unit testing and integration testing.Programming/scripting skills in Perl, C or Vb
|Test coordinatorTeam Lead - software testingTest Lead ||Provide test planning and assign task to all Testing Team members.Verify that all Team members have sufficient work.Organize the meetings.Prepare the Agenda for the meeting.Track and report testing activities.Check for timely delivery of different milestones.Design or evaluate Test plansVerify content and structure of all Testing documents and reports. Motivate team members. Organize internal trainings Provide cost/progress/test status reporting. ||Ability to coordinate test activities with all testing resources as well as other stakeholders involved in the testing process.Good understanding testing methodologies, processes and different analysis techniques.
Understand test automation tools and frameworks, including the advantages, disadvantages.
Know inspection and review techniques.
Know how to prioritise test cases based on different types of risk exposure.
|Automated Test Engineer Performance tester. Load tester, ||Designed test scenarios for automation.Create test scripts utilizing automated test tools.Design concurrency, load and regression testing suits.Design and Develop API test cases.Design and write automated regression test packages using scripts, high level languages, and a commercial test tool. ||Demonstrated experience with a commercial automated testing tools.Proven programming skills in a scripting language.Experience in automation methodologies |
|Junior Software Tester Junior QA AnalystJunior QA EngineerJunior Software QA EngineerJunior Manual Test EngineerJunior Quality Assurance Analyst ||Check / Review the Test Cases (TC).Perform regression testing Track problem reports using a bug-tracking system ||Familiarity with operating systems and general knowledge of computers. Good analytical, problem solving skills.Knowledge of general testing principles.
Knowledge testing terminology. |
How to find a good software tester.
|Quality Assurance Software Test Architect. Director Software testingSenior Test ArchitectTest ArchitectQA ArchitectSoftware Test Architect || Provide Technical Leadership and strategic direction to the Software Testing department, responsible for Test Architecture and strategy Create QA processes and select best methodologies, practices and suggest posibleimprovements. Responsible for design and development of the Test Automation framework, harness and any in-house tools if required. Pro-actively seeks to make continuous improvements to Test coverage, execution and automation. Gain overall product knowledge and will be able to guide and train both junior and senior team members. Technically responsible for all the Testing activities performed by the QA/Software Testing department. Responsible for the overall Quality of test architecture across all platforms, both functional and non-functional including load, performance, security, usability, etc. Participates in test planning for all products handled by the software testing department. ||Clarity and precision in verbal and written communication with Good analytical, problem solving skills.Ability to work with customers, developers, documentation, product management and support staff. Ability to learn new skills quickly as needed. Desire to organize the planning, development and implementation of the research of new or improved testing methods, processes, tools, and systems Ability to drive the development and coordination of appropriate test procedures across teams. Ability do define a vision and articulate the end state as well as the steps to get there Familiarity with software development life cycles and agile programming methodologies with good knowledge of general testing principlesIn-depth understanding of large complex software systems to isolate defects, reproduce defects, assess risk and understand varied customer deployments. |
|Job Title ||Mandatory Skills ||Special Knowledge and Skills nice to have. |
|Just a good software tester. ||Must have Good logical, analytical and problem solving skills.Enthusiastic in findings bugs.Quick learner and self starter.Has a good communication skills.Has Good sense of humour.Likes computers and spends some time with computer at home every day, (computer is one of his best friends).A member of any user group or forum. ||Programming skills: programming course in high school or college may be enough. Database skills: 1 -3 days course or online course may be enough. Understanding QA processes and test methodologies in a software development environment. (Reading one good book about software testing may be enough) |
Most important is general cognitive ability - that is really just a problem-solving: "How do you work through a problem that you haven't encountered before?"
Prove that you're a learner. Always stay current on the industry and on new technology, show that you have a career mindset, demonstrate a customer obsession
and prove that you're a learner, demonstrate curiosity and give examples where you have solved a problem.
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