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QA Tester

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Wrexham
  • Sector: Testing
  • Date posted: 18/09/2017
  • Job reference: J372785A

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QA Tester


6 Months


Functional and non-functional Testing MDS /EDS products, including Web Services, desktop, web based applications and customer loads and extracts, using manual and automated tools. (SmartBear/TestComplete)

Role Summary

  • Prepare and deliver 'in house' training
  • Reviewing requirements - requesting clarification if required
  • Prepare and agree test strategies and plans
  • Prepare and agree testing estimates.
  • Develop, agree, document, maintain and run functional and non-functional test cases and regression packs to fully exercising the product or change under test, giving confidence that released products contain a minimum number of problems
  • Some travel may be required

Main Responsibilities

  • Developing knowledge of MDS / EDS products
  • Creating Test Strategies and plans
  • Identify risks, build and implement mitigation plans
  • Preparing testing estimates
  • Build maintain document and run manual and automated functional and non-functional test suites and regression packs
  • Problem Logging and Triage
  • Testing progress reporting
  • Building and presenting 'In House' courses
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis
  • Perform Function Point Analysis

Essential Skills

  • Experienced in writing a presenting training material such as courses
  • Experienced in leadership including training, mentoring and coaching
  • Experience with SmartBear test tools
  • Experience with SoapUI
  • Experience with JIRA
  • Excellent communicator - Verbal & written with ability to influence and build relationships with team members
  • Demonstrable experience of manual and automated Functional and non-functional testing techniques and methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience of Scripting Language(s) (ideally J-Script)
  • Knowledge and experience of Web Services
  • Knowledge and experience of Web Based Testing
  • Experienced in Test Planning and Test Estimation
  • Experienced in building maintaining and running manual and automated test cases and regression packs (Ideally the SmartBear family)
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, results orientated with a successful track record
  • Ability to research emerging technologies, automation tools and frameworks
  • Demonstrable Quick Learner
  • Proactive team player
  • Customer focused
  • Able to work independently within guidelines
  • Experience of Waterfall SLC
  • An understanding of Agile SDLC

Desired Skills

  • Able to perform Function Point Analysis
  • Able to Perform Root Cause Analysis
  • Familiarity with ITIL
  • Familiarity with Prince2 or DSDM Atern project management
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