The Quality Assurance Analyst’s role is performing IT application system testing, providing production support and performing system analysis. This will include writing functional and regression testing plans, executing the test plans, and reporting and tracking defects to resolution. The QA Analyst will triage production support issues and work with the IT Quality Assurance Manager, IT Project Managers and Development staff to resolve issues. The QA Analyst will also be involved in requirements reviews and design sessions and will document deliverable artifacts such as test strategy and test plan documents, use cases, usage profiles and security models.
Essential Job Functions
Develop, document, and execute test plans to test new functionality for application releases.
Develop, document and execute manual regression test plans to test existing functionality.
Develop and execute automated regression tests using the corporate regression testing tool.
Assist the QAAII in defining and developing load test scripts using the corporate load testing tool as new functionality is developed
Identify issues, enter them into the corporate defect tracking system and work the issue to resolution.
Administer the testing tools and test PCs, as required.
Administer and maintain regression test data, such as test user profiles and test case data.
Administer non-production environments to support the test user profiles and the QA users.
Ensure that testing activities allow applications to meet business requirements and systems goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify existing or potential issues.
Provide and deliver reports, recommendations, or alternatives that address existing and potential trouble areas in IT systems and projects across the organization.
Make recommendations for improvement of applications to Project Managers, programmers and software developers or engineers.
Communicate test progress, test results, and other relevant information to project stakeholders and management.
Test any new software to ensure integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and technical specifications.
Serve as the first point of contact for Level Two application support requests, triaging requests, working with resources to identify issue and testing changes made in support of issue resolution.
Participate and contribute to requirement and design sessions.
Create test plans and other test artifacts such as test strategy documents, use case documents, usage profiles and security models.
Analyze documentation and technical specifications of any new application under deployment or consideration to determine its intended functionality.
High school diploma or equivalent
Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration and/or equivalent work experience
Certifications in Quality Assurance preferred
Three (3) years direct experience as a tester for major application integration and/or major application product release
Training and/or three (3) to five (5) years experience with industry leading testing tools
Strong knowledge of system testing best practices and methodologies
Extensive experience with web-based software applications
Experience with Java and BEA WebLogic server environments preferred
Direct hands-on experience with ad hoc query programs, automated testing tools and defect tracking/reporting tools
Proven data analysis, data verification, and problem-solving abilities
Excellent PC skills
Excellent understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Excellent listening, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Keen attention to detail
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
The Pittsburgh Business Times recently named CompuGroup Technologies as the overall fastest growing privately held Professional Services company and #7 overall on the Pittsburgh top 100 listing of our area’s fastest-growing, privately held companies for 2013.
CompuGroup Technologies Mission:
To help our customers create practical business benefits from IT Solutions and Provide high quality and... cost effective Consulting services (ERP, Infrastructure, Web Applications, Mainframe Systems) in all Industries domain.
CompuGroup Technologies Offerings
CompuGroup Technologies delivers senior information technology consultants to clients who need them for critical projects.
Our clients say we consistently deliver the highest quality consultants and the fastest turnaround times in the industry.
Areas of Expertise
• Project Management and Business Analysis
• ERP: SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft
• Business Intelligence: SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Business Objects,Cognos, Informatica
• Customer Relationship Management: SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft
• Supply Chain Management: SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft
• Database Administration: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2
• Application Development: Java/J2EE, .NET, C#, C++, Visual Basic, PL/SQL
• Mainframe Systems: COBOL, IMS, JCL, CICS