Software Quality Analyst

Location: St. Paul, MN
Date Posted: 11-07-2017
NorthShore Resources has a contract opportunity for a Software Quality Assurance Analyst in St. Paul, MN.
Our client is looking for a Software Quality Assurance Analyst resource with strong testing experience using accessibility / 508 compliance methodology in large and complex systems development projects.

Project Deliverables

For each project, the resource will be working with project teams, and will be responsible for the following:  

  • QA Accessibility Test Strategy (if applicable)
  • QA Accessibility Test Plan
  • QA Accessibility Test Cases
  • QA Accessibility Test Closure
  • Defect documentation
  • Other documentation as requested (i.e., meeting notes, documented processes, change requests, status reports)
For these projects, the Accessibility / 508 Compliance Quality Assurance Analysts will be expected to: 
  • Have a complete understanding of client QA accessibility / 508 compliance processes and methodologies, and work within the boundaries of these processes and methodologies. 
  • Educate and enforce the use of the QA processes and methodologies within the project teams.
  • Work with appropriate resources in defining testable Accessibility Requirements and/or Accessibility Use Cases and Accessibility Acceptance Criteria. 
  • Have a complete understanding of all functional and technical requirements and use cases.
  • Have a complete understanding of and experience using JAWS for accessibility testing. 
  • Have complete understanding of the Accessibility Design document to ensure the design complements the Accessibility Requirements.  Approve Accessibility Design document if asked to perform QA project lead duties.
  • Escalate any challenges to the appropriate resources in a timely manner.
  • Assist in managing the overall scope of the Accessibility testing effort.
  • Complete required QA Accessibility documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Receive appropriate approval and sign-off for all Accessibility testing documentation.
  • Execute all Accessibility test cases according to the QA Accessibility Test Plan, or explain (in QA Accessibility Test Closure) why risk-based / priority testing was executed.
  • Transfer knowledge     
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.

Mandatory Qualifications 

  1. B.S. or B.A. degree (4 year) with two (2) years’ experience as an accessibility / 508 compliance testing Quality Assurance Analyst OR  Associates degree (2 year) with five (5) years’ experience as an accessibility / 508 compliance testing 
    Quality Assurance Analyst  OR  Ten (10) years’ experience as an accessibility / 508 compliance testing Quality Assurance Analyst.
  2. Four (4) engagements in an accessibility / 508 compliance testing Quality Assurance Analyst role, each with a different organization and each lasting a minimum of six (6) months.

Desired Skills 

  • Computer Science or Information Technology degree
  • Experience estimating QA work effort, developing accessibility test strategies, accessibility test plans, traceability matrices, accessibility test cases and final accessibility quality assurance reports
  • Experience with defect management, defect resolution using JIRA and/or RTC
  • Experience with multiple concurrent QA projects
  • Experience with different testing types: accessibility, 508 compliance, black box, grey box
  • Experience using JAWS for accessibility / 508 compliance testing
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