QA Tester - MNSITE1304

Location: St Paul, MN, United States
Date Posted: 10-30-2018
NorthShore Resources has a 12 month contract opportunity for a QA Tester with our client in St Paul, MN.

This project exists to begin the process of replacing existing aging methods with more modernized easier to support methods.  A quality assurance tester is needed to create test scripts to test functional and non-functional requirements to meet business needs.  Industry testing and quality assurance standards are expected to be followed.  The majority of testing will be manual but automated testing would be desirable as tools and time allows.  Tester will need to coordinate and lead all testing, including: setting up test data; developing a comprehensive test plan; writing test scenarios; conducting the majority of testing; documenting test results; validating quality; and writing defects.   Types of testing required are functional, non-functional, integration, end-to-end, regression, performance, load, and user acceptance testing.  The QA/Tester will be solely responsible for the quality and readiness of functionality to meet business needs and to assure confidence in releasing functionality throughout the project lifecycle. 

Job Duties:

  • Work with the Business Analyst to conduct analysis to create use cases, user stories, and test cases
  • Identify and document acceptance criteria to meet business requirements and objectives Develop and implement a comprehensive test plan to ensure quality of functionality prior to release
  • Design and create test cases and scenarios for testing software functionality
  • Perform functional, non-functional, integration, end-to-end, regression, performance, load, and user acceptance testing
  • Coordinate and lead all testing
  • Identify test data and test records for sufficient testing of both happy path and exception testing.
  • Document and report test results and report defects
  • Track and report progress and outcomes from testing
  • Validate quality of functionality and ensure software and system security features are working according to design
  • Follow industry testing and quality assurance standards  
  • Respectfully and effectively collaborate with other project team members

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years’ experience in Quality Assurance/Tester role
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a lead Quality Assurance/Tester role
  • Two (2) engagements lasting more than Twelve (12) months in Quality Assurance/Tester role for a software development project
  • One (1) year experience in a business analyst role or gathering and document business requirements

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in automated work flow testing
  • Experience in gathering and analysis of business requirements  
  • Ability to write test cases in parallel with the Business Analyst
  • Ability to think beyond what is expected of the software/product and think about how users can misuse the software/product
  • Ability to organize and prioritize features and test cases. And prioritize his/her activities so that testing goals are achieved.
  • Experience in using automated testing tools
  • Experience in database concepts and defect tracking tools
  • Ability to communicate (verbally & written) test plans, expectations, updates, progress, issues, defects, and successes in a timely & clear fashion

Why work for NorthShore Resources?
NorthShore Resources is a Minneapolis-based IT consulting firm, who’s focus is to provide superior quality and unparalleled customer service in all aspects of our business. We offer great local jobs to local people, allowing us to build solid, long-term relationships with our clients and consultants. 
While working as a consultant for NorthShore Resources, you’ll receive benefits such as medical, dental, and 401(k) with company matching. You’ll also receive one of the best benefits an employer can offer – support! Our staff is here to help you every step of the way, ensuring that all of your questions are answered and that you’re placed on a path to success.
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