QA Analyst - MNSITE 1309

Location: St. Paul, MN, United States
Date Posted: 11-08-2018
NorthShore Resources has a 1 year contract opportunity for a QA Analyst with our client in St Paul, MN.

Duties:

  • Work with the appropriate resources to define and write Functional and Technical Testable Requirements (Waterfall) and/or User Stories and Acceptance Criteria (Agile).
  • Have complete understanding of all functional and technical Requirements and/or Acceptance Criteria. 
  • Approve Requirements if asked to perform QA project lead duties.
  • Have complete understanding of Design document to ensure the design complements the Requirements.  Approve Design document if asked to perform QA project lead duties.
  • Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Level of Effort (LOE) estimate for all testing activities within the project.
  • Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Test Strategy.
  • Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Test Plan.
  • Work with Business Analyst, Developers, and DBA’s in defining detailed and reusable Functional, System Integration, and Regression test cases and completing Requirements Traceability Matrix.
  • Write detailed and reusable Functional, System Integration, and Regression Test Cases.
  • Assist the Performance Engineer in determining business flows to be scripted and utilized in Performance/Load testing.
  • Assist the Automation Engineer in determining test cases to be scripted and utilized in smoke / regression testing.
  • Accurately document all defects in the defect tracking tool in a timely manner.
  • Escalate all challenges to the appropriate resource(s) in a timely manner.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
  • Attend and participate in the Defect Triage and Review meetings.
  • Assist in managing the overall scope of the testing effort.
  • Complete required QA documentation in an accurate and timely manner.  Provide edits to QA documentation as necessary if the project’s Requirements change, if scope changes, if testing schedule changes, etc.
  • Receive appropriate approval and sign-off for all testing documentation.
  • Provide QA leadership to assigned project, when requested.
  • Provide support to the UAT team, if requested.
  • Provide, in timely manner, status of assigned project when requested.
  • Execute manual and automation Test Cases for various test types (smoke, functional, regression, etc.).
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Execute all Test Cases according to the Test Plan, or explain why risk-based / priority testing is executed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Seven (7) years’ experience as a Quality Assurance Analyst
    • A B.S. or B.A. Degree (4 year) substitutes for four years of experience, or an Associate’s Degree (2 year) substitutes for two years of experience.
  • Five (5) engagements/projects lasting a minimum of three (3) months each in a Quality Assurance Analyst role.

Desired Skills:

  • Computer Science or Information Technology degree
  • Experience writing and executing upon QA Test Pans, Test Cases, Defects, Defect Reports and Closure documents
  • Experience writing and executing complex SQL query commands
  • Experience utilizing RTC as a defect reporting tool
  • Experience testing web based applications
  • Experience testing mainframe batch process that support eligibility claims for state medical programs
  • Resources are from the five state area (MN, IA, WI, SD, ND).
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