Quality Assurance - QA - 12262

Quality Assurance - QA
Job No: 12262
Salary: R 25 000 - R 35 000 Per Month TCTC
Location:  Cape Town

A growing Cape Town based, South African Software House, developing Enterprise (nTier) Application
Software is currently looking for experienced quality assurance testers.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as 1st line support for the team. Test defects raised by internal and external clients to validatedefects.
  • Create defects with appropriate replication steps in the internal change control system.
  • Review functional and design stories to ensure full understanding of individual deliverables at thestart of each sprint.
  • Develop, document and maintain functional test cases and other test artifacts like the test data, datavalidation etc.
  • Plan and execute regular regression cycles for software releases. Record results in testing softwareand ensure that defects are logged and communicated.
  • Identify areas that can be automated and communicate this to the test automation teams through use of testing tools e.g. Zephyr.
  • Ensure that release notes are up to date for each story / task completed in a sprint.
  • Participate in story time with the business analyst and technical lead / architect in refining the
  • product backlog and high level estimations.
  • Working collaboratively as part of an Agile development team:
  • Deliver according to the Definition of Done requirement.
  • Collaborating with the Development Project Manager, Product Owner, Architects, Developers and
  • Business Analysts as required.
  • Support the development process by assisting with the QA estimation to deliver a story in a sprint.
  • Participate in planning meetings.
  • Participate in Sprint Planning Development Cycles every 2 weeks.
  • Participate in the Daily Stand-up meetings.

Mandatory Skills / Abilities required for the Job:
  • Self-starter, able to manage individual responsibilities and contribute successfully to team deliveries on complex, long term projects.
  • Strong analytical thinking to be able to design complete and thorough test cases.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to concisely and accurately capture defects, write test cases and regression test plans.
  • Meticulous with a keen attention to detail.
  • Should have technical background or aptitude.
  • Experience using SQL to interrogate and analyze data.
Personal Attributes / Character traits required for this job:
  • Delivery focused - Be deadline driven and adheres to Sprint deadlines.
  • Team Player must be able to work as part of a team.
  • Self-Starter able to work independently and contribute effectively to the team.
  • Initiative
  • Flexible/adaptable/approachable and willing to work in rapid changing, high delivery environment.
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Job Specification
Education and General Working Experience:
  • Ideally an IT Diploma or Certificate will be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Minimum requirement is Matric with at least 1 - 2 years of on the job work related experience.
  • Remuneration package will be tailored according to relevant experience.
  • Ideally but not essential, experience using Agile methodologies will be an advantage.
  • Exposure to testing in an Enterprise development environment will be a definite advantage