QA Technical Tester

QA Technical Tester

Job Title: QA Technical Tester
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 720000.00
Reference: JN -082017-9200
Job Published: August 08, 2017 11:45

Job Description

QA Technical Tester for Business Intelligence Development
Reporting to the Business Intelligence Team Lead, the successful candidate will be working together with Business
Intelligence Developers to ensure the testing needs for all supported Business Intelligence projects are met in a timely
manner and that all deliverables meet the quality levels set by Business. The Business Intelligence Technical Tester
will be responsible for the analysis, planning, execution and reporting of technical test related activities for Business
Intelligence Applications, ensuring that they are effectively tested against agreed prior to, and post production
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
 Test stored procedures, views, triggers and functions.
 Troubleshoot database and software interfaces.
 Deployment of SQL Server Integration Services and SQL Server Reporting Services.
 Troubleshooting performance related DB issues at both the SQL server and storage level.
 Review, analyse and identify test requirements based on the functional specifications from technical
documentation (Business/Development briefs, Use Case Diagrams, Architectures and/or Integration
Documents) and ensure full understanding of individual deliverables.
 Working with Business Intelligence, Development & Product Teams to understand the requirements and
prepare Quality Assurance documents pertaining to planning, design, implementation, execution and exit
 Proactively raise questions and seek resolution of outstanding clarifications required for testing.
 Create, document and maintain test scripts, test plans, test cases and test procedures around new and
existing business requirements and technical specifications.
 Potential writing of custom test solutions (automated scripts, test harnesses, SQL scripts etc.)
 Hold and facilitate test plan/case reviews with Testing, Business Intelligence, Development & Product Teams.
 Ensure that validated deliverables meet functional and design specifications and requirements.
 Troubleshoot with development team to identify, replicate, verify and report defects.
 Performance, Load and Stress testing.
 Setup and maintain Automation for monitoring and regression.
 Perform regression and ad-hoc testing of system components potentially affected by system changes.
 Actively participate in daily Scrum and project planning meetings.
 Working together with Quality Assurance Manager and Test Lead to ensure that testing needs for all
supported projects are met in a timely manner and that all software products meet the quality levels set by
 Communicate with Product Owners and Product Support Analysts to ensure all Quality Assurance projects
are managed, tracked and delivered to customer expectations with highest quality standards, within required
 Provide Management with metrics, analysis, and other relevant reports regarding the quality of testing.
 Identify any potential quality issues per defined process and escalate immediately to Management.
 Create and maintain constant communication and healthy working relationships between Business
Intelligence, Quality Assurance, and Product Teams.
Essential Requirements:
 Experience with Database Lifecycle Management.
 Experience coding complex stored procedures (using T-SQL).
 Strong SQL Server Knowledge (2008 and above/2014 will be used).
 Experience with SQL Server (MCITP/MCSE/MCSA).
 Experience of BI processes.
 Experience with SQL Server Management Studio.
 Experience with SSRS (Reporting Services).
 Experience with SSIS (Integration Services).
 Experience with SSAS (Analysis Services).
 Experience is SQL Profiler.
 Experience with XML.
 Back End Testing Experience (Blackbox, Whitebox, Essentially Greybox).
 Visual Studio.
Advantageous Requirements:
 Familiarity with contemporary load/stress/performance/automation testing tools .
 Have knowledge on domain specific applications (eg Kibana, RabbitMQ, Mongo).
 Backend database testing, including validating stored procs, jobs and triggers.
 Understanding of systems and architecture (DB's, Servers, Networks etc.)
 Understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) .
 Creative solving of technical problems and ability to translate technical requirements into test plans.
 Ability to focus on deadlines and deliverables.
 Experiences in Quality Management Software and Processes.
 MTM (Test Manger) or any test case tools.
 ISTQB certification.
 BI Test Automation.
Personal Competencies:
 Our ideal candidate should have strong technical testing, interpersonal and communication skills, working
diligently with BI, Development and Product teams to deliver high quality software.
 Strong influencing and negotiation skills.
 Strong analytical skills & attention to detail.
 Ability to make decisions and be accountable for decisions and actions.
 Effective planning and organisation skills.
 Copes well under pressure.
 Flexible and adaptable in the face of changing priorities or circumstances.
 Drives for results.
 Problem solving ability.
This position requires trust and honesty it has access to customers financial details - therefore a credit and criminal record check will be
The qualifications identified herein are an inherent job requirement, therefore a qualification verification check will be done.
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