Test Analyst

Test Analyst

Job Title: Test Analyst
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 38000.00
Reference: JN -012017-7367
Job Published: January 16, 2017 13:57

Job Description

Experienced test analyst, responsible for the development of test cases to verify the functionality of a system based on the system's and business functional requirements. Also responsible for linking test cases to business/systems requirements to ensure traceability. May execute automated test scripts. Will also execute test cases, log defects and the creation of testware. This role operates specifically in the Claims Domain. 
Key Responsibilities 
  • Develop test strategy and priorities

  • Provide test estimates for project

  • Analyse requirements for completeness, correctness and clarity, to drive the testing effort

  • Define test targets

  • Manage test preparation and execution activities

  • Identify and create necessary test data

  • Execute Test Automation scripts as part of regression test

  • Debug the development and execution of test scripts against test targets

  • Analyse test failures

  • Analyse metrics for quality assessment

  • Mentor software quality testers

  • Recommend opportunities to automate testing to management

  • Assess different options and recommends an approach

  • Makes decisions regarding functional test coverage, metrics analysis and quality assessment

  • Develops the test plan scope, coverage and objectives with manager

  • Works within the project team and test team to address issues and report status

  • Analyses and develops the proper test coverage with the Business Analyst

  • May work with Business Analyst to influence and monitor User Acceptance Testing

Minimuim Requirements 
  • 5 years relevant testing experience (encompassing the skills and knowledge listed below)

  • Testing certification (ISTQB; Test Analyst)

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in testing in Financial Services

  • Experience in software testing including methodologies (agile, waterfall, functional and non-functional), test planning, test cases development, execution, and quality assessment of test cases

  • Extensive experience developing test cases and test scenarios from use cases and/or requirements specifications

  • Demonstrates strong analytical and problem solving skills and strong attention to detail

  • Possesses good understanding of Quality Control and Quality Assurance concepts across the SDLC and the TDLC

  • Understands test metrics and how they are used for decision support

  • Understands development practices and structures; SQL;database query tools

  • Understands test automation tools and effective implementation techniques

  • Has experience with Requirements Management, Test Management and Defect Management Tools. Understanding of automated testing principles and procedures will be an added advantage


    Develops test plan and approach

    Provides input to continuously improve test methodology

    Establishes and implements approach for managing test data

    Reviews functional requirements,

    Has a clear grasp of capabilities that business wants to establish to shape scenarios

    Defines test scenarios

    Traces coverage and clearance

    Provides input to standard test metrics and reporting

    Prioritises defect management with development team



    • Insurance or Financial Services

    • Relationship management

    • System development life cycle

    • Quality management

    • Risk analyses & management

    • Methods standards and techniques supporting domain

    • System architectures e.g. client server, SOA, Web-Based, Etc.

    • Best practices in domain

    • Cost benefit analysis

    • Defect management

    • Good working knowledge of testing best practices and frameworks

    • Knowledge of test automation principles and practices

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