Test Analyst (6 month contract)

Test Analyst (6 month contract)

Job Title: Test Analyst (6 month contract)
Location: Gauteng
Reference: JN -052017-8442
Job Published: July 24, 2017 07:34

Job Description

The Test Analysts is responsible for the analysis of systems related to all aspects of software testing and quality assurance. The Test Analyst will be required to extract test requirements from software documentation, develop comprehensive and detailed test cases from the requirement specifications. The test cases are to confirm the software development meets the requirements. The Test Analyst will also be responsible for reproducing production related defects and reporting these results to key product stakeholders. In respect of these changes the Test Analyst will update specifications and test material to ensure that all material is current and up to date. Finally the Test Analyst will be required to impart and share their knowledge with other test team members in collaborative manner and provide guidance on test projects, inclusive of signoff of test packs.
Test Analysis

Interpret specifications (Business requirement specification, Functional requirement specification, Change proposal, Technical design specification)
Compile test plans
Develop, document and maintain detailed test cases and other test artefacts like test data and data validation
Execute tests
Performs functional, non-functional (installations & upgrades), integration, usability, configuration and regression testingHold and facilitate test plan/case reviews with cross-functional team members
Participate in JAD sessions with cross-functional team members, which may include business, product, developers and/or clients
Update tests
Update specifications
Run regression testing
Provide status updates to product managers, system ownersAssist product managers with compiling requirements
Reproduce Incidents logged by clients
Provide detailed defect / enhancement information to developers
Test changes / fixes
Provide updates on queries/incidentsAssist developers with gathering query/incident related information
Peer reviews of other team members work
Imparting knowledge across the testing team
Test data identification
Data extraction (SQL, Text Manipulation)
Test data bases on requirements
Recommending and motivating system, service and process improvements and/or enhancements
Recommending and motivating QA process enhancements and tools

Skills Required
Working knowledge of SQL, Microsoft Word, Excel, VisioHP Quality Center
Solid understanding of data interchange formats (XML, CSV and Flat files)
Strong facilitation and conflict resolution skills
Good listening and communication skills
Good documentation and administrative skills (report writing)
Good presentation skills
Competent user of Microsoft Office product suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, VisioStrong analytical skills (Business and Technical)
Strong negotiation skills
IBM iDB2 on OS400RedHat Enterprise Linux
Solid understanding of web services (SOAP and RESTful)
Solid understanding of data transfer protocols (Websphere Message Queue, Connect:Direct, XCOM, SFTP, HTTPS)
Application security
MKS Implementer
Solid understanding of SOA Architecture
Solid understanding of MVC Design Pattern 

Experience Required

Business and/or Systems analysis experience
Experience in software testing and analysis
Exposure to the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) (Waterfall and Agile)
Exposure to web and mainframe related technologies
Exposure to various testing methodologies including whitebox and blackbox testing
Exposure to Unified Modelling Language (UML)
Exposure to MDA development methodology
Exposure to financial services industry advantageous
Experience on IBM I systems
Experience with working on financial systems (Accounting and Banking preferred)
Exposure to POPI
Exposure to PCI DSS

Qualifications Required

South African
Grade 12 (or equivalent)

Related tertiary qualification (B.Sc / B.Com / N.Tech / N.Dip)
Tertiary qualification in Information Technology and/or Finance
Computer Literacy (ICDL or similar)
Diploma in Business Analysis or similar Analysis qualifications
ITQSB or similar test qualifications
A drivers License is essential as well as own transport.

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