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Test Analyst

SQS Ireland

  • Dublin
  • Not disclosed
  • Not disclosed
  • Updated 22/03/2013
  • Barbara Smith
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SQS are currently hiring Test Analysts to join their Consulting business in Dublin.


Main responsibility

The Test Analyst is responsible
for designing, developing, and executing test plans and test cases

To ensure that the software
conforms to defined acceptance criteria and feature design documents, as well
as application standards.


Roles & Responsibilities
of a Test Analyst:

  • Ability to analyse requirements from all
    documentation attained from client, including Functional Specifications and
    process flows obtained from the Business Analyst.

  • Communicate with the Business Analyst to gain
    clarification on Requirements, if necessary

  • Identify gaps in coverage and communicating to
    the Test Lead.

  • Participate in preparing Test Plans.

  • Prepare Test Scenarios based on the requirements
    within the Functional Specification.

  • Communicate with the Business Analyst to
    identify test Scenarios.

  • Prepare Test Cases for System Testing,
    Regression Testing, End-to-End Testing and Deployment Testing.

  • Prepare Test Data for the test case execution.

  • Prepare Test Environment to execute the test
    cases and identifying system/access requirements.

  • Execute Test Cases – taking screenshots and
    provide evidence of test results.

  • Log detailed defects in defect management tool
    adhering to defect guidelines.

  • Retest defects promptly and ensure no knock on
    problems are introduced as a side effect.

  • Use test management tool to a high standard to
    manage tests and defects effectively.

  • Give mandatory information of a defect to
    developers in order to fix it, by initially provided ample information in the
    defect details and thereafter, provide further information on defect calls or
    elsewhere, on request.

  • Troubleshoot issues where they arise to provide
    as much information about the problem to ensure prompt resolution.

  • Preparing Summary Reports and ensuring that
    blocking issues are reported promptly to the test lead/manager

  • Preparing Suggestion Documents to improve the
    quality of the application.

  • Communication with the Test Lead / Test Manager
    on any issues or queries regarding the project or otherwise.
  • The
    Test Analyst is expected to build, share and retain critical in‐depth knowledge
    of the systems under test


Desired Skills &



  • 3rd level qualification (ideally in

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent analytical skills with high attention
    to detail

  • Shows a good understanding of software testing

  • High levels of commitment and personal
    accountability and a passion to constantly challenge and improve existing
    processes to ensure highest levels of customer satisfaction

  • Shows initiative at all times

  • Proven ability to respond well to change and
    maintain flexibility while keeping focus on objectives

  • Strong team player as well as being able to work
    on your own



  • ISTQB certification in Software Testing

  • Technical skills - SQL, UNIX, Agile, Selenium,
    Java, JUNIT, Perl, Python

  • Non-functional testing



Ref: LS2102
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