SQS are currently hiring Test Analysts to join their Consulting business in Dublin.
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.
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
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