Automation QA

Posted 8 months ago
We are looking for an Automation QA! Reach out if you are interested and feel free to refer friends/colleagues!


Type of Employment: Contract
Title: Automation QA
Term: Contract – 6 months with extension
Location: Hybrid from Toronto – 3 days a week
Job ID number: C1313


Brief Description on Duties: 


  • Identifies opportunities for automation within software processes
  • Designs and executes QA tests using scripts that automatically test functionality.
  • Designs and writes test automation scripts
  • Utilizes test automation frameworks
  • Investigates problems in software as a result of testing
  • Works with QA analysts and software developers to find solutions
  • Provides advice on the testing strategy, test plans, the selection of testing tools, and the identification of resources required for testing.
  • Plans and organizes testing efforts for large systems in Graphical User Interface (GUI) and non-Graphical User Interface (GUI) environments, including the execution of systems integration tests, specialized tests, and user acceptance testing (e.g., stress tests).
  • Proficient in Cloud technology, Agile & DEVOPS.


General Skills


  • Experience identifying opportunities for automation within software processes.
  • Experience designing and executing QA tests using scripts that automatically test functionality
  • Experience running tests for databases, systems, networks, applications, hardware and software
  • Experience identifying and documenting bugs and quality issues in development, service or business processes.
  • Experience installing applications and databases relevant to automation
  • Experience collaborating with stakeholders to understand how automation can improve workflow and creating documentation
  • Experience gathering and documenting requirements from end-users to develop the best automation solutions
  • A team player with a track record for meeting deadlines, managing competing priorities and client relationship management experience
  • Experience in planning, organizing and implementing testing efforts at the specified experience level
  • Experience executing functional tests, non-functional tests and systems level integration tests
  • Experience supporting user acceptance testing and participating in UAT activities
  • Experience in quality assurance and testing, including AODA testing, integration testing, load testing, performance testing, etc.
  • A team player with a track record for meeting deadlines
  • Knowledge of one or more automated testing tools


Desirable Skills


  • Knowledge and experience in at least one programming language
  • Experience in the use of information retrieval packages
  • Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and related regulations and standards
  • Experience planning and organizing testing efforts for both large and small systems
  • Experience coding automated test scripts to produce sets of automated test cases
  • Experience testing Commercial Off-the Shelf Applications (COTS)


Experience and Skill Set Requirements

Evaluation Table – Automation Developer (Intermediate)




Automated Testing Skills                                                                                                40%


  • Extensive experience with automated test tools – HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), Microfocus Load Runner 12.5, Katalon, Nightwatch, and Selenium
  • Experience in the use of performance testing tools – Microfocus Load Runner 12.5 and J-Meter
  • Extensive Experience with ReadyAPI\Postman
  • Experience with automated testing methods in an object-oriented environment – DevOps and Agile
  • Experience with providing organized automated application testing to accommodate development and implementation efforts to remediate issues
  • Experience with automated API testing


Testing                                                                                                                               30%


  • 7+ years of experience in process, planning, organizing, and implementing testing efforts
  • Extensive experience in test automation development
  • Extensive experience with test management tools on one or more platforms such as Microfocus ALM 12.5, Microfocus Octante, Jira, and Azure DevOps
  • Experience conducting AODA compliance audit and remediation
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of the testing process and the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), including Agile and DevOps
  • Experience with creating, reviewing, and executing test strategy, test plans, and test cases
  • Experience with providing identification and the resolution of problems and issues


Technical Skills                                                                                                                25%


  • Experience with Waterfall, Agile, and DevOps methodologies
  • Experience with Cloud technology (Microsoft Azure)
  • Extensive experience with AODA compliance audit tools
  • Extensive Experience with automated test tools Katalon, Selenium, Microfocus Unified Functional Testing (UFT), Microfocus Load runner 12.5,
  • Experience with Siebel (RLSO – Registration Licensing System of Ontario), EDSI, and other Ministry applications
  • Knowledge of Licensing and Control System (LCS) and legacy mainframe systems
  • Experience with Payment Gateway MPG/EPS services
  • Experience with mainframe tools such as TSO/SPF
  • Experience with SOAP UI, WEB Services, API, OPA, and Java technologies
  • Experience with IMS/DB2/SQL/Oracle Databases and UNIX
  • Experience with the .NET platform


Soft Skills                                                                                                                            5%

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong organizational, creativity and perseverance skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal skills.
  • Proven track record for building strong working relationships.

Job Features

Job CategoryPerformance Tester, QA Automation Engineer

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