Quality Assurance Analyst


Posted 5 months ago

We are looking for a Quality Assurance Analyst! Reach out if you are interested and feel free to refer friends/colleagues!


Type of Employment: Contract
Title: Quality Assurance Analyst
Term: Contract – 12 months with extension
Location: Toronto – Hybrid 3 days on-site
Industry: Government
Job ID number: C1407


Brief Description on Duties:


  • Collaborates with product managers, product owners, and technical team to develop test strategies and test plans
  • Strong understanding of manual testing practices to support developing manual test scripts, test cases and/or test scenarios
  • Assist with planning and creating test data as it relates to each test phase
  • Executes quality assurance and testing activities for various types of testing such as integration testing, functional testing, regression testing, unit testing, load testing, performance testing and accessibility testing
  • Plans and organizes testing efforts in both front-end and back-end application components/environments
  • Communicate test results regularly through reports that summarize test completion and defects found
  • Help with the implementation of the project technical testing strategy and methodology. This includes testing of integration points and interfaces and non-functional requirements (e.g. fail-over, component response times, data integrity, security)
  • Evaluate test results against acceptance criteria to determine successful completion of the sprint increment
  • Defines and measures acceptance criteria for test cases
  • Record all defects/issues in the Cluster’s defect reporting tool (Jira), including detailed descriptions, screenshots, and steps to re-produce
  • Participate in elicitation and business requirement workshop sessions, sprint reviews and/or walkthrough meetings
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the agile / iterative solution development lifecycle
  • Conducts post-release / post-implementation testing
  • Supports clients with user acceptance testing (UAT) activities
  • Creates traceability matrix to ensure testing outcomes align with business requirements
  • Coordinate and facilitate regular defect review meetings with Business Analysis’ and Business stakeholders
  • Provide testing and defect status updates in daily scrum stand-ups, team meetings as required
  • Provide weekly report confirming status of assigned tasks

Knowledge Transfer Requirements

  • Knowledge transfer is expected to occur throughout the duration of the assignment through regular meetings, touchpoints, and working sessions with LRC staff
  • All design, development, artefacts, and source code, including all relevant and complete documents must be transferred to the ministry in the designated repositories provided
  • Dedicated knowledge transfer sessions will be scheduled to ensure completeness of knowledge transfer and all documentation is shared, and allow LRC staff to ask clarification and/or follow up questions


Experience and Skill Set Requirements

Manual Testing Skills/Experience – 65%

  • 10+ years experience developing Test Cases/Scripts and Data Requirements, develop test scenarios, test cases for manual testing
  • 10+ years experience develop test cases/scripts as well as test data, ensuring all of the Business requirements are met by creating a traceability matrix.
  • 10+ years experience developing technical testing strategies / plans
  • 10+ years experience testing non-functional requirements (e.g. fail-over, component response times, data integrity, security)
  • 10+ years experience executing testing activities for a number of types of testing such as:
  • Integration testing
  • o  Unit testing
  • o  Regression testing
  • o  Functional testing
  • o  Accessibility testing
  • o  Non-functional testing
  • Demonstrated experience in developing test plans, test scripts and test data; documenting software defects and tracking resolutions.
  • Experience with User Acceptance Testing and leading initial UAT sessions


Soft Skills – 30%

  • Experience with agile methodology
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent meeting facilitation skills to gather requirements
  • Experience reporting progress on deliverables to team, project leads and management, including proactively raising risks/issues with mitigations
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with clients and technical teams to ensure effective resolution of defects and management of change requests are complete
  • Experience with User Acceptance Testing and leading initial UAT sessions


Public Sector Experience – 5%

  • Experience in testing enterprise level systems and exposure to ministry QA processes and standards within OPS
  • Previous experience working in Government or Public Sector organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Public Sector applications, databases and systems while testing
  • Experience working in accordance with policies and procedures of the Ontario Public Service
  • Working knowledge of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
  • Experience in quality assurance at the specified experience level
  • Experience in testing Commercial off the Shelf Software (COTS/SaaS solutions), preferably Oracle Siebel Public Sector
  • Working knowledge of SharePoint, .NET Web, Web Services, HTML, JavaScript, VBScript and related scripting technologies for automation
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of test tools and methodologies (Waterfall/Agile/Iterative)
  • Knowledge and experience in all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; organizational, creativity and perseverance skills, verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Product cycle (functional & non-functional) testing experience
  • Test case & Test Scenario design and review experience (from business requirements)
  • Test case development experience
  • Experience in defect tracking
  • Test scenarios (use-cases) design and review
  • Experience in writing manual/automated test scripts

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