Software Tester



Job Description

Purpose of the position:
The primary purpose of a functional tester is to ensure the software under test meets the specified requirements and to help create the best experience for our end users, using continually improving testing methodologies and working with other teams to deliver the highest quality.

Key areas of responsibility:
• Participates in Planning and Design sessions
• Test Plan Creation/Review/Update using Test Techniques and/or Test templates where relevant
• Identifies and engages with stakeholders
• Test Data preparation
• Create/Update/Refactor Test Cases / Artifacts to ensure that all necessary scenarios are covered in the designed tests
• Implement risk based prioritization of tests
• Reads release document and finds out all relevant information regarding the project and any external factor that may affect the project before the project has been scheduled to start
• Identifies risks and plans contingencies based on similar projects or past experience
• Agrees deliverables
• Plans and develops reusable and maintainable artefacts for cost effective maintainability
• Completed Tests software installation
• Schedules and Executes tests according to the Test Plan/Checklists
• Software Version control is adhered to
• Issue identification and troubleshooting issues
• Completes Test Cycles/Sprints
• Completes sign-off procedure relevant documentation according to standards
• Prepare software and test environment
• High priority defects logged early
• All defects found are logged and Communicated to relevant stake holders
• All unresolved defects are reviewed with stakeholders, according to status before sign off.
• Ensures internal project stakeholders are informed through active communication during the project lifespan

Required Skills

IT Related BSc/BCom/Ndip OR Entry Level Testing Certification (ISTQB Foundation Level) OR 2 years IT experience (testing preferred)Relevant technical skill
Understand the SDLC
Appropriate problem solving skills
Good written and verbal communication skills
Ability to troubleshoot with assistance




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