Vacancy: Senior Test Analyst/Engineer 

The Basics

IT – Software

Reports into:
IT Project Manager

Gauteng Area, remote

Role type:
Contract – 12 months

About the Role

Responsible for test planning, execution and reporting on defects, problems and environmental issues on the defect-tracking tool.

What you will do:


  • Create and Implement Test Plans for a Scheduled Release and/or Small Project
  • Add all required Testing Tasks to the Scrum Board for each story

Testing Preparation:

  • Ensure that all Requirements are added to JIRA for each story
  • Understand the Product and Business specifications and extract test requirements.
  • Design test cases and test scenarios based on analysis of product and business specifications.
  • Script Test Cases for all stories into the standard tool (JIRA)
  • Map Test Cases to Requirements
  • Ensure that test cases are reviewed and signed off by the Business Analyst
  • Ensure that the necessary Test Data is created for Test Cases
  • Ensure that all environmental setup/configuration is done for Testing
  • Peer Review of test cases
  • Review test requirements with the test manager and business analyst.
  • Review Acceptance Criteria of all assigned stories


  • Ensure that all Test Cases are executed for Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 within the required timelines
  • Test Cases Execution Rate should conform to the approved Execution Rate standards
  • Ensure that the necessary Test Evidence is included in the standard tool (JIRA) for every test run.
  • Ensure that Defects are logged for all failed test cases
  • Ensure that the defect conforms to the approved Defect format for the standard tool (JIRA)
  • Retest all defects immediately after they are resolved and deployed to the environment
  • Escalate all showstopper defects to the Test Lead/Dev Manager
  • Run Cycle 2/Regression around the feature once all defects have been resolved
  • Ensure zero-high impact defects in the Production environment
  • Provide Support to UAT team during UAT Execution
  • Apply Multiple Testing techniques and efficiencies


  • Update and send daily status details to Test Lead
  • Raise all risks with the Test Manager and/or Dev Manager and implement identified mitigation actions
  • Raise all scope creep/change in scope to the Test Manager and/or Dev Manager
  • Provide Impact analysis on the current workload


  • Govern the testing completed by federated teams to ensure accurate test coverage and adherence to processes.
  • Participate in knowledge transfer sessions and document processes to share


Skills & competencies required

Behavioral Skills:

  • Stress Management
  • Time management and prioritization
  • Learning orientation
  • Innovation
  • Bias for action
  • Teamwork and co-operation


Technical Skills:

  • Interpreting business and technical specifications to create test plans.
  • Software Regression Framework
  • Regression, usability, sanity and functional testing methods
  • Understanding of JIRA and Agile principles
  • XML
  • SQL advantageous
  • Fitnesse experience advantageous
  • Automated Testing experience preferred



  • Overtime may be required from time to time


Knowledge & experience required

  • 6 * years’ experience in Testing roles

Qualifications required

  • Matric
  • Informatics Degree or Diploma advantageous


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