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QA Test Analyst

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 /Year
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Computer Hardware, Computer Software
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 1054768

Job Description

QA Test Analyst – PERM – Chicago, IL

QA Test Analyst Job Summary:

Project Planning, Tracking, & Reporting
• Review the project requirements to ensure completeness of requirements from testing perspective.
• Assist Test Lead in creating an initial estimate and work breakdown structure of the work required to perform testing.
• Review the effort estimates provided by Test Analysts for effort required for testing assigned modules.
• Assist Test Lead in creating and documenting Project Test Strategy and Plan, using the standard template, based on the Vision document and use cases/requirements.
• Allocate test scripts to the testers.
• Track the progress of the project against scheduled delivery dates using an appropriate tracking tool.
• Analyze high-risk areas of the assigned project section and create the risk analysis document to ensure appropriate priority is placed on the conditions being tested.
• Identify how other facets of the project may impact quality, and escalate identified risks to Test Lead.
• Support the project team(s) in evaluating risks and shuffle priorities based on unresolved issues.
• Notify Test Lead upon identifying any issues that can affect the project schedule.
• Escalate any change in requirements that have a possible impact on project schedule.
• Ensure that issues arising during testing are resolved in a timely manner.
• Provide inputs to Test Lead on the performance of the testing team.
• Participate in project review meetings.
• Provide status of the test activities to the onshore coordinator.

Creation & Execution
• Understand functional specifications and ensure all queries are resolved by interaction with Leads or Managers.
• Execute the test scripts to test processes and reports defects.
• Review tests for correctness and comprehensiveness to ensure meet project requirements.
• Define the type of test data required for a project and support the Test Analyst to prepare test data by utilizing available data within the project team and making/creating necessary modifications for the new project, using Components when possible.
• Create, execute, and store tests in a test script repository based on the use cases, high level requirement scenarios, Project Test Plan, and the supplemental requirements, as per the test plan and within the schedule.
• Verify actual versus expected test results. Review unexpected results for origination of the issue (test data, requirements, coding).
• Submit clear, concise, and complete defects to the appropriate parties using the defect management tool.
• Execute the test plan by retesting issues until closure.
• Perform a test coverage traceability analysis to ensure that all requirements and supporting specifications are tested using the tests with duplicates, invalid, and out-of-scope scenarios removed.
• Perform issue analysis to identify project-level/group-​level​ trends. Document and share the trends with all stakeholders.
• Monitor any change in requirements, analyze, and translate the changes into test documentation. (Building scenarios and updating tests, scripts).
• Execute any client related extensions to requirements and/or regression issues.
• Participate in the Test Execution walkthrough with the team and Test Lead.
• Participate in gathering of summary test execution data and deriving the requisite testing metrics from it.
• Participate in documenting any trends emerging from the Test Execution Review.
• Analyze trends with resolved and/or pending project to determine the quality of artifacts and projects.
• Perform overall issue analysis to identify high-risk areas for the project and adjust testing priorities accordingly.

• Log the test results by identifying specific tests that succeeded/failed.
• Document complete and accurate test results.
• Create and/or provide input on the necessary knowledge management documentation to aid client teams in understanding what needs to be tested, or how the tool should be utilized.
• Responsible, as a deliverable at release time, for the necessary knowledge management documentation for the assigned project.
Process Management
• Adhere to project process.
• Participate in root cause analysis.

• Act as a knowledge leader for one or more domains of Payroll/HR, US Health & Welfare, or Retirement Benefits and provide critical technical inputs to the testing team and to the trainer and/or owner of knowledge/training repositories.
• Coach other associates on a variety of skills including how to create test cases, test coverage comprehensiveness, technical assistance, test environment usage, test data setup, document issues, and how to evaluate risk with uncovered defects.
• Deliver timely and constructive feedback to aid in associate development. 

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Job Requirements


QA Test Analyst Skills & Requirements:

Formal Education & Certification:
Bachelors/Masters Degree in Engineering/Computer Applications OR a Graduate with certification in Computer stream. 

Knowledge & Experience:
5 – 6 years of QA experience
Technical leadership for testing activities
Knowledge of SDLC
Experienced using a formal Testing Methodology
Experienced with to Black Box (Manual Testing) 
Experienced using Automated testing tools
Basic SQL Skills are required
Must be able to work occasional weekend hours for Deployments or DR exercises (approximately 1 time a month)
Exposure to Agile Methodology preferred
Experience in SEI CMMi Quality Processes relevant for Testing is desirable
Exposure to programming languages is preferred
Experienced working in an Onshore/Offshore model is desirable
Aon offers competitive compensation, exceptional benefits, continuing education & training, a unique internal advancement program, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.

 Why Veredus?

Candidates work with a professional Recruiter whose average experience is eight years in the industry. That means they have intimate knowledge of the Information Technology industry and market trends - who is in demand now and who will be next. Your Veredus Recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process in order to understand your skills, experience, needs, and desires. They also counsel their candidates in resume writing, interviewing, and career planning so when there’s a position you really want, you’re fully prepared to get it. Additionally, Veredus provides full benefits starting Day 1, and at virtually no cost to you.

  • • Medical
  • • Dental
  • • Vision
  • • 401K
  • • Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit)
  • • ATOP - Accrued Time Off Program
  • • Consultant Lunches and Outings
  • • Consultant Web-Site
  • • Name Plates
  • • Care packages/Survival packs
  • • Dedicated Consulting Services Representative

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