IT QA Automation Test Specialist

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Springfield, Virginia

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Mon, 05 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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General Purpose: The Automation Testing Specialist is responsible for conducting the investigation to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the product or service under test. Provides an objective, independent view of the system to allow the business to understand the risks associated with system implementation. Uses many testing techniques including, Static testing, reviews, inspections, walkthroughs, human/experience-based methods, Black-box (functional), White-box and experience-based techniques with the intent of finding software bugs. Validates and verifies that a system meets the business and technical requirements that guided its design and development, works as expected and can be implemented with the same characteristics. Must understand different software development models including Waterfall, Iterative, Unified and Agile methodologies. Adapts the test methods and timing to fit the method being used. As an integral part of the software lifecycle, the tester works closely with developers, business analysts, users and architects to create test plans, scripts and test automation. Exercises significant judgment in determining which system components require what depth of testing in order to meet prescribed deliverable dates and maintain cost effectiveness. Key Responsibilities: – The Automation Testing Specialist creates scripts necessary to automate testing so that a large percentage of tests and regressions tests can be executed by the test software and results reported automatically. The automation tests are designed to improve testing coverage and reduce the manual labor required to execute the quantity of tests necessary to provide an appropriate risk profile. – Working with Business, IT and consultants, develop the automation plan and strategy for the system under test. Determine the areas of the system most likely to benefit from automation or that lend themselves to automation. – Create the automation test plan as a subset of the project plan. Maintain the automation test plan for the system under test for the duration of the systems life-span. – Meet with various projects or work effort teams, determine their automation testing needs, analyze regression requirements and coverage (as defined and agreed upon by project teams, support teams, and end users). – Independently determine from the analysis of automation test results, the relative quality of the system under test. Generate defect reports based on the analysis of automation results. Education & Experience: – Bachelors Degree – 0-2 years of experience, with a strong technical apptitude – ISTQB Advanced Testing Certification Desired – Strong technical scripting skills Desired – Strong understanding of digital application framework and functionality Desired – Two years or more experience Automation Testing software, creation, maintenance, execution and analysis Bass Pro Shops