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QA/Software Tester

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Status: Contract F/T

Posted On: 02/19/2013


Our government client is looking for a QA/Software Tester to be accountable for gathering detailed testing requirements for various projects, for delivering iterative test strategy, plan, traceability, conduct manual/automated testing, and to assist in tracking/fixing defects.


Location: Edmonton, AB


Duration: 1 year (April 1, 2013-March 31, 2014-with possible 2 year extension)




The Software Tester/Quality Assurance must:


·         Have experience in developing test plan and design & develop complete, end-to-end testing strategies. 

·         Participate in the execution of procedures for ensuring the quality and serviceability of new features and releases of software.

·         Have experience in developing test protocols and scripts based on business, functional, and non-functional requirements.

·         Author and execute test cases, using defined methodologies for manual and/or automated tests.

·         Be familiar with automation scripting language HTML, CSS, JavaScript or XML.

·         Participate in test script automation.

·         Update methods and procedures to ensure continuous improvement to software quality assurance and serviceability standards.

·         Isolate, reproduce and track bugs and verifies fixes.

·         Analyze test results to ensure existing functionality and recommend corrective action.

·         Maintain and modify test environment and configuration as needed.

·         Create new test environments and configurations to meet test cases or problem recreation requirements.

·         Document test results, manage and maintains defect and test case databases to assist in the continuous improvement and modification of software.

·         Assist in the assessment and planning of test efforts required for new functions/features under development.

·         Work with software developers in resolution of problems.

·         Provide support to stakeholders in the execution of testing activities






·         I.T. related University Degree and/or NAIT or SAIT IT Diploma or demonstrated equivalencies.

·         Minimum 4 years’ experience in creating test strategy, project plans and estimates.

·         Minimum 5 years software testing experience, with a majority of that time spent working in an Agile/  iterative development methodology environment

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience conducting performance reviews.

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience to plan, manage and track QA activities throughout the SDLC.

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience with automated testing paradigms, defect tracking methodologies and processes and test case management systems

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience of testing methods and the different software development methodologies

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience for User Interface, API, and exploratory manual testing

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience testing applications distributed across multiple platforms and technologies

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience using test case management and defect tracking tools

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience to analyse testing needs at a high level for complex projects

·         Minimum 4 years’ experience with both back-end and GUI front-end testing

·         Minimum 2 years’ experience programming abilities in Java or other object oriented languages

·         Minimum 4 years’ experience working with Java, JavaScript, XML and Oracle

·         Minimum 4 years’ experience with software test automation, including API or web services testing (Selenium, WebDriver, REST, JUnit)






·   Previous experience with software development and deployment related to the following application areas:

1.       Inventory Management Systems

2.       Permit Management Systems

3.       Financial Systems

4.       Contracting and Procurement Systems

5.       Vendor Registry Systems

·         Experience and understanding of application modelling and prototyping

·         Certification in one or more (CAST, CMST, CSTE, CSTP, CTFL, CTAL, CMSQ , CSQA, CSQE, CQIA,  CTAL-TA, CTAL-TTA)

·         Experience using recent versions of IBM Rational Quality Manager




If interested in pursuing this opportunity, please submit your resume in confidence to Jeannette Kurtyka at