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Tester Job Description

Job Summary-Tester Job Description


The tester plays a key role in product design and development and is responsible for writing, executing and reporting on tests. The tester provides insight into the state of a product throughout development and deployment.

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Key responsibilities and accountabilities-Tester Job Description


• Writing and executing functional tests and carrying out exploratory testing to assess product performance.


• Support, implement and help shape the test approach.


• Planning, estimating and reporting test activities.



• Contributing to test process and procedural improvements.


• Raising descriptive, concise and useful defect reports.


• Leading defect triage meetings with other disciplines.


• Troubleshooting– finding critical bugs or verifying reported issues, identifying their underlying cause and seeing them through to resolution liaising with other teams where appropriate.


• Supporting change through experimenting and analysis to improve processes.


• Mentoring junior team members.


• Working with other test roles and development teams to ensure the spread of good practices and sharing of knowledge.


• Provide support in tool evaluations and selections.


• Communicating status information and issues to a variety of stakeholders, adapting

appropriately depending on the audience.


• Working with product teams and stakeholders to ensure that each feature is clearly understood before implementation, validated early and throughout implementation, and verified when implementation is complete.


• Learn from and contribute to the test community



Knowledge, skills, training and experience-Tester Job Description


Essential


• Experience of and ability to design and execute effective tests


• Evidence planning, executing functional, systems and regression test.


• Experience applying an analytical and detail-orientated approach to problem solving and solution design.


• Experience implementing continuous improvement.


• An aptitude for learning new technologies and ways of working.


• Ability to input and support in creation, adaptation and execution of effective test strategies.


• Ability to think creatively, problem solve and innovate.


• Good written and spoken communications skills.


• Work closely and communicate clearly within cross-functional teams.


• Ability to experiment, analyse and continually improve test practices.



• Good understanding of test automation and its value within agile delivery.


• Good written and spoken communication skills.


• Working knowledge of product/defect/test case management systems.


• An appreciation of good user-experience and able to be the users/audience advocate.


• Good understanding of usability and accessibility of applications and products.

Desirable


• Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB), International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) or Certified Agile Tester certification..


• Relevant degree




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