QA testers must complete several tasks to meet the daily demands of this occupation. We have closely examined several job listings and found the following to be among those responsibilities most commonly indicated for QA testers:
Run Tests on New Software and Applications
In their main role, QA testers run various tests on new software products to ensure that programs satisfy all specifications and requirements. They identify any problems and run debugging programs to fix issues. Once issues have been resolved, QA testers run additional tests before products are issued for sale to consumers.
Record Defects and Issue Reports
QA testers record all defect details, creating and distributing reports outlining the types of defects found and the steps taken to resolve these issues. Maintaining documentation, such as change logs, regarding software and application defects helps QA testers recognize similar problems in the future and to provide quick resolution.
Assist Software Developers with Design Processes
QA testers apply their knowledge early in the software development process. They work closely with developers to recognize the potential for any operational issues, assess risks, and resolve issues before the new software is complete.
QA Tester Skills
QA Testers are expected to demonstrate strong analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and written communication skills to satisfy the main duties of this profession. Successful QA testers are detail-oriented, self-motivated individuals who can work closely with teams of designers, engineers, and other related personnel while also being able to work independently as needed. They should display good judgment and be able decision-makers capable of exercising strong time management skills. In addition to these capabilities, QA testers should possess the following skills and abilities:
- Applying testing programs to new software
- Identifying bugs in new systems and understanding how to resolve them
- Generating reports describing defects and resolutions
- Ensuring that new software products are ready for consumer use
- Working with development teams to prevent issues with new products
What We Offer
- Flexible and fair working hours
- Competitive salary (based on experience)
- Team social events
- Free eye tests
- Cycle to Work scheme
- A creative, friendly and relaxed working environment
- Great tea and coffee!
- Ongoing training and development with career progression
- A quiet and leafy working location at the back of Brighton, with access to parking, local buses and trains from Brighton station.
- Salary: £Negotiable DOE
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