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Software QA Tester

Location: Olympia, WA
Job # 4106944

Software Quality Assurance & Testing

Skills and experience in this category include the following:
  • Full understanding of testing processes & procedures and willingness to work within the vendor's configuration management process.
  • Development of artifacts used in testing /evaluation of information systems and tool sets used to validate full functionality of the system as well as interoperability with databases and both horizontal and vertical integration with other interfaced systems in accordance with ISO or industry standard best practices.
  • Artifacts generated and used by vendors should include but are not limited to Standard Software Test Plans (STP), Standard Software Test Descriptions (STD) and Standard Software Test Reports (STR).
  • Conduct of Load, Functional/ Regression and Conformance testing of information systems built around mainframe or Microsoft .NET, J2EE or other mainstream product lines.
  • Providing guidance and mentoring to State staff on proper testing procedures.
  • Planning, implementation, and testing of usability for Web sites and Web-based applications including: Web site effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction; user’s ability and time it takes to find information and complete services online.
  • Experience with user-centered design including: Early focus on user tasks and needs; ability to observe, measure, and record a user’s behavior; and implement feedback using an iterative design process.
  • Reviewing, testing, and providing recommendations for the improvement of web-based information and application accessibility using Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Standards and the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
  • Using testing tools, in a Microsoft, Java based, or mixed N-Tier environment (Client Server /Web).
  • Using testing tools in a mainframe environment (e.g. Wasatch)


    -       Must have strong solid background in testing
    -       Must be able to apply the following
    o       Decision table testing
    o       All-pairs testing
    o       State transition Analysis
    o       Black-box testing
    o       Cause-effect graph
    o       Error-guessing
    o       Control flow testing
    o       Data flow testing
    o       Branch testing
    o       Prime path testing
    o       Modified condition/decision coverage

    -       Must be able to perform unit, system, integration, and acceptance testing

    Location: Olympia, WA

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