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Quality Assurance Analyst (Software Test Analyst)

Location: Chelsea , Massachusetts
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The Executive Office of Administration and Finance IT (A&F IT) is in the process of upgrading websphere portal and software versions of architectural components supporting the Child Support Enforcement Division’s COMETS HD application.

The COMETS HD Program has an immediate need for contract positions to assist the Test Manager in execution of testing the upgraded components

Major Responsibilities:

  • Review Use Cases, Business Scenarios, Technical and Design Specifications to create Test Cases
  • Maintain and update exiting automated test assets
  • Creation of specific automated test scripts to validate functionality and page integration using Selenium framework
  • Creation of detailed Test Scripts and procedures to manually validate feature functionality and system integration
  • Analyze requirement and have ability to provide test approach, impact and test estimates
  • Defining the appropriate Test Cases and Test Scripts to ensure test coverage based on construction iteration plan
  • Test execution activities including Smoke Test, End to End Test, and Regression testing
  • Reporting daily test activity progress for roll up into test team progress summary reports
  • Gather, create and manage test data needed for test execution
  • Assure test asset traceability to requirements and other applicable design artifacts
  • Defect reporting, defect triage and follow through to resolution
  • Maintain and archive test assets within the Jazz tool
  • Interact with the client and other stakeholders on the project


Experience Required:

  • Testing Automation experience is required
  • Experience integrating Selenium or other Functional Test tool to an automated Server such as Jenkins
  • Experience in iterative software development life cycle methodologies
  • Experience with Performance scripting and testing
  • Extensive test case creation and test execution experience using tools such as Rational Quality Manager
  • Experience with front-end validation to include user testing, accessibility, etc.
  • Experience with web based application and browser testing
  • Extensive SQL Query Skills for database validations familiarity with tools such as TOAD, SQLDeveloper, etc.
  • Experience with interface validation using SOAP/REST Messages
  • Ability to articulate and document defects and/or issues in a clear and detailed manner
  • Experience with creating daily validation progress reports
  • Programing skills needed to write test scripts, i.e. JavaScript
  • Experience with training peers on new test tool sets
  • Strong analytical, communication and documentation skills



Skills Needed:

  • Ability to adopt to new tools and processes
  • More than moderate experience working with automated test tools
  • Experience with performance testing and results documentation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with fellow testers, developers, and management.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to meet timelines generally associated with technical test schedules
  • Organizational skills needed to maintain, archive and retrieve test assets efficiently
  • Highly analytical, needs to independently analyze test results and be confident with recommendations
  • Ability to multitask during an iterative system development lifecycle
  • Exposure to using tracking tools such as Rational Req Pro., is preferable
  • Experience with Child Support Enforcement or State or Federal Agency would be preferred



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