QA Analyst-227

$55 - $63

Contract: W2, 14 Month(s)

  • Work from home
  • No Travel Required



Job Description

  • 13-14 Month Contract-to-hire, Standard 40 hrs/week
  • W2 Employee Only- NO CORP to CORP
  • Must be a Texas resident and can work 100% remote
  • Starting range $55+/hr, DOE




Summary of Responsibilities
Develop and support application testing strategies, create test plans and test scripts. Lead and coordinate quality assurance and testing activities in support of ERCOT projects with business testers. Perform system, regression and functional testing. Create testing timelines for projects, including milestones, and provide daily updates to the project team of progress against timeline. Create reports and dashboards on defect metrics and testing progress using test management tool (Micro Focus Quality Center, ALM).

Essential Job Duties

  • Analyze and understand solution requirements, architecture, technical designs and processes in order to define necessary scope of automated testing.
  • Coordinate functional, technical and vendor resources in testing efforts to ensure ERCOT testing process and procedure are followed.
  • Develop test strategy, test plan and communicate strategy to relevant disciplines/stakeholders clearly and appropriately
  • Develop and modify test scenarios and test scripts
  • Perform manual and automated system, regression and functional testing
  • Perform day-to-day coordination of testing activities
  • Review test scripts to ensure appropriate tests are created and executed correctly to verify requirements
  • Manage testing effort and defects though defect lifecycle
  • Create testing progress reports, dashboard and test coverage using test management tool QC (ALM)
  • Develop and promote quality testing practices
  • Ensure that testing is completed to agreed standards and that business and operational acceptance criteria are met
  • Liaise with other management and IT disciplines to ensure project testing objectives are met
  • Report to management on testing and quality requirements/activities in order to identify any deviations from plan and to carry out any necessary corrective action
  • Supports test data requests
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, perform tasks assigned by the supervisor and manager
  • Report to management on automated and manual testing and quality requirements/activities, to identify deviations from plan and carry out corrective action.
  • Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules or potential problems that may impact the quality of automation regression suite or overall product features.
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the job holder is required to perform other duties assigned by the supervisor/manager from time to time, as may be reasonably required of them.

Required Technical Skills

  • Oracle RDBMS. This includes competency with PL/SQL and a general familiarity with general concepts such as relational database analysis and design as well as SQL tuning.
  • HP Unified Functional Tester (UFT). Experience in running, and modifying VB script tests.
  • HP Quality Center (ALM) and JIRA
  • Familiarity with TSCA test automation tool
  • Experience with general software development life cycle practices.
  • Experience with general Software Quality Assurance/Quality Control testing techniques, standards, practices, and related technologies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Sciences, Information Systems or related field or eight years applicable experience is required.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years (in excess of degree requirements stated above) of progressively responsible experience in Software system and application testing
  • 5+ years of experience with software Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) practices. This includes common test design techniques.
  • 3+ years of managing and coordinating system and application testing
  • Minimum of 5 years with Micro Focus Quality Center (ALM)
  • Minimum of 3 years with data validation and ETL process
  • Demonstrable experience of creating quality assurance artifacts to include test plans, test scripts and test reporting
  • Experience using PL/SQL for data validation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superior computer skills including common business applications such as MS Windows and MS Office including Excel, Word and Access
  • Familiarity with general concepts surrounding web services and web applications. This includes web technologies such as HTML 5, CSS, and JQuery.
  • 3+ years of experience with one of various scripting languages (i.e. JavaScript, Vbscript,Python, etc).
  • Experience working with GUI object recognition and customization.
  • Ability to work well with a team.
  • Familiarity with common source control systems and configuration management.
  • Familiarity with general concepts surrounding XML and Oracle RDBMS.
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies.
  • Proven ability to deliver quality results in a busy and dynamic business focused environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable in both, a UNIX and Windows based environment.



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