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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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6 Months
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07 Aug 2013
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Short Description:


The Tester is a member of a team which plans, constructs, and executes product tests, system tests, unit tests, load tests, volume tests, network tests as well as works with others for release control processes.


Complete Description:

Years of Relevant Experience: 4 plus years.

Preferred Education: 4 year college degree or equivalent technical study.

---  Create test models for product test and release control (plans, data, and scripts).

Conduct structured walk-throughs

Execute assembly or product tests.

Meet time estimates for assigned tasks.

Communicate accurate and useful status updates.

Follow quality standards.

Ability to work in a team environment

Complete assigned tasks.

Strong communication skills; both written and spoken.

Define product test plans and criteria for acceptance.

Develop, update, and maintain testing standards and procedures.

Resolve testing process questions / issues.

Assist in the planning, creation, and control of the test environments.

Conduct inspections; resolve issues.

Coordinate and execute assembly or product tests with the Test Team, Application Team and the Program Manager.

Assist Team Lead or Test Team Lead in monitoring estimated-time-to-complete (ETC) and actuals for assigned tasks.

Work with Test Team members to enhance their testing skills and build technical and business knowledge.

Update and test release installation procedures.

Generally aware of new developments in industry and processes and ability to apply to work as appropriate.

Determine time estimates and schedule for work efforts.

Define and utilize entry / exit criteria for testing.

Schedule the design of structured walk-throughs or inspections; resolve issues.

Work with users to ensure that solutions meet business requirements.

Anticipate and resolve issues specific to the team.

Determine time estimates and schedule for own work and resolve issues in a timely manner.

Identify and track issues, risks and action items.

Plus the following:

Review and understand the Test Team work plan.

Assist in managing and directing Test Team processes.

Anticipate, identify, track and resolve issues and risks affecting own work and work of the Test and/or Application Teams.  Develop contingency plans as necessary.

Research problems before approaching the Team Lead or Test Team Lead for assistance.

Assist or guide Testers as needed.

Develop understanding of system business requirements supported by the Test team

Assist Application Teams to plan and execute component and assembly tests.

Participate in assembly or product test execution as required.


AGENCY ADDED: The purpose of this contractor augmentation is to provide testing knowledge, experience, and best practices to testing many paper forms that go through the Department’s Imaging and electronic data capture system. The team is testing the functionality of new builds being added to a newly implemented system, along with performing regression testing for current functionality, and making sure the export files transferred to the large integrated system are meeting expectations.


The individual will be responsible for the following:


1.            Working closely and under the supervision of the Departments lead tester

2.            Creation of test scripts, scenarios and conditions.

3.            Executing the test scripts, scenarios and conditions.

4.            Logging the results and opening up defects if applicable

5.            Managing the defect tracking and updating the defects as applicable

6.            Perform retesting of defects

7.            Working with several technical and non-technical teams in the test script creation, execution, and defect resolution.

8.            Track the progress of the testing effort at both a project and task level

9.            Provide summary and detail reports as needed on the testing effort.


Candidates must have strong software testing experience and solid analytical skills. Creating test scrips, scenarios, and conditions when given documentation and access to resources is paramount. Excellent communication and documentation skills, and experience with testing activities throughout the entire SDLC is a must.



Skill        Required / Desired          Amount               of Experience

Creation of test scripts, scenarios, and conditions            

Required             5              Years

Managing and tracking defects 

Required             5              Years

Creating and managing testing project charts     

Required             2              Years

Defect tracking in HP Quality Center       

Highly desired   2              Years

Software testing experience     

Required             5              Years

Experience with testing activities throughout the entire SDLC    

Required             5              Years