Kforce QA Tester in Boston, Massachusetts

Kforce has a client seeking a QA Tester in Boston, Massachusetts (MA).Summary: The Quality Assurance department is responsible for ensuring the integrity of new software, as well as the integrity of enhancements to existing software. QA Analysts define the testing objectives, the scope of the testing effort and the testing approach. They identify the key milestone dates, define the business processes and identify the systems functionality to be tested. They write detailed QA Test Plans or test scripts and create data required for positive and negative testing. Job Responsibilities:

  • Define the testing objectives

  • Define the scope of the testing effort

  • Define the testing approach

  • Identify the key milestone dates

  • Organize the testing effort and lead team members (when needed)

  • Define testing roles and responsibilities within the team (when needed)

  • Define testing documentation

  • Define the business processes to be tested

  • Identify the systems functionality to be tested

  • Identify the systems interfaces to be tested

  • Write QA Test Plans /Develop Detailed Test Scripts

  • Documents should contain needed information for anyone within the QA department to execute and validate the test

  • Documents should contain explicit details about expected results

  • Create data required for positive, negative and regression testing

  • Create and maintain a Bug/Issues Log (including improvement suggestions)

  • Create and maintain a Testing Results Matrix to determine if all functional/business requirements have been tested

  • Test system/application navigation

  • Evaluate overall performance (when needed)

  • Re-test fixes and update Bug/Issues Log and Testing Results Matrix

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in Software Quality Assurance Testing

  • Familiar with both Waterfall and Agile Methodologies

  • Knowledge of Windows, Web based and MS

  • Basic understanding of SQL and Database Management

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and working knowledge of Industry Tool Sets, such as: Defect Management Applications, Modeling and automated testing tools

  • Knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle with an emphasis on Software Test Procedures, Techniques and Best Practices

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to interact in a collaborative environment with all project members and stakeholders

  • Ability to perform and achieve objectives in a fast-paced environment

  • QA Certification is a plus

  • QA Analysts should have a working knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodology to immediately work on projects that are now being conducted utilizing Agile

  • QA Analyst should be able to negotiate between Waterfall and Agile testing methodologies

  • The candidate should be prepared to make an immediate impact within the QA Team and contribute to building awareness of testing value

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours