£10.00 - £13.00 / hour
16th October 2019
My client in Swindon are looking for a junior tester to help test their new web application alongside their development team. The tester would be primarily responsible for testing and monitoring web applications on multiple desktops, laptops, and mobile devices by applying quality-assurance methods.
They must be detail-oriented, possess programming skills, and have a commitment to accuracy. Because they are tasked with increasing user satisfaction, they must ensure that the final product meets client expectations.
Under the umbrella of the core task of testing, web testers have a variety of duties, such as designing test scenarios for automation, implementing test scripts utilising automated test tools, and performing various types of testing including functional, system integration, regression, and exploratory.
Performing Root Cause Analysis
One of the responsibilities of a the tester is to ensure that end-users are happy. Therefore, they must determine the when, where, and why of each production defect or problem at its source. This may involve determining a primary cause or a series of interrelated causes.
Generating Reports and Recommendations
The tester must have a system for recording and documenting all testing results performed. Additionally, he or she must generate reports that accurately detail defects found during testing and offer recommendations for improving existing processes and implementing new tools based on test results.
Collaborating With Others
A large part of the job is to collaborate with developers about any bugs, defects, or issues found. Both the tester and the developers will work to ensure that bugs are resolved so that web application quality will exceed defined standards. Additionally, the tester could collaborate with developers in areas such as code and design reviews.
- Analytical skills - tracking and identifying bugs and defects, as well as analysing data related to software testing
- Problem-solving skills - because testing is often a complex process, they need to be able to troubleshoot any problems and devise methods to solve them
- Quality assurance methodology skills - assuring the quality of websites or applications is a core duty of a website tester. In doing so, they apply the correct QA methodology to deliver the best results
- Interpersonal skills - although a website tester will have the opportunity to work alone, he or she also works with other people, such as teams of developers and junior staff. Being able to communicate well verbally and in written form is key
- Time management skills - once goals and expectations are set, testing needs to take place in an efficient manner. Additionally, the tester may work on multiple projects at one time, which requires good time management skills.
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