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QA Engineer

We are looking for a Quality Assurance engineer to write and execute manual and automated tests to ensure product quality. As a QA engineer, you will be designing and implementing tests, debug and make corrective actions. You play a vital role in the company’s product development process. You will be responsible for testing the product before launches to ensure that the product is free from errors and reliable.


IT and Development Industry

The IT and Development department is the department within a company that is charged with establishing, monitoring and maintaining information technology systems and services.


What to expect from the role

  • Work experience with different systems, software and hardware.
  • Opportunity to work on IT projects.
  • Exposure to IT and development.
  • Work in collaboration with a team.
  • Guided by experts and professionals in the field and learn on the job.


Responsibilities

  • Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Create a detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Design, develop and execute automation scripts using testing tools.
  • Identify, record, document and track bugs using respective tools.
  • Perform regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Work closely with internal teams (e.g. developers and product managers) to identify system requirements
  • Monitor debugging process results
  • Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defects.
  • Be familiar with testing tools and methodologies.


Requirements

  • Proven work experience in software development
  • Proven work experience in software quality assurance
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject


Average Salary

On average $81,271 per annum.

Source - glassdoor.com

Career Path

QA Engineer is a job role that requires a certain amount of experience. It is the role responsible for reviewing the product and its various aspects to provide feedback for improvement. This job role is fully exposed to the IT industry. Although it is not an entry-level job, it is a stepping stone if you are looking to make a career out of IT and Development. Here are a few steps you can take towards this job role:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Engineering or related field.
  • A Master’s degree in similar discipline is preferred.
  • 3-5 years' experience in system engineering and IT support.


Career Progression

With appropriate experience in the job role, you can move onto other jobs such as:

  • Software Consultant
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Solution Architect


Sample Questions

Personal
  • Why did you choose a job in IT and development?

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  • What efforts do you take to stay up to date with tech trends?

Human Resources
  • How comfortable are you working with flexible timings and being available for emergencies?

  • Would you be willing to work weekends if necessary?

  • If you heard that an employee was violating office conduct, what would you do?

Management
  • What made you want to join our organization?

  • How would you react to a customer who always reports an issue with the product?

  • How would you handle multiple deadlines?

Technical knowledge and skills
  • Have you faced automation problems with software before? How did you handle it?

  • What is quality control and how is it different from quality assurance?

  • Have you worked with UI testing?