QA Test Lead

Date: March 01, 2013

Location: Richmond, VA


Quantum Tech Staffing is seeking a QA Test Lead for a contract position in Richmond, VA

QA Lead to oversee the creation of test plans and procedures and manage the execution of test plans for a large Java development project.

VA State Agency has completed the requirements for replacement of one its large statewide software applications and are planning for development and implementation activities is currently underway.

This position requires a MINIMUM of 2 years QA lead experience on a Large Development Project and software development experience. It is expected that this resource will have the experience and knowledge to write SQL queries to support backend testing and be able to support the installation and use of automated testing tools.

Roles and Responsibilities:

o Design testing strategies, identify testing tools and draft the overall test plan and procedures.
o Develop, publish, and implement test plans including those for load, performance and stress testing.
o Evaluate, recommend, and implement automated test tools and strategies.
o Develop, maintain, and upgrade automated test scripts and architectures for test application products.
o Responsible for the writing, implementation, and status reporting for system test cases including both automated and manual test cases.
o Prepare test plans or test cases for testing the integrations between more than two applications / systems.
o Plan, draft and execute integration test cases that would be spawned across multiple applications/system.
o Defining and supporting the defect management procedures and the enhancement and bug tracking tools
o Lead the rest of the QA team in their activities and review all test plans and results.
o Coordinate and oversee the User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

Required skills:

o Experience as a QA Test Lead on a large software development project 5 years
o Experience with development of software testing strategies and plans – 5 years
o Proficiency and experience in automated testing tools (Rational Functional Tester, Mercury (HP) QTP, or Borland Silk – 4 years
o Experience with installation and support of automated testing tools (Rational Functional Tester, Mercury (HP) QTP, Borland Slik – 2 years
o Hands on experience with performance and load testing automated tools – 2 years
o Experience with defect tracking systems (implementation, support, etc) – 2 years
o Software development experience – 4 years
o Strong knowledge of software testing best practices and methodologies – 5 years
o Experience with test effort estimation and tracking – 2 years
o SQL experience – 4 years
o Relational database experience – 2 years
o PL/SQL and Oracle and database experience – 2 years
o System integration and back-end (database, etc) testing experience – 2 years
o Excellent Oral and written communications
o Experience with test driven software development – 2 years
o Experience and knowledge of UML/Rational Unified Process (RUP) – 2 years
o Experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) – 2 years