Occupation Profile for Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers

Develop and execute software test plans in order to identify software problems and their causes.

 
 
 

 
 
Sample Job Titles
Quality Assurance Lead
Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Engineer
Software Test Engineer

Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Provide technical support during software installation or configuration.
  • Core — Monitor program performance to ensure efficient and problem-free operations.
  • Core — Monitor bug resolution efforts and track successes.
  • Core — Conduct software compatibility tests with programs, hardware, operating systems, or network environments.
  • Core — Create or maintain databases of known test defects.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

103 Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Tester Jobs Found


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Next Step Systems - IL - Chicago - posted 5 days ago
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Flagship Credit Acceptance - PA - Chadds Ford - posted 6 days ago
Ref ID: 01720-0009235142 Classification: Quality Assurance Associate Compensation: DOE Robert Half Technology is seeking a Quality Assurance Tester...
Robert Half Technology - KY - Hurstbourne - posted 6 days ago
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Robert Half Technology - TX - Austin - posted 23 days ago
Ref ID: 01340-9500541022 Classification: Programmer/Analyst Compensation: DOE A large technology client has an urgent need for a talented Quality A...
Robert Half Technology - IL - Chicago - posted 14 days ago
Are you a creative, hardworking professional who knows how to get the job done right – the first time, on time, every time? Do you enjoy working in...
Colyar Technology Solutions, Inc - AZ - Phoenix - posted 23 days ago
Ref ID: 04310-9500559105 Classification: Account Executive/Staffing Manager Compensation: DOE Robert Half Technology in Richmond, VA is seeking a Q...
Robert Half Technology - VA - Virginia Beach - posted 5 days ago
Executes functional/non-functional test procedures and/or scripts. Gathers and documents the outcome of test executions and all information needed ...
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