Senior QA Tester

  • Job Category:

    System Tester QA

  • Industry:

    Information Technology

  • Location:

    Toronto, Ontario

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Client: Ministry of Children, Youth & Social Services

Location: 5700 Yonge St. (work remotely from home)

Role: QA Tester, Senior

Term: 6 months + renewal

Rate: $60 p/h

Start date: ASAP, 2021

RQ # 01858



Requirements: What you'll need


Description: Responsibilities  


Provides advice on the testing strategy, test plans, the selection of testing tools, and the identification of resources required for testing 
Plans and organizes testing efforts for large systems in Graphical User Interface (GUI) and non-Graphical User Interface (GUI) environments, including the execution of systems integration tests, specialized tests, and user acceptance testing (e.g., stress tests) 
The Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for the development of test plans, test scripts and test cases and executing these against the various components. The tester will work with the testing lead and IT lead of each project as well as the project team members in the analysis, design, development, implementation and ongoing support of the required systems 
General Skills: 

Experience in planning, organizing and implementing testing efforts at the specified experience level 
Knowledge of structured methodologies for the development, design, implementation and maintenance of applications 
Knowledge and experience in the use of Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools and data query tools to aid in the development of test cases 
Knowledge and experience in the use of automated test tools and version control systems on one or more platforms 
Experience executing functional tests, non-functional tests and systems level integration tests 
Experience supporting user acceptance testing and participating in UAT activities 
Experience with quality assurance principles, practices, tools and structured methodologies 
Experience creating testing strategy documentation, test plans, test cases and test data for various types and phases of testing, including technical and business functional validation 
Experience in quality assurance and testing, including unit testing, integration testing, load testing, performance testing, etc. 
Knowledge and experience in all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle 
Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; organizational, creativity and perseverance skills; verbal and written communication skills; and interpersonal skills 
A team player with a track record for meeting deadlines 
Knowledge of one or more automated testing tools 
Desirable Skills: 

Knowledge and experience in at least one programming language 
Experience in the use of information retrieval packages 
Knowledge and understanding of testing methods in an object-oriented environment 
Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices. 
Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and related regulations and standards 
Experience planning and organizing testing efforts for both large and small systems 
Experience coding automated test scripts to produce sets of automated test cases 
Experience testing Commercial Off-the Shelf Applications (COTS)



Skills, Knowledge, Experience, and Qualifications

Rated Criteria:


·       Experience in planning and organizing and implementing testing activities at an advanced level.  

·       Execution of functional and non-functional tests and system level integration tests.   

·       Experience supporting UAT and participating in UAT activities         

·       Experience with QA principles, practices, tools and structured methodologies - waterfall and agile.        Jira would be a plus.    

·       Experience creating and managing test strategy, test plans, test cases and execution of all.    

·       Experience in several testing facets: UAT, Systems, Integration, functional, non-functional, performance etc.      

·       Experience with in the use automated test tools, and version control systems as well as defect management tools

·       Ability to provide user and system documentation as required


·       Knowledge and experience in at least one programming language      

·       Knowledge and understanding of testing methodologies, best practices,     

·       Experience coding automated test scripts

·       Experience working in a test-driven development environment

·       Expertise to influence testing strategy and guide test automation

·       Promotes industry standards and best practices with the product teams

·       Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and relevant guidelines

·       Experience working in agile frameworks like scrum for development, design, implementation and maintenance of applications


·       Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal and negotiation skills

·       A team player with a track record for meeting deadlines, previous Cluster (solutions branch)/Government experience

·       Provide mentorship and perform knowledge transfer to other peer developers



  • AODA Testing
  • AODA Testing Tools
  • Experience creating automated testing scripts of AODA testing                                        


Nice to Have:

  • Public Sector experience



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