QA Analyst (CPT) - Parvana, Cape Town

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: Market Related (Negotiable)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: IT, Technology, Technical
  • Posted by Parvana on Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Reference: TA 1002338
  • Apply before Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 25 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Parvana

About the Client:

Our client develops and supports software and data solutions across a variety of industries.

They want you to get ahead of the market and stay there. They offer a combination of plug and play products that can be integrated with existing systems and processes and can also be customised to client needs.

Their capabilities extend to big data engineering and bespoke software development, solutions are available as both cloud-based and hosted.


  • Undertaking of all system test related activities in support of the business requirements for the provision of new and updated systems.

  • Functional and integration testing, and liaison with third-party suppliers to ensure appropriate test coverage.

  • Quality Assurance checks during third-party supplier and internal developments to ensure that only ‘fit-for-purpose’ code is delivered into test environments owned by the test team.

  • Attending stand-ups comprising of business and or technical representatives to cover test-dependent activities such as requirement verification and prioritisation, test scenario identification and general matters.

  • Ensuring that test scenarios and scripts are prepared in a structured way, prioritised to reflect business or technical priorities and are approved by appropriate stakeholders. Scope is to cover test cycle contents and regression packs.

  • Creating allocated test scripts, monitoring test execution and ensuring results are recorded.

  • Co-ordinating re-testing of defects and issues either through ‘at desk’ re-tests by business test representatives, or via walkthroughs with third-party providers.

  • Preparing and maintaining relevant test documentation, including test scripts, activity schedules, narrative and written reports, and visual progress charts.

  • Liaising with and assisting each line of business regarding the test planning, testing activity, and test results analysis.

  • Taking responsibility for: time management; reporting and monitoring; risk management; issue management; quality assurance and change management.

  • Supporting other test team members and associated IT and Business resources as appropriate to the implementation of testing related activities.

  • Carrying out other tasks as agreed with the QA Team Leader.

Candidate Requirements

Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate has 5+ years’ experience as a QA Analyst or similar role working within the software industry, preferably within the financial services space.
  • The role will require a strong blend of technical acumen, analysis, testing & quality assurance to ensure the successful and accurate handover of a finished product from QA team to the Product Manager, and managing the support cycle at deployment thereafter as required.
  • Achieving Results - Be aware of key business objectives and ensure these are applied appropriately to all business activities.
  • Commercial and Business Awareness - Able to identify business opportunities and be aware of the associated risks.
  • Communication - Good communication skills suitable for the liaison with departmental staff and senior management. Demonstrate good communication, both orally and in writing, with colleagues, clients and customers including producing reports, preparing, organising and delivering presentations using appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Teamwork - Able to contribute effectively towards the objectives of a team, and be able to share knowledge, ideas and information. Aware of the needs, objectives and constraints of those in other disciplines and functions.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making - Able to solve problems in a measured and creative way. Capable of independently assessing a wide variety of tasks and be proactive in relation to identifying and undertaking activities that are to the benefit of the business. Be responsible for own decisions.
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About Parvana

We are a recruitment company specialising in IT, telco & Finance with offices in South Africa and the United Kingdom. We are a highly skilled team that endeavours to provide a personal, efficient and value add service.

PARVANA is Persian for butterfly.

An unusual name for a recruitment agency perhaps, but we like to think it will stick with you next time you think about new opportunities.

At Parvana, we pride ourselves on our ability to not only assist our clients who are trying to find the best talent, but to guide and offer advice to our candidates who are looking for a new career.

That’s why when any executive or high profile employee is looking for a new career, they head directly to Parvana - and so should you.