Software Quality Assurance Analyst
Northern Chicago Suburb
: Full time, Direct Hire
Contact: Mary Nugent at

  • Reviews and identifies gaps and deficiencies in business requirements, technical specifications, designs and testing documentation for completeness and testability.
  • Develops QA test plans and project testing estimates.
  • Develops test procedures, scenarios, cases, datasets, and scripts to use in testing software.
  • Tracks and reports on test status progress across project initiatives.
  • Participates in cross-functional collaborative problem solving and defect management sessions. Identifies priority and impact of defect.
  • Participates in functional, regression and performance testing.
  • Communicates test results to both technical and non-technical project team members.
  • Leads and participates in system integration testing and user acceptance testing across organizational releases.
  • Contributes to the evolution of the testing tool suite and its evolution in order to maximize tool capabilities and increase testing team efficiencies.
  • Proactively identifies inefficiencies in system use from a control, technique or process viewpoint and proposes changes that may include process redesign and/or system enhancements.
  • Ensures that the test bed has appropriate coverage of the functional requirements.
  • Updates the regression test bed.
  • Identifies defects during test execution and provides detailed information so that the development team is easily able to recreate the defect.
  • Serves as a liaison between the system users and IT Department.
  • Represents external user community.


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, computer science, information systems, finance or in a related discipline or equivalent work experience.
  • Three years of testing experience.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with performance, load, and automated test scripting.
  • Experience with HP Quality Center.
  • Experience with retirement and health benefit administration.

Mary Nugent
Senior Recruiting Consultant
Forbes Technical Consulting
Chicago, IL


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