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Software Test Analyst 3
Ref No.: 14-01430
Location: Austin, Texas
Department of Public Safety
Austin, TX
10 months

2000 hours

The Department of Information Resources (DIR) requires the services of one Software Test Analyst, hereafter referred to as Worker(s), who meets the general qualifications of ITSAC Software Test Analyst 3 Category, Core Technology Type and the specifications outlined in this document for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

All work products resulting from the project shall be considered "works made for hire and are the property of the DPS. DPS may include pre-selection requirements that potential Vendors (and their Workers) submit to and satisfy criminal background checks as authorized by the Texas law. DPS will pay no fees for interviews or discussions, which occur during the process of selecting a Worker(s).

Performs software testing activities by preparing test plans, developing, writing, and maintaining functional and technical specifications. Writes test strategies, test plans, test cases and executes manual and automated tests. Analyzes software development practices and recommends and implements Quality Assurance methodology which includes documentation reviews, test planning, test writing, and test reporting.


Minimum Requirements:
Years Skills/Experience
10 Experience creating test cases and executing manual tests
10 Experience administering, maintaining, and working within various testing tools
10 Experience testing desktop and web-based client-server applications, AIX/Linux, Java and Windows server applications and middleware and SOA, as well as Mainframe applications
10 Experience creating and implementing comprehensive test plans and test strategies based on development and software requirements
10 Experience reporting, prioritizing, and tracking defects, verifying fixes, and performing follow-up defect activities to resolve issues
8 Strong knowledge of DB Testing Practices
8 Experience with multiple software development methodologies
8 Experience providing test estimates based on high level and/or detailed requirements

Years Skills/Experience
8 Experience supporting UAT efforts
8 Experience creating, tracking and reporting test metrics to project team
8 Experience in participating in design specification and technical document reviews
8 Experience coordinating and leading defect triage meetings
8 Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation, and documentation skills