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VSP - QA Analyst
Ref No.: 15-00164
Location: Richmond, Virginia
VSP- Verginia State Police
Richmond, VA
5 Months Approx.
In Person Only 



*** Local Candidates PREFERRED

QA analyst to design test cases and test complex JAVA based system. The most successful candidates will have some development background.

Virginia State Police (VSP) has completed the requirements for replacement of one its large statewide software applications.  Development and implementation activities are currently underway. 

An EXPERIENCED QA Analyst is needed to design test scenarios, identify test data, create test cases, execute test cases, identify/report defects, verify defects and participate in the overall testing of the highly complex JAVA based system.  The QA Analyst will develop test cases  that will be spawned across multiple applications/systems .  They will perform testing of web services, Web UI and batch jobs.   QA Analyst will participate in validation of data migration and must have good hands on experience with SQL queries. QA analyst will also help in automation, load, performance and stress testing.  The QA analyst will write both manual and automated test cases. They will monitor active issues and verify bug fixes. They will be responsible for the overall quality of the product. They will also participate in testing the integration between more than two applications / systems.  They will also participate in User Acceptance Testing as needed.

This position requires a MINIMUM of 2 years  QA Analyst experience on a Large Development Project and some software development experience is preferred. It is expected that this resource will have the experience and knowledge to write SQL queries to support backend testing and be able to support the installation and use of automated testing tools.
  
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Proficiency and experience in automated testing tools (Rational Functional Tester, Mercury (Client) QTP, or Borland Silk)
Required
4
Years
 
 
System integration and back-end (database, etc.) testing experience
Required
3
Years
 
 
Hands on experience with performance and load testing automated tools
Nice to have
3
Years
 
 
Experience with defect tracking systems (implementation, support, etc.)
Required
3
Years
 
 
Strong knowledge of software testing best practices and methodologies
Required
2
Years
 
 
Experience with test effort estimation and tracking
Required
1
Years
 
 
SQL experience
Required
4
Years
 
 
Relational database experience
Required
3
Years
 
 
Experience and knowledge of UML/Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Highly desired
2
Years
 
 
Experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Highly desired
2
Years
 
 
XML/Schema knowledge
Required
2
Years
 
 
SOAP UI testing for Web Services experience
Required
2
Years
 
 
Hermes or IBM MQ testing experience
Required
2
Years
 
 
Web Services load testing experience
Required
2
Years
 
 
Data migration testing experience
Required
2
Years
 
 
Excellent Oral and written communications
Required
 
 
 
 
Any emulation testing experience
Desired
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Question 1
What is the largest project in terms of cost and length that the candidate has been on?
 
Question 2
What automated testing tools has the candidate used - include the length of time?
 
Question 3
What load or performance testing tools has the candidate used?
 
Question 4
Is the candidate within 50 miles of Richmond? - Please Note their CURRENT City and State of residence.
 
Question 5
Can the candidate pass a background check that includes a fingerprint based criminal history check, driver and credit checks?
 
Question 6
What is the candidate's availability to start if offered the opportunity?
 
Question 7
Does the candidate agree to an In-Person Interview? (No Skype, No Exceptions)