Technical Software Tester
Michael Clague
Cape Town, ZA
2d ago

Technical Software Tester


We like our testers to be technical, passionate about testing and to understand the business we are in. We also like our testers to have excellent analytical, problem solving and people skills

Main responsibilities

Estimating effort for testing tasks

Defining the test approach for each sprint

Extracting test requirements for user stories

Designing and creating test cases

Executing test cases manually / automated

Manual front end functional testing of applications which includes system, integration, regression and end to end testing as well as exploratory testing

Collaborate closely with developers, identifying, logging, prioritizing and verifying defects in a defect tracking system

Managing and maintaining the test environments and test data

Implementing automated tests

Develop test tools, and extend test frameworks and test environments

First line support and root cause analysis of production issues and proactive, friendly, transparent and efficient support service

Playing a central role in establishing best practises for testing in an agile environment

Continuous improvement initiatives specifically with regard to quality

Product risk mitigation thereby limiting defects in production

Project risk mitigation thereby ensuring a smooth deployment process

Managing and maintaining the regression test suits (manual / automated)

Carry out exploratory testing

Final sign-off of new releases


Degree in computer science or business information systems ideal, but solid experience will be considered as well

Skills / Competencies and experience

You understand the systems you are testing.

You can program (we use Scala, Javascript and UFT amongst others) or are interested in learning to program.

You know how to write SQL.

You know where it is most effective for an automated test to live. (Unit, Integration, E2E)

You can speak the same language as the developers.

You understand the benefits of manual testing but also the costs.

You are continually trying to improve your testing skills.

You read widely about what is happening in the world of testing.

You know that learning didn’t end with the last course you did but rather its continuous for the rest of your life.

You care about releasing great software.

You have experience testing financial applications.

You enjoy complicated numerical calculations.

You will need to help solve the complex testing issues we face.

You will need to help solve the small testing issues we face.

You will need to deal with a wide range of people often under severe stress.

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