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The QA engineer is accountable for verifying the quality of software systems before their release to the market. This role requires a unique set of hard skills and expertise in various testing methodologies and tools.

Soft skills are also crucial for QA engineers. They need to communicate effectively with their team and stakeholders to understand project requirements, report defects, and suggest improvements. Problem-solving skills are crucial for QA engineers to proficiently dissect intricate problems, trace back to their root cause, and propose suitable solutions that can effectively address the issue at hand. Effective time management skills help QA engineers to manage testing schedules, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines. It is commonly acknowledged that the attainment of objectives is contingent upon the cultivation of valuable proficiencies such as effective communication, teamwork, and time management skills. These competencies are considered to be imperative in the realization of desired outcomes.

QA Engineer skills

  • Software testing: Proficient in various testing techniques such as manual testing, automated testing, functional testing, performance testing, regression testing, and user acceptance testing (UAT).
  • Test automation: Experience with test automation tools and frameworks such as Selenium, Appium, JUnit, TestNG, Cucumber, or other similar tools.
  • Programming: Knowledge of programming languages commonly used in software development, such as Java, Python, C#, or JavaScript, to write automated test scripts or perform code-level testing.
  • Test management: Familiarity with test management tools such as JIRA, TestRail, or HP ALM to create test plans, test cases, and track testing progress.
  • Defect management: Ability to identify, report, and track defects using defect tracking tools, and work with developers and stakeholders to resolve them.
  • Test data management: Understanding of test data management techniques, including data generation, data validation, and data manipulation, to ensure comprehensive test coverage.
  • Test environment setup: Ability to set up and configure test environments, including software, hardware, and network configurations, to replicate production environments for testing.
  • Performance testing: Knowledge of performance testing concepts, tools, and techniques such as load testing, stress testing, and performance monitoring to identify performance bottlenecks and optimize application performance.
  • Security testing: Familiarity with security testing practices, tools, and techniques such as vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and security code reviews to identify and mitigate security risks in software applications.
  • Test documentation: Ability to create comprehensive test plans, test cases, test scripts, and other test-related documentation for traceability and reference purposes.
  • Agile methodologies: Experience with Agile software development methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, or Agile/DevOps practices to collaborate effectively with development teams and deliver high-quality software.
  • Cross-platform testing: Knowledge of testing across different operating systems, browsers, devices, and platforms to ensure compatibility and consistent performance across multiple environments.
  • API testing: Proficiency in testing APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) using tools such as Postman, REST Assured, or SOAPUI to validate data exchange and integration between different software components.
  • Database testing: Understanding of database concepts, SQL queries, and database testing techniques to verify data integrity, consistency, and accuracy in the backend database.
  • Continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD): Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines and integration of automated tests into the development process for early detection of defects.
  • Test reporting: Ability to generate and analyze test reports, metrics, and dashboards to provide insights into the quality of the software and communicate testing progress to stakeholders.
  • Mobile testing: Experience with mobile testing tools, frameworks, and techniques for testing mobile applications on different devices, operating systems, and platforms.
  • Code review: Ability to review code changes for quality, maintainability, and adherence to coding standards, and provide feedback to development teams.
  • Cloud computing: Knowledge of cloud-based testing tools and services such as AWS Device Farm, Sauce Labs, or BrowserStack for testing in cloud-based environments.
  • Documentation: Strong documentation skills to create and maintain test artifacts, including test plans, test cases, test scripts, and other testing-related documentation for reference and audit purposes.
Manual Tester
A manual tester identifies software issues through manual execution of test cases and provides feedback to the development team.
Automation Tester
An automation tester is responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining automated test scripts using tools such as Selenium or Appium.
Performance Tester
A performance tester is testing the performance of software applications, identifying and resolving bottlenecks and issues that impact performance.

QA Engineer responsibilities

  • Create and execute test plans and test cases
  • Perform manual and automated testing to ensure quality software delivery
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and fix software defects
  • Develop and maintain automated testing frameworks and tools
  • Analyze test results and provide feedback to the development team
  • Work closely with product owners to understand requirements and acceptance criteria
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and adherence to testing best practices
  • Document and communicate software issues and defects to the development team
  • Continuously improve testing processes and methodologies
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and technologies
  • Ensure software is delivered on time and meets quality standards
  • Report progress and status of testing activities to stakeholders
  • Manage multiple testing projects and prioritize tasks based on project needs
  • Provide feedback and suggestions for improving the overall software development process
  • Monitor and maintain the testing environment and test data.

Common QA Engineering terms

QA Engineer salary

A QA engineer earns 40 Kkr per month.

  • An entry level QA engineer (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of 377.672 kr. per year.
  • A senior level QA engineer (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of 657.010 kr..per year.
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