IT Quality Analyst in Canonsburg, PA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 7/10/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  987476

Title: IT Quality Analyst
Location: Canonsburg, PA (Greater Pittsburgh Area)
Terms: Long term Contract

•Free parking

• Opportunity to take part in a growing company

• Positive environment and friendly team-oriented culture
If interested and qualified, please send an updated resume to Stephanie Scherder at and best times to discuss. 
Similar to a Business Analyst but will be performing various UAT testing and working in various system platforms.The Quality Assurance Analyst’s role is performing IT application system testing, providing production support and performing system analysis. This will include writing functional and regression testing plans, executing the test plans, and reporting and tracking defects to resolution. The QA Analyst will assist the IT Application Support Analyst with triaging production support issues and work with the IT Quality Assurance Manager, IT Project Managers and Development staff to resolve issues. The QA Analyst will also be involved in requirements reviews and design sessions and will document deliverable artifacts such as test strategy and test plan documents, use cases, usage profiles and security models. 

Essential Job Functions 

• Develop, document, and execute test plans to test new functionality for application releases. 

• Develop, document and execute manual regression test plans to test existing functionality. 

• Assist in developing, maintaining and executing automated regression tests using the corporate regression testing tool. 

• Assist in defining and developing load test scripts using the corporate load testing tool as new functionality is developed 

• Identify issues, enter them into the corporate defect tracking system and work the issue to resolution. 

• Administer the testing tools and test PCs, as required. 

• Administer and maintain regression test data, such as test user profiles and test case data. 

• Administer non-production environments to support the test user profiles and the QA users. 

• Ensure that testing activities allow applications to meet business requirements and systems goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify existing or potential issues. 

• Provide and deliver reports, recommendations, or alternatives that address existing and potential trouble areas in IT systems and projects across the organization. 

• Make recommendations for improvement of applications to Project Managers, programmers and software developers or engineers. 

• Communicate test progress, test results, and other relevant information to project stakeholders and management. 

• Test new software to ensure integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and technical specifications. 

• Assist with Level Two application support requests, working with resources to identify issues and testing changes made in support of issue resolution. 

• Participate and contribute to requirement and design sessions. 

• Create test plans and other test artifacts such as test strategy documents, use case documents, usage profiles and security models. 

• Analyze documentation and technical specifications of any new application under deployment or consideration to determine its intended functionality. 


• High school diploma or equivalent 

• Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration and/or equivalent work experience 

• Certifications in Quality Assurance preferred 

Experience/Minimum Requirements 

• Three (3) years direct experience as a tester for major application integration and/or major application product release 

• Training and/or three (3) to five (5) years experience with industry leading testing tools 

Other Skills/Abilities 

• Strong knowledge of system testing best practices and methodologies 

• Extensive experience with web-based software applications 

• Direct hands-on experience with ad hoc query programs, automated testing tools and defect tracking/reporting tools 

• Proven data analysis, data verification, and problem-solving abilities 

• Excellent PC skills 

• Excellent understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives 

• Excellent written and oral communications skills 

• Excellent listening, presentation, and interpersonal skills 

• Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language 

• Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment 

• Keen attention to detail 

• Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment 

• Experience in an agile development environment and with agile development testing practices 

• Dynamics CRM is a plus.

Working Conditions: Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Occasional evening and weekend work to meet deadlines. Sitting for extended periods of time. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components. Physically able to participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings. Some travel may be required for the purpose of off-site software and system applications testing.
EEO Employer
Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178-6178.