Senior Software Tester (Ref: JRSST)
Remuneration: R450 000 to R600 000 per year

Position in the Information Technology sector in Sandton Johannesburg - Gauteng
Posted On Thursday 24 November 2022
Job Description:

Main job function

        Obtain the functional spec from the Business Analyst and formulate and run test cases.

        Planning and estimation of Test Cycles with Business and Project Management.

        Planning, Executing and Leading UAT with Business SMEs.

        Assist other Software Testers where needed.

        Ability to work with Software Developers and discuss technical issues.

        Solid Practice of Relational Databases, Structured Query Language, and SQL tools.

        Ability to provide input on requirements analysis.

        Liaise with SME's to gain understanding of needs and ensure sign-off.

        Generate test cases and run sequencing within the required timeframes and in the correct logical order.

        Sign-off for user-acceptance testing within the required criteria.

        Provide post-implementation support.

        Conduct bug tracking on 3rd party systems and ensure that these are loaded with the risks.

        Attend all required meetings.

        Conduct needs analysis and identify gaps.

        Work collaboratively with SME's and provide input from IT perspective.

        Ability to Report Test Execution Results and progress.

        Provide support and assistance for documentation and training materials.

        Proactive assistance with operational issues.

        Complete daily timesheets for every project.

        Comprehensive details captured of issues or risks.


        BSc or BA degree in Information Systems.

        3 -5 years of relevant QA technical experience.

        3 – 5 years large enterprise or e-business systems experience.

        Expertise in database testing in Microsoft SQL Server environments including designing and manipulating test data, validating stored processes, jobs, triggers and replication.

        ERP system knowledge (Preferred)

        ISTQB Foundation Level (Must)

        ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst (Preferred)


Competencies and Skills


• Able to build, manage and maintain relationships.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Able to make sound decision.

• Entrepreneurial.

• Good organization skills.

• Excellent ability to solve problems.

• Resilience and able to cope with Pressure and Change.

• Analytical capability and technical skills, especially SQL, for data querying and interrogation.

• Team player with a very strong work ethic.

• Ability to work independently.

• Coordination and leadership skills.


This role requires an incumbent that will work overtime to meet the team’s deadlines and work in a highly pressurized work environment.


A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Jenny Rathbone