Software Quality Assurance Analyst


Saint Paul, MN

Industry: Information Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 373 days ago

  by    Reji Thomas

This job is no longer available.

Project Deliverables

For each project, the resource will be working with the project teams, and will be expected to create or participate

in creating:

· QA Accessibility Test Strategy (if applicable)

· QA Accessibility Test Plan

· QA Accessibility Test Cases

· QA Accessibility Test Closure

· Defect documentation

· Requirements Traceability Matrix

· Other documentation as requested (i.e., meeting notes, documented processes, change requests, status reports)

For these projects, the Accessibility / 508 Compliance Quality Assurance Analyst will be expected to:

· Have a complete understanding of Department’s QA accessibility / 508 compliance processes and methodologies, and work within the boundaries of these processes and methodologies.

· Educate and enforce the use of the QA processes and methodologies within the project teams.

· Work with appropriate resources in defining testable Accessibility Requirements and/or Accessibility Use

Cases and Accessibility Acceptance Criteria.

· Have a complete understanding of all functional and technical requirements and use cases.

· Have a complete understanding of and experience using JAWS for accessibility testing.

· Have complete understanding of the Accessibility Design document to ensure the design complements the

Accessibility Requirements. Approve Accessibility Design document if asked to perform QA project lead duties.

· Escalate any challenges to the appropriate resources in a timely manner.

· Assist in managing the overall scope of the Accessibility testing effort.

· Complete required QA Accessibility documentation in an accurate and timely manner.

· Receive appropriate approval and sign-off for all Accessibility testing documentation.

· Execute all Accessibility test cases according to the QA Accessibility Test Plan, or explain (in QA Accessibility

Test Closure) why risk-based / priority testing was executed.

· Transfer knowledge to DEPARTMENT staff.

· Perform other related duties, as assigned.


Project Environment

The Accessibility Quality Assurance Analyst will interface with a variety of individuals—both on the project team

and outside the project team—who may have a vested interest and can offer information pertaining to the project.



· Work with the appropriate resources to define and write Accessibility Testable Requirements

(Waterfall), and/or Accessibility User Stories and Accessibility Acceptance Criteria (Agile).

· Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Level of Effort (LOE) estimate for all accessibility testing activities within the project.

· Work with the State’s QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the QA Accessibility Test Strategy (if


· Work with the State’s QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the QA Accessibility Test Plan.

· Work with project QA Lead, Business Analysts, Developers, and/or DBA’s in defining and writing detailed

and reusable Accessibility test cases.

· Document all defects in the defect tracking tool in an accurate manner and within 24 hours.

· Escalate all challenges to the appropriate resource(s) within 24 hours.

· Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

· Attend and participate in the Defect Triage and Review meetings.

· Transfer knowledge to Department’s staff.

· Follow the State’s Change Management process.

· Work with State staff and staff from other vendors as required for Program / Project.

Mandatory Qualifications:

B.S. or B.A. degree (4year) with two (2) years’ experience as an accessibility / 508 compliance testing

Quality Assurance Analyst


Associates degree (2year) with five (5) years’ experience as an accessibility / 508 compliance testing

Quality Assurance Analyst


Ten (10) years’ experience as an accessibility / 508 compliance testing Quality Assurance Analyst.

2. Four (4) engagements in an accessibility / 508 compliance testing Quality Assurance Analyst role, each with a

different organization and each lasting a minimum of six (6) months.


Desired Skills

· Computer Science or Information Technologydegree

· Experience estimating QA work effort, developing accessibility test strategies, accessibility test plans,

traceability matrices, accessibility test cases and final accessibility quality assurance reports

· Experience with defect management, defect resolution using JIRA and/or RTC

· Experience with multiple concurrent QA projects

· Experience with different testing types: accessibility, 508 compliance, black box, grey box

· Experience using JAWS for accessibility / 508 compliance testing

$80K - $150K