Software Testers - RFQ 20730


A Federal Govt Department is seeking experienced and motivated Application and System Testers to work on various ICT Projects across the Division. Testers will be required to:

• Create and oversee test plans and strategies including test plans using Azure DevOps

• Write, review and execute test cases on web-based applications

• Effectively prioritise testing efforts, and test case execution

• Work within multi-disciplinary project teams to analyse documented specifications, user stories and requirements to generate test cases and test plans

• Raise defects / issues and log and track faults using Departmental tools including Azure DevOps

• Testing digital solutions for conformance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

• Lead and engage with Business Stakeholders throughout the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Process

• Be a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team using agile and traditional delivery methods

• Undertake other duties as required

Please note:

Remote working arrangements may be considered on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the supervising manager, subject to business needs. Please indicate clearly in your response the candidates desired work location if outside ACT/Canberra.

Estimated start date 1 July 2022

Location of work

Australian Capital Territory
Western Australia
New South Wales
South Australia

Length of contract 12 months

Contract extensions Up to 2 x 12 months

Security clearance : Australian Citizen with the ability to obtain a baseline clearance


Essential criteria

  • Well-developed software testing skills and demonstrated experience in application/system tester roles
  • Expertise in developing test artefacts, including writing, reviewing and executing complex test plans and cases and developing test strategies
  • Ability to collaborate and work productively within a cross functional team of Product Owners, Business Analysts, Architects, Application developers, Web Developers and Subject Matter Experts
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, agile, environment with geographically dispersed teams
  • A thorough knowledge or understanding in testing digital solutions for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) conformance. Current accessibility training is highly desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to engage with non-technical stakeholders

Desirable criteria

  • Experience developing test plans/cases for custom applications, including the Azure and Microsoft suite of products and services
  • Experience tracking and managing test plans and test case through Azure DevOps
  • Experience guiding User Acceptance Testing activities
  • Experience or skills in automated testing

Perth, WA

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