My client based in Cape Town (Northern Suburbs) is currently looking for a Test Analyst to join them on an independent contract basis

IT / Finance


  • Analyse system and business specification to provide inputs and estimates
  • Liaise with business and/or technical representatives to guarantee high quality outcomes
  • Determine the impact of integration test analysis
  • Define appropriate tests required
  • Gather and manage test data
  • Set up/adjust test plans for all types of testing (e.g., system / performance / regression / integration testing)
  • Prepare comprehensive documentation of test results according to standards
  • Perform defect logging and reporting
  • Post implementation production support (after care)
  • Identify and suggest areas for growth and improvement within the team


  • Strong knowledge and experience in DB2, SQL, and JCL
  • ISTQB Foundation Certificate and / or other relevant qualification / experience would be an advantage
  • Solid understanding of Software testing techniques (black box and white box testing)
  • Technical knowledge (COBOL, DB2)and solid experience in Mainframe Application testing would be to your advantage
  • Solid understanding of Agile methodologies (scrum)
  • 5+ years related experience in Mainframe Software Testing / Quality Assurance
  • Active participation in team to improve the testing process / define the team’s test strategy
  • Understanding of common software failures and faults
  • Relevant experience in the financial services industry to your advantage
  • Automated testing experience would be an advantage

Competencies and Attributes

  • Strong analytical thinking & problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and a passion for working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Innovative thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to perform well under pressure
  • Sound decision-making skills
  • Strong planning and organising skills
  • Contributing to team success
  • Building relationships
  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to stay focused while under pressure
  • Professional work standards
  • Takes ownership of tasks and drives tasks through to completion
  • Is accountable for own actions
  • Honesty, integrity and respect

If you are ready for the next exciting step in your career, and would like to apply, please send us your updated CV to review

Desired Skills:

  • DB2
  • SQL
  • JCL
  • Scrum

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