Test Consultant Specialist

CSG - Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Test Consultant Specialist

17008 Test Consultant Specialist (Open)

Position Type:

Full time



Position Details:

Role Purpose & Scope

Will be responsible for the test preparation, test execution, entry and exit criteria, output capture and reporting, for System Integration Testing. Responsibilities would be aligned with improving test quality, automation, working with a multifaceted testing team, based between Johannesburg and our Bangalore office.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Scope the required tests, capture and document

  • Design the required test strategy in line with the scope and organization standards

  • Create the software test plan, get it reviewed and approved/ signed-off by the relevant stakeholders

  • Communicate with the client or on site/ offshore team members, as required

  • Review the test cases and test data generated by other testers

  • Track the assigned tasks with respect to the software test plan and the testing schedule

  • Review defects and assign valid defects to the relevant resource

  • Ensure the resolved defects are re-tested

  • Execute test cases, capturing results and reporting thereof

  • Provides test leadership to local and distributed test team

  • Acts as an advisor and provides test leadership in all test aspects, including opportunities to improve the quality and efficiency of the testing effort within the team

  • Provides input to Test Quality Plan

  • Maintains positive relationship with client
  • Requires independent judgment to determine the most effective course of action at any given stage in the test cycle
  • Regularly consults the architects on behalf of the team to ensure and maintain technical integrity of the testing
  • Follows and promotes the agreed Best Practices and their supporting documentation
  • Improve the test process based on the suggestions by others and own judgment

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Intermediate level of ISTQB

  • Intermediate knowledge of procedures in QA, automation and end to end Software Testing.

  • 3-5 years testing experience, preferably with Telco experience, billing and/or provisioning experience

  • Highly developed test skills, covering the following:

    • Test case preparation
    • Test case execution
    • Knowledge of best practice software testing standards
    • Test Planning & Strategizing
    • Test Scheduling
    • Defect Management & Reporting
    • Knowledge/understanding of programming languages (SQL, Scripting, etc.)
    • Use of test management or automated test tools

  • Well-developed level of analytical problem solving skills to identify and diagnose problems beyond current boundaries
  • Demonstrated capability of leading test tactics and approach, with in-depth understanding of test processes and methodologies
  • Sophisticated communication skills to influence and gain cooperation with team members and customers
  • Telecommunications industry experience preferred.
  • Experience with multi-user, complex software applications
  • Very good verbal and written knowledge of English
  • Willingness to work at a customer site
  • Quick to learn new product requirements, test acronyms, metrics and methodologies
  • Preferable hands on experience in RTM (Rational Test Manager) RQM, UNIX, Linux, SQL (Oracle)

Additional Attributes:

  • Work independently

  • Train and teach others

  • Communicate effectively, both in writing and in speaking, with customers and co-workers

  • Various business contacts in a courteous and professional manner

  • Work completely and accurately under time constraints and deadlines

  • Read, analyse, and interpret reports

  • Function effectively as a team player

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

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

  • Highly self-motivated

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Team-oriented and skilled in working within a collaborative environment


Min education
Secondary school
Required experience
5 Years
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