Systems Testing/QA Specialist (RQ07582)

  • Contract
  • Toronto
  • Applications have closed

Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery (former MGCS)


Responsibilities: Provides advice on the testing strategy, test plans, the selection of testing tools, and the identification of resources required for testing Plans and organizes testing efforts for large systems in Graphical User Interface (GUI) and non-Graphical User Interface (GUI) environments, including the execution of systems integration tests, specialized tests, and user acceptance testing (e.g., stress tests) The Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for the development of test plans, test scripts and test cases and executing these against the various components. The tester will work with the testing lead and IT lead of each project as well as the project team members in the analysis, design, development, implementation and ongoing support of the required systems General Skills: Experience in planning, organizing and implementing testing efforts at the specified experience level Knowledge of structured methodologies for the development, design, implementation and maintenance of applications Knowledge and experience in the use of Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools and data query tools to aid in the development of test cases Knowledge and experience in the use of automated test tools and version control systems on one or more platforms Experience executing functional tests, non-functional tests and systems level integration tests Experience supporting user acceptance testing and participating in UAT activities Experience with quality assurance principles, practices, tools and structured methodologies Experience creating testing strategy documentation, test plans, test cases and test data for various types and phases of testing, including technical and business functional validation Experience in quality assurance and testing, including unit testing, integration testing, load testing, performance testing, etc. Knowledge and experience in all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; organizational, creativity and perseverance skills; verbal and written communication skills; and interpersonal skills A team player with a track record for meeting deadlines Knowledge of one or more automated testing tools Desirable Skills: Knowledge and experience in at least one programming language Experience in the use of information retrieval packages Knowledge and understanding of testing methods in an object-oriented environment Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices. Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and related regulations and standards Experience planning and organizing testing efforts for both large and small systems Experience coding automated test scripts to produce sets of automated test cases Experience testing Commercial Off-the Shelf Applications (COTS)

Experience Requirements

The Consultant is expected to provide advice on the testing strategy, test plans, the selection of testing tools, and the identification of resources required for testing.

They will also plan and organize testing efforts for large systems in Graphical User Interface (GUI) and non-Graphical User Interface (GUI) environments, including the execution of systems integration tests, specialized tests, and user acceptance testing.

The consultant will develop and execute automation testing on multiple solutions. 

Excellent knowledge and hands on experience of SQL queries for validating/creating/extracting test data

They will work with the testing lead and IT lead of each project as well as the project team members in the analysis, design, development, implementation and ongoing support of the required systems.

Responsibilities/Assignment Deliverables

Consultant must be able to make remediation recommendations in the areas of application design, code development, application architecture, user experience and user interface.

Expert skills using HP/ALM

Extensive practical experience in Quality Assurance preparing Test Plans, Test Cases and executing and monitoring unit, integration and UAT testing while working directly with clients

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Excellent communication skills in both oral and written

Experience in preparing technical presentations

Experience in ORACLE DB, J2EE, HTML, XML

Consultant may be asked to work on additional projects/assignments


Experience & Skill Set 30%

Solid experience with triaging defects, participating and leading triage meetings, and producing defect summary reports

Hands on experience with various defect tracking tools such as Azure DevOps

Experience creating test cases and test scenarios in Azure DevOps

5+ years developing automation test scripts with multiple Tools

Extensive experience performing regression testing manually and automation scripts

Experience performing Load Test

5-10 years of hands-on experience Performing automation testing and developing test scripts

Experience with Screen Readers, Syntax Checking tools, Colour-Contract tools, browser tools/toolbars.

Extensive experience performing functional and regression testing through manual testing and automation.

Experience with HTML 5, WAI-ARIA tags, UX and front-end development

Ability to provide coding, system and architecture recommendations to ensure application is Accessible

Experience with development tools (Java, Angular JS) and ability to provide coding recommendation for Accessibility remediation

Experience with User Experience Interface design and architecture.

QA experience: 35%

5-10 years of experience with DevOps/Agile/Scrum Methodology working with Web and Mobile technologies, as well as different OS/Platforms

5-10 years of experience with different automation and manual testing types: black box testing, penetration testing, security testing, system testing, unit testing, AODA and UAT testing

Solid experience creating Test Strategy/Test Plan document

5-10 years of hands-on experience with BRD: analyzing business requirements and creating test data requirements

Extensive experience with preparing detailed test cases to test functionality

Proven experience with identifying bugs in software; excellent ability to document and explain bugs/issues to Dev and business teams

Solid experience with triaging defects, participating and leading triage meetings, and producing defect summary reports

Hands on experience with various defect tracking tools such as Azure DevOps

Experience creating test cases and test scenarios in Azure DevOps

Experienced in Test Automation, preparing scripts/updating existing scripts, run the scrips and capture results

5-10 years of hands-on experience with system testing, system integration testing

Extensive experience in Quality Assurance preparing Test Plans, Test Cases and executing and monitoring unit, integration and UAT testing while working directly with clients

Manual system testing and integration testing experience including creating test cases and test plans

Automation Testing/Technical experience: 35%

Experience developing automation testing scripts

Performing functional and regression testing with multiple automation tools

Experience generating test data through DB queries/DB model analysis

Supplier Comments

Closing Date: 2024-07-11, 1:30 p.m. EST

Hybrid: 3 days on site and 2 remote

Maximum number of Submissions – Two (2)


  • 5+ years of experience with automation
  • 5-10 years of experience with DevOps/Agile/Scrum Methodology working with Web and Mobile technologies, as well as different OS/Platforms

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