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Working As A Senior Software Tester

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $80,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Software Tester Do At U.S. Bank

* Automation development, scripting & execution on WEB, Digital, mobile, and/or Mainframe applications.
* Serves as subject matter expert on complex automation scripting and tool usage.
* Performs needs analysis of applications and available testing tools.
* Extensive knowledge in the use of automation tools.
* Responsible for leading development of automated test scenarios for unit, process, function, integration and acceptance testing.
* Assists in the distribution of all Quality Assurance practices, standards, methodologies and metrics.
* Performs test executions and writes test scripts for complex integrated systems.
* Performs regression testing on new software releases and reports findings.
* Provides technical support and guidance, software installation, problem solving and troubleshooting.
* Offers input to development on findings reports.
* Provides technical support and assistance to our business lines.
* Participates in the development and implementation of structured testing concepts, methodologies, and automated testing and support tools.
* Provides status reporting to QA and management.
* Involves senior management to resolve deficiencies or compliance issues in a timely manner as needed.
* Tracks quality assurance metrics such as defect densities and open defect counts.
* Assists with definition and management of software test environments and aids in major audits/reviews of programs and processes.
* Tools and technologies leveraged within our Enterprise Test Management Team:
* Microsoft Test Manager (MTM)
* Team Foundation Server (TFS)
* Version One
* UI Microsoft
* SOAP UI
* Selenium
* ALM Quality Center Test Management
* QTP/UFT
* Work Load Simulator
* Unified Functional Tester
* Successful applicants will exemplify US Bank's ethical principles of uncompromising integrity, respect for others, accountability for decisions and actions, and good citizenship

What Does A Senior Software Tester Do At Xylem

* Create and execute comprehensive test plans for product and system verification
* Develop and execute manual and automated test suite
* Drive and help to establish best practices and testing processes
* Ability to work closely with IT, hardware, software, and firmware engineers to assist in debugging, test, and development end-to-end smart grid technologies
* Test all aspects of system including meter, base station, head end, and user interface behaviors
* Ability to help develop, set up, and manage test environments
* Ability to use statistical tools in solving problems
* Considerable knowledge of IT, HW, FW, and SW test methodologies
* Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally

What Does A Senior Software Tester Do At Leidos

* Influence User Story definitions to ensure they are clear and testable
* Execute System Integration and Test Activities
* Develop Test Approaches and Plans, focusing on automation and early identification of defects
* Coordinate and collaborate across Imports Product teams to optimize testing and align schedules
* Utilize test tools, including HP ALM, HP UFT, LoadRunner, SoapUI and others for planning, traceability, reporting, documentation, and metrics.
* Ensure test thoroughness through functional, regression, integration, performance, ad-hoc, 508 compliance, and other testing as needed.
* Focus on test improvements including automation and coverage, including error paths.
* Participate in the full software development lifecycle, working within broadly defined parameters
* Support creation and updating of all relevant documentation and maintenance of test cases/scripts as software changes
* Perform root cause analysis/lessons learned with the teams to continuously improve the quality of software delivered through test improvements.
* Use metrics to measure effectiveness of the test program.
* Support end of sprint demos, user acceptance testing, and solicit feedback from FDA on test artifacts and processes

What Does A Senior Software Tester Do At Sap

* Analyze and decompose a complicated software system and design a strategy to test this system
* Design and implement Test plans that include unit, functional, regression, system and integration tests
* Execute complex manual and automated test cases
* Create and maintain test scripts
* Build innovative automation systems to facilitate both function and performance testing
* Build tools to generate customer like data in test systems.
* Work with development and test teams to build advanced automated test suites to exercise our world-class applications
* Research new emerging tools and enhance existing automated test systems.
* Participate in architecture discussions
* Represent the team and help manage the team's deliverables/commitments.
* Review software specifications & design and develop test plans/strategies for various software
* Work closely with operations group, system and DB administrators to coordinate needed resources and facilitate requests made by the development team
* Mentor junior software engineers in test

What Does A Senior Software Tester Do At Kforce

* Oversee and manage the development of test documentation and coordinate and manage test activities while meeting internal business requirements as well as satisfy regulatory (FDA) software V&V requirements; compile various test reports accompanied with results, metrics and overall departmental status; focus on containing defects and improving software and product quality and reliability on a continual basis
* Development of test methodology including product, integration, and system levels; works closely with the development teams to ensure early integration of testing into the development lifecycle; develop test strategies, project and resource estimates, set priorities and coordinate the execution of the overall product verification plans with deep understanding of produce use environments and systems interactions; apply test automation tools to increase test coverage and improve testing efficiency
* Ensures that an adequate system for capturing, reporting, tracking, and analyzing defects is in place and that defect metrics are designed, recorded, monitored and compared to industry standards
* Coach, mentor and develop career plans for staff
* Develop annual operation plan and manage budget efficiently and with increasing productivity for functional area of responsibility
* Work on special projects as they arise
* Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science Engineering with a minimum 12 years of relevant experience
* Excellent project management and leadership experience is required.
* Direct experience with development of embedded software design and development using C, C /Java, and operating systems and real-time kernels is required, along with experience with server based software systems; experience working on cloud based SaaS solutions highly desirable
* Advanced experience with product and system of systems verification and validation test strategies is desired
* Practical experience of deploying Agile software development lifecycle principles across multi-site test development centers is required
* Must have the technical ability to oversee and guide staff towards successful execution of V&V activities for medical devices
* Must possess advanced team management and supervisory skills including planning, priority setting, conflict resolution, and managing multiple efforts concurrently
* Well-developed experience with project management tools is required along with deep experience managing system level integration, verification and validation activities

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Senior Software Tester Career Paths

Senior Software Tester
Test Manager Information Technology Project Manager Software Development Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Program Manager
Information Technology Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Test Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Quality Assurance Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Quality Assurance Lead
Quality Assurance Team Leader
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Test Manager Business Analyst Senior Programmer Analyst
Senior Java Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Tester Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Operations Manager Business Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Production Manager Quality Assurance
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Manager
Senior Quality Assurance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Consultant Adjunct Professor
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Technical Program Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Tester Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Engineer
Senior Test Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Test Engineer Quality Assurance Lead
Test Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Test Specialist 3.0 years
Test Engineer 3.0 years
Test Manager 2.9 years
Quality Analyst 2.6 years
Systems Tester 2.6 years
Senior Tester 2.3 years
Quality Tester 2.2 years
Performance Tester 2.2 years
Test Analyst 2.1 years
ETL Tester 2.1 years
Service Tester 2.1 years
Associate Tester 2.0 years
Software Tester 1.8 years
Automation Tester 1.8 years
Application Tester 1.8 years
Functional Tester 1.8 years
Tester 1.7 years
Manual Tester 1.7 years
Senior ETL Tester 1.6 years
UAT Tester 1.5 years
Database Tester 1.4 years
Junior Tester 1.4 years
Lead UAT 1.3 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 3.2%
Tester 2.4%
Top Employers After
Consultant 2.4%

Senior Software Tester Demographics

Gender

Male

53.0%

Female

43.5%

Unknown

3.5%
Ethnicity

White

61.3%

Asian

22.6%

Hispanic or Latino

7.7%

Unknown

7.3%

Black or African American

1.1%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

37.5%

Turkish

12.5%

Japanese

12.5%

Persian

12.5%

Korean

12.5%

Carrier

12.5%
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Senior Software Tester Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.5%

George Mason University

8.8%

National University

7.0%

Strayer University

7.0%

Webster University

7.0%

University of Maryland - University College

5.3%

Rochester Institute of Technology

5.3%

George Washington University

5.3%

Northern Virginia Community College

5.3%

Washington State University

3.5%

Johnson C Smith University

3.5%

Villanova University

3.5%

Norfolk State University

3.5%

University of the District of Columbia

3.5%

University of Southern California

3.5%

Illinois Institute of Technology

3.5%

University of Virginia

3.5%

Northeastern University

3.5%

Lindenwood University

3.5%

University of Oregon

3.5%
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Majors

Computer Science

22.9%

Business

15.4%

Computer Information Systems

9.6%

Electrical Engineering

7.4%

Computer Engineering

5.9%

Information Technology

4.8%

Information Systems

4.3%

Engineering

3.7%

Computer Applications

3.2%

Computer Networking

3.2%

English

2.7%

Management Information Systems

2.1%

Mathematics

2.1%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.1%

Chemistry

2.1%

Criminal Justice

2.1%

Fine Arts

1.6%

Accounting

1.6%

Economics

1.6%

Mechanical Engineering

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.3%

Masters

32.0%

Other

14.2%

Associate

5.5%

Certificate

2.0%

Diploma

1.2%

Doctorate

0.8%
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Real Senior Software Tester Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Software Tester Overstock.Com, Inc. Midvale, UT Oct 14, 2016 $115,000
Senior Systems Software Tester Ciber, Inc. Germantown, MD Jul 12, 2015 $108,160
Senior Software Application Tester Strategic Staffing Solutions, L.C. Creve Coeur, MO Jan 28, 2013 $105,039
SR. Software/Firmware Tester Interactive Business Systems, Inc. Milwaukee, WI Sep 09, 2014 $104,350 -
$135,655
Senior Systems Software Tester Ciber, Inc. Germantown, MD Jul 12, 2015 $102,000
Senior Associate Analytics Software Tester Sas Institute, Inc. Cary, NC Aug 29, 2014 $100,000
Senior Software Tester Bahwan Cybertek Inc. Natick, MA Apr 18, 2016 $100,000
SR. Associate Analytics Software Tester Sas Institute Inc. Cary, NC Aug 29, 2016 $95,098
Senior Software Tester Quality Software Services, Inc. Washington, DC May 16, 2013 $95,000
Senior Software Tester Quality Software Services, Inc. Columbia, MD Feb 05, 2013 $95,000
Senior Software Tester Hire It People, LLC Blue Ash, OH Oct 17, 2016 $93,915 -
$114,785
Senior Software Tester Alticor Inc. Ada, MI Aug 10, 2015 $91,083 -
$120,062
Senior Software Tester Mastech, Inc., A Mastech Holdings, Inc. Company Detroit, MI Jul 21, 2014 $89,939 -
$104,939
Senior Software Tester Mastech Alliance, Inc., A Mastech Holdings Company Detroit, MI Jul 21, 2014 $89,939 -
$104,939
SR. Associate Analytics Software Tester Sas Institute, Inc. Cary, NC Oct 02, 2014 $84,130
Senior Software Tester USM Business Systems, Inc. Washington, DC Aug 16, 2016 $84,000
Senior Software Tester Y-Prime, LLC Malvern, PA May 07, 2015 $83,366
SR. Associate Analytics Software Tester Sas Institute, Inc. Cary, NC Sep 11, 2014 $83,000
Senior Associate Analytics Software Tester Sas Institute Inc. Cary, NC Oct 07, 2014 $82,805 -
$89,145
SR. Associate Analytics Software Tester Sas Institute, Inc. Cary, NC Oct 02, 2014 $82,676
Senior Software Tester Overstock.Com, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT Jun 30, 2014 $82,014 -
$102,014
Senior Software Tester Rite Pros Inc. Portland, ME Aug 22, 2015 $77,667
Senior Software Tester Rite Pros Inc. Portland, ME Sep 25, 2015 $77,667
Senior Software Tester Ness USA, Inc. Canonsburg, PA Jul 26, 2016 $76,960
Senior Software Tester Ness USA, Inc. Canonsburg, PA Jul 21, 2016 $76,960
Senior Software Tester Ness USA, Inc. Canonsburg, PA Jul 14, 2016 $76,960
Senior Software Tester Ness USA, Inc. Canonsburg, PA Dec 07, 2016 $76,960
Senior Software Tester Ness USA, Inc. Canonsburg, PA Jul 27, 2016 $76,960

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Top Skills for A Senior Software Tester

ManualTestCasesTestPlansPl/SqlWebApplicationTestScriptsStatusReportsTestDataBugsDevelopmentEnvironmentWindowsXPQAFunctionalSpecificationsUATTestScenariosUnixBusinessRequirementsTestResultsXMLUserAcceptanceSQLServer

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Top Senior Software Tester Skills

  1. Manual Test Cases
  2. Test Plans
  3. Pl/Sql
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed Manual test cases for specific functional requirements.
  • Make recommendations, edits and revisions to test plans and procedures as well as discovered numerous critical defects.
  • Created various PL/SQL stored procedures for dropping and recreating indexes on target tables.
  • Web application development for compatibility test process improvement.
  • Created, Deployed Automated Test Scripts using automated testing tool of HP QTP and its components.

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