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Working As A Test Specialist

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

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $82,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Test Specialist Do At Capital One

* Partner with enterprise QS horizontal team to ensure that we are aligned on best practices, tools, and metrics as well as compliant with enterprise quality assurance (QA) standards
* Plan QA schedules and assignments, while monitoring project status in comparison to cost/time projections.
* Log, track, and verify resolution of software and specification defects
* Responsible for creating, preparing, and conducting QA reviews
* Responsible for creating all test materials including developing, publishing, and implementing test plans, test cases and all required test data
* Oversee manual and automated testing, which may include system, regression, integration, UAT, front-end, and back-end testing
* Define and track quality metrics such as defect densities and open defect counts by working closely with the development team to ensure that all defects are brought to resolution prior to deployment.
* Use knowledge of applications to provide technical assistance in identifying, evaluating, and resolving complex test problems
* Develop strategy and roadmap to strengthen and create efficiencies in our QA processes and environments

What Does A Test Specialist Do At Hawaii Medical Service Association

* Work independently and/or partner with analysts, SMEs, test coordinators and customers to thoroughly test system/software changes within established schedules.
* Test activities might include:
* Reviewing Requirements/solutions documentation to determine test strategy and scope.
* Developing positive and negative test scenarios and cases.
* Independently operating all System Test tools and applications necessary to the thorough system test of deliverables.
* Identifying, gathering or creating appropriate test data to satisfy test setups
* Validating test results based on expected outcomes
* Identifying and documenting problems or discrepancies found as a result of testing
* Ensuring all reported issues are retested, closed, and/or otherwise completed with workarounds or pend resolutions.
* Communicating test results to key test team personnel within an established timeline.
* Escalating issues to management, as appropriate.
* Developing and maintaining test results documentation, per project needs.
* Identifying individual and team training needs and assisting in this training of new or existing team members.
* Assisting team members with assignments and in the use of system-testing tools/applications.
* As assigned, preparing for and performing audits of system testing performance, process and data.
* Leading system test activities for departmental, BAU or corporate projects and initiatives -- including, as assigned, acting as a liaison between groups of users, analysts and developers.
* Identify and recommend process enhancements and best practices to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of System Test
* Attend training as directed by manager

What Does A Test Specialist Do At Unitedhealth Group

* Work as part of an agile development team performing test planning, test execution, and test reporting tasks for each sprintParticipate in requirements and design walkthroughsActively participate in collaborative internal and external test planning sessionsAnalyze business requirements, user stories, and technical specification documents to develop test cases, test scenarios and expected resultsDevelop, maintain, and validate test scripts, test data and test summary reportsPerform peer review of test cases and test scenarios developed by members of the test teamDevelop SOAP UI projects for verifying the functionality of the web servicePerform functional, integration, end - to - end, smoke, and regression testing using SOAP
* UIAnalyze, triage and document all issues identified during test execution and follow the defect life cycleGenerate test summary reports after each testing cycle to show testing progress, actual testing results, and pass / fail statusProvide regular status update to the Test Manager / Test Leads on completed tasks and planned testing tasks as outlined in the project schedule, issues, risks, and other action items

What Does A Test Specialist Do At City Colleges of Chicago

* Responsible for setting up/clearing the exam room, materials, test environment and ensuring the integrity of the testing process.
* Inspects admittance documents and verifies ID's to assure that only authorized person is admitted to the exam site.
* Instructs and monitors examinees to ensure compliance with prescribed rules and to prevent dishonesty or collusion among examinees.
* Assists in clarifying test instructions for candidates.
* High school diploma or GED
* Completion of one semester of standardized test administration; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
* We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer

What Does A Test Specialist Do At BMA

* Performs a variety of routine OT&E tasks designed to provide experience and familiarization with OT&E methods, practices, and programs or performs a variety of Logistics Assessment T&E tasks designed to determine the supportability of new acquisition programs and combat systems.
* Acts as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) working under the guidance and direction of an experienced engineer, evaluator or analyst assignments are screened for unusual or difficult problems and techniques; or procedures to be applied to the solution of problems will be selected by an experienced, engineer, logistician or evaluator, or the supervisor provides professional OT&E support within allocated task resources.
* Performs limited portions of OT&E tasks using test and evaluation methods, practices, and programs.
* Applies commonly used models, equations and techniques to evaluate and solve assigned problems.
* Coordinates with stakeholders to assure all safety, security, and environmental concerns are adequately addressed

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Test Specialist Career Paths

Test Specialist
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Product Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Senior Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Engineer Lead Quality Assurance Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Consultant Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Test Analyst Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
5 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Project Leader Senior Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Project Manager Quality Manager
Project Quality Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Project Leader Senior Business Analyst
Implementation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Owner Project Superintendent Quality Control Manager
Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Manager Production Manager Technical Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Supervisor Quality Assurance Manager Test Manager
Senior Test Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Lead Software Quality Assurance
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Software Engineer/Senior Tester Senior Test Engineer
Test Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Software Engineer/Senior Tester Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Senior Tester
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Tester Senior Test Analyst Senior Test Engineer
Senior Software Quality Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Team Leader Quality Assurance Manager Test Manager
Director Of Testing
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Senior Test Analyst
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Test Engineer Lead Test Technician Lead Software Quality Assurance
Lead Software Tester
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Tester Senior Test Analyst
Senior ETL Tester
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Test Specialist 3.0 years
Test Engineer 2.9 years
Test Manager 2.9 years
Test Analyst 2.1 years
Manual Tester 1.7 years
Top Careers Before Test Specialist
Internship 4.4%
Tester 4.4%
Cashier 4.3%
Specialist 4.2%
Technician 3.4%
Supervisor 3.1%
Top Careers After Test Specialist
Manager 4.6%
Specialist 4.1%
Owner 3.8%
Consultant 3.8%
Teacher 3.0%

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Average Yearly Salary
$82,000
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$62,000
Min 10%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$108,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a Test Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Test Specialist in the United States is $82,581 per year or $40 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $62,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $108,000.

Real Test Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Skin Test Specialist Englewood Lab, LLC Englewood, NJ Dec 15, 2016 $165,000
Antenna Test Specialist Microsoft Corporation San Diego, CA Jan 01, 2015 $125,188
Test Specialist UST Global Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jul 18, 2016 $125,000
Testing Techincal Specialist Citigroup Technology, Inc. Jersey City, NJ Jul 09, 2015 $122,100
Test Specialist UST Global Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 15, 2016 $120,000
Test Specialist Netspend Austin, TX Feb 19, 2016 $113,069
Test Specialist UST Global Inc. Malvern, PA May 07, 2016 $110,000
Functional Test Specialist Amdocs Inc. NJ Aug 15, 2016 $107,590
Functional Test Specialist Amdocs, Inc. Mount Laurel, NJ Sep 02, 2015 $107,590
Application Test Specialist IV Farmers Group, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jun 05, 2016 $105,000
Test Specialist IBM India Private Limited Waltham, MA Jul 01, 2015 $77,197 -
$84,633
Test Specialist UST Global Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 15, 2016 $77,064
Test Specialist UST Global Inc. Kansas City, MO Nov 19, 2016 $77,000
Test Specialist UST Global Inc. Atlanta, GA Dec 30, 2016 $76,150
Quality Test Specialist Millennium Software, Inc. Dearborn, MI Mar 16, 2016 $76,071
Quality Test Specialist Millennium Software, Inc. Dearborn, MI May 22, 2015 $76,071
Test Specialist UST Global Inc. Chicago, IL Apr 07, 2015 $75,899
Test Specialist IBM India Private Limited Middletown, NJ Dec 31, 2016 $75,795
Test Specialist IBM India Private Limited Middletown, NJ Feb 07, 2016 $70,985
Application Testing Specialist & Business Analyst Nexgen Technologies, LLC New Brunswick, NJ Jun 15, 2016 $70,762
Test Specialist IBM India Private Limited Dallas, TX Jun 30, 2015 $70,658 -
$75,687
Test Specialist IBM India Private Limited Dallas, TX Jul 13, 2015 $70,658 -
$75,687
Test Specialist IBM India Private Limited Dallas, TX Jun 08, 2016 $70,658 -
$75,367
Test Specialist IBM India Private Limited Dallas, TX May 25, 2016 $70,658 -
$75,367
Test Specialist IBM India Private Limited Carrollton, TX Jun 30, 2015 $70,658 -
$75,687

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Top Skills for A Test Specialist

  1. Test Cases
  2. Test Procedures
  3. Business Requirements
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Executed functional and Regression test cases in Mercury Quality Center and verified actual results against expected results.
  • Originate and revise test procedures used for testing and demonstration of shipboard electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Analyzed business requirements and converted into testable scenarios, consulted development staff/Client Lead with regards to system functionality understanding.
  • Completed daily status reports and prepare written reports pertaining to system functionality and testing progress.
  • Conduct system performance and integration testing by data entry using manual or automated testing tools based on client specifications.

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Test Specialist Demographics

Gender

Male

56.1%

Female

36.1%

Unknown

7.8%
Ethnicity

White

56.6%

Hispanic or Latino

14.3%

Asian

13.4%

Black or African American

11.2%

Unknown

4.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

35.7%

Hindi

7.1%

Vietnamese

7.1%

French

7.1%

Portuguese

5.4%

German

5.4%

Arabic

5.4%

Turkish

3.6%

Carrier

3.6%

Telugu

1.8%

Romanian

1.8%

Gujarati

1.8%

Mandarin

1.8%

Dari

1.8%

Marathi

1.8%

Russian

1.8%

Thai

1.8%

Ningbo

1.8%

Comanche

1.8%

Chinese

1.8%
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Test Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

16.0%

Illinois Central College

9.0%

Richland Community College

7.5%

Strayer University

7.1%

University of Maryland - University College

5.2%

University of Washington

4.7%

Texas A&M University

4.7%

Illinois State University

4.2%

Pennsylvania State University

4.2%

University of Texas at Dallas

4.2%

Community College of the Air Force

4.2%

Joliet Junior College

3.8%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.3%

Arizona State University

3.3%

University of Central Florida

3.3%

University of Houston

3.3%

Waubonsee Community College

3.3%

Lincoln Land Community College

2.8%

Ferris State University

2.8%

Michigan State University

2.8%
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Majors

Business

21.4%

Electrical Engineering

13.2%

Computer Science

10.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.0%

Management

4.9%

Information Technology

4.7%

Computer Information Systems

4.5%

Accounting

4.0%

Psychology

3.9%

Education

3.0%

General Studies

2.8%

Communication

2.8%

Counseling Psychology

2.7%

Health Care Administration

2.7%

Engineering

2.7%

Computer Engineering

2.6%

Nursing

2.1%

Biology

2.0%

Criminal Justice

2.0%

Mechanical Engineering

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

38.2%

Other

20.0%

Masters

19.6%

Associate

13.3%

Certificate

5.4%

Doctorate

1.8%

Diploma

1.4%

License

0.3%
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