QA Automation Tester

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    Chicago, Illinois

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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Job Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a QA Automation Tester for an opportunity with a client located in Chicago, IL.


  • Contribute to story refinement/defining requirements
  • Participate and guide team in estimating work necessary to realize a story/requirement through the delivery lifecycle
  • Perform spike/proof of concept as necessary to mitigate risk or implement new ideas
  • Code solutions and unit test to deliver a requirement/story per the defined acceptance criteria and compliance requirements
  • Utilize multiple architectural components (across data, application, and business) in design and development of client requirements
  • Assist team with resolving technical complexities involved in realizing story work
  • Contribute to existing test suites (integration, regression, performance), analyze test reports, identify any test issues/errors, and triage the underlying cause
  • Document and communicate required information for deployment, maintenance, support, and business functionality
  • Participate, contribute and can coach team members in the delivery/release (CI-CD) events. e.g. branching timelines, pull requests, issue triage, merge/conflict resolution, release notes


  • Ability to design and develop manual and automated test plans within an application
  • Performed test plan reviews
  • Previous role as a QA automation professional with 8+ years experience
  • Basic knowledge of automation and continuous delivery practices. Ability to participate in their role and utilize necessary tools with minimal guidance
  • Understands all roles and responsibilities within their team, and uses the tool sets within the software lifecycle
  • Contributes to artifacts needed for governance forums
  • Understands stakeholder expectations and creates regular updates to keep stakeholders informed
  • Understands risks and can apply the controls necessary to mitigate
  • Knows when to escalate risks
  • Actively participates in planning ceremonies
  • Ability to complete a task/story against plan/sprint commitment
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of Agile/Waterfall frameworks
  • Experienced in planning, analyzing, designing and executing UI automation and regression test scenarios using UFT
  • Previous experience creating frameworks using UFT from scratch (either hybrid or data driven)
  • Demonstrable expertise writing and executing SQL queries
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Great team player, with an ability to mentor other team members to enable them to become more established in their role
  • A willingness to get involved at times even when not in the area of expertise


  • Jira
  • Toad/SSMS
  • SQL
  • UFT
  • VB Script
  • Bitbucket
  • Git
  • TortoiseGIT/SourceTree

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

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