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Testing Specialist conducts prescribed tests on software programs and applications prior to their implementation to ensure quality, design integrity and proper functionality. They apply rigorous testing methods including extensive end-user simulations to uncover program " bugs" which are then eliminated by the software programmers. A Testing Specialist should be capable of designing test suites, cases and scripts and should have the ability to understand usability issues.
Such a tester is expected to have sound knowledge of software test design and test execution methodologies.
Responsible for ensuring that test cases, scripts and defects are traceable to business requirements to ensure both positive and negative test results are identifiable.
To read all the documents and understand what needs to be tested
Based on the information procured in the above step decide how it is to be tested Inform the test lead about what all resources will be required for software testing
Develop test cases and scripts
Execute all the test cases and report defects, define severity and priority for each defect
Carry out regression testing when changes are made to the code to fix defects