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Principal Automation Test Analyst

 Principal Automation Test Analyst,Principal Software Test Engineer - Automation, Principal Performance Tester, Principal Non functional Tester, Lead Software Test Engineer, Principal Validation and Verification Engineer


To ensure the quality, performance, responsiveness of software applications, through the use of test automation tools and to contribute to the analysis of procedures and outcomes in order to recommend improvements. Can also provide support to the testers within own team and participate in the validation of projects


Analyses customer requirements and contributes to the definition of the test strategy

Uses in-depth technical analysis of non-functional specifications (such as reliability, efficiency, usability, maintainability and portability) to determine test requirements.

Specifies requirements for environment, data, resources and tools

Designs and produces automated test scripts and supporting data to test new and amended software and their effect on existing systems

Runs tests to verify the quality and functionality of software

Produces reports on system quality, performance, reliability, capacity and scalability of applications, IT infrastructure etc

Provides metrics on test cases

Troubleshoots issues in the automation test environment

Analyses failures and identifies root causes in conjunction with development teams

Identifies and resolves issues and proactively mitigates risks

Plans and monitors the progress of the tests, and also checks the quality of test cases.

Performs resource allocation

Coaches other members of the team

Degree or BTS in IT related field

At least 4 years of experience in automation testing

Interpersonal Relationship

Listens actively, respects others and takes into account different points of view and integrates them

Proactively resolves interpersonal or personal matters that could affect performance

Demonstrates an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of team members and balances own needs and those of the team or organization



-Is aware of goals, processes and performance standards of the team

-Demonstrates a behavior based on action, sets priorities and uses time effectively

-Works independently and proposes solutions according to the requirements

Commitment and Collaboration

-Shares information in general while respecting the applicable procedures

-Adjusts own approach and communication according to the audience and the circumstances

-Promotes excellence and recognizes the contribution and the success of others

Analysis and Innovation

-Plans and adjusts work based on a thorough knowledge of the requirements of the position and seeks clarification and guidance, whenever required

-Establishes a global perspective from information gathered from various sources

-Exercises a sound judgment and ensures to have all relevant facts before making a decision

-Has the ability to step back and review the approach

Values and Ethics

-Demonstrates a sense of values and ethics personally and professionally

-Discusses internal concerns with superiors or colleagues and, if necessary, uses appropriate mechanisms to seek advice or to disclose a misconduct

-Actively contributes to the well-being at the workplace and in the building of a safe, healthy and respectful work environment

Other Competencies

-Expertise with scripting languages for example, VBscript, JavaScript or coding languages such as C#

-Expertise with software tools which automate or assist any part of the testing process, including the test management process, the execution of the tests, the comparison of actual outcomes to predicted outcomes, the setting up of test preconditions, and other test control and test reporting functions. For example, Quality Center, HP UFT, Loadrunner, Microsoft VSTS, HP Performance Center

-Very good knowledge of the testing infrastructure - databases, servers

-Very good knowledge of testing approaches and techniques

-Very good analytical and reporting skills

 -Very good communication skills, both written and verbal

 -Good planning and organisation skills

 -Good coaching skills

Career Progression

Software Testing


The Making Of

Given the vibrant and dynamic nature of the ICT/BPO sector in Mauritius, employers report an ongoing mismatch of skills between what is required and what is readily available. One of the reasons underpinning this state of affairs, is the information asymmetry that exists at any particular point of time between the demand and supply of labour.


In this light, in 2013, the HRDC in collaboration with professionals in the ICT/BPO sector developed the nomenclature of job profiles. It comprised 33 job profiles under 6 sub-sectors namely BPO, Call Centre, Networking, Software Development & Web, Software Testing and Systems Design.

A number of rigorous working and validation sessions were held with representatives of the industry to constitute and finalise the job profiles.


The ever-changing character of ICT/BPO occupations coupled to the need to systematically provide novel information on career pathways have highlighted the need for continual and user friendliness of information provision.


The Career Development Stairway (CaDS) website was developed with this in mind. To this end, a working group was set up to review the job profiles and the competency matrix in line with developments of the sector and requirements of the CaDS website.


Team leads (members of the working group) were assigned sub-sectors and they sought the collaboration of other ICT/BPO operators for crafting the job profiles. This exercise gave rise to 63 jobs and 3 additional sub-sectors emerged.


Career progression was also worked out for the jobs. The revised nomenclature of job profiles was thereafter subjected to a validation workshop where the players of the industry helped to refine them. This formed the bedrock for the development of the CaDS website.


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