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Principal Test Analyst

 Principal Test Analyst, Lead Software Test Engineer, Principal Quality Assurance Engineer, Lead Logiciel QA, Lead Testeur QA, Lead Software Tester


To ensure the quality of software applications and 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

Writes  functional and technical test cases

Runs tests to verify the quality and functionality of software

Analyses test results and produces reports to show progress

Reports risks in a timely manner to project or test manager

Monitors the defect fixing process and ensures that the corrections are effective

Participates in the definition of the automation of testing strategy

Plans and monitors the progress of the tests

Performs resource allocation

Checks the quality of test cases

Coaches members of the team

Monitors Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and ensures Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) are met


Degree or BTS in IT related field

At least 4 years of relevant experience

Interpersonal Relationship

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


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

Commitment and Collaboration

-Shares information in general while respecting the applicable procedures

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

Values and Ethics

-Demonstrates a sense of values and ethics personally and professionally

Other Competencies

-A good knowledge of IT

-Planning skills

-Effective coaching skills

-Very good knowledge of testing approaches and techniques

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.


The Director
Human Resource Development Council
4th Floor
NG Tower
Ebene Cybercity
Tel : +230 454 4009 (PABX) 
Fax: +230 454 6220 / 454 6260
Email: cads@hrdc.intnet.mu