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Senior Automation Test Analyst

 Senior Automation Test Analyst, Senior Software Test Engineer-Automation, Senior Performance Tester, Senior Nonfunctional Tester, Senior Validation and Verification Engineer


To ensure the quality, performance, responsiveness of software applications, through the use of test automation tools.  To investigate, measure, validate or verify quality attributes of the system, such as scalability, reliability and resource usage. His/her experience and competence enable meaningful autonomy that can be expressed by providing technical solutions to the problems raised. To contribute to the analysis of procedures and outcomes in order to recommend improvements


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

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 test results and coordinates with development teams for bug fixes

Identifies and reports issues and risks

Provides specialist advice to support others in team

Degree or BTS in IT related field

At least 2 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


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

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

Commitment and Collaboration

-Shares information in general while respecting the applicable procedures

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

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

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

Other Competencies

-A good knowledge of IT

-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

-Knowledge of testing approaches and techniques

-Good analytical and reporting skills

-Very good communication skills, both written and verbal


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
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