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about QA engineer jobs

QA engineer jobs focus on the creation, maintenance, and testing of automated scripts, analyzing the results from tests, and investigating issues. QA engineers generate plans and reports, and provide cost and time estimates on web projects. Overall responsibility for making sure the technologies team develops user-friendly, stable, and functional products belongs to QA engineers.

what QA engineer jobs entail

QA engineer jobs in Canada typically involve standard 9 to 5 hours, from Monday to Friday. QA engineers work in office settings alongside the IT team, developing or maintaining technologies application and projects. Quality assurance engineers typically report to a senior engineer or manager who will ensure that their work is up to standard and on track.

QA engineer salaries

QA engineers can expect to earn sizable salaries across Canada. QA engineer job salaries typically start at $76,800 per year, while senior QA engineer salaries are on average $124,800 per year.

your day to day tasks

QA engineers are tasked with a variety of responsibilities, ranging from developing and testing technology, to writing reports for management. In a quality assurance job you will:

  • create, maintain, and execute test scripts
  • design, develop, analyze automation scripts
  • create and maintain test scripts
  • generate test plans and reports
  • provide estimates on web projects
  • support developers to help them complete work
  • run regular tests and perform debugging
  • review technical design specifications
  • track quality assurance metrics
  • investigate causes of defects and correct them

where you can work

QA engineers can expect to find work in any city with a large or growing technologies sector. Major cities such as Toronto, Vancouver and others with comparable technology sectors will have the most opportunities. Some industries that are currently seeking QA engineers include ecommerce companies, software developers, app developers, and risk management firms.

what you bring to the table

QA engineers require a variety of skills, from programming familiarity to interpersonal skills. Some skills that will be required include:

  • Understanding of UI/UX standards
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficiency with languages such as: C#, selenium, JMeter, HTTPS, S/FTP, web services (SOAP, RESTful), SQL, CSS, JavaScript
  • Understanding of frameworks such as Wordpress, Magento and Bootstrap

training and certifications

To stand out while applying for QA engineer jobs in Canada, a candidate will need at a minimum a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a comparable field. Several years of professional experience with such tasks as testing web-based applications, working with automated UI tested, or creating scripts with java are often required by employers.

where your career is headed

QA engineers bring a diverse array of skills to the technologies team, having familiarity with coding and web frameworks, in addition to making sure that all new software and technologies products are functional and user-friendly. Through further developing their skills over time they can potentially take on more senior leader roles on the technologies team. Becoming a senior QA engineer, or a director or manager are all options on the career path of a QA engineer.

Do you have the skills and technical background for a QA engineer job? Start your job search with Randstad, Canada’s largest recruitment agency. Browse available quality assurance jobs below or contact us to get started.

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