Junior Test Analyst Vacancy in Cape Town Jan 2018

Remuneration: Basic salary
Location: Cape Town
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Junior
Type: Permanent
Reference: #Test Analyst
Company: Liquorice Digitas LBi


Liquorice is a dynamic, forward thinking and motivated employer not bound by red tape. Our clients are some of the biggest brands in South Africa and abroad, and our developments are known to be award winning, pioneering and cutting edge.

Clients approach Liquorice when they need the best mix of technical expertise and solid marketing and design to help them achieve their objectives in their competitive marketplace.

We are currently seeking a junior tester that has recently graduated with IS diploma or has one to two years of testing experience

Essential job functions:

  • The primary role of the position will be the test planning, execution and reporting on software developed. Regression of test cases will also be your focus, together with load, performance and stress testing.
  • You will be responsible for developing test case procedures and maintaining test documentation.
  • You will be required to work as part of a team and will be jointly responsible for assisting with test activities where required.
  • In addition you will develop and maintain the test plan and test schedules.
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of testing issues within a complex project and organisation.
  • Experience of testing messaging systems and SQL advantageous.
  • Work closely with the test analyst, production team and client service staff.
  • Assist team in being responsible for all output of the testing team.
  • Record problems and issues on the defect-tracking tool, such as Mantis.
  • Complete the objectives of each assignment within the agreed timeframe.
  • Participate in project planning with team members to contribute time estimates on software testing.
  • Responsible for system/function and integration testing.
  • Responsible for control the test configuration and environment.

 Core competencies:

  • Assertiveness: ability to convince others of right course of action and to explain a point of view convincingly.
  • Verbal communication: good interpersonal skills, verbal communication skills and able to communicate clearly.
  • Written communication: ability to write clear and concise documents, etc.
  • Customer focus: identify and effectively respond to the diverse needs of development department’s customers.

General competencies:

  • Computer literate: proficient in development environment as well as competence in MS Office Suite.
  • Work style: foresight, analysis and logic, systematic and orderly planning, attention to detail.
  • Experience: experience and relevant knowledge in different development and database tools, techniques and environments in order to develop and deliver quality applications and documentation.
  • Additional skills: web development skills and experience in high volume transactional systems.

Experience and education:

  • At least one year in any areas of the SDLC
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of testing issues within a complex project and organisation.
  • Demonstrate experience and understanding of testing types, including functional, stress and load testing.
  • Understanding of the testing challenges presented when applications are tested in isolation or in conjunction with interfacing applications.
  • Experience of working in n-Tier, client server and database environments.
  • Understanding of the testing challenges presented when applications are tested in isolation or in conjunction with interfacing applications.
  • Demonstrate an ability to quickly become conversant with new technical concepts and technologies.
  • Demonstrate experience and understanding of testing types, including regression, functional, stress and load testing.
  • Demonstrate high-level knowledge of software development methodologies.
  • Have good interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with people at all levels and comfortable in the cross-cultural environment.
  • Ability to think creatively and be able to think of a multitude of ways to exercise a system or application to ensure that it works in all circumstances.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.


Diploma in IS, computer science, computer engineering, or any related discipline or relevant demonstrated industry experience, e.g., ISEB certification.

Personal characteristics:

  • Excellent logical analysis skills and problem solving.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Self-driven
  • Good communicator and interpersonal skills.
  • Positive outlook on life.
  • Assertive nature
  • High levels of initiative.
  • Customer service orientated.
  • Work independently, with a high degree of responsibility.
  • Work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.

Special requirements:

  • Regular and on time attendance.
  • After hours availability if required.
  • Perform on-call duties if required


  • Work hard, play hard attitude
  • Every detail orientated
  • A go-getter who always strives to deliver the best possible results
  • Have great work ethic and be prepared to go the extra mile – a real team player
  • Confident with a drive to succeed

If you are interested in joining the Liquorice family please apply today. Send your CV to hr@liquorice.co.za  using the reference: #Test Analyst We look forward to receive your application.

Please note that we reserve the right to freeze or not hire in the role.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of your application we regret to inform you that your application has been unsuccessful.

Good luck!