QA Engineer 12 Month Contract (Cape Town-based, on site) - #366604


Date: 3 days ago
City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Contract type: Part time

Join IQbusiness the largest independent management and technology consulting firm in Africa, at our Cape Town office, conveniently located in the Northern Suburbs. With us you will be involved with delivering high-quality, innovative solutions, aligned to best practice current technology stack and technical design. At IQbusiness we follow Agile software development and DevOps best practices and principles.

As the successful candidate you will become part of a continuous learning culture, where learning, mentoring and knowledge sharing is cultivated and encouraged.

This position requires someone who has a wide range of experience across traditional and Agile lifecycles. Key to this position is a strong technology background, specialising in web-based testing, test case design and execution, automation technologies etc. The candidate will make use of critical thinking and communication skills to ensure continual process and discipline improvement.

Please note that this is a 12 month contract role and on-site with the option to become hybrid.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Engineering
  • 6+ years of relevant experience in testing websites and web applications on Desktop, Tablet,
    and Mobile devices
  • Experience working on complex websites and applications
  • Experience in regression and load/stress testing is a must
  • Automation experience
  • Known quality assurance/engineering certifications including ISTQB certification
  • Excellent in verbal and written communication
  • Staying updated on new testing tools and strategies
  • Must be based in Bellville / Cape Town / Brackenfell / Durbanville or surrounds as this is an on-site role that will evolve into hybrid (3 days on-site) in due course

Job Specification


  • Develop and Implement Web-App Test Plans: Create comprehensive testing plans that detail the scope, approach, resources, and schedule of intended testing activities.
  • Design, Write, and Execute Test Cases: Based on the requirements, design, write, and execute test cases to verify that the software works as expected.
  • Bug Identification and Reporting: Responsible for finding and reporting bugs within the system. Document the bug, how it was found, and steps to reproduce it.
  • Test Automation: Where possible, write automated tests or use existing testing tools to speed up the testing process and make it more reliable.
  • Regression Testing: After bugs have been fixed or new features added, conduct regression testing to ensure that previously working features still function as expected.
  • Collaborate with Development Team and Product Manager: Work closely with the development team to understand the features and functionality to be tested and to discuss any bugs or issues found during testing.
  • Maintain Testing Documentation: Document testing processes, results, and discrepancies for future reference and for use by other teams and stakeholders.
  • Performance and Load Testing: Test how a system performs under heavy loads and stress, to ensure it can handle peak times.
  • Usability and Accessibility Testing: Conduct usability and accessibility testing to ensure the product is user-friendly, easy to navigate and meet accessibility standards.
  • Stay Up-to-Date with New Testing Tools and Strategies: Proactively stay updated on the latest testing tools, strategies, and industry trends

Personal Qualifications
  • Strong customer focus and passion for doing what’s right for the customer
  • Team player
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal, and oral/written communication skills
  • Great eye for details
  • Good understanding of software quality assurance processes is required
  • Strong influencer for the test and quality during overall product development cycle
  • Has experience and conviction around measures to quantify software quality

Who we are:

Our purpose is to grow people, grow business and grow Africa.

At IQbusiness, we are creative problem-solvers who never concede defeat. Beyond IT and technology, we apply innovative solutions to complex problems. We make sure that our clients grow, whether these challenges may be overcome by utilizing research from IQbusiness and our partners, allocating teams to build and implement solutions, or deploying point expertise to address a skills shortage. Whatever the challenges, we support them in overcoming them.

What’s in it for you:

At IQbusiness, we prioritize work-life balance and offer attractive salary packages with generous employee benefits. Our offices are conveniently located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, ensuring ease during challenging times like load shedding. We foster a workplace culture that values flexibility and supports your personal needs. Moreover, our diverse talent pool provides ample opportunities for growth and development through meaningful interactions with your colleagues. Join us and experience the best of both worlds: a fulfilling career and a fulfilling life outside of work.

How do we recruit?

At IQbusiness, we take a refreshingly straightforward approach to recruitment. We firmly believe that feedback is the backbone of improvement, so we avoid dragging out the process unnecessarily.

Here's a sneak peek at the steps involved once you've sent us your resume:

  • First, we'll dive into your CV, delving into your background, interests, passions, and tech prowess. If you're a shining star that aligns with our needs, congratulations! You'll swiftly move on to step two.
  • This stage involves meeting one of our charismatic hiring managers who will assess your skills and, just as importantly, your compatibility with our vibrant culture.
  • If you emerge victorious from this encounter, a thrilling challenge awaits you—an online assessment to prove your mettle. But wait, there's more! You'll also mingle with more of our extraordinary team members.
  • Once these delightful encounters conclude, we get down to business with employment checks—references, credit history, criminal records, and even the rarefied world of fraud once you've successfully navigated these hurdles, voila!
  • We eagerly extend an offer of employment; formalities have been dealt with in a timely manner.

So, if you're ready to embark on a whirlwind recruitment adventure, buckle up and send us that resume!

Note: As all IQbusiness roles require honesty in the handling of or access to cash, finances, financial systems, or confidential information; our recruitment process requires that the following background checks be completed: credit, criminal, ID, and qualification verification.

IQbusiness is committed to sustainable growth and transformation, we embrace diversity and employ previously disadvantaged individuals.

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