Jobs/Senior Data Test Analyst


Senior Data Test Analyst



Agency / Department

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$140 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


Department of Education, Skills and Employment is seeking an experienced tester with a strong data testing and analysis background to work within a data-centric environment. The successful candidate would be accountable for undertaking and maturing a range of testing activities (both manual and automation) to support the department’s key ICT data and integration capability.


The successful candidate will be required to:

  1. Work under limited direction and be accountable for undertaking a range of test planning, analysis, design, and execution activities.
  2. Lead and manage the defect management and triage processes.
  3. Uplift the manual testing capability with the aim to expand the existing automation testing capability.
  4. Work collaboratively and cohesively within an Agile, multi-disciplinary team alongside business analysts, data analysts, developers.
  5. Contribute to product backlogs, including user stories and acceptance criteria.
  6. Provide advice about best practice testing process to a range of business and technical stakeholders.

Essential Criteria

  1. Must have current BASELINE clearance
  2. Documented minimum of 3 years’ experience working with large and complex data sets in relational databases.
  3. Demonstrated experience in the development of SQL queries and scripts against data warehouses and transactional systems.
  4. A working understanding of data governance, including privacy and confidentiality requirements when using data.
  5. Solid experience within an Agile software development environment with a proven track record of developing test strategies and test plans, including the management of testing activities.
  6. Demonstrated experience in the development of functional and regression test scenarios and test cases whilst maintaining traceability between requirements and test artefacts.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work closely and effectively within an Agile multi-disciplinary team environment including liaising with diverse stakeholders with competing priorities.
  8. Demonstrated ability to adapt and work in a constantly changing environment.
  9. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage the defect and triage processes.
  10. Experience in testing of data-centric RESTful APIs.
  11. Demonstrated ability to plan, design, and conduct both manual and automated testing of APIs.
  12. Experience interpreting and testing using data source to target mapping documents.
  13. Experience in test management and test automation tools.
  14. Strong diagnostic and problem-solving skills with specific attention to quality and detail.
  15. Well-developed team collaboration and communication skills.
  16. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  17. Demonstrated negotiation and liaison skills.
  18. Ability to work under limited direction and be accountable for completion of work.

Desired Criteria

  1. Experience with the development and support of Production defect management processes.
  2. Experience with developing and guiding a broad range of business and technical stakeholders on User Acceptance best practice testing practices and processes.
  3. Experience with the planning and activities required to transition from manual testing to automated testing

Security Clearance


**Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information regarding the expected rate



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