Jobs/Test Analysts - Manual, Report and Automation


Test Analysts - Manual, Report and Automation



Agency / Department

Department of Education Skills and Employment

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$90 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


The department is seeking highly skilled and energetic test analysts to work in our software and report development teams. We require the services of Manual, Report and Automation testers. This is a fast-paced environment and we require enthusiastic professional testers focused on delivering quality outcomes. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work on projects using leading edge technology.


  1. Analysis of requirements documentation
  2. Design, preparation and execution of test cases for system testing
  3. Management of defects found during testing
  4. Preparation and execution of regression test cases for system testing

Automation testers will require the following additional technical skills:

  1. Scripting skills with experience in C#, VBS, Java and/or Ruby
  2.  Experience with SQL Databases and writing complex SQL
  3. Integration of Soap UI in automation process of web services
  4. Experience using CI tools such as Jenkins
  5. Ability to read and understand swagger files (YAML) or similar

Essential Criteria

  1. Extensive experience (5 years+) undertaking system/integration testing of large-scale systems, using manual or automated testing methods. Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  2. Experience working in an Agile software development environment and experience using devops toolset
  3. Strong personal qualities including well developed communication skills, an ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team; sound prioritisation, time management and organisational skills. Must also have strong personal drive and commitment to delivering quality outcomes.
  4. Automation testers must have demonstrated and well-developed scripting skills in C#, VBS, Java and Ruby, and the use of these skills in the development of effective automation testing. Experience in advanced automation testing, with a focus on the development of technical automation solutions to provide efficient testing outcomes
  5. Please indicate which locations you wish to be consider for a. Canberra Only, b. North Ryde Only or c. Both locations

Desired Criteria

  1. Previous experience working on the departments Employment, Skills or Education IT systems.

Security Clearance

Must have current baseline clearance


Two option periods of twelve months each:

a. 1 Jul 2021 to 30 Jun 2022

b. 1 Jul 2022 to 30 Jun 2023

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



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