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Software Quality Assurance Specialist

Software Quality Assurance Specialist Job Description

Other job titles for Software Quality Assurance Specialist

Software Quality Assurance Engineer, Software Quality Assurance Tester, Software Tester, QA Tester, Software Tester, Test Engineer, Application Tester

What does a Software Quality Assurance Specialist do?

Quality assurance (QA) specialists develop and execute software testing plans and procedures. A QA specialist is responsible to catch, document, and report bugs and coding errors to the software development team. They are required to be adept in the development environment, database management, and component-specific software and languages.


Duties and Responsibilities:

These are some of the core duties and responsibilities of a Software Quality Assurance Specialist, however, specific tasks will depend on the type of business, organization, client, or project.

  • Design test plans, scenarios, scripts, or procedures to identify software problems and their causes
  • Document software issues using a bug tracking system
  • Develop standards and procedures to determine product quality and release readiness
  • Report bugs or defects to software developers for correction
  • Identify, analyze, and document problems with program function, output, or content
  • Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, designs, schedules, or potential problems
  • Monitor debugging process results
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies


Products/Technologies a Software Quality Assurance Specialist may work with:

  • Test case management: Test Manager, Testlink, Spira, QA Symphony
  • Defect tracking: Bugzilla, Jira, IBM Rational ClearQuest
  • Load test: JMeter, LoadUI
  • Functional test: Selenium
  • Automated testing software: Selenium, HP Quick Test Professional, IBM Rational, TestComplete

Software Quality Assurance Specialist Salary in the Philippines

How much does a Software Quality Assurance Specialist make?

The average monthly salary of a Software Quality Assurance Specialist in Philippines ranges between Php 34,175 - Php 95,000 (median: Php 64,587).

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Software Quality Assurance Specialist Skills & Qualifications

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree: Computer Science, Information Technology or similar

Skills required

Manual Testing (Software)

Automated Testing

Software Testing

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