Software QA Tester job description template

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A software QAlead is a professional who uses their analytical and coding skills to locate, troubleshoot, and repair procedural issues that lead to code flaws and application bugs.

Software QA leads will use a combination of application-testing frameworks, user reports, and customized testing procedures to locate these problems and rectify them before the product is launched. They lead the charge in preparing hotfixes should software bugs slip through in the initial launch or subsequent updates. They are best supported by customer service personnel who can aggregate user feedback and other IT staff such as developers, administrators, and computer technicians.

In this section, we will cover a sample job description, exploring the daily responsibilities and necessary qualifications for a software QA lead.

The Job Overview

We are seeking a dedicated software QA lead to join our growing company.

You will collaborate with other technical staff to create effective and reliable software updates and hotfixes to support our user base. As a software QA lead, you can put your passion for QA testing to work and help optimize our users’ experiences. 


Below are some of the responsibilities a software QA lead is expected to undertake in their position: 

  • Create and design application and software testing processes
  • Monitor system and software functionality
  • Ensure offerings are entirely functional and provide quality assurance for software products
  • Automated testing and problem-solving of various tasks that work towards a development process
  • Advise best practices and optimizations throughout testing and bug-fixing processes
  • Collaborate with fellow software QA leads to develop test plans and new approaches for seeking out bugs and exploits in end-user-facing applications
  • Establish and implement rigorous reporting and automated monitoring systems
  • Establish creative direction for the company within brand guidelines
  • Manage multiple projects within design specifications and budget restrictions
  • Implement feedback and changes whenever possible
Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

There are no formal degree requirements for becoming a software QA lead. Some companies, however, may prefer the applicant hold at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field.

Below are the qualifications that are expected of a software QA lead:

  • Strong personnel management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills working with software development teams
  • Analytical approach to troubleshooting
  • Time management skills and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of <insert code language(s)> that our organization uses to create all software products 
  • Familiarity with company-recommended QA rubrics and software development frameworks


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