The Opportunity

Victoria, BC
Information Technology
Full-time - Permanent

PQA has been going strong since 1997! We take pride in our commitment to the communities across Canada in which we are located because we know there is more to life than work. Our team members enjoy opportunities for continuous learning and they work with leading edge companies, technologies and tools. As one of Canada's largest and most established independent software testing companies, we insist on working with 'quality' people who share our passion for doing the job right!

We are growing in Victoria and are currently looking for an experienced Intermediate / Senior Software Tester to help us do that! This role will be responsible for creating detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans, performance test plans, test reports, user acceptance test plans, traceability matrices and other testing artifacts.

What you'll do


  • Generate test data sets
  • Perform functional, usability, performance and user acceptance testing
  • Validate that business stakeholders' expectations are achieved during the testing process
  • Identify and document defects and follow through to their resolution
  • Narrow down defect dependencies and come up with reproducible steps in defect reports
  • Identify areas for improving efficiency, shortening of test cycles and automation with test scripts; provide test data sets to automation tester to automate these areas.
  • Work closely with developers, business stakeholders and the management team to effectively assure delivery of a quality project

What you'll need


  • 5+ years of functional testing experience including requirement validation, integration, end to-end, usability and performance testing
  • Computer Science degree, Engineering degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience creating test plans, test cases as well as strong documentation skills
  • Strong desire to deliver an excellent end user experience
  • Experience working in Agile teams (Scrum preferred)
  • Familiar with Agile frameworks and testing techniques such as ATDD or BDD
  • Knowledge or experience testing workforce management applications is a plus is an asset
  • Experience composing SQL queries for data verification is an asset
  • Experience working with Oracle technologies is an asset
  • Exposure to automation testing tools such as Katalon, Selenium, JMeter or Gatling is an asset
  • Exposure to service level and/or API testing is an asset

We're looking for

Core Skills

Ability to work in a fast paced environment Strong written and verbal communication skills Team work Creative Problem Solver Attention to detail Analytical Skills Ability to Work Independently Sense Of Urgency Software Quality Assurance Multi-Task

A little bit about us

Professional Quality Assurance Ltd

Who We Are
Professional Quality Assurance (PQA) is one of Canada's premiere nearshore business technology outsourcing providers. Since 1997, we have been helping organizations all over the world reach their quality objectives by delivering scalable, proven, quality-centric managed services. Companies such as Apple, Filogix, CGI, SkillSoft, Computer Associates,, National Bank of Canada, Boeing, Nortel and many others have gained considerable advantage from our Quality Assurance (QA), Testing and eLearning expertise and experience.

We deliver outsourced managed services to our clients with the goal of helping them increase profitability, boost customer satisfaction, manage development cycles and implement quality-centric solutions. We develop innovative approaches and solutions, designed to generate increased efficiencies, competitive advantage and market share for our clients.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

At PQA Testing, we encourage our employees' personal career growth. We have plans in place to make sure that each employee is connected with a mentor to help guide them through their professional development, offer bi-monthly lunch & learns and give our employees chances to attend industry conferences.

Our employee's health and wellness is #1 here at PQA Testing. We offer health incentives for our full-time employees to help them reach their goals of a healthy lifestyle. PQA Testing is always organizing events that involve exercise and our annual Family Day BBQ is one event that definitely brings all of us closer.

Feel like having an ice cream on a hot summer Friday afternoon? Or do you feel like taking in a sports event in our lounge? You could even challenge yourself with one of the many puzzles we always have on the go. Whatever your choice is, always remember one thing while you're working at PQA Testing...have fun!