Discovery Health | Technical Test Analyst (3 POSTS)

Discovery Health | Technical Test Analyst (3 POSTS)

Vitality RSA – Systems

About Discovery

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.


About Vitality RSA Systems

Discovery Vitality RSA Systems is a dynamic and energetic environment that encourages an ownership attitude.  The environment provides innovative systems development, architecture, support and infrastructure to our internal clients. This environment thrives on customer engagement and customer experience as well as mutually beneficial relationships with our business units and other key stakeholders. It is important for our employees to provide world-class service to our internal and external clients, thereby ensuring long and sustainable relationships.

Key Purpose

  • Validates testing requirements and ensures appropriate test coverage
  • Leverages existing test cases and develop efficient new test cases to validate business requirements are met.
  • Testers support the execution of test cases and validation of the test case results for the products under test.

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to


  • Test cases, working from Business and Technical Requirements documents for guidance, and in partnership with business stakeholders for User Acceptance testing
  • Validating that Technical requirements and Business needs are met by the development of accurate test cases
  • Planning testing in a timely manner to ensure requirements are met and signed off
  • Executing test cases and analysing test results
  • Writing understandable, actionable and repeatable defect reports



Delivery & Support

  • Certifying operation of the product in a production environment
  • Design and develop new test cases in line with the test strategy and plan
  • Understand existing test cases and test data and execute the test cases and validate results in line with the project schedule
  • Use various tools properly, including defect tracking, test case definition tracking and test case execution tracking
  • Participate in a team review of requirements/design documentation for purposes of test planning and to validate requirements testability
  • Understand and leverage existing test cases;
  • Participate in a team review of requirements/design documentation for purposes of test planning and to validate requirements
  • Support execution of test cases and the validation of results, manage workload to a schedule, meet deadlines
  • Ensure that priorities are clear, quality standards and processes are adhered to
  • Ensure that work is conducted cost-effectively, that deliverables are of high quality, on time and within budget
  • Assess and direct the implementation of improvements in the team’s overall approach to testing
  • Maintain an awareness of new developments in testing methodologies and tools
  • Update the traceability matrix to map the test cases to the requirements


Plan & Organise

  • Work with Project Managers and/or Test Lead to identify testing tasks and associated estimates, proper implementation and utilization of various tools,
  • Coordinate and facilitate UAT Sessions


Monitor & Evaluate

  • Manage defects found during testing by tracking and facilitating Defect Review Meetings
  • Oversee the creation and execution of test plans and ensure that tests progress according to the defined schedule
  • Monitors and reviews the test results and reports, and if the fixed defects are retested
  • Evaluate and improve upon test strategies and plans for product releases

Personal Attributes and Skills

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Drives Results
  • Values-Driven
  • Optimistic
  • Learns on the Fly
  • Resilient
  • Instils Trust
  • People Savvy
  • Drives Results
  • Problem Solver
  • Leadership Skills


Technical Skills:

  • Testing Tools (Quality Centre or equivalent). Knowledge of SQL scripts
  • Interpreting business and technical specifications
  • Atlassian tool suite (Jira, Confluence)

Education and Experience


  • Matric
  • IT Related Degree/Diploma/Certificate
  • ISTQB/ISEB Foundation
  • ISTQB Test Analyst
  • Agile Tester Extension (Advantageous)



  • 3 – 5 years experience working as Test Analyst with significant exposure within the SDLC, specifically Agile software development through the Scrum Methodology
  • Experience with regression, usability, sanity and functional testing methods
  • Experience using JIRA
  • Experience using SQL
  • Experience using SOAP UI, Postman and Restclient
  • Experience using XML
  • Experience in Agile methodology


The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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