Web Services Tester

  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Contract

Company Description

IT Consulting.



Job Description

Job Title: Web Services Tester (Ref Code: CHAND040413-JANQUI-IO31-RAJKK)

Location:  Cincinnati, OH

Duration:  6 months

Visa Type: OPEN


Job Description:

We are looking for our client in Cincinnati, Ohio for an experienced web services Tester. This tester will provide support in developing SOA/integration interface test plans and estimates, automated test script development, executing service test scripts, reporting/tracking defects.


The Quality Engineer is responsible for managing quality and test related process execution with high impact to the business. We are looking for a Quality Engineer that will have responsibilities in both the functional automation and SOA testing areas of specialized testing. This position will alternate responsibilities based on project and resourcing demands of the department

This includes providing feedback on artifacts developed during requirements and analysis phase within IS&S projects; authoring test plans and test cases; and performing test execution for both project and support related activities.


Essential Job Functions:

Participate in the web application technical design process with the Application Architects on Internet and eCommerce related development projects.

Test web services using ITKO Lisa automated scripts.

Test web services using SDLC best practices.

Participate in all phases of web services system testing.

Develop, implement and maintain quality and test procedures, processes and best practices for QA.

Develop and maintain test plan and test cases with associated test data based upon functional and non-functional requirements.

Identify test automation opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of test services.

Contribute to test automation scripting standards and best practices.

Understand SOA Reference Architecture.

Elicit & understand SOA testing requirements.

Write automation scripts and participate in peer reviews.

Develop a repeatable process for designing, developing, and executing scripts.

Conduct tests, document and analyze test results and present findings to development teams.

Report and document defects found during test cycles. Participate in defect prioritization sessions.

Work with development teams to instill testability into development practices.

Provide test services for support activity and work with release management to assure product release quality.

Communicate timely status, including any potential risks/issues to the appropriate teams to ensure completion of all deliverables within schedule, budget and quality constraints.

Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.




The ideal candidates should possess:

Strong QA Experience 3-6 years experience in testing software using similar technologies

Minimum 3 years experience with automated web services testing.

Experience with ITKO Lisa or similar automated test tool (e.g. ParaSoft SOA) is required.

Test script design and development is experience is required

Testing web services designed to function in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) environment is highly desired.

Hands on experience with LISA or other web service testing tool


Candidates should have the following and screened prior to submission to this posting:

SOA testing experience (do not need to have all, but some practical experience)

Protocol testing at an interface level






XML (how to send a request/get a response)

.net service

Java service


SOA tools experience (applied knowledge, not a conceptual level of understanding)


Need to be able to send a request/get a response for different protocols/technologies

Automated experience

Need to be able to write assertions

Need to be able to send a request/get a response for different protocols/technologies


Automation approach

Dynamically handle a response

QA concepts

SOA architecture and how it is different from functional QA

Understanding how to define a bugs severity and priority

Understanding scope of testing and testing coverage

Comprehension of design


Problem solving ability

Communication skills

Is experienced in the specific discipline of Functional Automation Engineering as a discreet subset of software testing

Proven test modeling and writing skills. Proven understanding of test targeting techniques.

Specialized in testing and validating XML, XSD, XPath Syntax, Web Services, MQ, Topics, REST, HTTP, SOAP Messaging, etc. is required.

SOA testing, interface testing experience

Direct Development Background 2 years

Basic understanding of Java and .NET Web applications, understanding of C programming fundamentals

Knowledge of SOA test automation framework, process, strategy, approach 2-3 years

Designing and writing automated test scripts using ITKO Lisa, SOAPUI or similar web services test tools

Should have good knowledge in any programming languages (Java experience is a plus)

Proficient in SQL and database concepts. SQL experience is a must - 2 years

Understand regression testing techniques

Tools experience ITKO LISA (PREFERRED), Parasoft SOA, SOAP UI, QC, XML Spy, QTP, Load Runner, Silk Test.


Bonus Skills:

Functional testing experience. 2 years

Load testing experience is a plus. 2 years

High Analytical, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Communication & Learning Skills, Team Player 2 years

SOA QA Technical Lead is a plus 2 years

Good Knowledge on Functional Test

Additional Information

Please apply with resume, mention best rate, availability & any other terms/constraints.