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QA Industry Overview
Quality-assurance (QA) professionals are the ones who make sure the job is done right -- whether their QA job involves manufacturing a product, making a mortgage loan or creating a safe car.
In QA work, metrics and statistical methods are used to inspect, test and analyze products, procedures and processes.Jobs in QA are varied:
- A materials inspector job involves finding problems and imperfections in manufactured products.
- A mechanical inspector’s job is to check the fit, movement and operation of machines.
- A tester’s job is to see how products hold up under use and to find ways of making products more reliable.
- A sorter’s job is to separate goods into categories, such as length, color or fabric type.
- A sampler’s job is to inspect portions of a product for problems or defects.
- A weigher’s job is to measure the weight of materials used to manufacture goods.
- A QA manager’s job involves finding and correcting product defects.
- A QA engineer’s job is to apply mathematical and statistical modeling to manufacturing challenges.
QA Job Market
The BLS forecasts that QA job opportunities will grow 8 percent between 2010 and 2020, more slowly than the rate for all occupations. QA employment will be strongest in the pharmaceutical and medical-equipment industries, the BLS says.
As manufacturers automate their QA processes, some jobs in QA will disappear, but QA processes involving subjective judgments like taste, smell, appearance or texture will continue to be done by humans.
QA jobs in manufacturing are done primarily by hourly workers who earned a median wage of $15.88 in 2010. The lowest-paid 10 percent earned less than $9.68, while the best-paid 10 percent earned more than $26.72, the BLS says.
QA managers’ jobs pay a much higher median salary -- $89,500 in 2012, according to a 2012 salary survey by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Adding an ASQ certification can add as much as $10,000 to a quality manager’s salary.
The median QA engineer salary is $75,000, with an additional $4,200 for certification, the ASQ says.
QA technicians’ jobs pay a median of $45,000, with an additional $1,700 for certification, the ASQ reports.
Quality Assurance Jobs
Job Purpose: Maintains quality standards by approving incoming materials, in-process production, and finished products; recording quality results. Skills/Qualifications: Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance, Read and understand blueprints, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Use of Metrology equipment, CMM experience a plus We offer competitive wages and have a complete benefits package which incl...
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Candidate should possess the following qualities and background necessary to act as Safety Director. Prior experience of at least 3 years is requested. Candidate should be capable of effectively supervising, managing and overseeing field personnel in a professional manner pertaining to safety protocols. Ability to deal directly with upper management and maintain level of discretion with non-manage...
Senior QA Engineer Do you like learning complex software systems? Do you enjoy breaking complex software systems? Can you build automated test systems to break complex software systems more efficiently? If so, our client is looking for a Sr. Q/A Engineer to join their fast-paced enthusiastic team. Responsibilities We need someone who is willing to learn fast, raise the quality bar for many differe...
Quality Assurance Engineer - SAP Systems Main Responsibilities and Duties: Develop and execute manual test plans/cases based on supplied requirements and decompose business requirements. Adhere to Digital River best practices for preparation and delivery of all test artifacts (e.g., test plans, test cases, and metrics). Follow, enhance, and enforce QA processes and methodologies. Seek additional,...
Purpose of Position: This position will oversee the management of the Quality Assurance department and staff, and will develop, implement and monitor company policies and procedures as related to Food Safety, Food Security, and Quality Assurance programs. Accountabilities: Continuously evaluate quality systems, and submit change recommendations to Corporate Research & Development (R & D). Oversee...
Are you an experienced quality assurance professional with a metallurgical background? This is an exciting opportunity for a person who fits that criteria and is seeking a long-term relationship with a well-established and expanding company. Founded in 1979, Penn Stainless Products has grown to a 200,000 square foot facility in Quakertown. We are a full-line service center, supplying our customers...
Our client, located in Charlestown, Massachusetts (MA), is in search of a Senior QA Engineer to work as part of a team developing and supporting a complex web-based production application, and other applications and projects as needed. Position requires a senior-level Quality Assurance engineer experienced in software test design, regression testing of applications developed in .NET / SQL Server,...
A Kforce client is seeking an Automated QA Tester with Selenium in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ). Responsibilities: Collaborate with developers and QA leads to improve testability, automation, and tools Design and develop QA load / automation tools and test frameworks Work with the team to increase the test coverage Good working knowledge of Selenium is must Lead and execute both testing and releases duri...
Our client is seeking a Senior Testing Analyst for their Auburn Hills, Michigan (MI) location. Responsibilities: Performs and leads processes related to testing activities for new software development systems and applications Responsible for developing and executing formal test plans to ensure the delivery of quality software applications Serves as a mentor to lower level testing analysts and may...
Our client is seeking a Senior QA in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ). Description: QA Testing to functional requirements including performance and load testing: 75% Documentation associated with QA testing and UAT prep for BA: 25: Requirements: Win7 Enterprise Manual Web testing Negative testing Load and stress testing Microsoft office VS2010 MTM Jmeter TFS (Team foundation Server)...
Shared Services Executive – San Diego, CA If you're looking for a career in a company that's evolving, has a great culture and amazing opportunities within the Healthcare Industry, AMN Healthcare is the clear choice. As America's largest and most respected health care staffing and management services company, we are the recognized leader in nursing, physician, and allied professionals. As part of...
A Kforce client has an opening for a QA Automation Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts (MA). Description: Join a fast growing, profitable Software as a Service company in the newly created role of QA Automation Engineer with a focus on QTP. This is a very technical role, so it is ideal for someone with a programming background. Basic Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree is required; a Computer Sci...
Our client, located in Charlotte, NC is seeking a Manual QA Tester with Store Vision Teller experience. The candidate will not be writing test plans or scripts; this is an execution role. Incumbent must have 2+ years IT quality assurance and systems/application testing experience. Qualifications: 2+ years of recent IT quality assurance and systems/application testing experience. Excellent communic...
Highly successful independent exploration and production company is seeking a Safety Manager for their Onshore Gulf Coast Business Unit. Responsibilities: · Oversee the implementation of the Safety Department functions in regard to auditing, training, incident investigation, software tools, company safety policies, procedures, and methods. · Manage the overall direction and coordination of safety...
Our client, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (SD) is seeking a Manual QA Tester with Store Vision Teller experience. Responsibilities: You will be writing test plans or scripts; this is an execution role. You should be able to perform screen prints/put info into a database or spreadsheet. Qualifications: 2+ years of recent IT quality assurance and systems/application testing experience. Excell...
Our client is seeking a QA - Performance Center in Horsham, Pennsylvania (PA). Expertise with QTP test automation and Quality Center is required. Responsibilities: Performs and leads processes related to testing activities for new software development systems and applications Responsible for developing and executing formal test plans to ensure the delivery of quality software applications Serves a...
Our client is seeking a QA - Data Separation in Horsham, Pennsylvania (PA). Responsibilities: Conduct system testing and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies Communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language Produce accurate deliverables Major application integration and/or major application product release Requires Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of (include re...
Our client is seeking a QA - Performance Center in Horsham, PA. Responsibilities: Performs and leads processes related to testing activities for new software development systems and applications Responsible for developing and executing formal test plans to ensure the delivery of quality software applications Serves as a mentor to lower level testing analysts and may provide work direction to other...
Our client is seeking a Quality Assurance Analyst in Alpharetta, Georgia (GA). Major Job Duties and Responsibilities: Develops and executes testing for assigned projects to successfully and consistently deliv Executes and maintains automated and performance testing for large or multiple diverse projects to successfully and consistently enable delivery of high quality software products and services...
Our client is seeking a QA Automation / Manual Tester in Madison, WI. Role: Will perform functional automation testing using a tool, but may also do manual testing Will write test cases, make sure test results are correct, enter defects, etc Testing automation for regression testing Create an automation framework from user stories and test scenarios Required Skills: Extensive experience with autom...
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