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Include These Test Analyst Skills
- A bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer programming or a related field
- Voluntary certification from the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB)
- 0-5 years of experience
- Familiarity with all major scripting languages such as Java, Python, and SQL
- Attention to detail
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work well with a team
- A desire to continually update their knowledge
The following cover letter exemplifies similar skills and qualifications.
Dear Ms. Lopez,
I am submitting my enclosed resume for the position of Test Analyst. With a bachelor’s degree in computer science, two years of experience writing and testing various software applications and voluntary professional certification, I confidently believe that I would be a beneficial addition to the Sun Systems team.
My professional experience includes learning many different scripting languages, including Java, Perl, Ruby, and Python, writing and implementing an array of testing scripts, identifying previously undetected bugs and glitches, thoroughly documenting each flaw found and providing comprehensive solutions for those flaws.
The following are a few highlights of my education and experience:
Earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Oregon State University
Received certification as a Certified Tester from the ISTQB
Progressed through consecutive positions as an intern and Junior Tester at Prairie Technologies
Successfully tested and debugged dozens of software applications
Participated in several major software releases
Increased my team’s efficiency and productivity by advocating agile software development practices
I hope to have the opportunity to bring my extensive technical knowledge, passion for coding, team spirit and meticulous attention to detail to Sun Systems.
I appreciate your time and consideration, and I look forward to discussing this position further with you.