A Software QA (Quality Analyst), also referred to as a quality assurance analyst, typically works for a software development company and is responsible for performing quality audits and addressing software implementation problems with new or upgraded software. Issues they might address include inefficient loading speeds, missing features or unfriendly interface. They run multiple tests on software programs before they are released by a company to ensure minimal issues for customers who purchase the software. Software QAs might generate reports detailing software issues and how these issues were resolved. They might also create manuals to be used by other software testers.
Specific Software QA skills and capabilities are outlined in the list below to give you an idea of what might included in a cover letter for this profession.
- Analytical and problem-solving skills
- Knowledge of basic software engineering concepts
- Attention to detail
- Organizational skills
- Time management skills
- Communication skills
- Ability to work in teams
In the sample below, you will examine how these abilities can be mentioned in a professional Software QA cover letter.
Dear Ms. Russo:
It has recently come to my attention that Dado Technologies is looking to fill a vacant Software QA position. I feel that my experience and educational background have adequately prepared me to complete all tasks associated with this position and I am enclosing my resume for consideration.
I have served as a software tester, senior software testing engineer and Software QA during my 15-year career in this field. I bring extensive knowledge of quality assurance processes, software engineering practices and the software development cycle and am familiar with common 'bugs' and issues that need to be addressed in this cycle. I am adept at using both manual and automated testing systems.
Throughout my career, I have shown to create and maintain detailed documentation of software defects and instructions for addressing and fixing these issues. To that end, I have developed numerous models that contain future configurations designed to avoid these defects and other 'bugs'.
By applying strong time management and problem-solving skills and an attention to detail, I have consistently tested and offered solutions to software issues within specified time and budget constraints. My test planning estimates have a high rate of accuracy and the majority of my testing audits were completed within the parameters of this estimates.
My career highlights appearing below will give you a better idea of my qualifications and illustrate my ability to be a successful Software QA for Dado Technologies:
- Managed team of Software QAs and testers for Spade Software Systems
- Assisted in the development of a bug tracking system for Vento Software
- Oversaw the testing and quality control of all internal software applications for Cone Technologies
- Designed and wrote automated regression test packages for Jumping Moab Systems
- Awarded Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Development from DePaul University
I am confident that I can bring my leadership, organizational and communication skills to Dado Technologies and use my experience to ensure the successful development of your software applications and expedite their implementation and availability to your customers.
I welcome the opportunity to discuss this position, your company and my qualifications in greater detail. Please contact me to arrange an interview at your convenience.
Thank you for your consideration.