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Methodology

To build our quality assurance resume guide, we analyzed 492 quality assurance resumes and 39 quality assurance job postings using machine learning to identify the most common elements of good quality assurance resumes and the things employers ask for most often when hiring.

We’ve also built a database of over 600,000 publicly available resumes from different professions & analyzed how the best resumes were written. 

It’s always good to make your resume unique and to follow best practices. This guide will help you understand what you need to include to make it competitive based on a large set of data from real resumes and real job listings.

You can read about our methodology in more detail here.

Quality assurance resume objective data + quality assurance objective examples

Do quality assurance’s need to include an objective on their resume? 

The general advice for resume objectives and professional summaries is still true (read our guide on resume objectives), but here’s what the data says for quality assurance’s specifically:

  • 18% of quality assurance’s included an objective section
  • 68% of quality assurance’s included a professional summary
  • 27% of quality assurance’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Quality assurance resume objective examples

To secure employment as a quality assurance tester in a company that will enable me to take advantage of my skills and abilities, advance my career, and work as part of a team.

Lifelong quality assurance tester seeking a new employment. Plenty of experience working as a team lead and executing key projects to meet company targets .

Detail-oriented and results-driven Quality Assurance Analyst with 6+ years of experience (Manual & Automation) within an Agile environment.

Productive and meticulous software developer able to hit KPIs independently or as part of a team. Looking to join a reputable company as a software developer to help meet aggressive benchmarks.

Overall, 5 years of experience in IT as Manual Tester with 3 years experience in selenium WebDriver. Excellent in creating and maintaining detailed deliverables throughout STLC within Agile and Waterfall models.


Skills for quality assurance resumes

The best skills to put on any resume will be the ones most relevant to the job, but based on our analysis, these skills are among the most common on quality assurance resumes, which means they can be a strong foundation and are probably good to list on yours (if you’ve got them).

To learn more about how to fully leverage your skills section, check out our guide to resume skills.

*Note: our machine learning essentially picks up common words and phrases in skill sections, so you may have to extrapolate what skills are needed based on your own professional experience. 

Most common quality assurance resume skills

Most common hard skills for quality assurance resumes: management, selenium, jquery, json, and html5.


Most common soft skills for quality assurance resumes: analytical skills, problem-solving, time management, public speaking, and communication skills


Other good quality assurance resume skills

  • Bug tracking
  • Functional testing
  • Software quality assurance
  • Software testing
  • Selenium webdriver
  • Jira
  • Agile methodologies
  • Test automation
  • Test planning
  • Regression testing
  • Jenkins
  • Manual testing
  • Quality assurance
  • Test cases
  • Scrum
  • Agile testing

Quality assurance skills section examples

Note: we formatted all these examples the same way here for the sake of simplicity, but you can read about skills section formatting in our guide to resume formatting.

Quality assurance skills example 1

Bug tracking | management | software quality assurance | software testing | informatica | jquery| selenium webdriver

Quality assurance skills example 2

Functional testing | analytical skills | jira | analytical skills | agile methodologies | analytical skills | test automation

Quality assurance skills example 3

Test cases | test planning | communication skills | analytical skills | jenkins | analytical skills | manual testing

Work experience for quality assurance resumes

Work experience is perhaps the most important part of any resume, and it’s no different for quality assurance resumes. 

For more detailed info on work experience sections specifically, check out our guide for writing a good work experience resume section and our guide for building a resume with no experience.

In general, when applying for quality assurance jobs, you want to highlight the experience most relevant to each specific position. Here are a few samples.

Quality assurance work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Quality Assurance

Wayne Enterprises, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Analyze the results of their experiments
  • Analyze users’ needs and then design and develop software to meet those needs
  • Collaborate with scientists and engineers to solve complex computing problems
  • Create and test applications, interfaces, and navigation menus for a website
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams showing programmers the software code needed for an application

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Quality Assurance

Gekko & Co, 2017-2022

Responsibilities

  • Create prototypes and mockups of websites or applications
  • Create test plans, scenarios, and procedures for new software
  • Documenting and reporting product or service quality levels
  • Developing and implementing standards for inspection
  • Developing a workflow for product inspection

WORK EXPERIENCE

Quality Assurance Intern

Storm Solutions, 2010-2012

Responsibilities

  • Developing plans to help a company manage waste
  • Communicating with other team members to solve problems
  • Training other quality insurance members on all inspection processes
  • Compiled detailed reports of software bugs, used JIRA to track said bugs and ensured quality products
  • Assisted in defining the project objectives, estimating effort and costs, and analyzing the business needs

Education for quality assurance resumes

Unless you’re applying for academic positions or don’t have any work experience, your work history will be more important than your education.

Still, education is usually listed on resumes, and often, quality assurance job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

See our guide for education on resumes for more detailed information.

Data from our sample of 492 quality assurance resumes

  • 1% quality assurance resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 52% quality assurance resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 45% quality assurance resumes included a masters degree
  • 0% quality assurance resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Quality assurance resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Applied Science

Alliance Medical and Health Sciences College, 2021

Awards & Honors

  • Valedictorian
  • Cum Laude
  • Cum Laude

EDUCATION

Associate of Applied Arts

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2017

Certifications for quality assurance resumes

Not every job requires certifications, but certifications can almost always improve your odds of landing an interview, and there certifications for (or related to) nearly all jobs. 

In fact, we wrote a playbook for listing certifications on resumes.

Here are a few certifications that can help quality assurance’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Quality assurance certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Software Quality Analyst

International Software Certification Board, 2021

ISTQB Technical Test Analyst Certification

American Software Testing Qualifications Board, 2017

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Software Quality Analyst,ISTQB Technical Test Analyst Certification, Adobe Analytics Developer Expert Certification

Quality assurance resume action verbs

After analyzing over 600,000 resumes, we built a huge library of of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 492 quality assurance resumes and job postings to find which action verbs are most commonly used by quality assurance’s and quality assurance employers.

The most common action verbs on quality assurance resumes are: design, code, test, process, and create.

The most common action verbs on quality assurance job postings are: develop, build, report, implement, and lead.

Other action verbs for quality assurance resumes: 

  • Review
  • Manage
  • Document
  • Engineer
  • Track
  • Improve
  • Program
  • Perform
  • Built
  • Run
  • Review
  • Manage
  • Document
  • Engineer
  • Track

Full quality assurance resume example

We created a couple complete quality assurance resume examples to help you see how all this fits together. Yours can be better than this. This is just a basic illustration. 

To see “perfect” examples, check out our showcase of resume examples.

Quality assurance resume example

Anthony Perez
Quality Assurance

4070 Davis Street, Augusta, GA


Solutions focused QA analyst within the Information Technology industry with experience comprising testing product management of multiple applications in various domains. Trusted advisor during all phases of projects that includes Requirement Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Integration testing, Functional testing, System testing, Regression testing, End to End testing and Database validation. Adept at providing daily, weekly, and monthly testing status report to project stakeholders.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Quality Assurance

Wayne Enterprises, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Led the Data Ingestion and UI side of testing activities, ensuring the customer data in the system was error-free and appropriate downstream activities were triggered.
  • Owned the task of developing, executing and maintaining test scenarios based on product requirements, enhancements, and defect fixes.
  • Maintained Test Rail test case management.
  • Executed Feature, Functional, Integration, Smoke, End to End, Regression and User Acceptance Tests.

Associate Quality Assurance

Gekko & Co, 2017-2022

Responsibilities

  • Assisted QA Lead in seeking sign-off on release and testing documents.
  • Documented, tracked, and communicated test plans, results, analysis, and unresolved problems to the QA lead.
  • Collaborated with Development, DevOps, and Customer Support team to ensure successful completion, deployment, maintenance, and operations of solutions with a focus on product quality and integrity for every release.
  • Led the testing effort for planning, constructing, and executing release tests. Applied testing methodologies and process to define and implement key metrics to manage and assess the testing process.

Quality Assurance Intern

Storm Solutions, 2010-2022

Responsibilities

  • Increased understanding of complex requirements by analyzing requirement and design documents.
  • Wrote test cases in ALM based on business requirement using User Stories.
  • Executed test cases and reporting the defect/bug through defect tracking tool Jira.
  • Interacted with development and business to resolve issues in a timely manner.

CERTIFICATIONS

ISTQB Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer

American Software Testing Qualifications Board, 2021

Certified Software Quality Engineer

American Society for Quality, 2017


SKILLS

Bug tracking | selenium webdriver | jquery | analytical skills | analytical skills | html5 | test planning


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Applied Science

Alliance Medical and Health Sciences College, 2021

Associate of Applied Arts

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2017

What experts say about quality assurance resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“Prepare a list of your skills which matches with the requirements needed to get the job.” – 5 QA Resume Writing Tips – How to Write A Winning QA Tester Resume


” Avoid listing projects which are not related to the current role you are applying for.” – 5 Tips for writing Great QA Resumes


” Create a clear structure you need a resume that is simple and easy to navigate.” – How To Write An INCREDIBLE Resume: 2022 TEMPLATE INCLUDED!

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Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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