Software quality assurance (SQA) leads play a critical role in every software-producing company. SQA leads are expected to test and maintain software products before they are released for mass production or to the public. They coordinate a team of QA staff and create a plan to identify, analyze and document defects, functions, errors, and more in software. SQA leads work with their team members brainstorm and write test cases, create and execute automatic test scripts, and review computer logs or reports to identify errors. Depending on the lead, they may also be expected to contribute beyond testing or quality control.
Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tasks
Maintain and deploy patches, fixes, and new software.
Guide and participate in bug testing, identification, and problem solving.
Lead quality assurance process from test design to final reports.
Communicate test results and ongoing needs to management.