Test consultant

The test consultant is a specialist in being a test method expert. He focuses exclusively on consulting work in relation to the aspects of testing. He provides method-oriented support for the test process in the broadest sense of the word. The test consultant supports all test activities and all members of the test team. I.e., both the test manager or test coordinator in e.g. strategy determination and the tester in specifying test cases. This function may be active throughout the TMap life cycle.

Possible tasks

  • Setting up test techniques
  • Development of new test techniques
  • Creation of test regulations
  • Development of related training
  • Teaching and coaching
  • Advice and support for the implementation of all types of test techniques
  • Improvement of test process
  • Management consulting.

Required knowledge and competencies

  • Expert experience in the implementation of the TMap life cycle model and techniques
  • Knowledge in improving test processes
  • Extensive knowledge about the deployment of test tools.
  • Comprehensive automation knowledge and experience
  • Expert knowledge and experience in system design and realisation
  • Knowledge of architectures and tools for system development
  • General knowledge of hardware, software and data communication.
  • Knowledge of the domain and the line organisation
  • The ability to learn using (test) tools quickly
  • Knowledge of project organisation and a project-based work approach
  • Creative, accurate and able to work on a strictly methodical basis
  • Good contact skills and a motivating personality
  • Good written and spoken communication skills.
Other roles

There are also roles that do not constitute positions in themselves. Think about e.g. Defects administrator, Domain knowledge expert, Test infrastructure coordinator or Test team leader. In practice other roles also arise. Roles may also be combined.

Information about the tasks and the knowledge and skills these and other roles require. Read more