Tester – BSTD

Brief description

The main purpose of this position is to contribute to the plan, design and execution of test plans and test cases that verify software conformance to the defined acceptance criteria (i.e. system behaviours) and feature design documents as well as application standards, thereby ensuring the delivery of quality solutions for the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).

Detailed description

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key performance areas:

  • Conduct functional, integration, usability, configuration, installation, system, regression and user acceptance testing. 
  • Assist with the analysis of business requirements and gap analysis to ensure that comprehensive testing can be performed. 
  • Compile and execute test cases and scenarios (including test estimation) to ensure a structured approach during testing. 
  • Perform defect management to ensure high-quality solutions. 
  • Produce and communicate the progress for all testing efforts, results, activities, data, logging and tracking. 
  • Produce quality reports (encapsulating test results and statistics) to support the final approval for implementation of the solution.  
  • Collaborate with analysts, designers, developers and system owners in the testing of new requirements.


Job requirements

To be considered for this position, candidates must be in possession of:

  • a National Diploma (NQF 6) in Information Technology (IT) or an equivalent qualification;
  • two to five years’ experience within an IT environment, specifically in the area of testing.

Additional requirements include:

  • conceptual thinking;
  • effective communication skills;
  • drive for results;
  • teamwork;
  • service and stakeholder focus;
  • building and maintaining relationships; and
  • judgement and decision-making skills.


About SARB

Primary mandate of the SARB

Section 224 of the Constitution of South Africa states the mandate of the SARB as follows:

The primary object of the South African Reserve Bank is to protect the value of the currency in the interest of balanced and sustainable economic growth in the Republic.

The South African Reserve Bank, in support of its primary objective, must perform its functions independently and without fear, favour or prejudice.


Monetary Policy

The Constitution gives the SARB the mandate to protect the value of the rand. We use interest rates to keep inflation low and steady.

Financial Stability

The SARB has a mandate to protect and enhance financial stability. We identify and mitigate systemic risks that might disrupt the financial system.

Prudential Regulation

The Prudential Authority regulates financial institutions and market infrastructures to promote and enhance their safety and soundness, and support financial stability.

Financial Markets

Open market operations are the main tool we use to implement monetary policy. We manage South Africa’s gold and foreign exchange reserves.

Financial Surveillance

The SARB is responsible for regulating cross-border transactions, preventing the abuse of the financial system and supporting the regulation of financial institutions.

Payments and Settlements

The SARB is responsible for ensuring the safety and soundness of the national payment system, which is the backbone of South Africa’s modern financial system.


The SARB provides important economic and financial statistics that present an overview of the economic situation in South Africa.


Research conducted by the SARB focuses on economics, financial stability, banking and emerging trends in finance. Our research supports policy decision-making.

Banknotes and Coin

The SARB has the sole right to make, issue and destroy banknotes and coin in South Africa.APPLY NOW


  • Job Identification154
  • Job CategoryInformation Technology
  • Posting Date12/22/2023, 11:58 AM
  • Apply Before01/10/2024, 11:59 PM
  • Degree LevelNQF 6: National Diploma and Advanced Certificate
  • Job ScheduleFull time
  • Job ShiftDay
  • Locations Head Office, 15th floor, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, ZA

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