Cover letter for QA engineer (5 samples)

This article will list samples of “cover letters for a QA engineer.”

Examples of QA engineer cover letters

When applying for a QA engineer position, your cover letter is an opportunity for you to tell your story, without being stuck in the formatting constraints of the resume. The best format for writing a cover letter is:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the recipient’s name, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position. Write a paragraph about why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position with you further.”

Sample 1: “QA engineer cover letter”

“Dear Mr. McKay

I am submitting this application in response to the advertisement for the QA Engineer position at Doncaster Corporation. I am a self-motivated professional passionate about quality control. I bring to this position a hands-on approach in the testing of software systems. I have a solid understanding of QA methodologies used in the industry and the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). I have three years work-related experience at Five Star Digital. My responsibilities was to develop and oversee software tests to identify errors and bugs, conduct performance and regression testing to determine usability and designed test programs that helped enhance the accuracy of quality control results.

I have completed my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and am certified as an Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer (OCPJP) as well as attended intensive training in VB.Net Desktop and Database. My areas of expertise extend to cover Test Plans and Script Development, Configuration and Troubleshooting and Software Testing and Debugging.

Some of my achievements gained during my work history include the following:

After showing initiative in my role as junior QA tester I was promoted after just three months in recognition for developing effective test scripts and for accurately and speedily discovering defects.

I identified and reported on a deeply hidden software error in a new version of a software product before it’s launched, providing my employer with $250K savings in product-replacement costs.

I contributed to the improved standardization and best practices processes of QA testing saving the company time and money.

I wish to serve as a value-add member of the QA team at Doncaster Corporation. I believe my qualifications and experience stands as proof of my capabilities. I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for considering my application and I hope my resume generates enough interest to invite me to meet with you personally.


Paul Chamberlain”

Sample 2: “QA engineer cover letter”

“John Smith

Aardvark Technologies

121 Skylark Place

New York, New York

Dear Mr. Smith,

I am writing to apply for the role of QA specialist at Aardvark Technologies. As an experienced software tester, I believe I have the necessary skills and experience to excel in this role. I have reviewed your requirements in detail and think I have the requisite skills for the job.

In my previous role as a software tester at XYZ Corporation, I was responsible for testing software applications and identifying defects. I have experience working in various testing environments and am familiar with different types of testing methodologies. I am also skilled in using multiple tools and technologies for testing purposes.

In addition, my educational background in computer science has helped me develop a strong understanding of the underlying concepts of software development. This has enabled me to be more effective in my role as a software tester.

I am confident that I can be a valuable asset to your team and contribute to the success of your organization. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss my qualifications with you further. Thank you for your time and consideration.


John Doe”

Sample 3: “QA engineer cover letter”

“To the [Company Name] Hiring Manager,

Dear Ms. Jane Miller,

I am a QA Engineer with 8+ years of experience working in the software development industry. My mentor and former professor, Dr. Molly Jackson, is a professional associate and consultant for your company. Dr. Jackson recommended I apply for this position, as my professional skillset is perfectly aligned with the responsibilities outlined in the job description.

As a QA Engineer for [Former Employer], I implemented a new quality testing and defect management system that reduced overall product errors by 45%. Additionally, this system allowed for error identification to be completed at a 20% faster rate. I possess the following skills:

  • SQL & scripting
  • Software development processes
  • Testing analysis
  • QA methodologies
  • Clear written & verbal communication
  • Defect management

By adding me to your QA team, I guarantee I will optimize your defect management process. I am eager to further discuss this opportunity and am available to meet any weekday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The best way to reach me is at (123) 456-7890.

I plan to reach out via phone call next Friday if I have not heard back.

With Appreciation,

[Applicant Name]”

Sample 4: “QA engineer cover letter”

“Dear Mrs. Barker,

As a child growing up with mild autism, I was obsessed with the idea of perfection. After completing two computer science degrees, troubleshooting minute errors that others have missed has been my passion for the past decade (especially if I can redesign a process to do it for me). 

I am a student of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and was the go-to QA Engineer contact for over 25 developers in my previous role. With my unique performance and regression testing methodologies, I identified countless bugs that could have cost my employers millions in lost revenue. My referees state that my work was worth an annual $2.5 million to the development team – defective software can devastate any tech brand.

I possess the following technical qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in test planning, blackbox testing and database optimization
  • Oracle certified, Java SE7, VB.Net, Jira, Hp QC, GitHub
  • Oversaw 20+ successful process redesigns for my two previous employers
  • Implemented new defect management system to reduce software errors by 5 percent

Despite my introverted tendencies, I feel great pleasure in discussing my work with a wide stakeholder base and enjoy working with a passionate group of people around me. I strive to find new ways of doing things – my colleagues often come to me if they need a new perspective on a problem.

I have long been a fan of HammerSoft and have met many of your employees at industry conferences. Sophie Willoughby suggested applying for the role and I would very much look forward to the opportunity of learning more during an interview.


Briony Fredericks”

Sample 5: “QA engineer cover letter”

“Isla Cisneros

City, State, Zip Code

Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Mr. Oloski,

I am the ideal candidate for the QA Engineer position that’s available at Waterfront Tech Resources in New Parkland. While this is a bold statement to make, I believe that you will soon agree that I will fit in perfectly at your company after reviewing my qualifications on the attached resume.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology along with more than five years experience working in the IT department of a major tech corporation. My capabilities include writing detailed test plans based on project requirements, preparing specifications, analyzing test results and reporting back to the QA Manager and identifying any possible QA issues.

My well-developed communications skills and analytical abilities will allow me to be an effective QA Engineer for your company. I am especially adept at using a bug tracking database, implementing cost-effective quality control procedures and conveying any quality issues to the developer in professional, tactful manner.

With a proven ability to see beyond the obvious, I have a knack for determining scenarios where a bug is likely to be detected to minimize the cost of fixing such glitches. I look forward to applying these skills as your next QA Engineer. Thank you for your time.


Isla Cisneros”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of QA engineer cover letters

Are cover letters necessary for a QA position?

Yes. A well-crafted cover letter can help to bridge the gap between your lack of practice experience and other applicants who have plenty.

How do I express my interest in a QA position?

“Dear [Name], With the utmost enthusiasm, I would like to express my interest in the [position title] position at [Company]. My interest in [field, industry, or other themes] has taken me from [experience] to [experience].”

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