Currently working as part of a close knit team performing testing procedures on software applications and ensuring that all errors are identified and corrected before release to clients. Having excellent problem solving and analytical skills and experience of test plans, strategy and procedures throughout the life cycle of a project from specification reviews through to user acceptance.
Excellent communications skills and able to liaise with key customer contacts and vendors to resolve software issues. Presently looking for a suitable software tester position with a ambitious company.
Software Consultancy Company – Coventry SOFTWARE TESTER June 2008 - Present
Liaising closely with the software development team to understand what a software programme is meant to do. Then developing test plans and strategies and examining all aspects of the programme from a clients or end-user's perspective and finally finding and eliminating any problems. Typically involved in working on more than one product at a time.
Testing software to identify and resolve problems from a end users perspective.
In charge of testing developed software against specified requirements.
Accurately monitoring and recording results in test documentation.
Preparing detailed test plans, acceptance criteria and test scenarios for each project.
Liaising with developers and programmers to swiftly resolve faults.
Analysing, writing reports & communicating results to colleagues & managers.
Monitoring the testing process and identifying and logging test failures.
Performing peer reviews and estimates.
Involved in Performance Testing, Scaleability / Stress and Load Testing.
Testing full product suite's, identifying problems & resolving them with the development team.
KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Knowledge of user documentation, training documents & user acceptance plans.
Knowledge of functional, reliability and performance testing.
Experience of working in pressured environment to strict deadlines.
Able to test multiple projects at the same time.
Extensive knowledge of Open GI applications & MS Office Suite.
Commercial experience at a Tester within a Agile Development environment.
Ability to learn new software quickly.
A thorough understanding of the software development process.
Comprehensive understanding of computer programming languages: C++ Java.
Extensive knowledge of the full software testing life-cycle.
BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
Nuneaton University 2005 - 2008
A levels: Maths (A) English (B) Technology (B) Science (C)
Coventry Central College 2003 - 2005