Darren Mitchenson


I am learning to read Japanese and plan on learning the language when I find a suitable course.


Over 10 years in Software testing within a wide variety of projects and products.

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2008 - Present

Senior Quality Assurance Lead

Dun & Bradstreet
Part of the Global QA COE reporting directly to the Global QA Lead. Global Process & Documentation enhancement. Managing the Automation of the Monitoring & Scoring UAT. Test Management of Major releases.
Oct 2007 - Jul 2008

Test Consultant/Product Verification Engineer

Test Consultant helping increase the testing effectiveness within the Product Verification Department and advising on the approach to slim line the testing of Quantel products.
Dec 2006 - May 2007

Requirements Verification Manager

O2 Airwave
Production and maintenance of the Requirements Verification Traceability Matrix.
Jan 2006 - Nov 2006

Senior Test Engineer/Quality Manager

Creation of the Test Documentation for Integration, Regression and End-to-End (Test Plans, Test Specifications & Procedures) Support of the Test Execution for off-shore test engineers Test Execution Management Problem/Defect Tracking User Acceptance Testing Support Quality Management of the Creation of Test Documentation Assurance Process support Risk Assessment for failed deliverables Quality gate execution and management
Nov 2000 - Dec 2005

Systems Integration/Test Engineer

Technical Team Leader Integration, validation, verification and test. Planning for the test script creation, model usage and test execution. Test Documentation for Integration, Regression and End-to-End (Test Plans, Test Specifications & Procedures) Test Execution (Integration, Regression and End-to-End) Future Work Analysis Model Set-up Project Management Model/Time Management People Management Managing the Test Environment and the Test Documentation produced by other members of the team. Problem/Defect Tracking Customer Acceptance Testing Support Quality gate execution and management
Dec 1998 - Jun 2000

Test Engineer

Managing the Test Environment and Test Documentation. Ownership of the full test lifecycle and test strategy. Writing Acceptance Test Specifications & Procedures Test Execution and Analysis including functional, performance, acceptance and Y2000 Testing. System Configuration and Build. Defect Tracking. Customer Liaison.
Nov 1997 - Nov 1998

Test Engineer

Pre-sales consultancy, presentations to customers/potential customers and writing project proposals. Analysis of customer/potential customer requirements. Analysis of test environment and setting up a complete test environment. Writing approach documents. Test management. Load/performance/stress testing (automated using WinRunner, LoadRunner and Test Director, and using SQL scripts), functional testing (automated and manual), integration, systems, acceptance and Y2K testing. Results analysis and managing defect-tracking process. Time and resource planning. Managing the test teams day to day running.
Aug 1996 - Nov 1997

Test Engineer

Test strategies, plans, cases, scripts, documentation and reports while problem-solving errors.
1994 - 1996

Sales Assistant

Office One
Sold PCs end Peripherals while at University
1992 - 1992

Junior Developer



1993 - 1996

University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1983 - 1988

Lord Lawson



Test Management


Feb 2010 - Present

ISEB Intermediate Software Testing