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

Work experience

Jul 2008Present

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 2007Jul 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 2006May 2007

Requirements Verification Manager

O2 Airwave
Production and maintenance of the Requirements Verification Traceability Matrix.
Jan 2006Nov 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 2000Dec 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 1998Jun 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 1997Nov 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 1996Nov 1997

Test Engineer

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

Sales Assistant

Office One
Sold PCs end Peripherals while at University

Junior Developer




University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Lord Lawson


Test Management


Feb 2010Present

ISEB Intermediate Software Testing