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CV, Software Test Analyst looking for positions in UK, USA or Canada

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 10267

List top 5 skills: qa tester, test analyst
Short Bio:

I am immediately available to start the work and ready to relocate anywhere in UK.
An enthusiastic, ISEB Certified Software Tester and SAP MM Certified Application Associate, with 4.6 Years of experience in Manual Testing and web based testing with Selenium, and extensive understanding of SDLC methodologies, various test and integration tools, databases, OS, and web technologies. Acquired comprehensive business knowledge in Finance, Banking, eCommerce, Telecom, and ERP-SAP domains.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Banking Insurance and Financial Services, IT and Technology, Manufacturing and Operations

Spoken languages: 

english, Malayalam, Tamil

Locations I am interested in working:

canada, United Kingdom, United States

Technical Skills:

Business Domain: Finance, Manufacturing, Banking, Telecom, Retail, Ecommerce

• Automation Tools : Selenium IDE, Selenium RC, Selenium Web Driver

• Operating Systems : Microsoft Windows (XP, 2000, 2003, 2007)

• Applications : Windows, Web, and Desktop based Applications

• Process Models : Agile – SCRUM, Agile Kanban, V- Model, Waterfall

• Web technologies : Visual Basic, HTML, XML, Java, SharePoint

• Databases : SQL, SAP – ERP, MS Dynamics CRM

• Data Management : ETL, LSMW, Data Migration and Data Warehousing

• Packages : MS-Office (Including Visio)

• Integrated Development Tools : Eclipse

• Defect/User Story Tracking Tools : JIRA, HP Quality Centre, Test Manager, TFS, Bugzilla

Projects Handled:

Project 1:

Client : HSBC

Project : FX – Trading Application – Web Based Application

Duration : Jan 2014 – April 2014

Role : Software Test Analyst – QA / UAT / Functional

Tools / Technology: SQL, JIRA, Selenium IDE / RC / Junit, Java, UNIX

FX-Trading is the facility provided by HSBC to its customer to purchase any type of foreign currency through their account through Online or Telephone transfer. E-Trading platform is designed to make FX trading simple and straightforward. It is an easy to use pricing application and gives competitive execution speed. All these feature provided in a secured online environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Worked on Agile- Scrum methodology of SDLC. Participated in Sprint plan meetings, Daily stand-up meetings and Sprint retrospective meetings.

• Identifying scenarios, understand the user requirements, manually created test cases and executed for the application depending on the specifications of the application.

• Involved in generating automated test scripts and test suites using Selenium Web Driver, Java, and JUnit for Regression testing.

• Writing SQL queries to test the data integration of the application

• Involved in Sanity, Functional, Integration, System, Cross Browser, Retest and UAT testing.

• Reporting test results and working closely with project team members on issue process optimization.

• Logging bugs & generating bug reports using bug tracking tool – JIRA.

• Documented and reported test results, and worked closely with project team members on issue resolution and process optimization.

• Generate defect report and analyse to come up with suitable root causes and action items.

• Communicate test progress, test results, and other relevant information to project stakeholders and management

Project 2:

Client : Aryzta LLC Groups

Project : SAP FI/MM/SD/PP/WM Implementation (ERP Application- HTML, Java, Windows)

Duration : Feb 2013 – Dec 2014

Role : Software Test Analyst – UAT/ Functional

Tools / Technology: SAP 6.0 / 7.1 Load runner, Test Director, Test Manager and ETL – Data Warehousing / Data migration – LSMW

Aryzta LLC Group is one of the top food manufacturing company in Europe, UK/Ireland and North America. To develop the implement process and live environment process different SAP modules functions were aggressively tested in before implementation and also live environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Testing of Client/Server environment in SAP FI, MM, PP, SD, and WM modules using manual as well as automated tools.

• Involved in documenting Test Plan, Test Cases and Test Procedure using Business requirements document and Functional requirements document of the system.

• Conducted entry validation tests on all the online Applications – both positive and negative Tests.

• Identification of Test data and validation of Test environment.

• Involved in Integration testing (end-to-end Cross-Functional process chain).

• Recording of various tests and stored in the database for reusability.

• Monitored the status of bugs until they were sorted out. Made summarized and detailed test reports.

• As QA Analyst involved in Documentation of Integration, Regression and Security testing.

• Involved in creation of Virtual Users using Load Runner. And Involved in creation of low, medium, and Peak load scenarios.

• Involved in creating the Scenarios for single and Multi-User test.

• Performed User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Validation Testing, Smoke Testing, Unit testing, Functionality Testing and Integration Testing.

• Prepared training documents for end users of application. And Reporting of bugs using Test Director.

Project 3:

Client : Barclays Bank Plc

Project : Corporate Banking Application (Web based Application)

Duration : Feb 2012 – Dec 2012

Role : Software Test Analyst – UAT / Functional

Tools / Technology: Manual, SQL- Query Level, Functional, Risk based approach, UAT, Jira, ETL- Data Warehousing, and Windows 2007.

Barclays Bank Ltd. is a Universal Bank with its operations driven by a cutting edge core Banking IT platform, the project targeted at retail and Corporate Banking services, worked on the banking application for the various functionalities like Account Summary, Transaction details, Account Statement, Fund transfer, Bill payment, Add Payee, Credit Card Section, Debit Card Section for giving account numbers were tested aggressively and the performance of those applications was to be measured.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Participated in developing Test Plan/Test Strategy for the application after careful analysis of Business requirements and Functional specifications.

• Analysis of requirement analysis and preparation of Test Scenarios, Integration and System Test Cases and Test data.

• Created and executed detailed test cases with systematic procedure and expected result.

• Created both positive and negative test cases according to the Business Rules and Business Strategies.

• Worked on black box testing and used exploratory testing to improve the quality.

• Used risk based approach agreed with client, considering all risk in banking application like a credit card, debit card, payment sections.

• Performed Regression Testing after every bug fix and for every release.

Project 4:

Client : Nationwide Banking Society (NBS), UK

Project : Online Complaint System (Web Based Application)

Duration : Oct 2011 to Jan 2012

Role : Software Test Analyst – Functional

Tools / Technology: ETL – Data Warehousing, HP Quality Centre, Manual testing, SQL, and Cross Browser Compatibility.

Nationwide banking society (NBS) needs a Lifestyle protector product to widen and improve the quality of its protection product offering across its various sales channels. This project was to define the process by which complaints relating to policies from NBS would be managed from the date of the first migration and how complaints would be directed to NBS.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Used the methodology, V-Model.

• Participated in developing Test Plan/Test Strategy for the application after careful analysis of Business requirements and Functional specifications.

• Created Data Driven Tests to validate the same scenario with different test data.

• Created and executed detailed test cases with systematic procedure and expected result.

• Created both positive and negative test cases according to the Business Rules and Business Strategies.

• Developed Test Execution Matrices during the test cycle.

• Performed Regression Testing after every bug fix and for every release.

• Tested the Application ensuring Cross-Browser compatibility.

• Analysing and reporting defects using Quality Centre test management tool.

• Worked with Release Managers, Business Analyst and Development team to resolve issues.

• Responsible for creating User Acceptance Test cases and Participation in UAT. And Weekly Report to Project Manager.

Project 5:

Company : Cognizant Technologies – India.

Project : White Label Portfolio (Windows Based Application)

Duration : July 2009 – June 2010

Client : British Telecom, UK

Role : Software Test Analyst – Functional & Performance / Load

Tools / Technology: TFS SQL, HP Quality Centre, and Windows XP/Vista

The White Label portfolio, which includes products such as wholesale calls and broadband offerings, allows communication providers to bring own-branded services to market quickly and easily. This enables them to enhance their service bundles without the operational and financial risk of running a network and developing new service offerings. Our aim is to enable CPs to focus on improving the overall experience they provide to their customers.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Identifying scenarios and understanding the requirements, reviewing test cases, conducting Smoke Testing.

• Worked under the SDLC methodology, Agile Scrum -Model

• Involved in writing Test cases for the application depending on the specifications of the application.

• Involved in Functional and Regression testing and resolved the bottlenecks in the application.

• Involved in Inspections, Code Reviews, Integration testing, Regression testing, System testing, DB & Acceptance testing.

• Involved in developing QA test plan covering functional, integration, regression and end-to-end testing. Good Experience of working in a multi-disciplined team of Clients and colleagues.

• Attending Scrum meetings to understand the functionality.

• Collecting test outcome stats and preparing Test Reports and Final Analysis report which includes Observations and Recommendations.

• Reporting/tracking defects in Quality Centre and retesting.

• Generating the defect report, analyse and come up with suitable root causes and action items.

• Participating in project review meetings & discussions and daily status call for any updations.

Project 6:

Company : Cognizant Technologies – India.

Project : Car Hire Management System Application (Windows Based Application)

Duration : Dec 2008 – April 2009

Client : Small Medium Enterprises – India

Role : Software QA Tester

Tools / Technology: Manual Testing, Load Runner, Bugzilla, TFS, and Windows XP/2000.

The project involved end to end testing of Car Hire Management System application. The application can be used by small to large scale companies, and is tailor made for the business requirements that allows staff to efficiently manage booking / amending car hires. The application has features to generate instant booking reference number after capturing the driver information and extend/cancel the booking.

Roles & Responsibilities:

• Preparing Test Cases, and Test Scripts, procedures to carry out System and Regression Testing at various stages in SDLC – Waterfall Model.

• Test types covered using manual testing – GUI, UAT, System, Ad-hoc, and smoke testing.

• Involved in creating automation scripts for retesting of the application after bug fixes.

• Creating requirements structure and traceability matrix.

• Responsible for completion of system testing phase against the requirements and progress

• Reported the defects through Bugzilla, and preparing weekly test progress reports and reporting to Team Lead.

• Conducted entry validation tests on all the online Applications – both positive and negative Tests.

• Identification of Test data and validation of Test environment.

Project 7:

Company : HCL Technologies – India.

Project : Retail Development System – Ecommerce (Desktop Based Application)

Duration : Mar 2008 – Aug 2008

Client : Sony Corporation of America

Role : Software Tester

Tools / Technology: Manual Testing, SQL Query Level, TFS and Windows XP/2000, Waterfal Model

SONY Corporation of America (SCA) is an internal organization of SONY, a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. SCA provides IT Infrastructure support services to several their internal customers on shared services model SONY Electronics, SONY pictures Entertainment and Sony Music, SONY Latin America. As part of this initiative, the Sony Retail has outsourced the activities to HCL.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Preparation & Review of Test Strategy and Test Plans based on requirement specifications.

• Carry out Functional, System Testing, Install testing and smoke testing.

• Involved in capturing the defects in lotus notes and remedy.

• Submit schedules, jobs or submission scripts on behalf of users on test system.

• Monitoring of Batch Jobs using CONTROL-M/ECS and incident logging and escalation for job failures.

• Attending Client call on daily & Weekly basis, Presenting Daily/Weekly/Monthly consolidated reports to the Clients on time.

Educational Qualifications & Certifications:

Institution: The University of Hull, UK

Qualification and Course: Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (2010-2011)

Institution: Bharathiyar University, India

Qualification and Course: Bachelors in English (2004-2007)

Institution: ISEB, UK.

Certification: ISEB- ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation level

Institution: SAP, UK.

Certification: SAP MM Certified Associate level