A Testing professional  with extensive experience in both Blue Chip and small software R&D institutions with a proven track record of successful delivery of time-critical and complex projects.  Experience using Agile, RUP, SCRUM and V-Model testing methodologies covering retail banking, associated insurance products and general retail clients with a focus on migrations

Broad understanding of the end-to-end testing lifecycle in financial services including online documentation management and systems.Full development lifecycle project experienced coupled with a passion for quality assurance and a robust deliverable. Excellent team player with the ability to understand both technical and business process.

Experience of project initiation, delivery, methodologies, retail banking, team development, functional and technical test script documentation, end-to-end test planning and system deployment within leading-edge markets.  Experienced in financial services and their associated insurances.


Contract Test Analyst

AXA Wealth

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees;              Financial Services industry

February 2012Present Bristol, United Kingdom


Cloud Tester

Centre4 Testing

November 2011Present (5 months)

As a Cloud Tester for Centre4 Testing I conduct functional, usability and exploratory testing for a range of clients. I work remotely using my own PC, Tablet and mobile phone. Projects usually require me to conduct test script execution utilising over 5 years of test experience to provide useful feedback on web applications. Through my various projects, I have been able to use my previous experience working across multiple sectors and gained further experience in sectors such as insurance, retail and not for profit organisations.


Contract Test Consultant

BCA Europe

November 2011December 2011 Farnham, Surrey

Short term assignment on PCI Upgrade to BizTalk 2009,
BizTalk message processing upgrade testing from BizTalk 2006 to 2009.
AS400-BizTalk data exchange reconciliation
AS400 Data extract process upgrade
BizTalk/AS400 Load and Performance Testing
Manipulation of XML files using Altova XML spy to generate test data
Ensuring upgrades have no impacts on AS400 feeds via risk based regression testing
Various small changes and defect retests


Contract Test Consultant

Lloyds Banking Group

August 2010September 2011 Halifax/London/Cardiff

Working as a Senior Test Analyst on the reconciliation for the ETL on the IT System integration with HBOS and Lloyds Banking Group. Focussed on Banking & Savings, Telephony, Customer and Galaxy Internet Workstreams. Responsible for qualitative and quantitative checks on data integrity data for Telephony & Internet Service channels using IDEA Data Analysis tools.
Resourced and scheduled test phases for ST,SIT,UAT & CBT for the migration ensuring full requirements coverage and test execution. This included multiple workstreams at different phases of the SDLC. Test scripting and execution with subsequent reports carried out in HP Quality Centre (9.2) with defect management and defect reporting to senior business stakeholder. Responsible for the production of test plans, test strategy, end of test reports and daily/weekly status reports for senior stakeholder.
Mentoring of business colleagues who were new to testing and introduced them to relevant testing concepts and explained and showed them how to translate complex business requirements into detailed test scripts and documentation
Key role in assuring work of other test teams via stringent Quality Gates which resulted in end to end assurance of Telephony, Internet and Customer (CIS/OCIS) workstreams.
During implementation and dress rehearsal data analysis of trends on real time basis to review any incidents that impacted the migration and ETL and the subsequent downstream affect on the Bank and the customer



Contract Test Consultant

BCA Europe

April 2010August 2010 Farnham, Surrey

Projects included the UAT & SIT of new Media Server for vehicle appraisal, UAT for new Loyalty Card scheme and System Testing & UAT on AS400 and bespoke CRM systems for Database Cleanse.

Responsibilities included :-
The production of test planning documentation to outline the testing phase and obtaining sign off
Requirement gathering for Test Team
Creation ofTest Progress reports including completion reports to establish if exit criteria are met before testing can be signed off
Liaising with key stakeholders regarding development & testing enabling user needs were met
Sole test resource on multiple projects running simultaneously with tight deadlines
Co-ordination of the projects with wider areas of the business (Finance, Branches)
Database interrogation using SQL queries
Defect management using bespoke helpdesk tools



Senior Software Tester

Sword IPR – Cimage

November 2008April 2010 Cwmbran

Senior Software Tester for a document management & collaboration, cost control and business process management solution.
Duties included :-
Testing of MOSS 2007 bespoke add ons with Work-flow Management
Use of Visual Studio for Source Code Control and test planning and execution
Defect management and problem resolution of major system issues resulting in monetary and project timeline benefits
Production of Project Test Plan showing scope and depth of testing
Assisted in Automation of regression pack using QTP
Production of User Stories for developers using RUP and
Key driver of Agile Testing leading scrums and retrospectives of iterations
Feedback point for development team to drive quality within time scales
Produced estimates for testing timescales for Project Manager
Provided written reports to Project Manager through all stages of test cycle on a weekly, monthly and ad-hoc basis
Defect Management using PVCS and Visual Studio for source control also introduced Open Source test link to company



Test Analyst

HBOS plc

June 2006November 2008 Cardiff, United Kingdom

Test Analyst for Blue Chip company working on various UAT, BAU, SIT and complex migrations.

Highlights included :-
Experience of full project lifecycle including initial test planning and functional / technical script documentation
Attributed to successful testing of BACS, Direct Debit and online payment methods.
Responsible for SIT for 8 systems during migration from HSBC to HBOS Credit Cards
Multi-system test environment responsibility across several banking applications
Data transfer analysis and issue resolution in preparation of test region setup
Lead Tester on insurance product upgrade to maximize revenue
Varying small change projects including trailing transactions and Direct Debits
Testing on Experian products (CEMS & Autoscore)
Use ofQuicktest Pro & Winrunner scripts
Project co-ordination between business and IT departments
Defect logging, tracking, reporting and retesting (Quality Centre/Test Director)
Credit Card Migration (Project Aviemore)

Work Experience

ISEB Qualified

Data Migrations

Stakeholder Management

Cloud Testing

Quality Centre v 9.2
IDEA Data Analysis
WinRunner / Quick Test Professional
SQL Server/Webservices (XML / HTML client)
Waterfall / V Model, Scrum, RUP, Agile methodologies
Multiple bespoke browser based applications
Environment and configuration management experience

Management of Offshore resources
Product reviews and technical walkthroughs
COBOLT Certegy & AS400 Mainframe experience
Java/Javascript, .net applications & MOSS 2007
ETL Reconciliation

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