Kanthan Siva (QA)

QA Tester QA Engineer Test Manager QA manager

Skills

Summary

I am very experienced QA professioal with over 7 years commercial experience within all methods of testing as well as Over 3-4 years experience as a Test Manager/Head of QA/Quality manager

My main Skills include:

- Experience in developing process driven or dynamic test strategies for Cooperate and start up environments
-Proficient in system testing on all levels (functional front end, back end technical, etc)
- Experience in creating metrics for Compatibility testing (Mobile OS, Browsers, OS etc)
- Experience with browser testing tools E,g. spoon,fiddler,firebug etc
- Proficient in creating System test plans, User stories, Business rules document, Standards documents, User guides, quality reports, measurement metrics, management reports etc.
- Automated testing experience (Selenium, RC, IDE, Webdriver, Badboy, specflow)
-Proficient in implementing procedures (For all departments) ISO 9001 principles, root cause analysis and measurement metrics.
- ability under pressure without ever compromising quality
Knowledge of Gherkin
- Strong communication skills and social skills to ensure good relationship between departments

Testimonials

Portfolio

ESA

QA Lead/Senior Tester/Quality Manager Responsibilities • Involved in the whole software development lifecycle working closely with developers, infrastructure and project managers • Responsible for creating Test plans, performing system testing and deployment testing. • Exposure to V-model and waterfall methodologies • Installation of the applications on the oracle test servers • Creating, Monitoring, and analyses of all (QA and test) metrics for all applications. • Creation of the automated test scripts for the automated test tool BadBoy • Chaired Monthly quality meetings, Participants were heads of departments and technical director • Used many testing methodologies e.g. Manual Testing, usability testing, regression testing • Performed Internal audits of the procedure work guides and all templates • Performed internal audits on the Project managers to ensure correctness of procedures. • Performed Post project reviews on project mangers • Automated testing with Badboy • Involved directly with the developers • Coordinated with developers to solve issues • Meeting clients from ESA and performing UAT testing • Created all testing templates e.g. SPR log, Usability guide lines check list Achievements • Restructured the whole quality assurance department and changed the overall development process for the company. Ensuring better client relationship • Helped the company successful renew their ISO certification by Creation, Implementation and Monitoring of Non-Conformities and Improvement opportunities procedures • Creation of Work guides (procedure documents for the company) • Head of the Social committee • Creation and updates of the all quality assurance documents for the company, including Test plans, SPR logs, internal audit documentation, usability check list, installation test check list amongst others • Creation and implementation of the RCA process (Root cause analysis)

skills used: Java, Software Testing, Database, Accessibility, CSS, Oracle, XHTML, UML

Global personals

Head of Quality Assurance Global Personals builds desktop/mobile dating sites using the white label model. They have over 8000 sites on a variety of networks and countries. As well as 5 very large Internal Administrative applications (Ruby, Ruby on rails). Global personals use an agile methodology for Software development. Global has over 15 million members and sends over 14 million emails a day. • Responsible for testing and coordinating of testing on multiple projects on different platforms and technologies. (Ruby, Coldfusion, Mysql ) • Creation and updates of the all quality assurance documents for the company, including Test plans, SPR logs, management reports amongst others. • Championing new tools and ways of working. (SQLyog, firebug, Putty, GA debugger) • Mentoring, managing and training new testers. • Performed testing on multiple browsers, Operating systems and mobile OS (Maintained matrix) • Was responsible for QA Scrums, Team meeting, Quality reviews. • Refinement of the process through improvement opportunities. • Involved in the whole software development lifecycle working closely with developers, infrastructure and project managers. • Exposure to Agile and waterfall methodologies. • Creating, Monitoring, and analyses of all (QA and test) metrics for all applications. • Ownership of the Ticket management process for the company. • Coordinated with developers to solve issues. • Created all testing templates e.g. SPR log, Usability guide lines check list. • Interviewing and hiring new testers Achievements • I have improved efficiency by letting no major bugs through to production and lowered costs by implementing new procedures that find bugs quicker and also keep testing time more productive. (Dataseed scripts, automation) • Created/Maintained the Business rules document for the organisation • I have championed the QA process, implemented many agile procedures and checklists. Its success meant all other departments followed. • Created a strong team of testers and maintained a heavy workload under pressure without ever compromising quality. Ratio of tester s to developers 1:10 • The Quality of the projects increased significantly and we could prove this through the significant decline of issues raised in production as well as the decline of support and tickets raised by members of the site. (Measurement metrics) • Trained Developers on better testing to ensure better quality of software reaching QA. (importance of TDD and its effect on issues found) • Trained Testers on better ways of testing, creating test cases etc. • Introduced new tools e.g. Kanban board solution to Test Management, Selenium for automation. Github for defect management. • Implemented measurement metrics. • Improved testability of many components, like email chaser testing by increasing visibility using Mailcather. • Created the business rules document for all API’s for the company, maintained and monitored for changes. • Creation of Quality Work guides (procedure documents for the company) • Creation and implementation of the RCA process (Root cause analysis)

skills used: Software Testing, Ruby on Rails, Cold Fusion, javascript , UNIX, Security, Usability

ASOS.com

QA Engineer -Functional Testing - Automation testing -Test Management -System test Plan -Defect management - Fiddler/ developer tools -Technical Testing - Cross browser compatibility testing - Cross Operating system compatibility testing - Integration Testing - Mobile Testing

skills used: C#, .NET, C#, Software Testing, SharePoint, Project Management, Accessibility

Work Flexibility

Location flexibility

Within farnborough.
Within hants.
Within United Kingdom.
Can telecommute.

Length of contract

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Years.