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Qa Lead Resume

Hartford, CT

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • 6+ years of experience in Manual Testing and Automated Testing of Client/Server and Web - Based applications.
  • An energetic, team-oriented, and process-focused professional with excellent communication skills in Software Quality Assurance field
  • Proficient in Automation Testing with HPQuick Test Professional
  • Experienced in using SQL for querying Databases by writing Joins and Aggregate Functions.
  • Expertise in Testing levels like Sanity, System, Inter-System and Regression Testing.
  • Experienced in preparingTest strategy, Test Plan, Test Design, Traceability, Test Summary and Status Reports.
  • Currently a part of an Agile Scrum team.
  • Extensive knowledge about Software Testing life cycle (STLC).
  • Good understanding of Web service components like WSDL, XML and TIBCO Rendezvous Bus.
  • Experienced in automation of Web service basedapplications using SOA test tool
  • Regular Interaction with Business users, System Analysts, Development team for delivering quality software.
  • Experienced in working in important phases of Testing Life Cycle like GUI Testing, Integration Testing, Regression Testing, Functional Testing/Black box Testing, System Testing, Acceptance Testing, Performance and Load/Stress Testing.
  • Experienced in structuring test requirements, test methodologies, test planning, test case design, test procedures, testscenarios, and test scripts in black box testing.
  • Experienced in developing test plans, test cases and test scripts to ensure proper business compliance using HP Quality Center.
  • Extensively experienced in using HP Quality Center for bug tracking and reporting the modification requests
  • Experienced in working closely with users and business analysts, project managers, developers to understand requirements, business processes for testing and attending walkthroughs.
  • Experienced in defect tracking and test management tools like HP Quality Center &, Clear Quest
  • Experience in developing and executing queries for SQL server and Oracle databases for back end testing.
  • Experienced in creating Requirement Traceability Matrix to ensure comprehensive test coverage of requirements
  • Extensive knowledge in gathering and understanding BRDs (Business Requirements Document), FRDs (Functional Requirements Document), SRS (System Requirement Specifications) and Used cases
  • Excellent Analytical andCommunication skills.
  • Remarkable ability to quickly learnto use new software and get accustomed to a team.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Operating System: Windows XP Professional, Windows 7, Unix

Languages: SQL

RDBMS: Oracle 9i, 10

Software Expertise: Rational Requisite Pro, Caliber RM, Netcool, Toad, Putty, SOA Test,Bus Tester

Test Management Tools: HP Quality center or ALM

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Hartford, CT

QA Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in requirement analysis meetings with business users and system analysts
  • Develop test plans, test cases, test scripts and test reports
  • Review functional specification and design documents to ensure that requirements are testable and to create test plans
  • Validation of data on web portal and through SQLs
  • Preparation and Execution of testcases in HP Application Life cycle management
  • Ensure that defect/bug reports are recorded and reported in a timely manner, including giving input on priority and severity and closing resolved issues.
  • Identify and communicate business risks relative to testing and implementation for evaluation by project teams
  • Provide estimates and feedback to the Project Manager for project scheduling purposes
  • Ensure that defects uncovered in the test are recorded, summarized and utilized in post project reviews in an effort to improve the development and test processes.
  • Continuously look for ways to improve the internal Quality Assurance process

Tools: and Software: HP ALM,Microsoft SQL server 2008

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

QA Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with the team to bring ourselves up to speed with Agile Software Development and Scrum Methodology.
  • Participated in Backlog grooming to improve the details of the user stories.
  • Interacted with Scrum masters, Product owners, Developers and Architects to identify new user stories and to implement the identified stories.
  • Constant communication and Knowledge transfer to all team mates about the overall project objectives and scope of releases.
  • Automation of validating the data using Quick test Professional
  • Creation of Views and tables to validate data through SQL queries
  • Performed extensive manual testing on critical functionalities of the application.
  • Created and tested scenarios using positive and negative test data.
  • Utilized HP Quality Center for test management and defect tracking purposes.
  • Identified gaps in the end to end feature functionality and discussed the same with Project managers and scrum masters to add them to the back log.
  • Involved in conducting the System testing, Integration testing of the application.
  • Prioritized and reported defects, presented documents and reports in daily scrum meetings.
  • Identified testing tool needs and conducted sessions on them to the team about using them efficiently.
  • Hosted Test case review meetings to walk through the functional test cases with business and developers.
  • Identifying environment and test data to be tested in each run cycle
  • Estimating the required work for the Project
  • Hosted several meetings with business and development team to discuss requirements and change requests.
  • Reviewed test cases written by the team
  • Coordinating and updating the clients and offshore team
  • Preparation of test summary and status reports.
  • Responsible for hosting weekly defect review calls with program managers and developers to discuss the new and open defects, ETAs and root causes for the same.
  • Responsible for hosting meetings with business users to discuss gating issues before deployment.
  • Interaction with the business users during UAT and providing support for the same.
  • Involved in sanity testing in Production during deployment

Tools: and Software: HP ALM, QTP, Notepad ++, Toad

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

QA lead

Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of Business and IT Requirements through Requirements management Tool, Caliber
  • Preparation of LOE and resource planning
  • Preparation of test plan, schedule, test cases and traceability
  • Hosted meetings for test plan review, test case review
  • Attend weekly status calls with clients
  • Coordinated Testing Tasks with Off-Shore team
  • Preparation of status reports using Roll up Metrics GUI and SQA portal GUI
  • Reporting test execution status by creating dashboards in quality center, Roll up Metrics, SQA portal
  • Interaction and co-ordination with development team for new functionalities and bug fixes
  • Interacted with business users and proactively provided support for UAT
  • Preparation of test summary and review records.
  • Develop and execute functional/system test cases to ensure product meets functional and design specifications.
  • Tested the Tibco bus services using Bus tester.
  • Worked with SQL queries to test database functionality.
  • Automation of regression suite
  • Provided support for Intersystem testing with upstream and downstream applications

Tools: and Software: HP ALM, HP Quick Test Professional, Caliber RM, Oracle, Toad, Netcool, Bus tester, Chronique, PuTTY,SOA test tool

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

QA lead

Responsibilities:

  • Study of functional requirements in caliber and creating stories in Requisite pro for projects.
  • Test Plan Preparation for system Test and Inter system test and uploading in Quality Centre
  • Test case reviews and Walk through
  • Involved in setting up testing Environment using putty prior to each release.
  • Designing and documentation of the test cases in QC
  • Creation of functional test cases and regression suite.
  • Execution of test cases for system testing and Regression testing in Quality Center
  • GUI testing on Integrator application and validation of orders by executing SQL queries
  • Co ordination with the Configuration team to setup the Build and Batches on time.
  • Involved in Intersystem activities for test case and test data identification
  • Reporting Defects in QC and reworking on them
  • Have Documented the Testing procedures
  • Have Documented the Environment details
  • Refining regression testing process using Automation Tool - Winrunner
  • Tested the Tibco bus services using Bus tester.
  • Verifying the execution of SQL scripts.
  • Have contributed ideas to automate Integrator application
  • Have documented a number of test cases to make testing process people-independent and to supplement regression testing
  • Have ensured bug-free delivery to the customer
  • Have received appreciation from client for Test case reviews and testing
  • Have mentored six new joiners about application, testing methodologies, processes and functionality and have shared the responsibilities.
  • Calculation of test effectiveness after each release
  • Performing root cause analysis on Sev 1 and Sev 2 defects
  • Executing automation test cases using Winrunner
  • Co-ordinating and updating the clients and onshore team.
  • Prepared weekly and monthly status reports to clients for Metrics.
  • Delivered presentations on the application to the directors.
  • Data support and knowledge transfer on the application to members of the interacting applications.
  • Peer review of Test cases and test results
  • Provided support for Inter-System Testing and UAT and interacting applications as and when required
  • Interacting with the client on weekly basis to provide them the current status of Project.
  • Automatedthe Integrator GUI using Test Mentor tool and execution of Winrunner scripts

Software and Tools:HP Quality Center, Winrunner, Bus Tester,TOAD, Caliber, Requisite Pro, SOA test tool, PuTTY,WinSCP, Qwest developed tools - Test Mentor and XPlanner.

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