Tester Profiles: Real-World Stories

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James Fitzgerald

IT Programmer – Rakuten

His thoughts on testing:

The workload can get hectic, but I have gotten the hang of it with more experience.

His every day job:

I take response to write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly.

His advice for testers:

Programming is usually taught by examples.

Chris Peters

Software Testing Consultant – LogiGear

His thoughts on testing:

I love helping people with their needs. I feel great when I have assisted someone accomplish their goals.

His every day job:

I want to make sure users like our software, so we should design it to behave like a likeable person: respectful, generous, and helpful.

His advice for testers:

Write down a comprehensive test plan for the project as the very first activity, detailing what areas will be tested, what will be automated, and what will be tested manually.

Patrick Smith

Test Automation Engineer – Cisco

His thoughts on testing:

I am always learning new technologies! The tech world is constantly changing, and I love keeping up.

His every day job:

I am detailed-oriented with proven effectiveness to multitasking in a competitive workforce.

His advice for testers:

Design the tests in a way that they can be made to run unattended and must be able to recover out of failure.

Leslie Johnson

QA Tech Lead – Amazon

Her thoughts on testing:

Testing is a team effort. You’ll find keeping everyone in the loop from the beginning will save an enormous amount of time down the line.

Her every day job:

My job is all about testing at its core, which is really about reducing risk.

Her advice for testers:

Exhibit strong leadership qualities, including excellent judgment, high standards, passion in others, big thinking, and deep diving to remain in touch with business details. These are essential skills that a good QA Tech Lead needs.

Sandy Vu

QA Analyst – Frontline

Her thoughts on testing:

I am busy, while doing what I enjoy. I struggled at first but have learned how to efficiently multitask.

Her every day job:

I am involved in creating and executing test scenarios that ensure that the code doesn't break, while executing business requirement.

Her advice for testers:

As a QA analyst, you are going to break software and break it a lot—and you will be happy about it.

Jessica Gomez

Software Tester – Digital Hearts

Her thoughts on testing:

Testing is a lot more exciting than I expected! I love what I do, and wouldn’t want to do anything else. I found that I was really enjoying being a tester.

Her every day job:

My everyday life includes designing, developing, and implementing test plans, test cases, and test processes fueling swift corrective actions, significant cost savings, and fault-free audits.

Her advice for testers:

Quality assurance is not the last link in the development process. It is one step in the ongoing process of Agile software development.

Jane McAdams

QA Engineer – Fortune 500 Company

Her thoughts on testing:

I love constantly learning in a fast-paced and highly competitive environment. I feel this has helped me excel in my work.

Her every day job:

I am experienced in performing system, unit, acceptance, regression, load, and functional/performance testing on dozens of applications–using both automated and manual testing methods.

Her advice for testers:

Validate, verify, communicate, and resolve software issues through careful, thoroughly documented testing to maximize return on investment (ROI) for IT initiatives.

Jeremy Wong

Lead Automation Engineer – Xerox

His thoughts on testing:

The goal of my professional life is to eliminate defects, errors, and problems with product or software development, as well as with business or customer service processes.

His every day job:

I assist my team in producing content.

His advice for testers:

You must start with identifying what needs to be automated. Otherwise, it is difficult to achieve the desired output of the Test Automation project.

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