Freelance Quality Assurance Freelancer & Software Tester

Location:Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
Cell: 647 996 5955 / E-Mail:
~ Software Testing ~

Professional Synopsis
- Result oriented professional with over 10 + years across Software Testing.
- Experience includes System testing, Acceptance testing and analyzing business and end user requirements, preparation of test strategy , test plan, verifying and approving the test environment.
- Part of complete test life cycle projects right from requirements analysis, test plan preparation, test case preparation, test execution and project sign-off.
- Demonstrated abilities in handling the complete projects; gained functional skills in analyzing the client requirements: translating new ideas into clients’ solutions including opportunity identification, requirements development, delivery, support & analysis and documentation.
- An astute planner with exemplary communication, relationship management, analytical and organizational skills.

Skill set:
- Preparing Test Plan, Test Summary Report, WBS, Weekly Status Report, Traceability Matrix, Test Coverage Matrix
- Managing the Test team both Off Shore & On Shore in Test planning ,Test preparation and Test execution.
- Client Interaction
- Defect meeting with development team and client coordination.
- Knowledge of Agile Methodologies

IT Skills

BFSI Vertical Investment Banking, Trading, Retail Banking, Equity Finance, International Trade,Derivatives
Operating System Windows ,UNIX
Database Knowledge on Oracle & SQL Server

- Testing software programs to compare to specifications and documentation.
- Identifying, analyzing defects, questionable functions, errors, and inconsistencies in software program functions, outputs, online screens, and content.
- Creating test cases and test data. Creating/executing test scripts using testing software programs.
- Reporting software defects in a clear and concise manner and monitor their progress.
- Documenting, tracking, and communicating test plans, test results, analysis, and unresolved problems.

Employment Highlights
Jan 09- August 2010 PricewaterHouse Coopers LLP, Toronto, Canada., Test Manager / QA Lead
Jun’08 –Nov08 Polaris Software Lab Ltd, Chennai, India as Consultant (Subject Matter Expert)
Apr’04’-Dec’07 Ready Test Go (P) Ltd , SIE’s CMMI Level 5 certified
(A CSS CORP Group Company) Subject Matter Expert / QA Lead
Jun’00-Mar’04 M/s Safe Data Systems, Chennai, India as Senior Test Analyst
Apr’95-Dec’99 M/s Karthick &Company Stock & Share Brokers, India as Dealer – Secondary Market Operations
Mar’91-Feb’95 M/s Auro Mira Stock & Share Brokers Chennai, India as Authorized Assistant – Secondary Market Operations
Jan’88-Dec’90 M/s. Data Scan Pvt, Ltd., Chennai, India as Portfolio Manager.

Projects done across assignments:

Client PricewaterHouse Coopers LLP, Toronto, Canada.
Internal Firm Services (IFS) Division ,

Projects Handled

Origin Compliance, CTPAT, Rotation Tracking System, iPower version 2 – 4, Oracle Financials 12.1.1,
Lotus Notes 8.2, MS office 2007, People Profiler, National Tax Conference, Workload
Management Tool, New Manager Programme Registration db, Document Management System,
Quicker- Bridge version 1-3, Tax Bridge Versions 1-3, Connect Version 1&2 , Collaboration Lite-
Global Tax, Karabus Integration, 360* Feedback, Event Management System, Partner Ballot ,
Aura Version 1&2, AAG Version 1-3, Retain version 1-3 , End Point Security.

Platform: Java, .Net
Data Base: Oracle & SQL server
Role: Test Manager / QA Lead

As a Test Manager / QA Lead was handling a Team of Test Engineers and performed tasks which includes

• Preparation of Master Test Strategy Document
• Preparation of Master Test Plan
• preparation of Business Test Scenarios, Reviewing and approval
• Developed project plan and regular tracking of the tasks
• Participate in Status review meetings
• Test execution status monitoring and reporting
• Effort Estimation, Planning and Monitoring
• Planning and prioritizing for the next release by considering the different phases of testing and the business criticality issues during SIT & UAT.
• Implemented the reporting process and templates to enhance the sharing of information between teams
• Facilitate the Senior management in decision making and the project management team to manage and track the progress.
• Process Improvement, Implementation and Monitoring
• Review and approval of Test cases
• Coordinating with the Onsite, Offshore and Near shore teams for day today issue resolution and project status monitoring
• Defect management and analysis
• Guided the testing team in getting the application knowledge, domain information and provided technical and functional support to the team.
• Ensured timely and quality deliverables by effective review process.
• Submitted a Feasibility study to the Management on Automation Tool Implementation
• Designed & Submitted white Paper on Performance Testing Requirements

Polaris Software Lab Ltd, Chennai, India as Consultant (SME)

Project Deriv/SERVE – DTCC
Client Depository Trust Clearing Corporation, USA.
Role SME (Subject Matter Expert)

Project Cash Management System (CMS)
Client United Bank of Switzerland (UBS) , USA
Role Domain Expert

Ready Test Go (P) Ltd , SIE’s CMMI Level 5 Certified (A CSS CORP Group Company) QA Lead

Project Retail Product Promotion Engine
Client Reliance Retail Ltd, Mumbai, India.
Role Prepared a Proof of Concept / QA Lead

Project Integrated Children’s System (ICS)
Client Anite Public Sector Ltd, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.
Role QA Lead – Off Shore
Architecture J2EE
Platform Solaris SPARC Server, JBoss Application Server, Oracle 9i/10g, Spring, Hibernate, Ebase and other Java Technologies

Project Twain Integrated (Westlaw Legal Calendaring)
Client Thomson Elite, United States
Role Subject Matter Expert – Off Shore

Project Asset Control -Data Management
Client Asset Control NV, Netherlands
Role Domain Expert – Off Shore

Project Cash Management Services (CMS) Collections
Client ICICI Bank, Mumbai, India
Role QA Lead

Project IPAY
Client ICICI Bank, Mumbai, India
Role QA Lead

Project eOASIS
Client CITIBANK NA, Chennai, India
Role Business Analyst

Project ALPS- Automated Loan Processing System
Client CITIBANK NA, Chennai, India
Role Senior Test Analyst

Project STEPS – State Bank Electronic Payment System
Client State Bank of India, Mumbai, India
Role Senior Test Analyst

2000: Master in Computer Applications (MCA), University of Madras

Articles/WhitePaper Published
• Submitted a White Paper on Automation Tool Implementation to the PriceWaterHouse Coopers LLP ,Toronto , Management Team Members.
• Designed & Submitted white Paper on Performance Testing approach Requirements to PriceWaterHouse coopers LLP,Toronto , Management Team Members.
• Instrumental in QA Process Implementation at PriceWaterHouse Coopers LLP, Toronto, Canada. Designed Templates for Test Scenario , Test Case & Review Report and implemented the same.

References: Available on Request