I have been interested in all aspects of IT espesially computer software and its development lifecycle since I was at school. I have meticulous attention to detail, highly-motivated and have a passion for my work and perform to the highest standards. I am looking for an opportunity to work in an organisation where I can utilise my
I have been interested in all aspects of IT espesially computer software and its development lifecycle since I was at school. I have meticulous attention to detail, highly-motivated and have a passion for my work and perform to the highest standards. I am looking for an opportunity to work in an organisation where I can utilise my skills and experience in a more stimulating environment and also to expand my knowledge and expertise on new technologies.
In the last 5 Years i have worked in an agile Software development environment as both a Manual and Automation tester using such tools as Ruby, RSpec, Cucumber, Webdriver C# and Coypu. Helping to continually deliver quality software and testing processes.
Some of the products i have been involved in delivering are:
ITV CMS & Back-end Services
Various ITV Websites
Vodafone's MyWeb Mobile Portal
Vodafone's Internal Billing System
ITV Player Mobile Application
Dancing on Ice Mobile Application
LMax & Betfair Trading Application
Developer In Test @ I am a Developer In Test specialising in test automation I have been involved in developing and maintaining various automated testing frameworks and applications. Whilst improving the current development flow for new features and developing new features.
Some of the tools and languages I have been using over this time are:
- Docker From October 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) Lead Developer In Test @ At The Collinson Group i am building a framework and maintaining various suits of Automated tests using Ruby and Cucumber for business acceptance testing as well as Ruby and Rspec for unit testing, which are all running in CI to provide the best quality and reduce cost.
Some of my other responsibilities are, being a mentor to my team and the department on Agile best practices as well as training up developers and testers in learning Ruby and all the other skills requires to become a good all round Developer In Test. From April 2013 to September 2014 (1 year 6 months) Developer In Test @ I am a Developer In Test specializing in automation using such open source tools such as Ruby, Cucumber, Capybara, & Selenium-Webdriver. I have been involved in developing and maintaining and automated testing framework which can be used smoothly into the agile processes.
At ITV i am building and maintaining a suit of Automated tests for both the Front-end and back-end systems that support ITV Player. Some of the tools and languages i have been using over this time are, Cucumber, RSpec, Capybara, Selenium, Git, PHP. From July 2012 to April 2013 (10 months) London, United KingdomTest Analyst / QA Engineer @ ITV is the biggest commercial television Network Company in the UK, broadcasting the most talked about television to the UK’s culture, economy and communities
Within my Time at ITV I have been working on several different platforms ranging from; ITV back-end Video pipeline. ITV Player on iOS and Android, Content Management platforms such as Drupal and Bloom. This included running both Automated & Functional tests on both platforms as well as cross platform web testing on all major web browsers and all IOS devices. (Such as Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox and IE)
Some of my day-to-day activities would be writing test scripts (Manual & Automated) for new and existing functionality from business requirements and user stories; Participation in sprint planning meetings using BDD Agile methodology; Defect raising and re-testing using Quality Centre, Jira & Cucumber and reporting any impediments.
Some of my deliverables include: ITV Back-end video pipeline. ITV Player, BGT & Dancing On Ice Mobile Applications, I'm a celebrity, Dancing On Ice, Downton Abbey & ITV's corporate website. From September 2011 to April 2013 (1 year 8 months) London, United KingdomQA Test Consultant @ Test consultant for Vodafone Global. This involved preparation and testing of new features and versions of the software portals, from desktop to mobile phones. Using HP Quality Centre and team forge for creating test cases, raising defects / bugs and information and requirements for new releases. This also included visiting client’s sites across Europe assisting them in optimising their mobile portal for the best user experience; whilst maintaining a high level of performance for their customers. I have been involved and working on Vodafone Myweb Mobile portal, Vodafone Discover; Android application and Vodafone’s admin applications. From September 2010 to September 2011 (1 year 1 month) IT Consultant @ ITHR Consulting is an independent IT consultancy company that develops high quality software products to many big organisations who are spread around London and Europe.
Within my Time at ITHR I have worked for several projects across several companies, with the main company being Vodafone Global services. Some of the projects I was involved with at Vodafone were; Devices certification and Validation tester, Development QA Tester and testing the GUI interface for their European billing system. I have also been involved in running independent software and device testing / Audits for large organisations; such as LMax, BetFair & Vodafone Group. Using the following mobile and application platform; IPhone, Blackberry & Android Applications along with web and platform bases for the various organisations including the financial market. From February 2010 to September 2011 (1 year 8 months) Device Validation & Certification Consultant @ Within Vodafone I worked very closely with the development and testing team to prepare devices for releasing to production. To do this, we followed a specific procedure to test every feature of the device for the appropriate aspect of the project.
Within this role, I attended conference calls and meetings with all members of the team and management in the UK and Germany for the status of a device, the issues and solutions for the devices we may have; test the device and raise defect or bugs against the device issues that were present. I was predominantly based in London; however, I spent a great deal of time in Düsseldorf with the other member of the Device Certification team based out there. From February 2010 to September 2010 (8 months) Systems Administrator & IT Technician @ Dr Byte is a computers repair shop also offering an apprenticeship scheme for young people in IT.
when i was at Dr Byte I was head of company infrastructure, maintaining equipment, network and different computer platforms. Helping end-users with day to day problems they would encounter. Repairing, building and maintaining computers, laptops and other computers hardware. From August 2008 to December 2009 (1 year 5 months)
Information Technology. @ DB Training From 2008 to 2009 The Fitzwimarc School From 2003 to 2008 John Wakeling is skilled in: Test Automation, Agile Methodologies, Selenium, JIRA, Testing, Manual Testing, BDD, Agile Testing, Ruby, System Testing, Cucumber, Test Driven Development, Scrum, Test Cases, Mobile Applications