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Test Cases Quality

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
January 29, 2018

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Mezgebu Getachew Akalu

**** ****** ****** ***, ****** Spring, MD, 20904


Phone: 240-***-****


● 6+ years of IT experience in QA methodologies, Software and Automation Testing.

● Experienced in writing system Test plans, modifying Test strategies, Test Design Specification and defining

Test Case.

● Extensively experienced in writing and executing manual Test cases and scripts.

● Good Knowledge in implementing and utilizing automated web-based testing tools.

● Experienced in Test-driven development, unit testing, functional testing, system integration testing, and regression testing.

● Proficient in Mainframe services testing, GUI testing, UAT, web service testing, and browser compatibility testing.

● Experienced in using different Test case and defect management tools, including HP ALM/Quality Center.

● Extensively experienced in creating and executing Test Cases using HP ALM/Quality Center.

● Experienced in writing simple SQL queries for data validation and Agile/Scrum methodologies.

● Able to use Checkpoints, Descriptive programming and Data Driven Test Scripts in QTP/UFT.

● Ability to work on migration of Automated Testing tool used for creating policies to QTP/UFT.

● Able to create large volume of Regression Test results using QTP/UFT.

● Experienced in performing GUI testing, Data-driven testing using QTP/UFT.

● Ability to create projects using automation testing tools with QTP/UFT.

● Proficient in monitoring and tracking resolution of defects, coordinating with engineers in order to prevent, report, and resolve.

● Experienced in Identifying opportunities to adopt innovative technologies.

● Ensuring test coverage based on business requirements.

● Good working within group or individually on projects.

● Coordinating defect validation and reporting with the team and assist developers in recreating defects.

● Familiarity with continuous process improvement concepts.


CareFirst, Baltimore, MD QA Analyst

Feb, 2016 – Present


● Developed Test plans, scenarios and cases used in testing based on business requirements, technical specifications and product knowledge to ensure the function properly.

● Identified and executed on opportunities to improve Test Automation and Tooling.

● Designed, monitored, and analyzed quality assurance metrics such as defect, defect counts, test results, and test status.

● Identified test requirements from specifications, map test case requirements and design test coverage plan.

● Responsible for performed black box and gray box testing on a daily basis.

● Configured HP ALM for Defect Tracking and created new User Defined Fields.

● Effectively managed the testing process using HP ALM.

● Developed SQL scripts to test data loading process.

● Developed automated scripts using UFT and VB Script.

● Performed Manual and Automated testing for the test cases using UFT.

● Executed Test Scripts using UFT for Regression testing.

● Created automation scripts in Unified Functional Testing to validate functional changes to claims processing.

● Created a Library of Functions in UFT and documented all User-Defined Functions.

● Reported, tracked and determined priority of reported bugs.

● Communicated effectively with the business and IT community.

● Orientated with attention to detail, patience, and persistence in problem solving.

● Prepared Daily and Weekly Status Report and presented them to the Clients.

Environment: JIRA, Java Script, VB Script, Java, PHP, Windows, HP ALM, UFT, SQL, HTML, MS Office, XML, UNIX.

E*Trade Bank, Arlington, VA QA Engineer

Nov, 2013 – Jan, 2016


● Ensured Test plans and Test cases are defined, documented, executed and tracked to ensure new applications and enhancements to existing applications satisfy business requirements.

● Maintained Testing Metrics and provided reports to manager on a timely basis.

● Ensured proper traceability between Test cases and requirement documentation.

● Tracked Test execution to planned Test schedule to ensure timely delivery of testing deliverables.

● Reported the defects with development team using HP Quality Center.

● Responsible in consolidating the test results sent by the testers and updating the Quality Center.

● Wrote complex SQL Queries for back end testing for both Oracle and SQL databases.

● Created reusable components utilizing QTP business components.

● Created Customs functions for some grids which are not recognized by QTP.

● Set the QA environment for Manual Testing as well as Automated Testing using QTP.

● Tested the Application by inserting checkpoints and synchronization points in Test scripts using QTP.

● Responsible in validating the functional test cases developed by QTP.

● Involved in User acceptance testing (UAT) of the application.

● Generated weekly status reports for the project team.

● Communicated issues and risks related to work assignments.

● Assisted with meeting agendas and meeting notes.

Environment: VB Script, MS Office, Windows, UNIX, QTP, HP Quality Center, SQL Server, MS Excel, Java, Java Script, Oracle.

AT&T, Oakton, VA Software Tester

July, 2011 – Oct, 2013


● Participated in Test Case development, manual testing, and validation of our website and tools that support the website.

● Worked with Build Test Scripts to assist in the testing process.

● Prepared, submitted, and maintained all required documentations for Formal testing.

● Performed and maintained requirements tracing between requirements specifications and Test specification.

● Defined, wrote, and executed Test Plans for integration, user acceptance, and regression testing.

● Reviewed the defects with development team using HP Quality Center.

● Extensively written SQL queries to perform back end testing.

● Developed and maintained QTP scripts for Functional, Sanity and Regression testing.

● Actively participated in test case automation using a structured, key word driven framework with QTP.

● Participated in project updates meeting, defected review meetings and reported meeting.

● Planned test schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope or delivery dates.

● Investigated, reported, and tracked product failures to resolution.

● Defined project staffing estimates on analysis of project.

Environment: Web Services, MS Excel, QTP, Quality Center, HTML, Java, Oracle, Windows, Java

Script, VB Script, UNIX, MS Office.


Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Addis Ababa University School of Commerce, Ethiopia

Testing Tools:



C#, C/C++, JAVA, VB Script, Java Script

Bug Reporting Tools:

HP ALM, HP Quality Center Requirement Gathering Tools: Rational Requisite Pro, MS Visio Operating Systems:

Windows, Linux/ UNIX


MS Office, MS Excel

Web Technologies:



SQL Server, MS Access, Oracle

References available upon request

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