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QA Analyst, Manual Tester, 508 Tester.

Falls Church, VA
September 27, 2018

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Vera Mercer

Falls Church, VA

Ph: 913-***-****



QA tester with expertise in identifying and defining testing strategies, tracking testing progress and results for test cycles to assess and enhance product and process quality and efficiency. Proven ability to excel in dynamic fast paced environments and achieve quality deliverables within timelines.


Testing tools: Selenium IDE

Bug tracking: JIRA, Jira Zephyr,Bugzilla

Browsers: Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera

Languages: SQL (MySQL, MS SQL Server 2017)

Operating Systems: MS Windows, Mac OS

Experience with Web and E-commerce testing

508 compliance: JAWS, Wave, AInspector

Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall


Arlington, VA July 2018 – September 2018 Client: Halfaker & Associates/Department of Veterans Affairs (Short-term Contract)

Updated JIRA tickets with test results.

Worked independently to ensure full test coverage of the assigned tests.

Identify, track the progress and verify completeness of defects found during testing cycle.

Worked with test defect tracking and reporting system such as Atlassian products.

Conducted functional, regression, usability testing.

Conducted 508/WCAG 2.0 AA testing of public facing websites.

Reported defects identified in testing by creating bugs in JIRA.

Target Labs, Inc. Vienna, VA August 2016 – July 2018

QA Analyst

Project: Web-based application for house design and remodeling

Created detailed test plans, test cases and test scenarios for different application modules according to functional requirements and business specifications.

Conducted smoke, sanity, functional, usability, regression testing.

Identified, analyzed, and documented defects/bugs utilizing JIRA as defect tracking system.

Tested applications compatibility on different platforms (Windows, Mac OS), browser versions (IE, Firefox, Safari and Chrome).

Performed backend testing and execute SQL queries to retrieve data from databases to validate data mapping.

Developed basic automation test cases using Selenium IDE.

Conducted system integration and user acceptance testing (UAT) on later stages of SDLC.

Participated in meetings with internal/external stakeholders to understand requirements. and helped prioritize organizational strategies and plans.

Effectively communicated project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.

Participated in project daily meetings, project status post mortems.

Supported users through training, as well as provide one-on-one technical assistance.

Project: New Faces - Web-based voting application

Created detailed Test plans, Test cases according to the business requirements, extensively working with Manual Testing in JIRA.

Performed functionality testing, GUI, regression, compatibility, usability testing, equivalence partitioning and boundary value analysis.

Wrote SQL commands to access to database for backend testing.

Used advance test case design techniques by creating negative and reusable test cases.

Found different functional bugs and reported critical usability issues via JIRA.

Participated daily SCRUM meetings and assisted in retrospective after each sprint.

Assisted in grooming and retrospective meetings after each sprint.

Performed UAT efforts with the client and managed UAT test case preparation, execution, defect entry and tracking.


Learnix center, Vienna, VA 2016

Comprehensive software tester

Moscow State University of Food Production, Moscow, Russia 2005

Bachelor of Science, Engineer/Quality Control


Available upon request

US Military Spouse

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