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Software QA Tester

Chicago, Illinois, United States
September 27, 2018

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Petya Koycheva

Chicago, IL *****



Qualifications Profile

Dynamic, performance-focused, and goal-oriented Software QA Tester with broad-based knowledge and experience in manual and automated black/gray box testing of web and mobile applications. Armed with solid communication and problem-solving skills. Capable of taking initiative and utilizing keen eye for detail in handling multiple projects; Coordinating efficiently with individuals from all levels, as well as providing adequate solutions to arising conflicts. US Citizen.

Core Competencies

Technical Acumen:

Mac OS, Windows


JIRA Bugzilla Mantis Selenium WebDriver JMeter

MS SQL Server Chrome Firefox Edge Safari

Firebug Fiddler VirtualBox aLogcat Chrome Developer tool


Zenar Studio, Inc Seattle, WA

Software QA Tester 08/14 – Present

Tested a Social Network Application for professionals in the fashion industry

Tested a Native mobile application for making music videos for Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook

Tested a Native mobile application that gives the user easy and fast accesses to Emoji, Kaboom, EasyPay, Dropbox, YouTube, Google search directly from their keyboard without having to open up the application

Tested a Native Lifestyle application that helps users to discover and instantly book best salons, spas and barbershops, pay and tip all on the phone

Conducted formal and informal product design reviews throughout the software development lifecycle to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules and potential issues

Took part in creating test documentation from scratch (test plan, test suites, test cases, test coverage matrices);

Run GUI testing to verify web application quality with regards to Industry W3C standards;

Tested functionality using Chrome, Mozilla, Safari & Edge browsers to ensure cross-browser compatibility of the application;

Performed functional testing of web application elements based on specific test data;

Performed comprehensive regression testing of new builds providing feedback to QA manager / developers team;

Verified fixed bugs and provided feedback / statistics on weekly Scrum meetings;

Created single team collaboration channel using Slack messenger;

Facilitated and maintained collaboration environment for QA team through Google cloud services (Google Drive, Google Docs Suite);

Prepared test environment by creating different user categories in project database to check different user roles;

Wrote test documentation test plan & created testing checklists for all sections of the web application;

Performed regression testing with new releases deployed by development team;

Performed Usability testing to detect ergonomic and accessibility issues in the app;

Reported bugs to Bugzilla environment with further tracking and validation of files issued by developers;

Performed static testing and analysis of iOS / macOS application based on application elements’ charts;

Interacted with developers, system engineers, and testing teams to identify applications defects

Participated in software design review meeting creating appropriate Test Plan;

Performed functional testing on iOS devices (iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7) and Mac OS (MacBook Pro 2015, Air 2013 @ MacOS 10.12.3);

Worked closely with outsourced development teams overseas.

OTHER Experience

2012 – 2014 Safety Manager, Matrix INC, Chicago, IL

2007 – 2012 Customer Service, VPC Corporation, Chicago, IL


MA in Electronics, Burgas Free University, Burgas, Bulgaria

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