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Annandale, Virginia, United States
March 08, 2019

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Hicham Benayad

US Citizen



Around 6 years of experience as a QA Automation Analyst/Engineer including all phases of SDLC and STLC.

Experienced in Test Management (Test planning, Implementation and Test Control).

Extensively experienced in Test estimation for various web based applications.

Strong knowledge in all phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC).

Good knowledge in Testing methodology, Test planning, Test execution, Defect-management and Result reporting.

Good Knowledge of analysis system requirements and design analysis with the goal of developing Test Artifacts.

Experienced in designing and development of Automation frameworks for Web and Windows based applications.

Experienced in Functional Testing, Integration Testing, GUI, SOA Testing, System Testing, Black box Testing, Usability Testing, and Regression Testing.

Experienced in tracking the bugs and reporting using JIRA for global test management.

Good Knowledge in using software Management Tools such as HP ALM/Quality Center.

Experienced in developing and analyzing Test Plans, Test Strategy, Test Cases and Test Results using HP Quality Center/ALM.

Experienced in the preparation of Test data, preparation and execution of regression Test scripts, preparation of weekly status reports using HP Quality Center/ALM.

Solid SQL skills, able to write simple and complex SQL queries for Back-end testing.

Experienced in performing complex integration and regression tests on multiple software using QTP/UFT.

Extensively experienced in developing QTP/UFT test scripts to support Regression Testing.

Proficient in developing Automation Frameworks to perform Functionality and GUI testing using QTP/UFT.

Hands on experience in validating Web Services using SOAP-UI.

Experienced in testing Web-based and Client-Server applications in Windows, UNIX environment.

Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to clearly speak to both technical and management.


Bachelor degree (in progress) from GEORGE MASON UNIVERSTY, Fairfax, VA.



HP Quality Center, HP Quick Test Pro, SOAP UI, HP ALM, HP UFT, JIRA


Java, Java Script, VB Script, XML, HTML, PHP, SQL, PL/SQL, C, C++, C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET


Crystal Reports


Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, DB2


Windows, Unix/Linux


MS Excel, MS Visio, MS Word, PowerPoint, MS Outlook


Client: SallieMae, Reston, VA

Role: QA Automation Analyst

01-2018 – Present

Roles and Responsibilities:

Worked for validation of Target data in Data Warehouse and Data Marts which are Transformed and Loaded.

Different Data Stage components especially are used effectively to develop and maintain the database.

Documented the business requirements, developed Test plans, Test cases created for the database backend testing and to test database functionality.

Designed Traceability Matrix to match the Test scripts with the Functional design document.

Worked on all the stages of SDLC for this project and designed and executed Functional, Integration, Regression, System (End to End) and Backend (Database).

Created Defects, Story Bugs, Tasks, Objectives, Spike in JIRA Software.

Developed the Test cases to test Functionality and Interface of the application using HP ALM.

Interacted with the developers to report and using HP ALM.

Linked Requirements to Tests and Defects for traceability as well as analyzed and tested defects in HP ALM.

Reviewed Test Plans uploaded in HP ALM with teammates and coworkers to continuously evaluate team’s progress and tasks completion.

Involved with backend testing of the SQL database and verified if the data displaying is correct.

Used UFT for Regression testing and used script according to the functionality.

Responsible for triggering and monitoring weekly batch processes using UFT.

Used UFT to developed Data Driven Test scripts.

Involved in capturing, inserting verification points, verifying and replying user interactions automatically to identify defects using UFT.

Used Regular expressions in UFT using VB Script programming.

Created several Test scripts using UFT to create Batch tests and performed Exception handling.

Used VB Script to develop a Hybrid Automation Framework in UFT.

Used XML files in Sending/receiving XML requests using SOAP UI.

Identified training requirements and forward it to the project manager to schedule workshops.

Act as single point of contact between developers, testers and SMEs for iterations, testing and deployment activities.

Monitored performance by gathering relevant data and produced statistical reports.

Planed, arranged and facilitated meetings, workshops and relations with client staff during test planning and throughout subsequent development and testing.


HP ALM, HP UFT, JIRA, VB Script, PowerPoint, MS Visio, C, C++, CSS, Windows, Java, SQL, HTML, XML,, MS Word, MS Excel, UNIX.

Client: UnitedHealth Group, Elkridge, MD

Role: QA Engineer

04-2015 – 12-2017

Roles and Responsibilities:

Analyzed Business requirements, Functional and Design specifications of the product, writing effective test cases for both manual and automated tests.

Involved in Project Planning, Estimation, Scheduling & Tracking and maintaining various Test metrics.

Created Test Plans to check user and business requirements efficiently.

Responsible for Functional, Regression testing, Integration testing.

Performed Smoke, Functional, Boundary Value Analysis, Regression and UAT testing to ensure high quality of the deliverable.

Performed manual and automated testing including Back-end and Front-end Testing.

Created Test Cases in Test Rail to map the defects in JIRA.

Reported application defects using HP ALM.

Upgraded the existing Test scripts and created new scripts for client application in HP ALM.

Designed, Implemented and maintained SQL Object Repository framework for Oracle ERP applications.

Implemented and maintained localization and internationalization Automation Testing Frameworks by using scripts in UFT.

Developed new or updated existing Test scripts in UFT.

Performed the automation of Web based applications using UFT.

Developed reusable Generic and Application functions using VB script for UFT Test Scripts.

Participated in all aspects of testing in UFT including Functional, Regression, and System testing.

Involved in User acceptance testing of the application.

Responsible for Testing Web Services requests using SOAPUI.

Executed Test Cases using SOAP UI and validated responses.

Involved in creating weekly status reports.

Participated in various Agile Scrum Meetings.

Participated in group meeting and walkthroughs.


MS Visio, HTML, XML, .Net, PHP, UFT, HP ALM, SQL Server, VB Script, MS Excel, MS Word, Windows, UNIX.

Client: American Red Cross, Falls Church, VA

Role: Software Tester

08-2012 – 03-2015

Roles and Responsibilities:

Developed Master Test Plan, Test Scenarios and Test Cases for several projects.

Defined Test strategy for Quality Assurance.

Published results of Test executions for release planning purposes.

Conceptualized and introduced the latest Agile/Scrum Development Methodology in project.

Wrote Functional, Integration and Regression Test Cases from the requirements/stories.

Used Quality Center/ALM for bug tracking and reporting.

Created SQL queries for quality assurance and analysis.

Wrote SQL queries to do backend testing to verify the data on hand held devices.

Worked with MS SQL Server and Sybase central to do backend testing.

Used QTP/UFT for testing web application.

Performed Regression testing for new builds and modified application using QTP/UFT.

Created automation testing framework using QTP/UFT.

Prepared of test summary reports, defect analysis reports.

Managed the team and coordinated the team’s daily activities with scheduled status meetings.


QTP/UFT, Quality Center/ALM, HTML, XML, .NET, Java, Oracle, Windows, VB Script, Web Services, MS Excel, PowerPoint, MS Word, UNIX.

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