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Qa engineer

Herndon, VA, 20170
April 12, 2016

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Frank McDonald

Phone: 703-***-****


Visa: US Citizen


Over 6 Years of Information Technology experience in Software Quality Assurance and Quality Control with exceptional skill in improving the Quality of the Product by implementing QA Practices and Test Automation.

Good knowledge in various stages of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle), STLC (Software Testing Life Cycle) and QA methodologies from project definition to post-deployment documentation.

Having experience on test methodology like Waterfall, V Model & Agile methodology.

Good experience in developing Test Cases and Test Scripts for manual and automation testing.

Expertise in Test plan formulation from Functional Requirement Documents, Business requirements and Use Case diagrams etc.

Experienced in different phases of Testing like Functional Testing, Regression Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, Backend Testing, Black Box Testing and UAT.

Good exposure on tools like QuickTest Pro (QTP), ALM/Quality Center.

Experienced in recording requirements, test cases in HP ALM/Quality Center and testrail.

Proficient in Bug tracking and reporting using the test management tools like HP ALM/Quality Center, Jira.

Experienced in data integrity testing by executing SQL statements and manually verifying the contents.

Experienced in tracking test activities, Data Management, Daily status tracking reports, Status Calls and meetings, Meeting time lines, tracking weekly goals.

Strong understanding and experience in working on different architectures - Client Server, Web based and GUI based systems, and applications.

Ability to interact with all levels of personnel from technical to high level executive management.

Excellent interpersonal, communication & writing skills.

Technical Skills

Automated Testing Tools

QTP/Uft, HP ALM/Quality Center,

Operating System

Windows, MS-DOS, UNIX/Linux and Solaris.

Productivity Tool

MS Office Suite

Bug Tracking Tools

HP ALM/Quality Center, Bugzilla, Jira

Scripting Languages

HTTP, TCP/IP, AWT, Swing, HTML, DHTML, CSS, XML, XSL, XSLT, WSDL, Web services, Java Script, AJAX, VBScript, UNIX Shell Scripting

Programming Languages

C, C++, C#, Java, SQA Basic, SQL and PL/SQL


WebSphere, WebLogic, Tomcat


Oracle, SQL Server, MS Access, DB2

Version Controls

Clear Case, Perforce, PVCS Tracker and VSS


MS Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome


CSC, Reston, VA

Nov 2013 – Till Present

QA Manual tester


Reviewed design documents & business requirements to learn the functions and scope of the applications under test.

Wrote business requirements specification (BRS) and functional requirements specification (FRS) documents as per the business requirements and process flow.

Created test plans to detail the testing scope, requirements (high level), strategies and all needed required resources.

Used Agile/SCRUM methodology in supporting system development cycle.

Participated and lead Sprint Planning and Sprint review meetings

Prepared test data for the functional test cases.

Designed test scripts based on business requirements using HP ALM.

Used Jira as defect-tracking tool to track and follow up the defect status.

Designed & executed Test Cases in Hp Alm.

Coordinated with offshore team on regression suite execution

Conducted System, Integration and User Acceptance tests.

Deployed packages and fixed into QA environment.

Developed Test cases, Test Scripts for UAT and Conducted UAT Testing.

Executed back-end queries for database testing

Utilized SQL for attaining Test Data for end to end testing of CSC client application

Interacted with Business Development Team, Application Developers, Project Manager and other team members on application testing status when necessary.

Environment: JAVA, ORACLE, Windows, UNIX/LINUX, MS Office, XML, HTML, SQL,TOAD, Hp Alm, Jira

Washington Post, Washington, DC

May 2011 – Oct 2013

SQA Analyst


Involved in analyzing Business requirement specification and System Requirements specification.

Involved in designing, developing and executing Test Strategies, Test Plans and Test Cases.

Involved in Analyzing Business/Functional/Technical requirements and creating Requirements Traceability Matrix outlining test scenarios.

Involved in reviewing and analyzing Verification and Validation Process, plans, requirements, and specifications.

Ran the Regression Suite at regular basis from Quality Center.

Involved in tracking the system defects using defect tracking tool Quality Center.

Tested data integrity in databases using SQL queries.

Automated most of the regression testing scripts using QTP and created smoke test suite for regular usage.

Wrote Shell Scripts to facilitate batch testing in UNIX environment.

Cross browser testing was done in Chrome.

Performed User Acceptance Test for the application by creating UAT environment and validating the Code Migration Procedures.

Executed UI, Functionality, Integration, System, and Regression tests.

Stored data in to Excel sheet and imported those data to the driver script.

Participated in Weekly meetings.

Responsible for driving issue-log meetings on regular basis.

Environment: Windows, SQL Server, Quality Center, QTP, UNIX/Linux MS Office, VBScript, HTML, XML, HTTP, Chrome.

Regions Bank, Birmingham, AL

Jan 2009 – Apr 2011

Software Engineer


Analyzed the Business Requirement Document, Technical Specification Document.

Developed Test strategy document defining the test environment, phases of testing, entrance and exit criteria into different phases of testing through Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Analyzed and maintained requirements and created Traceability Matrix (RTM) between Requirements and Test Cases.

Developed negative and boundary conditions test cases based on specifications provided as part of the Actual and expected results.

Developed and reviewed Standard testing scripts for Smoke test.

Used Quality Center as repository for maintaining test cases, executing and tracking the defects.

Used Quality Center extensively for defect management process to log the issues encountered during testing and tracked them until resolution.

Worked on Quality Center to trace the requirements, write the test cases in the test plan, execute the test cases in the test lab and track the defects in the defect module.

Generated daily defect reports using the dashboard module of Quality Center.

Involved in Automation of Testing using QTP.

Modified Object Repository to help QTP identify GUI objects and enhanced the scripts using VBScript.

Performed Functional Testing, Integration Testing and System Testing.

Coordinated the UAT testing by guiding the users during UAT, logging the defects encountered during UAT in Quality Center and setup trouble shooting sessions to resolve the issues through Bridge calls.

Conducted walkthroughs and reviews with designers and developers to establish quality policy conformance.

Tracked bugs using VMS and generated the defect reports for review by the client and the management teams.

Documented Test Completion Reports after the completion of each phase of testing.

Handled the tasks of ensuring the testing activity is performed accurately and efficiently.

Organized defect meeting to discuss the defects on daily basis.

Environment: Windows, SQL, Windows, MS Office, UNIX/Linux, VBScript, HTML, XML, HTTP, Quality Center, QTP.

References available upon request

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