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Nashua, NH
February 26, 2020

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Sudha Achanta

Senior QA Automation Engineer

Email: Phone: 469-***-****

Senior QA Automation Engineer with 6+ years of experience in analyzing, review and understand business requirements and skill enough to prepare Test Plans, Test Scripts, Test Scenarios, Test Cases and generates result reports. Expertise in executing test cases manually as well as generate automated scripts for TDD, BDD, API Testing using tools like Selenium, Cucumber, Postman, Soap UI, Appium and frameworks like TestNG, Rest Assured while serving clients in various domains such as Banking, Retail, Healthcare and E-Commerce.

Professional Summary

Expertise in various types of testing like Software Automation Testing and Manual Testing

Extensively worked with Selenium IDE, RC and Web Driver, Grid for testing web applications.

Good knowledge of Java Development and proven experience in using Java for Automation.

Designed and created Test Suites using different frameworks like Data Driven, Keyword Driven, Page Object Model and Hybrid Framework for Java based applications.

Worked Extensively with JUnit &TestNG Testing Framework. Have implemented cross browser testing and data driven testing using @parameters and @DataProvider annotations.

Implemented test automation for handling popup windows and alerts using WebDriver and Alert interface class.

Executed test scripts in headless browser like HtmlUnitdriver and PhatomJS.

Used AutoIt, Selenium Actions API in automation for Mouse movements, Keystrokes, Window control manipulations and print pop-ups.

Have the ability to perform switch over to elements in iframes using WebDriver.

Ability to perform Compatibility testing with different browsers like Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari and with different operating systems like Windows, Android, Mac OS.

Experienced in using Apache POI to read the data from external sources in order to feed test data sets into the test scripts.

Experience in testing Web Services-SOA architecture, JSON, XML transactions, SOAP, HTTP, WSDL, and REST using various industry standard tools like SOAPUI, Postman and Rest Assured.

Used SoapUI and JSON Path assertions to verify the API response.

Experience in testing Mobile Applications using Android Studio and Real Devices to test the Android and iOS applications using Appium.

Experience in Writing Features, Scenario Outlines for Cucumber BDD (Behavior-Driven Development) framework and automating BDD scenarios using Cucumber Runners.

Created complete solution for continuous integration tool such as Jenkins from code checkout from GitHub to regression report generation.

Hands on experience of developing test plans and strategies of testing web applications and e-commerce situation.

Ability to connect with the Database to execute SQL statements using PL/SQL Developer and TOAD.

Expertise in Integration, Functional, Regression, System testing and User Acceptance Testing.

Quick learner and good team player.

Ability to meet tight deadlines in a timely manner.

Expertise in Problem solving and Bug Tracking Reports using Bug tracking Tools.

Extensive experience in working on multiple projects concurrently.

Suggested probable risk and risk mitigating strategies along with creative solutions to the management team.

Education Details

Masters in Arts from Andhra University, India -2002

Technical Skills

Testing Tools

Selenium WebDriver, TestNG, Selenium IDE, Selenium RC, Selenium Grid, JUnit, Cucumber, Appium, Appium DeskTop, Soap UI, Postman, Rest Assured,Worksoft


Agile (Scrum), Waterfall, SDLC, STLC.


Java, HTML, XML, Gherkin, C.


Eclipse, SQL Developer.

Test Framework

Keyword Driven, Data Driven, Hybrid, Page Object Model (POM).

Web Debugging Tool

XPath, Firepath, Firebug.


AutoIT, Sikuli

Build Tool



Agile-Scrum, Waterfall.

Bug Tracking Tools

JIRA, Quality Centre.

Test build, Integration Tools

Maven, Jenkins, SVN, Git


SQL Server, MS Access, Oracle, MySQL.

Operating Systems

Windows (XP, Vista & 7, 8, 10) Linux, Mac.

MS Office tools

Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.


Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari

Professional Experience

Cigna, Windsor, CT May 2019 – Till date

QA Automation Engineer (consultant)

Working on multiple QA technologies on healthcare domain products like Claims and Gateway of Pega frame work. Developed BDD frame work with extent reports to get moved from existing licensed test software.


Developed a POC to come up with BDD frame work using Cucumber with Extent Reports to apply the same for all projects.

Developed a POC to come up with BDD frame work using Cucumber to invoke Rest API’s.

Worked on multiple stories to implement classes with XPath’s.

Worked in a scrum environments.

Automated multiple stories by using the selenium framework, RestAPI

Handle Popups windows and Alerts testing using Sikuli driver and chrome extensions.

Contributed in developing Automation Framework that uses Java, Selenium Web Driver and JUnit. Performed Data driven testing using Selenium Web Driver, TestNG functions and JDBC Connections which reads data from scripts using property and XML files.

Selected the Test Cases to be automated and performed functional testing of the front end using Selenium (Server and Web Driver)& created Data Driven framework using JUnit.

Created Test Scripts in SOAPUI for Testing Web Services.

Wrote Mobile Test Scripts using Appium Client to test Native and Web Mobile applications. Tested Android Apps using Appium Desktop.

Tested Enterprise Restful API using Rest Assured and Postman, Used HamCrest Assertions,

Performed cross browser testing on different Operating Systems like Windows, Linux and Mac and on different browsers like Internet explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera.

Regression testing was performed after each build release of the application and updated the Scripts by executing the Regression suites built using Selenium and approve for regression suite

Performed back end testing by writing and executing SQL queries to validate that data is being populated in appropriate tables and manually verify the correctness of the data with front-end values.

Performed agile testing, review the stories and participated in Daily Scrum, Iteration Planning and Release Planning meetings.

Participated in peer review with team and developers to review test cases/test scripts.

Performed System, Integration, Smoke, Sanity, Functional, End to End, Positive and Negative and monitored the behavior of the applications during different phases of testing using testing methodologies.

Planning for Test Execution activities to accomplish tasks on daily/weekly basis.

Environment: Selenium WebDriver, Selenium Grid, Eclipse, Oracle, HTML, XML, Git, JUnit, TestNG, Jenkins, SoapUI, JIRA, Maven, Cucumber, Appium.

Citi Bank, New York, NY Aug 2018- Apr 2019

Senior QA Automation Engineer

Division Monitor is a system that consolidates the real-time and historical Call Management System statistics individually from several sites within client name. Call center statistic reports include the volume of the calls offered, number of calls abandoned, average speed of answering the calls, distribution of the calls offered, handle time of the calls, calls within 20 seconds, the load status of the calls at the call centers and the real time statistics at the current point of time. The App Name Production support team provides the 24X7 on-call support, handling the issues in the application, co-ordination with the external teams, participate in business discussions for any changes in the application, source code deployments etc.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Reviewed the Product Backlog, Functional Specifications Document and Technical Documentation.

Interacted with the Project Manager, Business Analysts and Developers to understand the application design and functional specifications.

Implemented Hybrid automation test framework with Selenium WebDriver, Java and TestNG.

Used Apache POI to read data from external sources and provide them as parameters to the locators in the test script.

Used Firebug, Fire Path to debug, edit and locate the objects based on ID, Name, XPath, CSS Selector, Link, Partial Link, Attributes and Tags.

Tested broken links and inter application links (page redirects to respective URL's) in development, test and production environments.

Used Selenium WebDriver and TestNG to run parallel testing by creating Groups, and categorizing test cases.

Performed Selenium Synchronization using Explicit & Implicit waits.

Wrote test cases to handle Popups windows and Alerts using WebDriver and Alert interface class.

Selected the Test Cases to be automated and performed functional testing of the front end using Selenium Web Driver& created Data Driven framework using TestNG.

Performed Cross browser compatibility testing on Chrome, Firefox, IE browsers using TestNG suites.

Worked on Capturing Screenshots on Failure or Pass to analyze the test failure reason. Coordinated with application team to ensure resolution of all issues and completion of work on time.

Wrote XPATH expression for identifying dynamic object and handled Ajax requests using Synchronization.

Created test reports generated out of TestNG and captured the error screenshots.

Dealt with Accessing Links & Tables using Selenium WebDriver and Java collections framework.

Used Jenkins tool for continuous integration of the builds.

Performed BDD (Behavior Driven Development) using Cucumber Features, Scenarios and Step Definitions in Gherkins format.

Conducted backend testing using SQL queries to validate data for database and Used SQL queries for retrieving data from database for executing user specific test cases.

Involved in Web services testing using SOAPUI Tool. Validated request and response XML. Added assertions to validate the XML in Web services, SOAP and RESTFUL service.

Performed mobile testing using Appium on Android devices.

Used real devices and emulators to carryout mobile testing on native and browser (Web) applications.

Schedule and prioritize work and plan a sequence of testing activities that accomplish the planned targets. Set priorities and provide reports to the management.

Environment: Selenium WebDriver, Selenium GRID, Eclipse, Oracle, HTML, XML, GIT, JUnit, TestNG, Jenkins, Soap UI, Postman, Rest Assured, JIRA, Maven, Jenkins, GitHub, Cucumber, Appium, Appium Inspector.

Citi Bank, New York, NY February 2017 –July 2018

Senior QA Automation Engineer

Mail Management system is running from long time ago and consistently being enhanced with new technologies. Communication being sent to customers across physical mail will be validated against the USPS address database and make sure to deliver to valid and right addresses.

Roles and responsibilities:

Developed System Test Plans, Test Cases and Test Scripts based on Business requirements.

Developed test cases and scripts for GUI testing, functionality testing and regression testing.

Prepared Test cases for positive and negative test scenarios as referred in the user stories keeping in mind Boundary Value Limitations, Equivalence classes.

Implemented Data driven framework and worked extensively with TestNG Testing Framework. Has implemented cross browser testing and Data driven testing using @parameters and @Data providers annotations.

Used Firebug, Fire Path to debug, edit and locate the objects based on ID, Name, XPath, CSS Selector, Link, Partial Link, Attributes and Tags.

Developing test and defect reports and also test scripts in Selenium Environment

Implemented the selenium synchronization using the implicit and explicit wait methods.

Selected the Test Cases to be automated and performed functional testing of the front end using Selenium (IDE and Web Driver) & created Data Driven framework.

Ability in handling Ajax calls using WebDriver methods waits like Implicit, Explicit, fluent waits and thread sleep.

Ability in handling the SSL certificate error using desired capabilities in all the web Browsers.

Experience in Drag and Drop, Scroll Down, Synchronization, Double Click, Checkboxesusing Selenium Web Driver

Used Selenium API for Mouse movements, Keystrokes, Window control manipulations and pop-ups.

Ability to handle multiple windows using web drivers.

Created test reports generated out of TestNG and captured the error screenshots.

Performed BDD (Behavior Driven Development) using Cucumber Features, Scenarios and Step Definitions in Gherkins format.

Configured Jenkins build job for continuous Integration and also for Regression Testing.

Used Quality center to track defects and attended meetings with developers in resolving the same.

Involved in Web services testing using SOAPUI Tool. Validated request and response XML. Added assertions to validate the XML in Web services SOAP and RESTFUL service.

Conducted backend testing using SQL queries to validate data for database and Used SQL queries for retrieving data from database for executing user specific test cases.

Environment: Selenium WebDriver, GRID, Oracle, Jenkins, SoapUI, HTML, XML, Quality center, JIRA, Microsoft Office, Cucumber, Eclipse, JUnit, Maven, TestNG, Agile

Community Health Plan of Washington, Seattle, WA January 2015 –November 2016

Selenium Test Engineer

Claims is a critical web application to process member claims based on CMS rules, which has EDI files load, adjudicate claims, several downstream processes like EOP,EOB, 834 files, etc, call center modules, portals for members and providers, authorizations for members like several features been included.

Roles and responsibilities:

Involved in various SDLC Phases-Requirements Analysis, Test Case

Development, System Testing, Regression and Conducted End to End and Black box testing.

Actively involved in functional, system, integration, positive, negative, GUI testing of the application.

Interacted with developers and business Users to communicate the defects and actively participated in replicating the bugs and performed regression testing using JIRA.

Created Test Data using SQL and wrote SQL queries for back-end testing.

Used Data Driven Framework and extracted data from external Excel files using Apache POI and loaded into the variables in the scripted code.

Identified the Test Cases and documented them in Quality Centre

Configured Test Cases to receive input Test Data Sets for the corresponding test cases using TestNG Data Provider Annotation.

Performed BDD (Behavior Driven Development), ATDD (Acceptance Test Driven Development) using Cucumber Features, Scenarios and Step Definitions.

Used SoapUI to test the application web services and restful services.

Used Selenium to develop automation of execution of several test cases during cloud migration.

Worked with mobile application testing team using Appium.

Used Maven Performed continuous integration of code and scripts using Jenkins. Configured and launched builds using Jenkins jobs and analyzed the Test Results from Jenkins UI.

Worked on SQL queries to verify data integrity and validate updated data for the Test cases in different modules of the application.

Involved in daily Defect Triage meetings with Project Managers and developers during System testing and UAT.

Worked with developers to Create and update the defects, resolve and track their status using JIRA.

Sales force was used to develop CRM solution to manage customer relationships.

Environment: Selenium Web driver, JAVA, Eclipse, HTML, Soap UI, SVN, Maven, Jenkins, QC,worksoft

Johnson and Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ October 2013- December 2014

Manual Tester

OCA (Open Challenge Assessment) is a recruitment platform for fresh graduates passed out from colleges or universities. Using this application, users can create interview drive and schedule for a particular interview location. Users can map/un map faculties for HR and Technical round and can map/un map SPOC in a particular drive. The admin can generate the list of candidates by selecting particular criteria for interview.

After interview, using this application the admin can select the candidates who are selected for PEO (Pre-Employment Orientation)..

Roles and Responsibilities:

Involved in gathering business requirement, studying the application and collecting the information from developers and writing the test Scenarios.

Reviewed test assignments, developed Test Scenarios and Test Cases, and conducted tests as assigned.

Application was updated twice a week, so that all the Test Procedures created as Baseline can be played back to perform Regression Testing.

Performed Functional Testing, Smoke Testing, System Testing, Regression Testing and End-to-End Testing.

Wrote SQL Queries to retrieve the data from various Tables and to Test the Database.

Preparation of test data for the negative and positive test cases.

Documented Defects found during test and communicated the recorded problems to the responsible development personnel.

Retested the application once the Defects were fixed.

Participated in weekly walk-through and inspection meetings, to verify the status of the testing.

Environment : HP quality center, Excel, Internet Explorer HTML, JavaScript, Eclipse, Selenium, Oracle.

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