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  1. Nimesh P.

    Nimesh P.

    Sr. QA Engineer-Expert Software Tester-MAC/Android/iOS/Web App QA Lead

    India - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 36

    ★ TOP 1% of Successful oDesk Freelancers (Certified) ★ ★ The Only QA Freelancer on oDesk having completed (more than 80 JOBS + 11700 plus HOURS + 5 STAR Rating) all together ★ ★ Ranked Top # 2 QA Engineer at entire oDesk marketplace ★ Logged 10000+ valid defects overall ★ ★ A Full time Freelancer & Certified Software Test Engineer ★ ★ 11 Years of extensive experience in Manual and Automated testing ★ ★ Plenty of experience in Agile/Scrum/Kanban/Lean methodologies ★ 100% client satisfaction ratio ★ ★ 75 % are repeated clients ★ ★ 100 % flexible, can work in any time zone ★ ★ The apps I have tested are in All Time Great/Award winning categories like Color Splash, Brainscape, Timeline 3D, Language Therapy, Gametime, etc.. ★ oDesk Top 10% in : ✔ Software Testing Test ✔ SQL Test, ✔ MS SQL Server Test, ✔ US/UK English Basic skills Test, ✔ English Spelling/Vocabulary Tests, ✔ Wordpress Test, and many more... ★ Devices available for Testing: ★ iPhone 6 (iOS 8.3) iPhone 5 (iOS 8.3) iPhone 4s (iOS 8.3) iPad 3 (iOS 8.3) Samsung Galaxy S5 (Android 5.0) Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.3) Google Nexus 7 (Android 5.1) LG G3 (Android 4.4.2) Windows XP/7/8 (All Browsers) Mac OS X (10.10.3) ★ I work in a unique way: You don't have clear requirement !!! No Problem, I don't need it. You are still preparing the specification !!! No Problem, I don't wait for that. You have a budget constraint !!! No worries, I would fit into it. You don't have any test cases/test plans/documents in place !!! No Problem, that's where I come into the picture. ★ ★ ★ GIVE ME YOUR APPLICATION, I'LL GIVE YOU THE DEFECTS. ★ ★ ★ Let me go through and analyze your application and, I would provide how to proceed with the testing, How effectively your application can be tested, I will come up with better test cases/ comprehensive test plans, important business and use cases and most importantly unique and incredible application improving and business fetching suggestions. My job doesn't end here. Once I verify the defects in all major browsers/OS, I log them in whatever format/tool you choose along the with the defects screenshots & videos. I won't leave you until I verify and close all the resolved defects. SO If you are looking for above skills and qualities then your search ends here!! If you still have some doubts, take a look at the feedbacks provided my valuable clients. I deliver what I promise, I do not promise which I can not deliver. Being a true professional, I dare to do whatever it takes to make my client's business successful and see his/her smile at the end of the day. I am sure we can do business! Cheers!

    $26.00 /hr
    11,868 hours
    4.95
  2. Grant Smith

    Grant Smith

    Excel, Access VBA and Macro Developer

    United States - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 15

    Experienced professional with multiple skills looking for extra work. Very diligent, attentive to details, hard working and honest. Guru in MS Office Applications (company SME (Subject Matter Expert)) VBAs and Macros Knowledgeable in computer software and hardware problems Many years of customer service including managing a large team of customer service agents Excellent written and speaking communication skills I sell time by adding automation to any office product! Based on East Coast of United States

    $60.00 /hr
    1,544 hours
    4.98
  3. Jeeni Patel

    Jeeni Patel

    Lead QA Engineer/Expert Software Tester-Web App/MAC/Mobile-AgileExpert

    India - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 23

    "Try to improve PERFECTION and unveil the QUALITY by itself." ★ Top 5% in successful oDeskers ★ More than 10000 odesk billed hours ★ More than 35 Projects of 5 star rating ★ More than 65% Repeated Clients ★ Full time freelancer and ISTQB certified QA tester ★ oDesk Top 10% in : Software Testing Test These are the facts which I will not claim unlike other freelancers.. What I claim is "To find out the visible and hidden defects,loop holes,gaps,broken processes,lack of standardization and simplification in your application for which you have chosen oDesk and posted this QA job" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I will need and start only with demo URL and ends with bunch of satisfied customers in your portfolio. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ You wonder how's that possible!!! Here are the facts which end your search and start your smiles.. I am well versed in .. ✔ Testing Domains: Healthcare, e-commerce, e-learning, business intelligence, ERP, CRM, Magento,social media, CMS,Gaming,VOIP, POS, Accounting,Gaming etc. ✔ Types of testing : Smoke, Sanity, Black Box,White Box,Grey,Functional,Regression, System Integration, regression Testing, Build Verification Testing, Compatibility-Cross and Backward (OS/Browser), Internationalization (i18N),User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Basic Performance Testing, ETL Testing, etc ✔ QA methodology and processes: CMMI, ISO, Agile Scrum best practices,waterfall model, RAD, V- model etc. ✔ QA Tasks: Analyze,review and assess user requirements,specifications and models for testability Test Scenario, Test Case, Test Plan, Test Strategies, Test Traceability Matrix, Gap Analysis,Conduct quality assurance on product updates at planned intervals. Triage data issues that emerge from user-feedback to drive product improvements. Creating lessons learnt document on projects ending Risk Management, Mitigation and Contingency Planning,Help develop strategy for growth, including resource needs, automated testing etc. ✔ Bug Reporting tools: Notepad, Wordpad, MS word, MS Excel, MS TFS 2010, Trello cards, JIRA, Mantis, Bugzilla, CodebaseHQ, Redmine, Basecamp, Version one, Assembla, Pivotal Tracker, Issues and many more.. ✔ Bug Analysis Tools: FireBug, FirePath, Xpath Checker, In browser Developer tools Inspect elements and HTTP Requester. ✔ Test Case Management Tools: Microsoft Test Manager, Test Link, Test Rail and Testopia ✔ Version Control System : Microsoft Visual SourceSafe, SVN, Team Foundation Server ✔ White Box Testing tools: NUnit, JUnit, TestNG, MS Test ✔ Performance Testing Tools : LoadRunner, WebLoad, Apache JMeter ✔ Database: SQL Server, MySQL, DB2, Teradata, Sybase, DB2 Mainframe ✔ Operating Systems to test: Windows 2000/Xp/Vista/Win7/win8,Ubuntu,Mac 10.9.2 ✔ Gadgets available for Testing : iPhone 5S,Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 4,Samsung Duos,iPod touch 4th Gen.(iOS 6),iPad 3 (iOS 7.0),Lenovo Yoga,Kindle Fire 2

    $22.22 /hr
    13,705 hours
    4.96
  4. Ann K.

    Ann K.

    Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

    Sweden - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

    My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usually apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, and then that rate apply. On the other hand could other duties require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi-skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of your kind of recaps what service is. Additionally to the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. Besides having extensive work experience, the studying of sociology, psychology and computer science at an academic level constitutes useful knowledge. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me, and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at an early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing, I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Regarding human language, I write with a fine imagination, do my research and have a splendid vocabulary. Regarding computers, I like to make life easier for end users, and I also focus on usability. Regarding both languages, I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if you're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

    $30.00 /hr
    83 hours
    4.98
  5. Jaya A.

    Jaya A.

    QA- Website, Desktop, iOS & Android apps tester with 6000+ work hours

    India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 12

    Pointing out bugs and helping you develop a bug free product since 2005. *** 6000+ work hours , 40 + jobs, 100% Job success and ** Top Rated**  ISTQB certified in software testing  Full time Freelancer with excellent client review and 5***** in over 35 jobs  9+yrs in QA, testing of Web-sites,mobile, RIA , cloud and Desktop applications  Testing applications is my passion and my profession.  Able to Help in QA and Project Management Profile Overview  Availability 24*7 on Skype or Phone  Completed 5000 hours on oDesk  Good Knowledge of agile and Scrum methodology  Good Experience working with large remote team  Bug Reporting & tracking using Jira, Mantis, Bugzilla,TFS, Excel, Word  Test Plan,Test case design,execution & documentation  UI/UX/Front-end testing, Regression, smoke, black-box, white-box testing  Huge experience in testing iOS and Android based applications. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over the last 9 years I have been involved in testing various types of software ranging from desktop applications to web applications including websites for start ups. - My core competency is in complete testing of the software from the planning phase to sign off. - Testing the software, Dealing with customer issues and closely working with the developers to get them resolved are the fields that I excel in. -I am an ISTQB certified software tester My expertise: --------------------------------------------------------------------- - Creating test plan document - Writing test cases - Documenting change requests - Executing test cases ( Functional, GUI, Usability, cross browser compatibility, Cosmetic errors) - Defect tracking - Writing product Release document - Managing customer issues and getting them resolved at the earliest - Writing technical specifications and FAQ's for websites. Application Tested ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - e-Commerce Application(Magneto, WordPress,OpenCart and etc) - e-learning - Game Application, - ERP Application , - Mobile based Applications and Games - Healthcare and insurance application - Travel Domain - Finance domain - Social Networking website - Official websites for companies - WordPress website (Front end and Backend), - WordPress Plugin, - WordPress Theme - 508 compliance Testing - HTML and CSS validation - API Testing I have done include: --------------------------------------------------------------------- - Functionality testing - Cosmetic error testing - GUI Testing - Performance testing - Cross browser compatibility testing - Smoke testing - Regression testing - Usability testing - Games testing Trackers used for documenting and tracking bug status: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trello Mantis Jira Bugzilla ASP.net starter kit Quality center Test director Microsoft excel and Microsoft office tools Gadgets I work on: ---------------------------- iOS 8.0 ( iPhone 4S) Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 ( Android 4.4.2 - Kitkat ) Operating Systems available to test: ----------------------------------------------------- Windows XP( IE9 , Firefox, Chrome, Safari ) Vista ( IE 9 , Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera) Windows 7 ( IE 10 , Firefox 35.0, Chrome 40.0, Safari, Opera) Windows 8 ( Firefox 35.0 , IE 11 , Chrome 40.0 , Safari ) QA methodology and processes: --------------------------------------------------------- CMMI, ISO, Agile Scrum ,waterfall model, V- model I am a disciplined worker, bound to deadlines who has great passion for quality. I assure you quality work in given time.I am also an article writer with great interest in writing IT related documents and answering technical questions. software testing, quality assurance, testing, sqa, manual-testing, smoke-testing, regression testing, quality control, software documentation, usability testing, functional testing, UI testing, boundary-value-testing,test plan creation,test-schedule-creation,test-plan-execution,test-case-generation, Redmine, Mantis, Microsoft Excel, Bugzilla, Jira, Microsoft Office Tools

    Groups: SocialEngine

    $11.11 /hr
    6,003 hours
    4.98
  6. Martha Lane

    Martha Lane

    Creativity, quality, accuracy

    South Africa - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    What can I offer that no-one else can? A wide variety of skills encompassing training, e-learning design and development, document design and development, tested writing and editing skills, database development (MS Access and VBA), advanced Excel and Word skills, graphic design, template development and automation, creativity (I am a computer artist and poetry/short-story writer), a passion for quality, experience that spans two continents, and a PhD.

    $12.00 /hr
    64 hours
    4.65
  7. Asif Gohar

    Asif Gohar

    System, Network, Active Directory, Exchange, Backupexec, System Center

    Bahrain - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    Knowledgeable and skilled IT professional with encompassing work experience spanning more than 8 years in systems administration with compliance as per industry standards. Possess excellent interpersonal skills to liaise amicably with diverse groups of people, different departments, vendors and agencies. With extensive exposure to different cultures and work environments and has worked effectively with multinational individuals and professionals from all organizational levels. Certifications: MCITP (Server 2008, Exchange 2010, Lync 2010) Expertise: Exchange 2007/2010, Active Directory 2003/2008, SCCM, SCOM, DPM, SCVMM, BackupExec,Enterprise Vault, WSUS, Lync, Server 2003/2008, ADRMS, SQL Server, SAN/NAS.

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $20.00 /hr
    270 hours
    4.95
  8. Malik muhammad farooq A.

    Malik muhammad farooq A. Agency Contractor

    Business/Process Analyst, Project manager/QA

    Pakistan - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 9

    I aspire to work with people around the world with diverse working ethics and love challenges associated with international business. As an adept ICT professional, with ability to analyze, design, manage, and test software intensive systems, I want to join a a team of off-shore professionals. With blend of education and diverse working experience in IT and business process management, I believe that I can put my knowledge and experience to assist my clients meet business objectives.

    Associated with: Cyber Quest

    $22.22 /hr
    292 hours
    5.00
  9. Josh M.

    Josh M.

    SQA/Testing/Security/Networks/Development/Technical Writing(Canada)

    Canada - Tests: 9

    Over my career I have been handed a great many challenges and I have throughly enjoyed finding solutions for my clients problems. I have not limited myself specifically to one area but many, and have enjoy a diverse technical career. I am a skilled, hard working, dedicated IT professional with over 10 years of experience. I have development experince in numerous languages and specialize in PHP/MySql web development and Linux/Windows scripts and applications. I have excellent communication skills and am available at your need.

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $55.00 /hr
    8,385 hours
    4.98
  10. Barbara E.

    Barbara E.

    Freelance Web, Android and Software Developer | United States

    United States - Tests: 4

    Do you need a professional self-starter with proven interpersonal, customer service and problem solving skills with a reliable track record of working independently? My family situation required me to work from my home office since January 2009. That ended over a year ago so I’m fully available with a professional office, new equipment and freshly updated software development skills. Having a wealth of experience in customer service, financial, economic, software and technical fields, solidified with education, I am seeking opportunities to work for you while adding to my education and portfolio. My skills include: JavaScript, JSON, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Ruby, C++, UNIX Shell Scripts, FORTRAN, Basic, Machine and Assembly languages. Cordova (PhoneGap), Ruby on Rails and WordPress development. Pivotal Tracker and GitHub project management. Agile and Waterfall development including Object Oriented Program Design patterns and use cases. Automated testing and test development. Regression testing of Internet Explorer client-server software and communication for protocols - Open Systems Integration, Local Area and Wide Area Networks, X.25, RFC-1006, ESIS/ISIS/TARP. Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows: 8, 7, Vista, XP, NT and 2000; UNIX: Ubuntu, Oracle Solaris, and IBM AIX. Software Test Suites: Mercury Merant and IBM Rational. Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE), American Society for Quality, 2001. www.ASQ.org. Basic Engine Repair Certification for 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder, Miller and rotary gas engines, Mazda (North American Operations) Great Lakes Training Center, 1997.

    $15.56 /hr
    214 hours
    5.00