Simon Wakefield
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Simon Wakefield

IT Professional | vBulletin | QA | Community Management | Data Entry


Crewe, United Kingdom


Since leaving University where I studied Computer Science I have undertaken a wide variety of roles to help me build and extensive skill set. The Bulk of my assignments have been in the Online Gaming field. I spent over 8 years working for the the I undertook a number of roles over that time including Public Relations, Support, Game development, Testing and Newsletter Editing. These roles have helped me build on skills such as my eye for detail, accuracy and time management. I then spent over 3 years working for playSocial, a developer of Social Games on the Facebook platform. I ... morewas initially hired in a customer support role but this quickly expanded into a Community Manager role where I was responsible for handling Support (Providing it directly but also building a support team), Managing the vBulletin based Support Forums (Configuring, Maintain and enhancing) and developing bespoke support tools. With the launch of their second game my duties were expanded further and I was appointed Quality Assurance Manager. Some of my responsibilities included investigating issues with the games, providing the coders with detailed reports, testing new features, building test teams, developing test plans and collating tester feedback. Being comfortable with all aspects of vBulletin from posting to modifying/expanding the core functions was essential for my work at both Planetarion and playSocial. These skills have proven useful in subsequent vBulletin projects I have undertaken and have been built on further. These projects have included fresh installs, upgrades to newer versions of the software, migration to new servers, enhancing features using 3rd Party addons and implementing bespoke modifications. I also have a background in the data entry field where I have worked for small local from to for large national and international firms such as Thomson Directory, Sony Ericsson and Dimension Data. While many of my roles have been simple data entry others have included additional tasks ranging from scanning invoices into the system before tagging them with the relevant meta data for searching, to checking and updating firmware versions on electronic devices before entering the relevant product information into the system. less

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  • Apr 2013 - Aug 2013

    $120.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Jun 2013 - Jul 2013

    vbulletin 5 instalation and setup
    highly recomended
    $311.56 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Nov 2012 - Feb 2013


    No feedback given

    4 hours
    $22.22 / hr
    $92.66 earned

  • Jul 2012 - Feb 2013

    vBulletin Forum Expert

    No feedback given

    37 hours
    $20.00 / hr
    $746.60 earned

  • Nov 2011 - Feb 2013

    VB Forum Expert

    No feedback given

    46 hours
    $16.67 / hr
    $758.33 earned

  • Nov 2012 - Jan 2013

    Doubleclick coding
    1 hour
    $22.22 / hr
    $22.22 earned

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
PBwiki Test 4.00 Top 10% 34 mins
Time Management Test 3.25 Top 20% 19 mins
MS Excel 2000 Test 3.15 Top 10% 25 mins
MS Word 2003 Test 3.90 Top 10% 36 mins
Windows XP Test 4.00 Top 10% 7 mins
Software Testing Test 2.50 Above Average 26 mins
MS Excel 2003 Test 2.85 Above Average 17 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.60 Top 10% 14 mins
Upwork Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Company Managers 4.80 Top 30% 22 mins
Office Skills Test 4.00 Top 30% 26 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) 4.90 Top 20% 35 mins
Email Etiquette Certification 3.75 Above Average 8 mins

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