Istikhar A.
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Istikhar A.

Manual & Automation QA Expert for Mobile, Web, RIA, and Desktop Apps


Lahore, Pakistan


ABOUT ME Being an Independent SQA & Testing personnel, I've delivered Testing Analysis, Design, Execution, Reporting, Fixes & Follow-Up services to my clients all over the World. My specialties are ✔ PIQC Certified SQA Professional & Analyst ✔ Master in MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCES [Specialization in SQA] ✔ 11+ years experience of QA, QC, Manual & Automated Testing ✔ Expert Automation Tester using Selenium, CodedUI, LoadRunner, TestNG, Telerik WebAii Solutions ✔ Expert Mobile, Web, RIA, Desktop App Tester with proficiency in Agile/Scrum/Kanban Methodologies ✔ Experience of Leading QA Team, Writing TestPlan, TestCases using CRS, FS, UserStories etc. ✔ Completed many projects with 5 STAR Rating, 100% Client Satisfaction, ... moreand 75% Repeated Clients ✔ Can work in Any TimeZone ✔ oDesk Top 10% in Software Testing, SQL & English MY SKILLS I am Responsive & Committed Analyst & Problem Solver with focus to identify RootCause of problems. I've ability to Understand, Plan, Design, Execute TestPlans, TestCases & Document detailed Defect & Analysis Reports with clear Reproduction Steps. I've below QA & Testing Skills 1 REQUIREMENT ANALYSIS Well Begun Is Half Done! Since Deep Understanding & Comprehensive Req. Analysis are bottleneck to a project’s success, I greatly focus on them. I get help from ✔ Past Experience in Related Domains ✔ Available resources i.e. SRS, FS, User Stories, eMails etc. ✔ Exploratory Testing if no proper docs available ✔ Discussing confusing points with clients 2 COMMUNICATIONS Communication is Key to Success! Being an offshore QA Professional, I recognize the need to be proficient with verbal & written English Communication ✔ Availability on Phone, Skype, GTalk, TeamViewer, RemoteDesktop, Email etc. 3 TEST PLANNING & DOCUMENTATION I possess good Analytical, Problem solving & Documentation skills. I am expert in Planning & Producing Docs required at different phases of SQA & STCL ✔ Proficient with SDLC, STLC, WaterFall, Agile Test Methodologies ✔ Devising right QA Plan, Strategy, and Tools ✔ Plan covers Existing & Future Problems ✔ 6+ years of SaaS Testing Exp. in Agile Env 4 TEST DESIGN I've sound experience of software architecture & design for testing business apps. I use below methods to cover max. things ✔ Starting with Core Modules & highest priority Reqs. ✔ Brainstorming on paper ✔ Tests cover near 100% reqs. with Steps, +ve/-ve Extensions, Data Sets ✔ Tests for Functional & Non-Functional Reqs. ✔ DB Schema Review & Data Validation Scripts ✔ UI & UX Tests & Checklists ✔ Performance & Security Tests 4.1 BUSINESS DOMAINS I've worked into various business domains Mobile, Web, RIA, and Desktop Apps ✔ SaaS, E-commerce, HealthCare, Education ✔ Web Services, APIs, Business Intelligence ✔ Online Registration & Appointment Apps ✔ Online Shopping , Social Media Apps The list is long ... 4.2 QA DOCS I've great experience of producing below kind of docs ✔ QA Strategy, Test Plan, QA Process & Activities ✔ Test Scenarios/ Cases, Traceability Matrix, Defect Reports ✔ Test Metrics & Summary, Release Docs, Closure Reports So on ... 4.3 CASE TOOLS I am proficient with many Project, Test & Defect Management, and Automation Tools 4.3.1 PROJECT MANAGEMENT ✔ JIRA, VersionOne, TeamPulse, Asana ✔ MS Project, GitHub, TFS, BaseCamp ✔ Redmine, Trello, Rally, PivotalTracker 4.3.2 TEST MANAGEMENT ✔ BugZilla, Mantis, QualityCenter ✔ TestManager, TestLink 5 TESTING ENVIRONMENTS I've worked on various Hardware/ Software Platforms, Emulators/ Simulators, Web Browsers, IOS & Android Devices. I've access to ✔ Windows PCs & Servers (Win 98 to 8.1 [32 & 64 bit]), MacOS X, Linux, Solaris ✔ Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, and IE6 to IE11 ✔ iOS (7.2.2 to iOS 8.1.2), iPads (4, mini, Air), and iPhone (6 [Plus] to 4) ✔ Android OS(5.0 to 3.0) 6 TEST EXECUTION I've performed extensive Manual & Automated testing for a wide range of Mobile, Web, RIA, Desktop Apps. I perform combinations of below Testing Types 6.1 TESTING TYPES ✔ Functional, Integration, System ✔ BlackBox, GrayBox, Database ✔ SOA, Web Services/ API ✔ GUI, UX, Usability, Accessibility ✔ Cross Browser/ OS/ Platform/ Device ✔ Regression, Sanity, UAT, Exploratory ✔ Cookie, Session, User Authentication ✔ Security & Penetration for Mobile & Web ✔ Performance & Load 6.2 AUTOMATED TOOLS My Knowledge, Skills, and Experience allow me to be creative in selection & application of appropriate tools as per app requirement. I am proficient with ✔ Selenium, CodedUI, TestNG, SOAPUI, Telerik WebAii, QTP, TestComplete, WinRunner, qTrace ✔ LoadRunner, LoadUI, JMeter, LoadManager ✔ NUnit, JUnit, TestManager ✔ FireBug, XpathChecker, Fiddler, FileMon, BurpProxy 6.3 DB SKILLS ✔ MySQL, SQLServer, ORACLE, Postgre ✔ DB Schemas Reviews ✔ Data Verification & Validation using Scripts 7 DEFECT REPORTING & ANALYSIS ✔ Defect Reports with Reproduction Steps, Screenshots, Videos, Scripts etc. ✔ Test Metrics based Defect Analysis 8 FIXES & FOLLOWUPS 9 QA AUDITS less

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  • Apr 2015 - Jun 2015

    IOS Application Beta Tester/QA Required
    28 hours
    $12.50 / hr
    $343.75 earned

  • Nov 2014 - Jan 2015

    Use and describe your experience with a cloud accounting software (1h)

    No feedback given

    $10.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Jul 2014 - Jan 2015

    Beta Tester

    No feedback given

    8 hours
    $13.33 / hr
    $106.64 earned

  • Mar 2014

    Live stream QA needed for March 17
    Would hire again
    $16.68 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

    Calling all Apple iOS lovers - Quick Task on iPhone or iPad

    No feedback given

    $21.11 earned
    Fixed Price

  • May 2013

    Project fascilitator
    Thank you
    5 hours
    $4.00 / hr
    $20.00 earned

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
ANSI SQL Test 4.85 Top 10% 11 mins
Software Testing Test 3.75 Top 10% 26 mins
SQL Test 2.60 Above Average 40 mins
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