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Dave Horne

Test Automation Consultant

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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The AA

Test Automation Consultant

November 2014 to Present

Lockheed Martin

Systems Integration And Test Engineer

June 2014 to November 2014

Transport for London

Automation Test Lead

December 2013 to March 2014

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The AA

Maintenance and extending of the existing eclipse based, java, RFT, regression test suite(s) and framework. A fast paced environment, with weekly, lean, deployment iterations of web functionality. Working on the company flagship website, THEAA.COM. Extensive functional test coverage, from motor , home and travel insurance selection and purchasing, through to breakdown cover for car and home, as...

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About Dave Horne

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Dave is an exceptional software testing professional, with over 19 years experience in the software testing arena, evolving into test automation from a software development background. Dave's primary skills lay within the test automation field, he has extensive test automation knowledge and experience across a diverse set of test tools, technologies and platforms, but is receptive to the continuing need to improve, and broaden his skillset to encompass evolving testing techniques and technologies. Dave is a hands on self starter, able to produce rapid results, Plan test automation strategies, set up test environments, create regression test packs and frameworks, and train others in test tool usage and best practices.Test Automation Consultant @ Maintenance and extending of the existing eclipse based, java, RFT, regression test suite(s) and framework. A fast paced environment, with weekly, lean, deployment iterations of web functionality. Working on the company flagship website, THEAA.COM. Extensive functional test coverage, from motor , home and travel insurance selection and purchasing, through to breakdown cover for car and home, as well as financial services, driving school and business management services. Rational Functional Tester, Selenium IDE and Cucumber were utilised, along with the Java configuration of the Eclipse IDE. Reporting, and task prioritisation, routine regression test executions as well as maintenance and extension phases of the regression test suites. Uplifts of the various AA portals to Angular.js, node and ,ng technologies were the reason for the current regression test suite uplift. (Also worked for the AA in 2012/13) From November 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) Systems Integration And Test Engineer @ Manual Testing of Parcel Force Worldwide, Oracle based web applications (PFW Project), . Quality Centre, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM 11) to manage the SDLC, Requirements capture, mapping to test cases, test executions and defect tracking and reporting, and HP Sprinter for manual test executions. Creation of manual and automation test process documents from business requirements storyboards and function definitions from within ALM. From June 2014 to November 2014 (6 months) Automation Test Lead @ I was part of an excellent, small test automation team that had responsibility for all test automation assets across the TFL organisation and IT infrastructure. My primary responsibility was rationalisation of existing Java test code, and adding extra function coverage to the existing regression test pack. The tooling utilised was Rational Functional Tester (Eclipsed based IDE) for the test packs, and the hybrid test framework. Manual test procedures were derived from Behaviour Driven Development processes. From December 2013 to March 2014 (4 months) Systems Integration And Test Engineer @ Manual Testing of Enterprise Reporting business applications (EIB Project), test metrics gathering, and defect reporting. Part of a team Coordinating testing effort for pre-planned testing regimes (onshore/and offshore). Quality Centre, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM 11) to manage the SDLC, Requirements capture, mapping to test cases, test executions and defect tracking and reporting, and HP Sprinter for manual test executions. Creation of manual and automation test process documents from business requirements storyboards and function definitions from within ALM. Creation of Automation UFT, VB test scripts derived from manual test definitions. Data Warehouse (BI) testing, including the relevant business processes for retrieval of live and historic datasets for verification purposes. From June 2013 to December 2013 (7 months) Test Tool Implementation Consultant @ Manual and automated Testing of company web portals, for The AA and BSM Driving Schools, and Business Customer Administration System. Full ‘End to End’ testing of functionality, from booking services through to payments of ordered services. Testing of Web Services using Postman Restful client. Define and Setup of IBM Rational Functional Tester (RFT) Eclipsed IDE based Java test automation environments from scratch. Managing and taking ownership of every aspect of the RFT test automation environment, and associated software and hardware test assets and dependencies. Creation of robust, re-usable Java framework, RFT regression test packs, and test scripts from predefined manual test procedures (BDD processes) I provided comprehensive test tool training to permanent members of staff, utilising the UAT company web portals as the basis for the test automation training regimes. Provided technical support to UK wide test teams utilizing Rational Functional Tester Creation of regression test packs for re-use by said test teams. Completed formal regression test pack handovers and provided complete handover support and design documentation. From November 2012 to April 2013 (6 months) Test Automation Consultant @ Creation of manual test procedures and processes using BDD methods, from functional design definitions, storyboards and business requirements documentation. Creation of Hybrid test automation framework, for re-usable, low maintenance functionality to distribute between tests. Ensuring a robust and resilient test automation framework was developed. Full, 'End-to-End' test processing, manual and automation test creation from scratch, full manual and automated test execution, test metrics reporting and defect tracking and reporting. Multi browser, web based testing of a portal (Liferay) based survey web site. Full, ‘end to end’ testing of functionality, completion of online surveys and e-mail notifications on completion, as well as web service parameter verifications. From August 2012 to November 2012 (4 months) Newport, United KingdomTest Automation Management, Software Designer @ Definition, and Setup of RFT software test automation environments from scratch. Managing and taking ownership of every aspect of the RFT test automation environment, and associated software and hardware test assets and dependencies. Definition of RFT hybrid test automation frameworks to include a combination of Data Driven, Object/Keyword driven and structured. Creation of re-usable, low maintenance functionality to distribute between tests and to ensure a robust and resilient test automation framework. Creation of RFT test automation assets from predefined manual BDD derived test procedures and process, as well as creating manual test procedures from defined business and functional requirement specifications. Provided regular RFT test metrics reporting and raising any non conformance (defect) reports for any perceived function anomaly. Fully experienced in creating and running RFT automated regression test suites, interpreting RFT test results and analysing the resulting RFT log files. Provided training and technical support for RFT Test Automation staff members across projects. Manual testing of standalone windows, bespoke, Java and COTS (Maximo ERP and Netcool FM) customised applications and packages, and web based, browser systems to verify fitness for test automation purposes. Use of J-Unit and Selenium WebDriver for supplemental testing beyond the scope of CRT, Test scripting in Java and Python. From July 2008 to July 2012 (4 years 1 month) Portsmouth, United KingdomTest Automation Lead @ Automated and Manual Testing of an MSCrm, Hummingbird and DM (COTS) based Document Management System in WINXP, Citrix operating environment. Creation of regression/UAT test packs from pre-defined business processes, manual test procedures and requirements. Quality Centre, QTP version 9.5 and Winrunner version 8.2 used to manage test automation process, scripting using VBScript and TSL, creation of re-usable libraries and sub routines. Creation of testing framework, utilising keyword driven and data driven techniques and compact re-usable, low maintenance functions. Debugging and updating automation and manual test business processes and procedures as required. From January 2008 to June 2008 (6 months) Brighton, United KingdomTest Automation Management Consultant @ From 2008 to 2008 (less than a year) Software Test Automation Comsultant @ From 2008 to 2008 (less than a year) ISS Engineer 2 @ From 1978 to 1985 (7 years) Dave Horne is skilled in: Test Management, Software Integration Testing, Manual Testing, Functional Testing, Java, Automated Test Developer, Developer In Test, Test Automation, Testing, Regression Testing, Automation, Test Automation Framework, BDD, Selenium, Test Strategy


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