Flower Paddy - Software tester

QA Engineer at E-spatial Solutions LTD. Dublin, Ireland



Current location


Work category

IT and Technology



Profile Activity

A dynamic and competent software tester with experience in functional and non functional manual testing. Analysis of business requirements, designing and execution of test cases; and estimation of test efforts in both agile and waterfall development environment. Involved in the full defect life cycle management. Good knowledge of system, regression, integration, localization, and smoke or build testing. Exposure to Automated testing using Sahi and Selenium.

Experience with different software test management, defect management and agile implementation tools (Test Rail,TestLink, RallyDev, and Jira). Good analytical and problem solving skills. Able to quickly adapt to new environments and learn new technologies. Good Track record of producing High quality results while under Pressure. Strong communication and inter-personal skills. Open to suggestions, ready and willing to learn new skills & techniques.

Flower Paddy's Professional Experience

2013 - 2014

E-spatial Solutions LTD. Dublin, Ireland - QA Engineer

Performing the full software testing life cycle of webbased mapping applications against specified requirement and accurately monitoring, recording results in test documentation. I participate in Test Planning, Test Design and Test Execution of two products: iSMART – A server-based GIS software that provides enterprise-grade GIS functionality accessed via a web browser and eSpatial – A powerful online onDemand GIS mapping software that turns spreadsheets into data maps.
• Reviewing Functional Requirements Documents and Wireframes to capture client's requirements and specifications.
• Assisting in writing test plans, which detail the testing scope, strategy, test requirements, risk analysis and estimation of necessary resources.
• Preparing Test Cases with TestRail tool to cover all functional and non-functional scenarios of the software in real world usage and ensuring that they are to a high standard and well maintained.
• Execution of test cases and recording results using the TestRail tool. The test scope includes the following:

Front end testing: functionality, usability and accessibility testing. I test if all aspects and functions of the application are performing as expected, database connection, forms used in the web pages for submitting or getting information from user and Cookie testing. Navigation, link and content checking.
Interface testing: I check if all the interactions between the web server and application servers are executed properly and that errors are handled properly and displayed appropriately to users.
Back end testing: (Data validity and integrity testing, ACID properties validation, Business rule conformity). I check whether the fields in the UI/Front end forms are mapped consistently with the corresponding DB table and whenever a certain action is performed in the front end of an application, a corresponding CRUD (Create, Retrieve, Update and delete) action gets invoked at the back end. I check if the right action is invoked and the invoked action in itself is successful or not. I validate relational constraints, triggers and stored procedures.
Compatibility \interoperability testing: I test the application on different browsers like Internet explorer, Firefox, Netscape navigator, AOL, Safari, Opera browsers with different versions; operating systems like Windows, Unix, MAC, Linux, Solaris with different OS flavours.
Mobile web application testing. I perform Usability testing, Compatibility testing, Interface testing Services testing, Low level resource testing, Performance testing, Operational testing, Installation tests, and Security Testing on the mobile web application.
Performance testing: I perform load testing using Apache Jmeter. I run test scripts and interpret and analyse the results.

• Monitoring the testing process and identifying and logging test failures/defects using Jira.
• Performing Retesting and regression testing to check whether previous functionality of application is working fine and new changes have not introduced any new bugs.
• Confirming business objectives are met by the application.
• Maintenance of Test suites and Test oracles.

Key Skills
Test planning, Requirements analysis, Test design, Test Implemetation and design, Test Execution, Bug tracking and Reporting.
2010 - 2012

Walcom Ltd, Dublin, Ireland - Software tester

I worked on multiple web based application and E-commerce projects simultaneously in agile environment (scrum).
Performed: Functionality Testing, Usability testing, Interface testing, Compatibility testing, Performance testing and Security testing. Accurately monitored, recorded results in test documentation.

• Performed Smoke, Systems, Regression, UAT testing of end to end business flow of web based applications against specified requirement and accurately monitored, recorded results in test documentation.
• Liaised closely with the customers to understand requirements/ user stories.
• Developed Test Analysis documents to confirm and support the process flow diagrams, Business use cases and Functional Requirement Specification (FRS) documents.
• Developed test plans and strategies. Participated in sprint planning meetings to decide which user stories were to go in each sprint.
• Prepared test Cases with the TestLink tool to cover all functional and non-functional scenarios of the software in real world usage and ensuring that they are to a high standard and well maintained. Prepared test data.
• Executed test cases and assigned all identified bugs to respective developers using Jira.
• Participated in daily scrum meetings to discuss what I was doing daily or any impediments to my work.
• Performed retesting and regression testing and recorded results in test documents.
• Participated in Retrospective meetings to discuss what went well or not well and how to improve the next sprint.

Key Skills
Database MS Access, SQL Server, Oracle Excellent written and verbal communications skills. JDBC, Active Server Pages (ASP) Putty Linux client Testing Tools Quality Center, RallyDev, Jira, Simplytestable Web Servers Apache Web Technologies HTML, FrontPage, Macromedia’s Dreamweaver
2008 - 2009

Eircom - Firstsource - Technical support specialist

• Provided client support and technical issue resolution via E-Mail, phone and other electronic medium.
• Configured client’s equipment to connect to the Internet via modem/DSL Router
• Configured software to connect to Internet application servers.
• Provided training to clients in the use of system and applications as related to Internet.
• Obtained general understanding of OS and application operations related to company offered services.
• Identified and corrected or advised, on operational issues in client computer systems.
• Performed creation of new accounts using company software tools
• Conducted various database searches

Key Skills
analytical skills Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Networking skills Project & Resource Management Project and Systems Documentation
2003 - 2007

Impact Associates Ltd Kampala, Uganda - Food security expert

• Lead and supervise Associates consultants on projects in the areas of food security, nutrition, natural resource management, rural and gender aspects of development.
• Designing of project research tools and instruments, data collection and analysis and reporting including presentation of findings to clients.
• Proposal writing, monitoring and evaluation of projects
• Marketing of the services to potential clients and partnering firms.
• Lead in development of strategic sales plans and goals in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer channels for the desk.

Key Skills
analytical skills Food security leadership Marketing Project & Resource Management Project and Systems Documentation Project design, data collection & analysis Resource Management

Flower Paddy's Education and Qualifications


Certificate - Software Test Analysis (Advanced)


ISTQB Test Analyst Advanced Level


Certificate - Software testing


Software testing foundation level


Masters/PostGrad - Higher Diploma in Computing Sciences (Healthcare), Medical Device Software development, Software Testing, Software Project Management

Dundalk Institute of Technology


Masters/PostGrad - Master of Science (MSc), Agricultural Sciences, Food Security, Natural Resource Management

University of Hohenheim


Certificate - Food Security

Istituto Agronomico per L’OItemare, Florence, Italy


Bachelor/Degree - Bachelor of Science (BSc), Food Science and Technology

Sokoine University, Morogororo, Tanzania

Flower Paddy's Additional Information


Sports(racket games squash, lawn tennis, badmitton), swimming, Music, dancing