ABOUT ME

Chris Tranter

Tools Assisted Testing

As a Leader I am passionate about delivering real value from Testing. With 18 years experience across a range of disciplines (Test Management, Building Automation Practices, Agile Transformation Programmes) my approach is context driven and focussed on delivering excellent results.

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CONTACT DETAILS

Hong Kong

+852 6712 0760

tranterc@icloud.com

TECHNICAL SKILLS

I can say i’m quite good at

AUTOMATION

TESTING

LEADERSHIP

TRAINING

STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT

COMMUNICATION

Work Experience

My previous associations

Nov, 2010 -
Present

Cathay Pacific

Tools Assisted Test Lead

-Define Enterprise Automation Strategy for Cathay Pacific
-Define the Automation Testing Strategy for the Agile Transformation at Cathay Pacific. Working with Development to implement BDD/TDD with Calabash, JUnit and QUnit tests, and developing exploratory testing techniques for the wider core Agile team.
-Work with Development to deliver a PoC on Continuous Delivery and roll out to the wider organisation. Integrating JUnit scripts, Jenkins, Test Complete and Sikuli.
-Develop a Coaching Programme based on Rapid Software Testing for internal Cathay Pacific staff -Work with external Vendor to provide Accessibility Testing into Cathay Pacific.
-Act as the Testing Practice Lead, to help define and support the testing practice.
-Develop the QA Dashboard for Enterprise Testing.
-Manage the delivery of Automation suites into major Programmes to aid delivery.
-Define and manage the Quality Centre implementation and subsequent upgrades
-Manage the delivery of LISA virtual services into Cathay Pacific, and develop a road map for future engagements.

Oct,2009 -
Nov,2010

Superpartners

Automation and Performance Team Lead

-Lead a team of 7 permanent Automation and Performance testers on a range of projects and capability uplift Programmes.
-Create and implement Road Maps for Performance and Automation, gaining approval and assistance as a Cross Department initiative. Creating the strategy, running POC’s, defining and measuring success, and delivering presentations to peers and Senior Directors.
-Run Capability Uplift programs for all testers
-Ensure the day-to-day operation of the Automation & Performance Test Capability Team is effective, flexible, efficient and responsive.

Jul,2008 -
Oct,2009

Nab Capital

Test Manager

-Provide Test management function for the Collaborative Workplace Programme.
-Define scope of testing and review test cases for outsourced offshore company for the migration of applications.
-Liaise with Business users to assist in formulating and running UAT tests.
-Undertake surveys and publish test metrics to engage with Business stakeholders.
-Define scope of testing, reviewing test plans, and ensuring applications are delivered as per expectations.

Aug, 2005 -
Jul, 2008

Goldman Sachs

Senior Test Analyst

-Design and implement the Automation Strategy for GSJBW
-Creation of an application independent Automation Framework in Quick Test Pro using VB Script Function -Libraries; being utilised by Intranet-Flex, Web Services and Mainframe applications.
-Creation of Load Runner scripts Failover and Break Testing for critical 3-Tier applications and Exchange servers to ensure the project met the Company DR requirements.
-Provide Non-Functional expertise to the Testing Team

Jan, 2004 -
Aug, 2005

Computershare

Senior Test Analyst

-Manage the entire testing effort for the Global Billing system within Computershare
-Plan and execute Progression and Regression system tests to ensure Billing Software functions as per Business requirements.

Jul, 2002 -
Dec, 2003

Expert / Infosys

Test Analyst (@Telstra)

-Improve testing processes to reduce testing costs. Successfully delivered project in less time, whilst improving quality and reducing risk (3 testers).
-Plan and execute system tests to ensure Packaging Software functions as per Business requirements, utilising both Black and White Box tests.
-Provide Integration Testing, to ensure new software interfaces successfully with Existing Systems

Oct, 2001 -
Jul, 2002

Mayne Pharma

System Test Analyst

-Creation of Test Plans and Scripts, to ensure Document Management System met User and Business requirements, as well as International FDA Standards.
Integration of IT Testing Methodologies, with existing QA practices, to improve quality whilst reducing time taken

Dec, 1997 -
Aug, 2001

Statpro

Technical Test Analyst

-Liaise with Development, Support and Project Management to ensure the successful delivery of the product.
-Worked closely with Developers to ensure the quick turnaround of issues.
-Helped to set-up Test Environments, Test Databases, and Regression testing Suites.
-Used knowledge of Software Architecture and VB/SQL to Unit test modules.
-Provided On and Off Site Client Support, to Local and International Offices.

PORTFOLIO

Notable Highlights

EDUCATION & DIPLOMAS

What I have done in my academic career

Jun,2013

Rapid Software Testing

James Bach - Sydney

This unique 3-day course introduces you to Rapid Software Testing, the skill of testing any software, any time, under any conditions, such that your work stands up to scrutiny. Based on the ideas of James Bach, Michael Bolton, and Cem Kaner, with substantial contributions by other members of the Context-Driven School of software testing, this is the closest thing in the business to a martial art of software testing. Because we emphasize exercises, it is challenging for experienced testers, but works for new testers, too. This course provides hands-on demonstrations and drills as well as portable heuristics that help you create tests quickly.

Mar, 2013

Asian judge for Software Testing World Cup

I took part as an Asian Judge in the Software Testing World Cup. This involved being available on the day of competition to answer questions, provide advice. At the end of the event the next 2-3 weeks were spent judging the quality of the competitors work with an International panel of judges

Jan,2012

Member of Association of Software Testing

I've been a member of the Association of Software Testing since 2012 and actively seek opportunities to learn and liaise with members of the community (James Bach, Michael Bolton, Anne-Marie Charrett, etc)

2006

ISQTB Certified

Certified in ISTQB

Certified in ISTQB Foundation Certificate

1994 - 1997

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

Manchester University

A BSc (Hons) from Manchester Metropolitan University in Environmental Science

Recommended Books for Testers

How Doctors Think - Jerome Groopman
The Shape of Actions: What Humans And Machines Can Do - Harry Collins
Rethinking Expertise - Harry Collins & Robert Evans
Tacit and Explicit Knowledge - Harry Collins
How to Observe Software Systems - Gerald M. Weinberg
An Introduction to General Systems Thinking - Gerald M. Weinberg
Anti Fragile: Things that Gain from Disorder - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Cognition in the Wild - Edwin Hutchins
The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organisation - Peter M Senge
The Art of Scientific Investigation - Beveridge