CV | History


A Non-Functional Testing and Automation specialist with 20+ years’ experience in the automation of end-to-end processes and automated testing. Key skills include:

  • Expert User of Loadrunner.
  • Expert User of Jmeter.
  • Automation of the end-to-end testing process from data provision through to results analysis and report generation.
  • Wide-Ranging Technical Background.
  • First-class analytical and problem solving skills.
  • An outstanding eye for detail. 
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.

Particularly interested in roles where a diverse technical knowledge may be combined with testing experience, available immediately and considering contract positions.

Major Achievements:

  • Managed performance testing for a number of high profile projects on a wide range of platforms, using a variety of methodologies.
  • Designed and built bespoke applications to allow for end-to-end process automation.
  • Creation of performance testing frameworks and the implementation of those frameworks.
  • Designed and implemented an automated regression testing strategy.
  • Developed and maintained a stress-testing intranet site.

Toolsets and Technologies:

  • Highly experienced with the Microfocus toolset, particularly Loadrunner, Winrunner, Quality Centre and Test Director.
  • Highly experienced with the jMeter tool and beanshell scripting
  • Windows, Unix and mainframe platforms.
  • Tools and programming languages including: Python, Java, C, VB, VBA, SQL, DOS scripting and Unix shell scripting.
  • Trained in and developing experience in QTP, Watir and Selenium .Net & Webdriver.  
  • Experience in working with DevOps tools to deliver CI/CD pipeline test capabilities.

Work Experience

2019 – 2023

Senior Engineer

Performance Test Consultant

Feb 2022 – Nov 2023

NFT Manager | NFT Architect

Working via Qualitest as the performance test architect for the HMCTS programme. Promoted to NFT Manager. HMCTS utilises a jMeter test suite against an Azure application. Additional automation in Java and Python was implemented. The entire test process was shifted-left to integrate with Jenkins and CI/CD.

Feb 2021 – Feb 2022

Performance Test Engineer

Utilising Jmeter and Blazemeter to automate testing for Principality. Migrating the existing test suite into a CI/CD pipeline (Azure DevOps) Training and Mentoring Client Testers for handover.

Nov 2019 – Mar 2020

Performance Test Architect

Responsible for design and Implementation of the Test Approach, Construction and Enhancement of Loadrunner Test Scripts Execution, Analysis and Reporting.

Dec 2020 – Feb 2021

Performance Test Engineer

Returned to TWC to upgrade existing scripts in line with newly released software (web-http). Responsible for execution and reporting.

Mar 2020 – Dec 2020

Performance Test Engineer

Performance Testing using Loadrunner. Tasked with upgrading existing suite.

July 2019 – Nov 2019

Performance Test Engineer

Performance Test Architect for Loadrunner solution. Responsible for all scripting and debugging.

2009 – 2019

MJL Automation Solutions

As a contractor, during this period, I held many positions.

Feb 2017 – Mar 2019

Performance Test Consultant (Contract)

Performance Testing using Loadrunner against Web, Oracle and Flex solutions.

Jun 2016 – Jan 2017

Performance Test Consultant (Contract)

Sole resource in designing and implementing the performance test suite built in jMeter.

Sept 2015 – June 2016

Performance Test Consultant (Contract)

Performance Testing using Loadrunner against customised sharepoint solution.

Nov 2014 – Aug 2015

Performance Test Consultant (Contract)

Architect and Implement performance test solution using jMeter.

Aug 2014 – Oct 2014

Performance Test Consultant (Contract)

Performance Testing using Loadrunner.

Mar 2013 – July 2014

Performance Test Consultant (Contract)

Performance testing against multiple applications using Loadunner.

Sep 2011 – Sept 2012

Performance Test Consultant (Contract)

Design and Develop Loadrunner scripts to operate against Banktron, Flexcube, CRM and Message brokers

Feb 2011 – Aug 2011

Performance Test Consultant (Contract)

Performance Testing with Loadrunner. Tasked with upgrading existing test suite and data quality.

Aug 2010 – Feb 2011

Performance Test Consultant (Contract)

Performance Testing using Loadrunner.

Jan 2010 – July 2010

Performance Test Consultant (Contract)

Lead small team of Performance testers working alongside Accenture. Tasked with managing day-to-day activities of team. Testing web-based solution and also terminal testing using loadrunner.

Nov 2009 – Jan 2010

Performance Test Consultant (Contract)

Engaged with NHS Direct programme as a Performance Test consultant using Loadrunner against SAP solution.

Nov 2003 – May 2009

Accenture Solutions Consultancy

A technical expert on automation and performance testing, engaged at a number of clients in roles requiring that expertise.

Mar 2009 – May 2009

Senior Software Engineer

Designed a performance test approach and framework.

Dec 2008 – Feb 2009

Senior Software Engineer

Architected an automated testing solution for MOJ.

Apr 2008 – Oct 2008

Senior Software Engineer

Custom bespoke performance testing was required involving unix shell script and batch processing.

Feb 2004 – Apr 2008

Senior Software Engineer

Sole Resource with responsibility for all aspects of performance testing for Account Workflow project – A bespoke web-based application using Loadrunner. Part of the regression testing team for Forex testing using Winrunner.

Nov 2003 – Feb 2004

Performance Test Analyst

Authoring Loadrunner scripts for use against a Peoplesoft CRM application

May 2001 – May 2003

Performance Tester

Using Loadrunner to test various projects.

June 1999 – May 2001

Data Entry | Accounts Clerk

Fast, Accurate entry of Customer payment data. Identify and Rectify misattributed and missing payments.

June 1998 – Mar 1999

Systems Test Co-ordinator | Data Analyst

During the deregulation of the energy market, co-ordinating testing between SME’s and Government Oversight. Analysis of test data.

Education & Academic Qualifications:

1995 – 1998      Aston University

Degree Award:  BSc Honours Information Technology for Business

1992 – 1995      Yale College, Wrexham

A-levels obtained:          4 A-Level Passes

1987 – 1992       Bryn Offa School, Wrexham

G.C.S.E’s obtained:       7 GCSE passes including Science, Mathematics and English

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