David Richards MBCS, MIAP

Based in Dorset, UK

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Member of the Institute of Analysts Programmers - MIAP 
Member of the British Computer Society - MBCS

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Qualifications ...

Diplomas ...
Commercial Computer Appreciation.
Application Programming in Pascal.
Application Programming in C.
ISEB Foundations of Software Testing

Degree ... 
City & Guilds 424 degree in Application Programming in C.

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Work Experience

August 2012 to Present

Fitness First

Fitness First is the largest privately owned health club group in the world.

My position is Test Analyst with key responsibility in driving forward UI test automation against the current and future web platform as part of an agile team of developers

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December 2011 to July 2012

EIMS Ltd

The company is a market-leader in our chosen field of providing marketing, sales and channel programs to technology companies in Europe and the Americas working with many global  leaders in the technology industry.

 My position is QA Test Analyst with key responsibility in driving forward UI test automation against the current and future web platform and manual testing as part of an agile team of developers

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September 2007 to December 2011

Alterian (formerly Immediacy Ltd)

Supplying CMS (content management systems) to medium size business.

My position is Senior Software Tester with remit to automate existing test cases and identify new area's for test automation.

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August 2006 to September 2007

Mauve Software Ltd

Mauve develops software solutions for campaign management, stock control and supply chain management in the retail and retail brand sectors.

My position is Software Tester, with future opportunity to enhance the testing environment through test automation.

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January 2006 - May 2006

Drilling Systems Ltd

The company’s business is to design, develop and manufacture simulation technologys for the Oil, Gas and Crane Industry.

My position is Analyst programmer. My main duties include the design and coding using VB6/.net the control software for multiple crane simulations.

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March 1998 – December 2005

Data Track Technology plc

The company’s main business is designing, building and selling data logging equipment (trackers) to telephone switch manufacturers, at home and abroad.

My position with this company was Analyst programmer. My main duties were the design and implementation of test software for tracker data logger\alarm systems. The software was written in Visual basic 6. The software was designed to utilise Modem\ TCP/IP and serial link communications.

Testing included individual unit components and a complete test of all components in situ, plus installation of unit’s operating system (Linux) before shipment to customers. The software generated a log file of all unit tests and shipment information for company traceability.

In addition I was charged with designing and implementing test software relating to future data loggers\alarm systems and to assess Visual Basic\C# .net for future projects.

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April 1996 -- February 1998

DTN Research limited

The company’s main business was selling\renting telephone switch systems with specialist software to handle reports etc on switch activity.

My position with this company was as a programmer. My main responsibility was to convert and enhance an account and billing program (written in part using C and Qbasic for DOS) to a windows format using Visual basic 4. The program dealt with setting up of and editing existing customer accounts, relating to phone cards. The program worked in conjunction with the telecommunication switch equipment and gave the company the ability to update customer accounts in real time.

Other projects included the design and implementation of a sentinel program, which monitored switch activity and issued a text alarm message via pager on power fail to key personnel, and producing, processing and installing voice prompts onto switch telecommunication computers.

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Skills & Experience

Pascal, ‘C’, HTML, Qbasic, Visual Basic, VB .net, C#, WatiN, Ruby, Watir, Selenium, Webdriver, Specflow, Agile, Scrum, NUnit, XML, BDD, Kanban

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