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Parminder Gill

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Profile

I am a highly motivated individual with exceptional problem-solving skills and proven ability as a Test Analyst; approaching tasks in a structured and methodical manner with an uncompromising passion for quality. With experience of working in multiple industries including government and healthcare, I possess the aptitude to learn quickly and my background in Engineering has aided me in my logical approach to testing. I have worked on both Agile and Waterfall delivery teams within the public sector where my technical ability has enabled me to easily adapt to technical test activities such as automation and data migration. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any opportunities or for a copy of my CV!

Key Projects

Test Analyst / Data Analyst

Government Client 2
February 2019 - Present
  • Testing of new common data platform to replace multiple legacy systems
  • System testing, regression testing and data migration
  • Performed data profiling and data mapping activities to drive data migration solution design
  • Liaising with Business Analysts across multiple teams to determine data migration solution design
  • Agile working environment – Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Produced and executed quality manual test cases and scripts for migration testing
  • Documentation of testing approach, test data and processes within confluence to support both development and test team

Tools/Technologies used:

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • SSIS
  • JIRA
  • MySQL
  • Excel

Test Analyst

Government Client
May 2018 - January 2019
  • Testing of new data solution built on AWS Aurora to replace a legacy system
  • System testing, regression testing and data migration
  • Produced and executed automated BDD test cases and scripts within a Selenium automation framework
  • Agile working environment – Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Reporting test metrics via Serenity reports (Automated) and test dashboards in Excel (manual)
  • Produced and executed quality manual test cases and scripts for migration testing using PostgreSQL
  • Documentation of testing approach, test data and processes within confluence to support both development and test team

Tools/Technologies used:

  • Selenium
  • Cucumber
  • PostgreSQL
  • JIRA
  • Gitlab

Test Analyst

NHS
October 2015 - May 2018
  • Largest HR and Payroll implementation in the world
  • System testing, system integration testing and data migration
  • Testing of multiple software products including IBM Control Desk, Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Produced and executed quality test cases and scripts
  • Consistently met deadlines and frequently surpassed execution targets
  • Liaised with development teams to identify and resolve defects
  • Created and configured test plans and a dashboard in Rational Team Concert
  • Deputised for the Test Lead fulfilling all responsibilities of reporting and monitoring the test execution phases when required
  • Provided the Client with detailed reports on defects, execution status, and quality metrics using a testing dashboard in Excel

Tools/Technologies used:

  • IBM Control Desk (Maximo Asset Management)
  • Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE)
  • Oracle E-Business Suite
  • HP ALM (Quality Center)
  • Rational Team Concert
  • Excel

Key Skills

Testing

  • System Testing
  • System Integration Testing
  • Regression Testing
  • Test Reporting
  • Data Migration
  • Defect Management
  • Automation (Selenium)

Others

  • JIRA
  • Cucumber
  • Java
  • Git
  • Agile and Scrum
  • SQL
  • HP ALM
  • Rational
  • HTML
  • CSS3

Career History

  • IBM
    Test Analyst
    October 2015 - Present
  • Gill Immigration Law Consultants Ltd.
    General Assistant - Voluntary
    January 2012 - October 2015
  • Advanced Smoke Group Ltd.
    Electronic Engineer / Programmer
    September 2013 - April 2014

Education

  • ISTQB® - BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level
    November 2016
  • MSc Bioengineering: Imaging and Sensing
    University of Nottingham
    December 2012
  • BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering
    De Montfort University
    August 2011

Awards

  • Spirit of the CIC
    Awarded with Spirit Award by IBM for exceptional performance and receiving great feedback from the Clients I have worked with.
  • Service Excellence
    Awarded with Service Excellence Award by NHS ESR for continued excellent work with the Client.