Hi, I am Maksim,
software tester

I am an Electrical engineer turned Software tester from Sydney.
Passionate about exploratory testing, PKM,
healthy lifestyle, learning and music.
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What I Do

Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding

-Burt Rutan.

Functional testing

I am am passionate about exploratory testing and I know how to write scripted test cases too. To achieve desired test coverage I analyse both explicit and implicit requirements, use different testing techniques, test scenarios, user personas, positive, neagtive testing and testing heuristics. I love visualise testing using mindmaps and diagrams.

API / Web Services

With the rise in cloud applications and interconnect platforms, API testing is a necessity. I am beginner in API testing but I know the basics of HTTP protocol, Authentication, Authorization, API methods, API testing types and vulnurabilities. I have some experience performing simple REST web services testing using Postman and Tavern (Python plugin). I constantly improve my API skills by practicing using API tools.

Manual testing

As a manual tester, I can provide fast and accurate visual feedback. Exploratory testing does not require time-consuming planning and preparation. It gives a human perspective on the look and feel of a software product and helps to verify compliance with the defined business requirements.

Test Automation

I have hands-on experience developing web UI tests using Python, Pytest and Selenium Web Driver. I am familiar with the basics of Git and GitHub, able to use Unix command-line interface. I am also familiar with the basics of CI/CD and has experience setting up Web UI tests using Jenkins and AWS EC2.

Mobile Testing

Today, most users access the Internet from mobile devices anytime, anywhere. I can help you to check compatibility, unstable functionality and UI rendering on iOS & Android to make sure that your software product provides the best experience possible to every potential customer.

Quality Bug Reports

The key goal of the bug report author is to provide high-quality information, to help stakeholders make wise decisions about which bugs to fix. Title, issue type, priority, environment, action performed and attachments (screenshots, videos and logs) – I will make sure that all elements and fields form well written and clear bug reports.


Recent Posts

  • Examples of using browser developer tools and knowledge of API in functional and security testing

    I am relatively new to API testing so I have very little experience using API testing in real projects. However, I’d like to share some interesting findings and show how API testing skills can aid everyday testing activities. This is also a good example of how MoT and testing courses help me grow as a tester. MoT’s 30 Days of API Testing challege inspired me to write this post. “Edit

  • 30 Days of API Testing MoT

    Some thoughts, interesting links and mindmaps related to 30 Days of API Testing challenge. Links Latest 30 Days of Testing topics – The Club Latest 30-days-of-testing topics in Archive – The Club 30 Days Of testing MoT 30 Days Of testing is a series of discussions (ongoing) that you can find on Ministry of Testing Website Latest 30 Days of Testing topics – The Club. I found them very helpful.

  • Rapid Software Testing Explored online course hosted by Michael Bolton, August 2021

    This is a short overview of the 4-day online course that I took in August 2021. If you are considering taking this course, you will find some details about the course and its structure as well as my feedback about the course. Why RST If you read about software testing and/or are a member of an online community for testers (such as MoT or slack groups for testers) you probably



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