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.
Check out my articles, portfolio projects and social media accounts.
Let’s connect🙂.

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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

  • Knowledge management in testing

    Knowledge Management In Testing   You can find some screenshots and installation instructions in GitHub repository obsidian-km-testing-kit.  This is an ObsidianMD starter kit (vault) for testers and QA enthusiasts. The main 2 goals are: Share my templates, findings and settings for ObsidianMD with other testers who also use that tool in their work. To have a handy template in the cloud for myself. When I need to start a new

  • Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson

    Habits  that I incorporated after reading the book: no gadgets in bedroom after 8 pm, no reading in bed, go to bed before 10.30 pm. Things I learned from the book: Key factors that affect sleep negatively:  unbalanced diet (macro and micronutrients), hormone balance, lack of exposure to sunlight, not being active physically, low magnesium level, high stress level, exposure to ‘blue’ light from gadgets 1-2 hours before bedtime.   

  • My Testing Journey So Far: One and a Half Years

    This is a short post where I simply list key milestones in my testing journey so far. I was planning to publish at least one blog post every month. Unfortunately due to some health issues, I skipped a couple of months. That’s why I decided it is much better to publish at least a very short article rather than delay next post for a few more months. month 0 (01/2019)



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