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

  • Testing Internship,  GitHub Course, Unix for Mac OS X Users Course, Learning Python, Hundred Days of Testing and Automation Challenge

    Another short update on what I have been up to in the second half  of October – mid November  2019.   Testing Internship In the end of  of October 2019 I had another  zoom meeting with creators of the software product I have been testing as an intern for the previous 2 months. Guess what, it turned to a payed internship . It is not a full-time  job, I know, 

  • Another Project Finished, Javasript Practice, Plans for Next Three Months, Tools, Random Links, Courses

    Another short update on what I have been up to in the second half  of September – beginning of October  2019.   Another Project Finished Today I had zoom meeting with creators of the software product I have been testing as a volunteer for the last 2 months. It was a great opportunity to learn and practice testing. Of course, there is always more work to do, but  I decided

  • Digital Accessibility Testing Meetup, Selenium IDE and Applitools Eyes Tests, 100 plus Test Casess

    Another short update on what I have been up to in the first half – mid  September 2019.   Digital Accessibility Testing Meetup    This time Sydney Testers  teamed up with Sydney Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup. The most valuable part for me was to see lots of real examples of  accessibility issues (thanks Gian Wild for great presentation). I also learned about WCAG 2 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)



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