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

  • James Bach Meetup, First Test in Selenium IDE and Jenkins

    Here is short update on what have been up to in end of August – first half of September 2019.   James Bach Meetup in Sydney   This time Sydney Testers meetup brought James Bach, one of the authors of “Lessons Learned in Software Testing”, tester, consultant, coach, speaker , creator of “Rapid Software Testing” methodology. James talked  about critical thinking in why it is so important for testers.  

  • [Solved] Installing Selenium Chromedriver on MacOS Error EACCES permission denied

    Goal  Use Selenium IDE command-line Runner on MacOS. Instructions: link https://www.seleniumhq.org/selenium-ide/docs/en/introduction/command-line-runner/ Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W7z5AwbLko Problem Installing Chromedriver Error:   npm WARN checkPermissions Missing write access to /usr/local/lib/node_modules npm WARN checkPermissions Missing write access to /usr/local/lib/node_modules npm ERR! path /usr/local/lib/node_modules npm ERR! code EACCES npm ERR! errno -13 npm ERR! syscall access npm ERR! Error: EACCES: permission denied, access ‘/usr/local/lib/node_modules’ npm ERR! { Error: EACCES: permission denied, access ‘/usr/local/lib/node_modules’ npm ERR! stack:

  • Writing Test Cases, Testing Meetup in Sydney, Call from Potential Employer, Selenium IDE, New Tools for Testing

    Here is short update on what have been up to in first half of August 2019.   Writing Test Cases In my previous post I mentioned volunteering project that I started. Over the period of 3 weeks I’ve been writing test cases and doing manual testing of web app. Although I move not too fast, it is interesting to learn how to write good test cases. I submitted around 20



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