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                BANK OF SCOTLAND          



 Managed 80% of IT System Platform move  to back offices

in Edinburgh and Chennai, India



Tested new website

consolidated for RBS







  Managed Test Director installation for Frankfurt Broker System


1997   Bank of Scotland Millennium bug busting
1998   NCR Rolled out world wide ATM system
1999   Co-operative Bank installed new credit call centre software
2000   Royal Bank of Scotland (Tesco Personal Finance)

tested new website for TPF

2001   Standard Life (International) Deutschmark to Euro conversion and new Broker system
2003   Royal Bank of Scotland (Ulster Bank) Ulster Bank platform move to head office
2005   NHS National Services Scotland Tested new Widwives website
January 2006   Scottish Widows installed Endowment apology letter system
 June 2006   NHS National Services Scotland Consulted for Scottish Minister for new screening system
2008   Standard Life (Investments) Tightened up unit trust system after de-mutualisation
2009   Royal Bank of Scotland (ABN AMRO) Managed take over of IT systems by RBS
2010   Axa DS Launched Wrapper system (FNZ product) that took 1 billion in the first year
 February 2011  Zurich Launched Wrapper system (FNZ)
 October 2011   LV Liverpool Victoria Managed FSA Sanctions project on terrorist organisations



  • 18+ years IT experience, mostly in Banking & Insurance.
  • 10 years contracting with 8 years specialising in Testing in single or multiple team projects.
  • Strong testing expertise of the complete testing cycle from UAT to Functional and non-functional testing.

  •  Preparation of Test Strategies and Test Plans from a variety of requirements documentation and information gathering.
  • Representing project testing requirements at a higher business level.

  •  Experience in requirements negotiation - functionality vs. schedule

  •  Experience in interviewing against specified criteria

  •   Trained in Test tool set for Mercury Interactive suite and have used latest service packs on suite version 8.
  • Provide training and coaching to focus your team of Testers.

  •  Ability to quickly learn new technologies and architectures

  • Develop relationships with project members to gain understanding of proposed actions
  •  Utilise my knowledge of testing to provide estimates, based on test activity

  • Provide revised estimates on test activity by conducting critical path analysis

  •  Test script writing and using scripting languages/commercial automation tools

  •  Extensive knowledge of Windows OS and all common Windows productivity tools

  • Meeting the challenge of risk assessment.