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Test Lead/Manager/Programme Test Manager

Ajitha Krishnan , New Malden, United Kingdom


10 - 14 years

Other titles

Head of Testing/Programme Test Manager Portfolio Test Manager/Programme Test Manager and Release Manager Premium Finance Head of Test UK Senior Test Lead/Onsite Test Manager


Jira Selenium UAT Gap analysis Prince2 + 11 more

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United Kingdom
United States



Ready for

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  Ongoing relation / part-time
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Typically available right away

My experience

2018 - ?   job
Head of Testing/Programme Test Manager Premium Credit.
• Post evaluation of the 3rd party vendor/incumbent vendor, ran the test RFP successfully resulting in an optimal/lean Test team providing the test services across system testing, SIT, performance testing, UAT with the right set of KPI's tracked and monitored through vendor reviews.(This included a restructure of the existing teams)
• Planned and delivered the test data masking solution across test environments & development environments.
• Planned and delivered large sized programmes such as Dark data Centre, Payment Services and data Centre migration to Azure.
• Implemented automation across the various portfolios resulting in a joined-up regression pack running end to end tests across the core systems, API and Digital.
• Improved focus on test reporting/Test dashboards, test governance, test deliverables and toolsets.
• In depth gap analysis performed across the portfolios resulting in a plan to increase offshoring and have the right test presence onsite.
• Responsible for implementing an optimal UAT function across all platforms with increased business involvement and trackable test deliverables for UAT.
API, Azure, Automation, Lean, Test, Testing, Test manager, Development, KPI, RFP, UP, Manager

2014 - 2018   job
Portfolio Test Manager/Programme Test Manager and Release Manager Premium Finance unknown.
• Successfully delivered business transformation, Oracle Upgrade, Infrastructure transformation Programme, Premium transformation programme and automation programmes (bringing down the manual effort by 85 %.). (£26M)
• Established test framework & governance extending up to UAT (adopted by business users).
• Carried out the test vendor selection/assessment process. Responsible for seeding the new supplier post a successful transition.
• Build internal knowledge by establishment of Test portal on confluence and strengthen bond with the QA Coe.
Oracle, Automation, Business transformation, Test, Finance, QA, Confluence, Transformation, Infrastructure, Test manager, Assessment, Portal, Framework, Release manager, UP, Manager

2013 - 2014   job
Head of Test UK Equifax.
• Established a QA Service Catalogue for the UK test BU. Assessed the Agile approach & toolset used by suppliers TCS, UST and Equifax Costa Rica Team. (Proposal: Zephyr Enterprise)
• As a key member responsible for driving the various test suppliers of Equifax to work alongside each other and come up with a generic automation framework across the QA function.
• Planned and delivered a large sized payment programme - Public sector gateway. (£12M)
Agile, Automation, Test, Service, QA, Public sector, Enterprise, Framework, UP

My education

? - 2005
Madras University
Masters, Computer applications

? - 2002
Pondicherry University
Bachelors, Physics

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