I'm Kevin Tuck
FreelancerSoftware TesterQuality Assurance Expert

About Me

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About Me
Hi, I’m Kevin. I’m a freelance software tester based in the southwest of England. I’m ISTQB qualified and work with start-ups established companies and individuals to provide tailored services that contribute to the testing efforts on projects covering both web and mobile.

I’m also a life-long learner and continuously upgrading my knowledge through the active pursuit of researching new testing techniques, engaging with other testers and utilizing new tools.

Services

If you have a software development project, you want to ensure it is not only built to your exact specifications but also tested with an approach that ensures the end product is of a high quality and is fit to the tasks required of it.

My testing services are specifically designed to aid your development process, ensuring key areas of your application are tested thoroughly, bugs are logged and highlighted to your development team for correction before release and high quality reports of the testing efforts are generated to allow you to see the results of the testing activities.


Manual Testing

Drawing on my extensive experience of utilising various testing techniques. I will uncover the most critical bugs in your application before they reach your end-users.

Automated Testing

Utilising the most current frameworks and tools on the market such as Selenium WebDriver for browser automation and Appium for mobile automation. I will design and implement an effective test automation framework that allows you to focus on delivering high-quality applications.

Software Development

Experienced in using C#, Java, and Python. If you need a script to automate part of your daily tasks or a full-blown application. I can deliver the services that you need.

Mentoring

If you want to learn how to be an awesome software tester to bolster your existing knowledge, or just to learn a new skill so you can collaborate with testers on your team. Also, if you would like to gain knowledge on how to use Selenium so you can build fast and scalable frameworks. Please get in contact.

My latest articles


Characteristics of a great software tester

  • 11th November 2019

Characteristics of a great software tester

It takes a special person to have held the position of window cleaner for the Empire State building back in the 1930s. Strapped to the side of the highest building in New York City, with their entire existence being held by a thin strip of leather (sweaty palm moment).

But the same is true of software testers.. just not that dangling off high-rise buildings bit. Someone might already be competent at their current role but may struggle with software testing.

Here are just a few of the qualities that you need to possess to be efficient and effective as a software tester.

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Five reasons why automation is not a magic bullet solution

  • 7th November 2019

Five reasons why automation is not a magic bullet solution

Manual testing can be quiet bothersome.

Having to write all these test cases and then execute them a hundred times. Can’t we get a computer to do it for us?

Well, in certain circumstances it makes absolute sense to make the use of the computer and code an automated routine for us using Selenium or another automated tool. If all were doing is rerunning a test to check for regressions in the functionality then sure, why not? But this isn’t always the case and automated process can’t perform the same functions that a human can.

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How to raise an awesome bug report

  • 4th November 2019
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How to raise an awesome bug report

Excellent, one of your test cases has failed, and you have exposed a defect in the application that needs to be corrected ASAP. Time to raise a bug report for the developers to action.

But before you load up your bug tracking software and hit that Create New Issue button. Ask yourself… is this a bug? And how can you best highlight this so it gets the attention it deserves by the development team? 

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Get in touch

If you would like to learn more about my services, or discuss how I can add value to the testing strategy in your startup, digital agency or software development project. Please get in touch using the contact form below.