Jim Trentadue has over 15 years of experience as a coordinator/manager in the software testing field. He has filled various roles in testing over his career, focusing on test execution, automation, management, environment management, standards deployment, and test tool implementation. In the area of offshore testing, Jim has worked with multiple large firms on developing and coordinating cohesive relationships. Jim has presented at numerous industry conferences including the Rational Development Conference, IIST, and QAI chapter meetings. Jim has acted as a substitute teacher at the University of South Florida’s software testing class, mentoring students on the testing industry and trends for establishing future job searches and continued training.

QUEST 2015 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

General Session: Transform the Manual Testing Process to Incorporate Automation

Thursday, April 23: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Most QA organizations treat test automation as a subset of their overall testing process.  Thus, test automation must fit within the predefined manual test processes. However, test automation work and deliverables do not always fit perfectly into that predefined manual testing process.

Test automators must understand development standards for controls and objects, structure the tests for modularity and flexibility, and eliminate the manual efforts for the same testing function. Revisions to a typical V-model testing process are required to fuse in the test automation work and there may be changes to the manual testing process, specifically in the overall Test Plan and down to the Test Case level.

Attend this session and learn how to make your test automation processes complementary to your manual test processes and derive the maximum benefit from both.

Early Bird Session: How Manual Testers Can Break into Automation Without Programming Skills

Thursday, April 23: 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM

Adoption of automated tests has not happened as quickly as organizations need.  Agile Development means more features are implemented to production quicker. This leaves less time for full regression testing of the system. Manual Testers need to transform into test automation testers as well.

During the session Jim will discuss the challenges faced by many organizations beginning the test automation journey. Jim will share insights into how the early stages of adoption can see good value from a manual test team with little programming knowledge. Over time the team will become more familiar with automation techniques as part of the tool learning process.

Join Jim to move your career from Manual Tester to Automator with some tips and tricks on where to start.