April 2011 – December 2011 – Binckbank N.V.

As a test consultant at Polteq I have been sent to Binckbank to inventorize the possibilities of test automation and based on that inventory create an implementation plan to automate any and all tests possible.
Test automation is being done by means of Selenium, Fitnesse and where possible and needed SoapUI.

After acceptance of the implementationplan I have been made responsible for guiding and planning the project leading it to a successful ending together with an automation engineer from Polteq and several testers from within Binck.
Objective is to automate most of the manual, repetitive tests in a sustainable way and teach Binck employees how to ensure the tests indeed remain solid and sustainable.

We created a custom fixture for FitNesse which served as a translation and abstraction layer between FitNesse (the end user) and WebDriver. The custom fixture resulted in all the functional tests being fully human readable, where the code contained no logic at all.

In order to speedup the process of writing testcases in FitNesse I organized a few Testing-dojos. Focus of the first dojo was getting people fully comfortable with writing their logical testcases in a wiki and in a table format and ensuring all tests written get pushed to the FitNesse server in order for them to run continuously.
Focus of the second dojo was to go through questions, unclarities and uncertainties and resolve these impediments in order for the testers to be fully in control of what they are testing and ensuring they see the use of these automated tests.

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April 2011 – Ongoing – Polteq Test Services

Polteq is an independent provider of international testing services. Polteq professionals can fulfil the role of test engineer or test manager within your organisation. Furthermore Polteq is specialised in supporting organisations to improve their testing processes, test automation, managing test outsourcing and providing training sessions (including certification).

Polteq started in 2000 with the aim to provide high quality testing services.
Through its unbridled commitment and achievement at the highest level, Polteq has gained a leading position within its branch. Polteq sees the testing of information systems as a specialty, which is becoming more and more important every day and plays a crucial and central role in the delivery of good quality IT solutions. And this is becoming more challenging because of increasing complexity of these systems.

All the employees at Polteq chose this company to fully focus themselves on the testing craft in a small (approximately 100 professionals), flexible and informal company with an open working culture, where everyone is appreciated and respected. All colleagues know each other and this forms a unique bond of professionals. Testing and current company affairs are discussed regularly at informal meetings. Enjoyment at work is very important to us at Polteq.

To ensure the high quality of service, Polteq finds that continuous education for all its employees and the sharing of knowledge and experience are a must. Not only the development of testing methods and techniques are of importance but also the development of personal and communication skills.