Skilled Test Analyst with extensive background in the Financial Services industry.  

Enthusiastic team player with strong analytical and problem solving skills.  

Solid understanding of software testing techniques at all levels of the software development lifecycle.  Agile software development tester certified.

Experienced with test and defect management tools such as HP ALM and database querying with MS SQL Server. Experience of test automation using HP UFT.

Professional Certifications

Professional Experience

Senior Test Analyst
Royal London - Edinburgh

December 2016 - present

Currently a Test Analyst with Royal London


QA Analyst
International Financial Data Services (IFDS) - Essex

December 2013 - November 2016

Collaborated on the functional testing of a new wealth management platform solution and surround technologies, which was successfully released into production on schedule.  Also supported testing of ongoing releases, production fixes and business changes as part of a business as usual test team.


Senior Customer Service Representative - Stirling

July 2009 - November 2013



March 2008 - June 2009


Standard Life
Customer Service Representative - Edinburgh

March 1998 - February 2008


Medical Sales Representative 1996 - 1998


Assistant Bar Manager 1994 - 1996


University of Edinburgh 1993

BSc (Social Science)

Lornshill Academy, Alloa 1990

Higher Latin (A), English (B), Maths (B), Chemistry (B) and Physics (C)

Personal Information

Enjoy playing guitar and bass, reading, cooking and watching films.


Agile Software Development, API Testing, Defect Management, Finance, Financial Services, Functional Testing, HP ALM, HP UFT, HTML, ISEB, ISTQB Certification, Manual Testing, Microsoft Office, MS SQL Server, MS Excel, MS Test Manager, MS Word, Platforms, QTP, Quality Assurance, Quality Center, Regression Testing, REST, Scrum, SDLC, SoapUI Pro, Software Testing, SQL, System Testing, Test Automation, Test Scenarios, Test Scripting, TFS, User Acceptance Testing, V-Model, Waterfall, XML