George Reynolds, Developer in Cwmgwrach, United Kingdom
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George Reynolds

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Manual QA Engineer and Software Developer

Cwmgwrach, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
March 9, 2022

George has eight years of testing experience in non-functional and functional with a wide technical breadth in manual and automated tests. He's certified as ISTQB Advanced Technical Tester. George also has broad experience in functional and performance testing and enjoys mentoring as well as learning new skills. He can communicate to all business levels on risk and quality assurance.


UK Government
LoadRunner, C, Python 3, Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket, Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
Multinational Forklift Company
User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Testing, Manual QA, Internet of Things (IoT)...
Testing, Manual QA, Manual Software Testing, Manual Testing, Web Applications...




Preferred Environment

Windows, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Python 3, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Windows 11, Git, Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Graph API

The most amazing...

...testing project I've worked on is performance testing for a government website in the UK. I assured the website was able to handle extreme visitor loads.

Work Experience

Senior DevOps Engineer | Test Engineer

2016 - PRESENT
UK Government
  • Migrated several servers running legacy applications on legacy operating systems to supported operating system servers, ensuring the apps performed the same as before. Due to non-disclosure agreements, I can't disclose more information.
  • Wrote functional and non-functional tests for applications starting from zero knowledge, including exploratory testing. Without any existing documentation, it was required to determine the scope of each application and expected behavior.
  • Wrote custom automated Python tests to monitor web responses and ensure smooth infrastructure changes when migrating from development to test and production. Due to the legacy infrastructure and lack of existing tests, robust custom tests are needed.
  • Collaborated with an IAMs DevOps team to deliver an IAMs service using AWS, Azure B2C, and ServiceNow. This work includes developing the service, maintenance, and support of the users who apply the auth provision to their service.
  • Worked with an IAMS team to create automated UI and process flow verification tests using Python, pytest, and Selenium.
Technologies: LoadRunner, C, Python 3, Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Manual QA, Quality Assurance (QA), Testing, QA Testing, Graph API, Amazon Web Services (AWS), SQL, MySQL, AWS Lambda, Test Automation, Manual Software Testing, Manual Testing, Python, Automation, APIs, Microservices, Spring MVC, Spring Microservice, DevOps, AWS DevOps, Agile DevOps, Docker, Web Applications, Unix, Pytest, Microsoft Graph API, Windows, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Git, VuGen, Performance Testing, Load Testing, Non-functional Testing, Test Cases, Office 365, Postman, JavaScript, API Testing, Regression Testing, E2E Testing, Website QA, Software Testing, Software Development, Mobile Apps, SDET, CI/CD Pipelines, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Documentation, QA Test Plan Management, Bots, Selenium, Test Case Execution, Test Case Creation, Unit Testing, iOS, Agile, Mobile, HTML, Automated Testing, Linux, Test Planning, Front-end, Reading, JSON

Acceptance QA Tester

2022 - 2023
Multinational Forklift Company
  • Led a small team of testers to work on internal UAT testing on real trucks and simulated IOT devices.
  • Managed test plans, test cases, and test scenarios to ensure quality and coverage.
  • Worked closely with all business areas to raise, address, and assess concerns regarding testing.
Technologies: User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Testing, Manual QA, Internet of Things (IoT), Embedded Systems, Quality Assurance (QA), QA Test Plan Management, Bots, Test Case Creation, Test Case Execution, Unit Testing, Java, Mobile, Test Planning, Reading, JSON


2015 - 2022
  • Tested a wide range of applications, hardware, and software.
  • Followed and completed hundreds of test plans for various customers.
  • Raised hundreds of issue reports for a large number of customers.
Technologies: Testing, Manual QA, Manual Software Testing, Manual Testing, Web Applications, Quality Assurance (QA), Windows, Voice Testing, Android, Android Wearables, Test Cases, Mobile App Testing, E2E Testing, Website QA, Software Testing, iOS, Integration Testing, Mobile Apps, Localization Testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Internet of Things (IoT), QA Leadership, Bots, eCommerce, Test Case Execution, Test Case Creation, TypeScript, Mobile, Test Planning, Reading, JSON

Test Analyst

2015 - 2016
Software Solved
  • Led the test automation within the business. Wrote the automation test strategy for the business.
  • Planned, created, and executed automated and manual functional and non-functional tests, including performance, regression, and smoke tests.
  • Guided the testing for several projects and provided progress reports to the test manager to ensure project deadlines were met. Took ownership of the testing process for multiple client projects simultaneously.
Technologies: .NET, Visual Basic, SQL, Testing, Manual QA, Quality Assurance (QA), Google AdWords, TestComplete, Manual Testing, Manual Software Testing, Web Applications, Test Automation, Windows, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Visual Basic 6 (VB6), Test Cases, Mobile App Testing, E2E Testing, Website QA, Software Testing, Integration Testing, Software Development, SDET, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Documentation, Bots, eCommerce, Test Case Execution, Test Case Creation, Salesforce, TypeScript, HTML, Linux, Reading, JSON

Smart Home Device Testing for a Social Media Company

• Contributed to iterative cycles for a company offering a smart home device.
• Used the device in its early stages and worked through bug reports to iteratively improve voice recognition, intent, and response.
• Released the product to market with British language localization.

Testing for an Insurance Company

• We didn't receive documentation for development or testing other than the information it has to behave like the existing system.
• Worked closely with developers and testers to write a test plan, test cases, and complete manual testing with a few automated tests.
• Released a working product that was signed into support by the client; maintained a good working relationship with the client for future bug fixes and maintenance releases.

Automated Performance Test for a Meteorological Organization

• Created automated performance tests in C for a public-facing website to assure that the information served on public safety and weather was available at all times, including high load (bad weather).
• Worked with developers to uncover functional defects through non-functional testing.


Git, Jira, LoadRunner, Bitbucket, VuGen, Confluence, Postman, Pytest


Testing, Load Testing, Non-functional Testing, Functional Testing, Manual Testing, E2E Testing, Software Testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Unit Testing, Agile, Automated Testing, Test Automation, Automation, Microservices, DevOps


Windows, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), TestComplete, Android, iOS, Salesforce, Mobile, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, AWS Lambda, Unix, Docker


Windows 11, Manual QA, QA Testing, Smart Devices, Smart Homes, Cloud, Performance Testing, Quality Assurance (QA), Office 365, Manual Software Testing, Test Cases, API Testing, Regression Testing, Mobile App Testing, Website QA, QA Test Plan Management, Test Case Creation, Test Case Execution, Test Planning, Front-end, Reading, Voice Testing, Microsoft Graph API, Web Applications, APIs, Mobile Apps, SDET, Quality Control (QC), Internet of Things (IoT), Documentation, QA Leadership, eCommerce, QA Automation, AWS DevOps, Agile DevOps, Android Wearables, Integration Testing, Software Development, CI/CD Pipelines, Localization Testing, Embedded Systems, Bots, Artificial Intelligence (AI)


SQL, Python, HTML, Python 3, C, Visual Basic 6 (VB6), VB.NET, Visual Basic, JavaScript, TypeScript, Java


Selenium, .NET, Spring MVC, Spring Microservice


Graph API, Google AdWords




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