Seema K Nair, Developer in Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Seema K Nair

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QA Testing Developer

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
February 22, 2020

Seema brings over a decade of software testing and quality assurance expertise to the table. She has substantial experience with manual testing and the test automation of web and mobile applications. Seema is a certified Scrum Master, IBM certified DB2 professional, and AWS certified solution architect comfortable with Agile and Waterfall approaches. Her in-depth knowledge of API and performance testing delivers excellent results.


University of Miami - Main
WebdriverIO, JavaScript, Business Cases, Acceptance Testing, User Flows...
University of Miami - Main
Quality Assurance (QA), Test Automation, Cypress, Selenium
TestRail, Zephyr, Jira, Locust, Appium, WebdriverIO, Selenium, TestNG...




Preferred Environment

Locust, WebdriverIO, Pytest, Selenium, Cypress, Apache JMeter, Postman, Chai, Mocha, Jenkins

The most amazing...

...load test framework I've designed and implemented used Python and Locust. It was capable of handling cookies, HTML parsing, and sequential/parallel runs.

Work Experience

Business Analyst

2023 - PRESENT
University of Miami - Main
  • Coordinated with clients to grasp user requirements, craft user stories for development, and define acceptance criteria.
  • Created over 1,000 test cases in TestRail for various user roles within the application and documented over 500 bugs.
  • Automated over 250 smoke tests using WebdriverIO and Testsigma, an AI-based automation tool.
  • Transitioned from a QA role to a business analyst role. Continued to ensure the quality of our products and expanded my role to bridge the gap between our team and the clients.
  • Took charge of coordinating issues with clients, gathering and analyzing their feedback, and prioritizing features accordingly.
Technologies: WebdriverIO, JavaScript, Business Cases, Acceptance Testing, User Flows, User Stories

QA Engineer

2023 - PRESENT
University of Miami - Main
  • Documented 1000+ test scenarios for different user roles and features in the application. Automated 180 smoke test scenarios using WDIO V8 and established traceability via TestRail and Jira.
  • Tracked user stories and bugs using Jira. TestRail was used as a test management tool integrated very well with the open-source web automation tool
  • Logged 344 bugs in the application and deployed a new version to production every two weeks.
Technologies: Quality Assurance (QA), Test Automation, Cypress, Selenium

Independent Test Consultant

2017 - PRESENT
  • Developed end-to-end tests for ReactJS applications with continuous integration.
  • Assisted clients to gauge the performance and stress parameters of their applications. Developed a load testing framework to handle cookies and preconditions before load.
  • Set up automated tests to verify a podcasting tool. This was a challenging project as it involved using Google APIs for sound validation, along with Webdriver scripts.
  • Oversaw the manual QA for web and mobile applications across different domains and technologies.- eCommerce, recruitment, retail, medical, insurance, content management.
  • Developed API Testing for SaaS products and web applications using both Python 2 and 3, using PyTest framework.
  • Set up QA process for startup teams from scratch. KintoHub( and Pexitics( are examples of clients with whom I worked from the beginning to implement the QA team and process.
Technologies: TestRail, Zephyr, Jira, Locust, Appium, WebdriverIO, Selenium, TestNG, JavaScript, Java, Web App Automation, Manual QA, Manual Software Testing, Test Automation, Cucumber, Manual Testing, Postman

iOS Developer and Lead

2014 - 2017
QSG Technologies, Pvt. Ltd.
  • Developed in-house apps to provide file storage and file sharing solutions for consumers.
  • Developed an enterprise app to convert all paper-based operations to app-based online operations.
  • Mentored and coached engineers in app development.
Technologies: Swift, Objective-C, SQL

Test Automation Lead

2011 - 2017
QSG Technologies, Pvt. Ltd.
  • Set up test automation teams for several projects.
  • Mastered various web and mobile automation tools and frameworks.
  • Involved in the automation of various products using different tools and technologies based on the tech stack utilized in the application.
Technologies: Trello, Jira, FitNesse, Protractor, Appium, MonkeyTalk, Telerik, Selenium, TestNG, Java, Web App Automation, Manual Software Testing, Selenium WebDriver, Test Automation, RFT, Manual Testing

Technical Project Lead

2007 - 2010
Dell Perot Systems
  • Developed technical design documents for new development projects.
  • Oversaw and maintained one of the core products in the company.
  • Won several awards for problem resolution and driving results.
Technologies: Design, Architecture, IBM Db2, COBOL

Mainframe Developer

2004 - 2007
Tata Consultancy Services
  • Worked on multiple development projects in the insurance domain for AVIVA Insurance.
  • Developed a mailing and insurance framework for our clients.
  • Coordinated projects onsite in the UK with the offshore team.
Technologies: CICS, IBM Db2, COBOL


KintoHub is a Cloud-native workflow that manages your entire application's lifecycle from source to production. Users started in seconds to build, combine, deploy, and manage APIs, microservices, databases, tasks, and many other options in clicks versus weeks.

I was involved in testing the application from the start. More than 1500 test scenarios were written for this application, along with end-to-end (E2E) tests in WebDriverIO, a Node.js-based application. The app is currently live at

Cypress Test Automation
The Cypress Automation demo project was implemented using Page Object Pattern. Cypress is the modern-day automation framework used by many developers and testers worldwide. I have written a blog on the usage of Cypress (
2000 - 2004

Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer Science and Engineering

NMAMIT Institute of Technology - Nitte, Karkala, India


Website Hacking and Penetration Testing (Real World Hacking)



AWS Certified Solution Architect



Scrum Master Accredited Certification

International Scrum Institute

MARCH 2007 - MARCH 2009


The The Open Group Architecture Framework


IBM Certified Database Associate



Selenium WebDriver, Chai


Jira, Zephyr, TestRail, Cucumber, FitNesse, Trello, WebdriverIO, Pytest, Mocha, Asana, Apache JMeter, Postman, Jenkins


Selenium, TestNG, Appium, Protractor, Locust, Cypress


Test Automation, Testing, Manual Testing, Acceptance Testing


Shopify, Klaviyo, Yotpo, Telerik




COBOL, Java, Swift, SQL, CICS, Objective-C, JavaScript


Web App Automation, Mobile App Testing, QA Automation, Manual QA, Manual Software Testing, eCommerce, eCommerce UX, Quality Assurance (QA), QA Testing, Architecture, UX Testing, Design, RFT, MonkeyTalk, Business Cases, User Flows, User Stories

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