Test Automation Lead
NBN Co Limited
Devesh Maheshwari is a member of:
The Journey: Early Days to How I Got Here
I started my career in IBM as a technical writer in the year 2006 but it
didnt interest me much as I was inclined towards Software testing so
joined Pitney Bowes Software, Noida in January 2008 where I worked in
web mapping applications team and followed best QA practices in GIS
& Location Intelligence domain for 2.5 years and then in July 2010
moved to ThoughtWorks Technologies as Senior QA Consultant and worked
with various clients in India and Australia to enable them to follow
testing practices in agile environment.
Decisions That Mattered
When I started working with IBM as a fresher there was no choice, I didn't want to pursue my career in technical writing and was more
inclined towards software testing. So, I decided to move on and join
small company where I could learn and contribute so started with Pitney
Bowes and that was the inflection point in my career.
Work and Role: Then and Now
Currently working with various clients and helping them enable to follow testing practices in agile environment.
What I Learnt Along the Way
- Set goals for yourself
- Never give up
- Follow your passion, dont do anything which doesnt interest you.
Trends to Watch Out For
Mobile Application Development and Cloud Computing are the main trends I
follow. We should know whats happening around us, market is growing
with very fast pace and we should keep up to it. From testing
perspective testing mobile applications is quite different from usual
web based applications; it has its own challenges and learning.
My Advice If You are Starting Out
I would not suggest anyone to restrict to one domain, everyone
should try hands on in various domains. I have personally worked in GIS,
Banking, Risk management, Telecom domain and now targeting to Mobile
Must Focus Areas For the Future
Test Automation should be the key focus area.
Books/ Websites I Recommend
- Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams by Crispin, Lisa, Gregory, Janet
- Continuous Delivery by David Farley, Jez Humble
- Handbook of Usability Testing: How To Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests by Jeffrey Rubin, Dana Chisnell