James Sheasby Thomas (@RightSaidjames)

James Sheasby Thomas – About Me

James Sheasby Thomas (@RightSaidjames)I’m James, a context-driven Test Engineer for Byng, a software consultancy in Leeds. As Tester, I work alongside Project Managers, Developers, Business Analysts and Client Partners to ensure that our sites/apps are robust and working as intended, conducting extensive cross-browser/device and user-focused testing. With a keen interest in usability and accessibility, I also bring to my role a strong understanding of the complex requirements of users with and without disabilities.

A self-taught coder, with a broad knowledge of CSS, HTML, PHP, JavaScript and on-page SEO, I can diagnose problems efficiently and shorten the feedback loop between developers, clients and non-technical colleagues. As a hands-on Tester I plan and deliver comprehensive testing and manage risk throughout the project lifecycle.

James Sheasby Thomas – Quick CV

Test Engineer, Byng
September 2015 – Present

Responsible for planning and delivering testing for mobile app, web app and CMS projects using an agile, context-driven approach.

Web Tester, Numiko
January 2014 – September 2015

Responsible for testing all of Numiko’s output to ensure it is robust and working as intended in all supported browsers and devices. I write and execute detailed test plans, conduct exploratory and scenario-based testing, and act as a first line of defence for identifying and diagnosing bugs.

Software Acceptance Tester, LexAble
September 2013 (one month secondment)

A short project to design and build an acceptance test framework for Global AutoCorrect for Mac, plus ongoing bug hunting and refactoring of the software’s requirements specification.

Communications Manager, LexAble (Previously Marketing and Business Executive)
April 2012 – August 2013

Overall responsibility for LexAble’s brand and communications strategy, including the development and execution of marketing projects, stakeholder management, and media liason. Gave proactive, ongoing support to the sales team and contributed to LexAble’s rapid customer growth and expansion into new markets.

Marketing Officer and Casting Administrator, Opera’r Ddraig (Previously Production Team Member)
September 2010 – February 2012

Developed and implemented marketing strategy and produced all marketing materials and assets. Took responsibility for communications with key stakeholders and the local community via social media, email and in person.

Development Research Assistant, Welsh National Opera
August 2011 – September 2011

Conducted detailed prospect research using a range of web resources, and produced comprehensive profiles of identified leads.

Education

BA Hons Music, Cardiff University
2008-2011

CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing
Ongoing