Our Presenters

LearnTesting has a highly experienced and diverse set of presenters available to deliver your courses. This includes well-respected software testing experts on the global stage.

All have real-world consultancy expertise – something that we insist on at LearnTesting. We do our best to accommodate specific trainer requests, and also publish designated trainers for our public courses wherever possible. All trainers are accredited to deliver the specific courses for which they present, including:

  • ISTQB Foundation
  • ISTQB Advanced Test Manager
  • ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst
  • ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst
  • Certified Agile Tester
  • TMMi

Our presenters also hold a range of Academic qualifications and certifications from other schemes. Many have presented at International Conferences, including keynotes. Please see below for bios of each presenter.

 

LearnTesting Presenter Bios

Paul WeymouthPaul is a Senior Testing Consultant with 25 years experience in testing major IT accounts, covering all aspects of the testing lifecycle including testing strategy production, testing consultancy, sales support, training development and delivery. Extremely customer focused with a detailed and precise approach that likes to see the job through to completion.

Paul spent over 25 years working for the UK Inland Revenue Department and EDS, before becoming an independent consultant in 2009. He worked as a Test Manager and Enterprise Testing Consultant at EDS, supporting several very large EDS accounts, notably UK government.

He produced and delivered numerous testing related training packages for external and internal training qualifications, including the EDS ISTQB Testing Foundation Course (CTFL 2007). He delivered training classroom style in UK and USA, and on-line to global audiences. He also delivered tutorials on many Black and White Box Test Design Techniques and Root Cause Analysis to global audiences of testing and development personnel (delivered to an audience of 3,000+ testing professionals).

Paul was an active member of global EDS testing boards and was a prime contributor to the EDS Enterprise Testing methodology (ETM).

Since 2009, as an independent consultant, Paul has helped develop and deliver training courses for Learntesting. This includes ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager, Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst Live Virtual Class and Exam Boot Camp on-line training sessions. He also delivers ISTQB Foundation level in the classroom for a number of clients. Paul has helped develop an advanced level Testing Academy program, teaching development and execution of test specifications using a case-study approach. This has been delivered to Steria in classroom format and Paul is now assisting the development of a virtualized format.

Paul has in depth understanding of ISTQB Foundation and Advanced Level syllabi. He has a leading role in the production of ISTQB exams for the UK Testing Board (UKTB) where he is an author of questions for all exams types. Paul has provided significant review input to the new 2012 ISTQB Advanced Level syllabus.

VipulVipul is a co-founder of SALT and PureTesting and President of the Indian Testing Board, the ISTQB board for India. He also founded the LearnTesting business operation in India. He has over 17 years of testing experience including managing Adobe Reader testing.

Vipul is an ISTQB accredited presenter for Foundation and Advanced Level and has delivered courses around the world. He has also been a contributor to the ISTQB Foundation Level and Advanced Level syllabi.

He has won several awards including the best paper award at STAREast 2006 and the Logica CMG Triple Star Award for the most original contribution at EuroStar 2005. He has been a Keynote speaker at many testing conferences in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand.

Vipul invented Q-Patterns, a method of capturing testing knowledge and writing reusable test cases. This method is being used by various organizations across the world. He is also the inventor of extension to Noun-and-Verb technique for creation of large number of tests from minimal documentation in the shortest time possible.

Vipul’s testing experience involves all phases of testing, performing manual as well as automated tests, writing unit and integration testing harnesses, writing performance testing tools as well as performance test execution.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and Masters Degree in Computer Engineering from IIT, Delhi.

Richard WardenRichard wrote and tested his first computer programme in 1970 while studying for a degree in Chemistry .  His 40 years in IT started while a serving officer in the Royal Air Force as an analyst, designer, programmer and tester on large defence mainframe systems.  He moved to Racal Electronics (now part of Thales) and worked in various technical and managerial positions in the development and production of E-CAD systems.   During this time he was heavily involved with the quality management of complex CAD systems, and since 1983 has been a Member of the Chartered Quality Institute (MCQI).   After Racal he spent several years working on financial systems with a commercial software house before setting up his own company, Software Futures Ltd, in 1991.

In the last two decades he has undertaken a mix of project work, training delivery and commercial research.  For example, He has performed assignments as a test manager for a large Swiss financial organisation testing trading systems developed with UML , and as test manager on an Agile project for a north American bank.

He is a registered tutor for all foundation, intermediate and advanced ISEB and ISTQB testing courses and has made around 300 deliveries.  He is also a certified CAT tutor with iSQI.  In the 2000s he developed specialist UML training for testers faced with the task of learning and working with this language.

He undertook a commercial research project with the University of Central Lancashire studying work motivation in IT – an overlooked and very important area.  The results were published in peer-reviewed journals but a version of the report is available on softwarefutures.co.uk website.   The work is still used today and incorporated in his latest research project.

The UML work led Richard to consider that a practical hands-on testing simulator was the best way to learn testing.  Consequently his current research has been to specify, design and programme a practical testing simulator, based on the control software for a nuclear power station.   This allows testers to use their skills in a controlled environment where they can learn most effectively.  The first production release, developed using Visual Studio and VB.NET, has recently been completed.