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Hello folks, Thanks for stopping by.

I'm the Senior Quality Assurance Manager for Bright North, we work with innovators in businesses who understand that the deluge of data they hold can be turned into their most valuable asset.

SMART DATA, SMARTER EXPERIENCES

We turn data into dynamic, business changing insight. Insight that is delivered through engaging Infographics and beautifully dynamic interfaces.

What We Do

Our data scientists turn data into valuable, problem solving stories. Our experience designers take these stories and turn them into beautifully crafted interfaces and dashboards.

It's this special blend of skills that mean the stories we draw from your data are delivered via experiences that have meaning and are accessible by everyone in your organisation, not just the analytically inclined.

The Benefits

Our fusion of highly advanced analytics techniques with experience design that means we put the answers data holds into the hands of the right people faster than conventional data analytics companies.

The companies we work with gain a deeper understanding of their customers, deliver more optimised marketing campaigns and release digital products that have real purpose and bear fruit earlier.

Bright North are breaking new ground with some of the most forward thinking companies in the world. Join us by contacting brightsparks@brightnorth.co.uk or visit https://brightnorth.recruiterbox.com.


Apr
4
comment Can any one who tests game can test software?
On a slight flipside to this, I often find that a good games tester exhibits skills that you would want in any industry, and often prove to be excellent within the software industry because of it. After starting in the games industry and hiring those from it into software, I consider these traits high on my hiring list... and I can easily spot someone without them.
Apr
4
answered How to get number of sizes of check-boxes i have selected, using selenium webdriver java?
Apr
1
answered What are some different styles of writing test cases?
Nov
7
comment Operating system restoration
@XtrmJosh : Ah, the proprietary nature wasn't clear from the above. In that case, I'd take a similar approach and just make sure you generate good clean images of the machines/environments you'd want to test against. That way, you can just re-load the image (much like a VM) on the test hardware. The only major issue with this is time. While it shouldn't take much more than maybe 30 minutes to wipe and re-install a machine from the image, doing this repeatedly will definitely add time to your test schedule.
Nov
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Nov
7
answered ATs at Epic or Issue/Task level in JIRA
Nov
6
comment Operating system restoration
Couldn't agree more for Virtualisation (I'm commenting here as that's the advice I would have given). It's simple, distributable and easy to build up and tear down. Software licences aren't shocking, and would be inline with a hardware solution or less. Make sure you have the HDD space for it, depending on people a good few TB's tucked away. Be careful with allowing people to snapshot these VM instances as well, as they can be upwards of 20GB depending on the software. VirtualBox and VMware are brilliant and affordable.
Oct
8
answered what are the testing skills needed to test a stable system?
Jul
23
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Jun
10
answered QA Methodology: Do you retest every change on a new build or only changed code?
Jul
6
comment Creating test cases for site registration using Selenium IDE
@glow : exactly.. "How do you know you're testing the right thing?" ...erm, because my environment says so.. BAM! ;)
Jun
23
comment Creating test cases for site registration using Selenium IDE
Yeah, I made no comment of clean-up but would do the same. We have 'Test Harnesses' with clean data deployed for specific tests.. so in my case "Clean-up" is blow it away and start again...
Jun
22
comment Does automating your manual tests give you good automated tests?
Not really, we don't change them 'much', but then saying I have an organised test library is also a bit of a lie. It's often easier for someone to ask me "How do i test this?" and dump them a fresh new test, but thats my personal experience and shouldn't taint the advice.
Jun
22
answered Creating test cases for site registration using Selenium IDE
Jun
16
answered How do you drive what testcases to write based on a large decision table?
May
24
answered Does automating your manual tests give you good automated tests?
May
12
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May
12
comment What are the forms of testing that testers commonly forget?
I believe that you 'could' to a certain degree yes. The same applies however. I've been guilty of this from time-to-time. i.e. - I ran Control Panel Regressions for 16 months solid (repetitively, not one set ;) ) - this lead me to 'historical' knowledge of things that just didn't get prioritised and thus never got fixed. I started ignoring them and blindly setting the status. --- This doesn't happen anymore, but you're right that regressions must be 'Up-To-Date' to be useful.
May
12
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