Learning to Test Outside of the Box
- Location: United States
- Specialty: Functional
- Experience: 16+ years
- Languages: English, Hindi
Sunil Sidhwani was initially tempted by a career in network administration or desktop support. But a tough job market and the impending panic of Y2K offered a more enticing option in QA. Since making the switch he has accumulated expertise across the testing board.
“I have had a diverse experience spanning web, desktop and mobile testing,” he said. “Although, mobile testing became my bigger forte after joining uTest.”
Sunil worked his way up in the uTest community, becoming a top rated tester during his first year and being appointed as a Test Team Lead. He was recently selected to join the new uMentor program and has hosted discussions on “How To Write a Good Bug Report," as well as "Bug Verification Cycles - The Basic Understanding."
“From my first day on I just worked my way up through the ranks to get to where I'm at today,” he said. “I find myself ranking as one amongst potentially thousands of other top-notched uTesters out there globally.”
His quick ascension at uTest and the opportunity to work on a wide array of projects benefitted Sunil in his other testing endeavors.
“I had a daytime job which had mobile apps testing as part of its scope,” Sunil said. “Having already been with uTest for almost a year at that point has brought a broader and more ‘thinking out of the box’ style to my testing skills set, especially with the mostly exploratory nature on most cycles.”