Novacomp offers specialized IT services including the development and maintenance of software in multiple platforms, and it is the first company in middle America to reach the highest level of test automation. Ronnel Vélez works as a Quality Assurance Senior consultant at Novacomp in Costa Rica. He is certified as ISTQB Certified Tester in Full Advanced Level. His team, Francisco Castillo, Leonardo Zeledon and Jeral García are the first testers to obtain the Selenium Certification in Costa Rica.
Ronnel shared with iSQI why he decided to certify his team with Selenium:
iSQI: How did you find out about this certification?
RA: Through your communication in Facebook and LinkedIn.
iSQI: And why did you decide it was a good certification for your team?
RA: Because Novacomp specializes in software testing and we are in favour of always using the manual and automated test practices offered by iSQI and the ISTQB.
iSQI: How would you rate the contents of the exam in relation to the syllabus?
RA: Totally acceptable. Everything asked adjusts to the syllabus.
iSQI: Would you recommend it to others and if so why?
RA: Yes, I would. It is very helpful creating a good base in automation. Selenium is without a doubt the mostly used automation tool. It is very versatile, and the advanced level of the ISTQB is very good and complete.
iSQI: What do you think about software testing in Costa Rica?
RA: I think Costa Rica in the region is at the forefront of testing, and automation has evolved exponentially in the country. I believe in best practices and as an area manager and instructor I always look for people to excel in new levels of knowledge. And as an area manager I like that these best practices get applied to the context of real life.
What is Selenium?
Selenium is an Open Source Tool as well as a suite of Softwares used for automating web browser/web application testing. Selenium is bringing Software Testing one step further in the automatization of IT processes. The A4Q Selenium Tester Foundation certification is based on a practical training course aimed at test professionals who desire an understanding of how to design, implement and maintain automated solutions using Selenium WebDriver.