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Abel Talaveron Estevez


Last update: 31.01.2020

Technical Test Manager Consultant

Graduation: not provided
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: English (Full Professional) | Spanish (Native or Bilingual)


CV Abel Talaveron - 2018-09.pdf


A QA consultant with management experience and technical background. Involved in various sectors and multiple testing types: functional, automation and performance.

Experienced in defining and implementing testing processes, writing business reports, technical proposals, risk analysis, effort estimation, leading teams, requirements analysis, defect management and QA tools evaluation and implementation.

Certified in TMap methodology and used to work in a structural manner.


- Database Platforms: Oracle, SQL Server, My SQL

- Programming Languages: VBScript, C, Java, Assembler, HTML, XML, PHP, JavaScript, Perl, KSH

- Operating Systems: Windows, MS DOS, UNIX: Linux & BSD

- QA Tools: HP Quality Center / ALM, HP QuickTest Pro / UFT, HP LoadRunner, HP QAInspect, HP WebInspect, Borland SilkTest, Borland SilkPerformer, Borland SilkCentral Test Management, IBM Rational Functional Tester, IBM Rational Performance Tester, IBM Quality Manager, IBM Rational AppScan, Oracle Functional Testing, Oracle OpenScript, Oracle Load Test, Oracle Test Manager, Oracle Real Application Testing, Oracle Real User Experience Insight, Oracle Data Masking, Microsoft Visual Studio Test Management, CompuWare TestPartner, Mantis BugTracker, Trac, GLPI, Salome TMF, TestLink, Jira

- Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Visio

Project history

10/2014 - Present
Business Test Lead / Test Manager - Freelance
Verizon Wireless – Merkle - Freelance
As Business Test Lead, responsible for Program Test Process Improvement focused on the business side.

UAT Business Testing Advisor to facilitate the understanding of the UAT testing approach and scope. Encourage high quality Unit and System Integration Testing phases to enable a smooth UAT leveraging business confidence on the final product.

Agile Testing Methodology used. Guidance to the business stakeholders to ensure that the user stories are defined in the right manner.

Integration between HP ALM and Jira Agile Process Management to track new requirements in the form of user stories and Operations activities in the form of HP ALM defects and/or impacted user stories.

As Test Manager, responsible for the whole test lifecycle of a new project started in December 2017.

Environment: Agile, HP ALM, Jira Agile Process Management, qTest, Fitnesse, Pega PRPC NBAA, English.

06/2017 - 08/2018
SAP Project Manager - Freelance
Bacardi – Edelway - Freelance
When the 2 projects in which I was the Test Manager went Live, I was responsible for the support phase as Change Manager. Right after that, Bacardi was happy with my management skills and re-purposed me as Project Manager.

Project Manager assigned to all 7 international projects within a new programme. Programme goal is to meet the legal requirements from different countries with different scope, timelines and resources. Some are delivered in-house, whilst some others are outsourced with different vendors.

Responsible for delivering on time and meeting the business needs whilst ensuring project budget is not exceeded. Engaged at the very beginning of the projects, so from analysis phase all the way through design, build, test, Go Live and support. Present bi-weekly status reports to Directors and PMOs.

Environment: SAP FI, SD, PO, Microsoft Project, HP ALM, English.

10/2016 - 05/2017
SAP Test Manager - Freelance
Bacardi – Edelway - Freelance

Test Manager assigned to 2 international projects. First project’s goal is to optimize the financial tax duty for all the purchases and sales worldwide. Second project is a migration from SAP PI interfaces to SAP PO.

Responsible for SIT and coordinator of UAT, with the use of HP ALM, impacting 20+ countries and 80+ users. Regression testing managed in the pre-production environment and executed automatically in HP UFT integrated with HP ALM.

Environment: SAP FI, SD, PI, PO, HP ALM, HP UFT, English.

09/2014 - 10/2016
Associate Product Manager - Freelance
Grifols / Cinfa / Kern – Serial Testers - Freelance
HP ALM 11.52 – Application Lifecycle Management adapted to the Pharma industry. Implementation and workflow customization by using project templates and HP ALM APIs like OTA and REST. Adapt to FDA and ISO 13485 standards.

HP QC 10.0 to HP ALM 11.52 migration process definition both for existing projects data and for new projects workflow functionality. Customer trainings to be conducted.

Environment: HP Quality Center 10.0, HP ALM 11.52, Jira.

01/2014 - 07/2014
Customer Solutions Test Manager
Colt Technology Services (1000-5000 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
Clients: ING, BBVA, Thomson Reuters, Warner Music Group…

As a Test Manager across different projects: ensure that IT, Networking and Communications solutions provided to the customer are meeting their expectations. Accountable for Test Estimation, definition of Test Strategy and Test Plan, Resource management, Test Project Management, Risk Based Management with the use of ITIL Framework. Responsible for Test Reports and meetings with the stakeholders and the customer to assure a smooth transition from solution delivery to operations management.

Diversified and complex solutions with a mix of virtualized environments (VMware vSphere, vCloud, vCenter…), Disaster Recovery backups, VoIP solutions, communications…

Environment: HP ALM Quality Center, HP LoadRunner, Service Now, Siebel, English.

06/2012 - 01/2014
Test Manager
Comet Global Consulting (250-500 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
Account: Verizon Wireless
Program: Implementation of a Decisioning platform with the use of Pega PRPC NBAA

So far 3 projects have been implemented so my role consists on ensuring the quality of the Operational maintenance of these projects along with the management of the new projects with the use of Agile methodologies.

My daily tasks consist of effort estimation, resource management, test planning, testing reports, risk and issue management, test strategy definition, test process improvement, testing tools strategy and team members mentoring.

I am responsible of the quality of the software delivery across different test teams involving Unit, System, Integration testing and UAT.

08/2010 - 05/2012
Test Team Lead
Comet Global Consulting
Projects: BSkyB

Tasks as a Test Analyst:
- Analyse Business Requirements
- Create Test Plans
- Defect Management

Tasks as a Test Team Lead (in addition): (since 01/09/11)
- Create Status Reports
- Attend project calls & lead test calls
- Estimate testing effort
- Manage up to 7 resources and 6 projects
- Test project delivery manager
- Take test project lead responsibility amongst other test teams
- Risk and issue management

Within BSkyB I've been promoted to Test Team Lead.

Industry: Computer Software

11/2006 - 08/2010
Test Lead Senior / Software QA Specialist
Projects: Panda Software / Panda Security, Caixa d'Enginyers, Telefonica, Ancert, Caixa Penedes, Agbar, Diputació de Barcelona, Grifols, S21Sec, MundoSenior...

  • Prepare technical proposals for new projects
  • Project Management: Risk analysis, effort and task planning with MS Project, organise meetings, create deliverables, create business presentations...
  • Pre-sale actions
  • Leading and executing end to end manual and automated functional and performance/stress testing projects
  • TMap (more extended than ISTQB) methodology. 2010 certified

Knowledge in IT projects in terms of QA: requisites management, application validation, performance testing, QA processes management, change management, software life cycle...

Within Sogeti I've been promoted from: Test Engineer Senior, Test Lead and, finally, Software Control & Testing Specialist,

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time and spatial flexibility

15 days notice and willing to travel occassionally

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