Anastasios Daskalopoulos, Quality Assurance Specialist at Unleashed Technologies: Qualified.One profile

Anastasios Daskalopoulos


Quality Assurance Specialist, Unleashed Technologies

Location: Columbia, United States

Unleashed Technologies team worked with Key clients:  National Public Radio (NPR) United States Naval Institute National Guard Association of the United States Virginia Society of CPAs

My website:

My approach to software testing involves exploring the system to learn if end user expectations as well as management requirements are satisfied. To this end, I employ a combination of exploratory, scripted and automated testing approaches to try to delve deeply into the application under test to find as many bugs as possible.

This approach involves close communication and input from development teams, management and any additional stakeholder that can suggest tests for better exploration to verify that the applications function according to both end user expectations and design specifications.

I have employed this approach successfully since 2003 at every level of the software testing spectrum, from executing manual test cases to creating test strategies in international corporations as as Test Manager. A main focus of my test effort is on test design, which focuses on researching the System under Test to explore the software quality in detail.

To summarize, my approach to QA and software testing involves the following:

  • Test Plan creation
  • Gathering documentation about the system under test
  • -Exploratory testing
  • Record and organize test exploration results for additional testing and regression testing
  • Test case creation and execution
  • Test automation with Robot Framework & Selenium Webdriver
  • Automated regression test execution
  • Python scripting
  • Performance testing

I report testing results, both failed and passed cases, to the development team to fix bugs where necessary but also to communicate the state of the software's stability. I have found this kind of communication of results helps to increase the number of tests and can indicate areas of the software that may require additional exploration. This approach involves much more than just providing numbers, but even more so strives to describe the state of the software's reliability for the End User.

Feedback from HR

Dasko came to the world of Quality Assurance out of curiosity after enrolling in a Business Information Technology program to become a Java Developer: being informed of an available software testing position at a major European telecommunications company, he applied and much to his surprise got the job, and has enjoyed doing it ever since.

In addition to using the IT approach to find bugs, Dasko uses research methods he has learned over several career paths to investigate and explore software. Dasko has been fortunate to have the chance to deliver three DrupalCon presentations on testing Drupal in both Europe and the U.S., and plans to continue talking and writing about QA as much as possible.

When not testing, reading, or writing, Dasko enjoys hiking, jogging, martial arts and cooking.