q-leap is very pleased to announce that Loyde Mitchell has joined its team. Loyde is a Test Specialist with 20 years of diversified experience in performance testing, test process improvement, and security testing across energy, finance and transportation industries.
He graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Data and Systems Analysis from the University of Oxford. He also holds a broad range of certifications in the field of software testing as well as the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager certificate. In addition, he is a Certified Project Manager (IAPM). As a strong IBM specialist, he also holds their recognized standard certifications in the Rational test tools: Quality Manager, Performance Tester, Functional Tester and AppScan.
Loyde Mitchell started his career in 1996 as a Test Analyst for a firm developing accountancy software. In 2002 he was employed as a Test Manager and Test Tool and Competence Consultant for the Information Technology firm Maersk Data, a company based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He then joined IBM Global Services in Holte, Denmark with the position of Advisory IT Specialist. Whilst in this position, he administered the HP Quality Center test tool for more than 250 users.
In 2009, Loyde Mitchell joined Tieto, a software and service company providing IT and product engineering services in Denmark. As a Test Lead and Test Architect, he was mainly in charge of providing test consultancy and conducting workshops as an official IBM trainer for major Danish customers. While here, he also worked to build performance test architectures for large Scandinavian customers.
Just prior to joining q-leap, Loyde held the position of Global Test Process Manager for Danfoss Power Electronics, based in Denmark. Working in the Global Project Office, his main activities included the management of test processes and tools across R&D centres on 4 continents. Loyde also managed the planning, implementation and audit of test process maturity improvement tasks.
Loyde is an accomplished Senior Test Manager, Process Specialist and Project Coordinator with a proven ability to coordinate tasks and work to defined testing methodologies, within a structured environment to meet agreed deadlines. As a member of the BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, he continues to take an active interest in emerging test approaches and advances in information systems and technologies.
« I’m very delighted to welcome someone like Loyde who has a very large experience in the testing area. On top of previous successes at managing big test projects and at improving test processes in the companies he worked for, his strong knowledge of non-functional testing areas such as performance testing and security testing is a huge added value to the q-leap testing & quality assurance team » Julien Desmulier, Testing & QA Services Manager at q-leap.