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Compendium Developments is a limited company based just outside London, in St Albans, UK. 'we' are a one man company, with a principal consultant - Alan Richardson.

Principal Consultant: Alan Richardson

You can find a detailed profile for Alan on Linkedin uk.linkedin.com/in/eviltester

Alan primarily consults on Agile Testing, Test Automation, Technical Exploratory Testing. Alan has a wide range of experience so can also engage with other testing topics as necessary.

Alan has worked as an Independent Software Testing Consultant in the City of  London's Finance Sector, Gaming, Media, TV, Airlines, Utilities, Pharmaceutical and Telecom industries.

Alan has a great deal of expertise in Agile and Automated Testing, as well as manual exploratory, technical testing and performance testing.

Alan wrote the books "Selenium Simplified" and "Java For Testers", and has built a number of online training courses.

Alan has dedicated his entire professional career to improving the software testing process. The challenges that this have afforded him have always been an enjoyable impetus to continue to improve his skills.

For many of the sites that he has worked on, Alan has managed test teams and written testing methodologies, processes & standards. These have always been designed to minimise extraneous documentation and to help the tester focus on testing the product and helping steer the development process whenever required.

During his time as a test consultant Alan has built numerous testing tools to help his teams achieve productive and quality testing processes.

These have encompassed:

  • Metric Gathering and Reporting Tools
  • Test Data Generators
  • Database Generators
  • Unit Test Harness Generation tools
  • Test Derivation Tools
  • Test Repositories
  • Problem Management Repositories
  • Status Reporting tools
  • Cross-referencing tools

The production of these have always been in addition to, and never at the expense of, constructing effective manual testing processes and procedures. Indeed some of the tools have been used to augment the commercial tools which were in place on the client site.

Alan's knowledge of programming has helped him communicate with the development teams and on every site Alan has learned, at least the basics of, the language used in the construction of the software. This helps him talk to the programmers, read and understand the documentation, understand the problems of the development environment, target the testing and help communicate effective unit testing processes.

Alan has presented his thoughts on testing as a Keynote and Track session Speaker at conferences world wide, including: StarEast, EuroStar, Let's Test, TestNet, TestBash.

Compendium Developments is a limited company, Registered office: 39 The Metro Centre, Tolpits Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 9SB. Company Number: 03613966. Registered in England and Wales. Vat Registration Number: 117626614. Director Alan Richardson