When we think of the word superstar, it is usually associated with fame. But in the tech industry, the real superstars are the ones who are able to do the work.
Of the more than 20,000 students of Test Automation University, here are the Top 20 Superstars, determined by the amount of credits earned on the platform.
These superstars hail from all over the world and their roles range from testers, junior to senior automation engineers, developers, team leads, and test managers. There’s one thing that they all have in common, however; they have mastered the craft of test automation and are now well-versed in a variety of frameworks, libraries, and programming languages!
1. Arjan Blok
Arjan is a Test Engineer from the Netherlands. He has reached the Kraken rank on TAU — the highest rank available — and has completed every single course! Arjan was already skilled in web automation but has now expanded his skillset to include other forms of test automation as well. Arjan not only takes the courses himself, but also encourages his colleagues to take advantage of these free courses. Arjan’s favorite thing about the TAU courses are that they are video-based, which helps him learn by seeing it done.
Saurav is a Senior SDET from India specializing in Java but realizes that even seasoned engineers can afford to enhance their skills. Saurav has done just that by completing TAU courses for other languages and frameworks.
3. Cirdei Liviu
Cirdei is a QA Automation Engineer from Romania with 4 years of experience in test automation. Cirdei is quickly increasing his skillset by taking every course that TAU has to offer! Cirdei is currently finishing up our Python-BDD course.
Ioannis is the Head of QA at Omilia in Greece. Ioannis is an Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer and has used TAU to learn how to use test automation frameworks in various other languages. As Head of QA, having knowledge of a wide variety of tools helps Ioannis choose the best ones for any given problem. Ioannis has successfully completed all available courses on TAU!
Lukas is a Software Test Automation Engineer from Germany who transitioned from a manual tester to an automation engineer. Lukas uses TAU to learn as much as he can about test automation.
7. Ivo Dimitrov
Ivo is a QA Automation Engineer from Bulgaria. Ivo, who specializes in Java, has taken every available course on TAU — vastly expanding his skill set to advance his career.
8. Ashish Jain
Ashish is a QA Manager from India who enjoys learning about different automation tools, languages, and best practices. Ashish says that TAU keeps him “on the edge of what’s relevant in test automation, and serves as a great platform to learn about automation and best practices from industry experts”. Ashish has taken every TAU course available and loves that this ocean of knowledge is free.
Wilder is a Test Automation Engineer from Spain who has good experience in Selenium WebDriver and has expanded his knowledge in other tools via TAU. Wilder has completed 21 courses!
10. Tania Pilichou
Tania is a Senior Test Engineer and Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer from Greece and uses TAU to learn about advanced topics like AI in test automation, docker, and visual testing.
11. Paul Farrell
12. Mike Clark
Mike is a QA Engineering Manager from the United States. As a tester and manager, Mike seeks out ways in which automation can make his team’s day to day testing tasks more efficient. Mike appreciates TAU’s broad curriculum which spans many languages and technologies — something you just won’t get in traditional schooling.
13. Tim Devereux
14. Dushanka Morris
Dushanka is a Junior Quality Analyst from the United States who transitioned into QA from HR less than 2 years ago. Dushanka has taken every course available on TAU to learn as much as she can about test automation.
15. Surendra Reddy
Surendra is a Senior Automation Manager from India who utilizes TAU to learn about various tools and techniques, as well as improve quality and bring change personally to his workplace. Surendra finds the courses are a great help for manual testers who are interested in learning about test automation.
16. William de Witt
William is a Test Lead from South Africa who is enjoying many of the courses on TAU. What William loves most about TAU is that “it brings the biggest personalities in our field together in one open and easily accessible corner of the internet”. William doesn’t have to worry about budget issues for his team, as all courses are free — making it accessible to everyone in the QA community who may be interested in test automation. William foresees TAU playing a huge part in raising the standard of test automation globally.
17. Raja Bellebon
18. Bertold Kolics
Bertold is a Software Quality Manager from the United States. Even though Bertold is in a leadership position, he considers himself an engineer at heart who enjoys solving both technical non-technical problems. Bertold has completed an impressive 16 courses on TAU ranging from strategy to hands-on implementation.
19. Rashad Ismayilov
20. Holly M. Paddock
Holly is a Lead QA Engineer from the United States who transitioned from front-end development into testing. Holly really likes that TAU allows you to move along at your own pace and replay the video chapters as many times as needed. Holly finds that the quizzes help keep you focused on the materials, and the fun of points, certificates, and ranks keep you motivated!
Congratulations to each of you! 🎉 I am extremely proud of what you’ve accomplished! To see the complete leaderboard of the Top 100 TAU users, visit Test Automation University.
Originally published at Applitools Blog.