Igor Kostrub

Kaliningrad, Russia ยท Manual QA Engineer and sometimes PM

I am a Manual QA Test Engineer with over 3 years of experience in software testing and over 3 years as a Project Manager.
My responsibilities included testing product requirements, evaluating tasks, creating test cases, and writing bug reports.
I have practical experience in various types of testing, including functional testing (smoke, black box, regression, REST API) and non-functional testing (UI and localization). I also have a little experience creating simple UI tests for a web application using Python + Selenium + Pytest.
Also, I have experience managing a small distributed team of developers and designers (totaling up to 10 people).
Experience communicating with customers and product stakeholders.
I understand the methodology of Scrum and Kanban (planning, evaluation, sprints, retrospective).


Project Manager / QA Test Engineer


Customization of the development team work processes
Introducing Scrum methodology into product development processes
Sprint planning, task execution tracking
Manual functional testing (smoke, black box) and non-functional testing (UI)
Writing and reviewing test documentation. Tracking the defects
Using Youtrack, Space, and Qase tools in my work life

April 2020 - Present

QA Test Engineer


I was engaged in manual functional testing (smoke and black box, API (REST), integration, regression)
Non-functional testing (UI testing and localization)
Tested product requirements, wrote and reviewed test documentation. Tracked the defects
I used the tools Jira, TestRail, Confluence, Postman, Swagger
Interacted with analytics, designers, developers, project manager, and product owner

April 2018 - March 2020

Project Manager


Managed a small group of developers (front/back-end) and designers
Managed of developers working in the outsourcing
Managed IT projects (e-commerce, corporate websites)
Assigned tasks to the development team
Planned, coordinated and controlled development time
Engaged in quality control
Communicated with clients

April 2015 - April 2018

QA Engineer

Dinarys GmbH

I was engaged in manual testing of web applications: functional, regression
Created checklists, bug reports, test cases, and test plans

February 2015 - April 2015

QA Engineer


Tested apps for iPhone / iPad
I tested online stores and business card sites
Created bug reports in the Redmine bug tracker and tracked bug statuses
Published apps in the Appstore and Google Play
Distributed of applications across TestFlight for beta testing
Interacted with programmers and sales managers

August 2014 - November 2014


Oles Honchar Dnepropetrovsk National University, Ukraine

Degree: Bachelor
Specialty: Radio Physics and Electronics
September 2008 - July 2013


Stepic.org - Test automation with Selenium and Python
Stepic.org - Python Programming


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Agile Development & Scrum
  • Postman / Swagger
  • Python (basic knowledge)
  • Pytest (basic knowledge)
  • Selenium (basic knowledge)
  • SQL (simple requests)
  • BrowserStack


Apart from being a Manual QA Test Engineer and Project Manager, I enjoy photography. I have an analog camera (film) and a digital camera, which I always take when traveling.

In my free time, I like to watch movies or read new articles about testing. Also, I like to attend music events dedicated to heavy music.