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The best thing for you to do at this moment is to write a flawless selenium testing resume that can take you a step closer to your dream job.

Your job is to make the recruiters acknowledge you as the most suitable applicant through your resume and it is possible only if you frame the perfect selenium resume.

Here is a summary of our Selenium Resume 2020 Blog:

  • Distinguish yourself from all other applicants by writing your name as the header of the resume.
  • Create statements that have a cause-effect relation by using the STAR format.
  • Write your performance figures wherever applicable to make your contributions and achievements specific.
  • Write a summary or an objective according to the number of work experience years that you possess.

There is no easy short-cut to success but you can make your selenium resumes writing an easier experience by going through this blog.

Keep reading to learn all the tricks to write your perfect selenium automation tester resume.

You may have the required qualification and potential but all those facts need to be documented in your resume and raise your chances of being recognized by recruiters.

By the end of this blog, you will be able to write the perfect job-winning resume while also learn about the following:

  • What to write in your real-world selenium resume and how to write it.
  • How to talk about your experience on your web testing resumes in the best manner.
  • How to write a job-winning, ATS-targeted selenium testing resume from scratch.
  • How to write an entry-level selenium resume.
  • How to optimize your skills and how to make them effective on your selenium tester resume.
  • How to curate the perfect selenium resume roles and responsibilities.

. . . All so you can get the job that you want!

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Our Online Resume Builder is equipped with a huge library of examples and a selenium resume sample that will blow your mind!

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Here is a list of all that you will learn in this blog:

What is a Selenium Resume & why do you need it?

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Ideally, during a job application, you need to send your selenium resumes to the recruiters in the hope of getting shortlisted for the targeted job.

It is the first interaction between you and the recruiter wherein the possibilities of your shortlist for the job that you are applying for is decided.

Most recruiters depend on the ATS (Applicant Tracking System) to filter through the bulk of selenium resumes as it picks the most suitable applicant.

Now, you need to rank high on the ATS and it is possible only if you use the keywords used by the recruiters for the job description.

You can rest assured because Hiration's Online Resume Builder is here to help you write the perfect ATS-friendly resumes that can help you get recognized by the recruiters.

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Selenium Resume Sample

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To begin with, take a look at our resume sample to know what an ideal Certified Selenium Testing Engineer resume should look like:

8+ years experienced Certified Selenium Testing Engineer highly skilled in leading Test Planning & Execution and managing Defect Reporting. Adept at deploying expertise in Test Automation via UFT & Selenium methodologies. Proficient in Automating Web Application Testing via Selenium WebDriver and delivering business value to the clients.
• Cloud Testing • Quality Assurance • Cross-Platform Application Development • Selenium Components & Automation
• Manual & Automation Testing • Selenium IDE & Webdriver • Selenium Test Cases • Functional & Compatibility Testing
• Page Object Modelling • Systems Integration • Regression Testing • Team Incubation
Automation/3rd Party Tools: Selenium, UFT, LoadRunner, Jenkins, Sikuli (with Flash), AutoIT, Appium, UI Automatorviewer Languages & Databases: C, Java, VBScript, Python, Perl, MS Access, SQL Server, ORACLE and MYSQL 
Web Technologies: & Servers: HTML, XML and VB Script, IIS, Apache Tomcat, Jboss, Web Logic
Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Win 2003 Server, 2008 Server, and UNIX Bug Tracking & Test Management Tools: ALM /Quality Centre, Bugzilla, and Bug Tools & Utilities: Ms-Office, Outlook Express, VSS
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Application/Software & Product Development
  • Led 10 testing engineers to implement & develop automated test practices for web/multi-tenant applications
  • Tested & assessed client-reported issues, product features & various iterations in the software development lifecycle
Client/Stakeholder Management & Issue Resolution
  • Planned & strategized test schedules in accordance with project scope and delivery deadlines
  • Identified, analyzed & reported application defects and rendered assistance with resolution via JIRA
  • interacted with customers & internal stakeholders to ensure complete & thorough understanding of all requirements
Testing Strategy & Specifications
  • Defined, implemented and maintained test plans, test specifications, and test suites
  • Implemented and executed test strategies to improve the overall quality and boost test code coverage
  • Directed Performance and Load Testing, and administered System performance & health monitoring
  • Appointed in-charge of testing web services in SOAP/REST with JSON/XML data to enhance customer-facing apps/APIs
Automation Testing & Framework
  • Developed & executed test cases to boost automated test coverage for existing functionality
  • Created frameworks, automated test cases & provided guidance and mentoring to junior associates
  • Deployed both functional and automation testing to successfully integrate backend with RESTful APIs
  • Conceptualized test automation frameworks & directed automation of API, micro-services & telephony systems
Requirement Gathering & Documentation
  • Independently developed Test Plans, Test Cases and Test Specification documents
  • Assesses and evaluated the coverage of all aspects of requirements in the test design
  • Defined functional test cases based on technical design/functional design for verifying accuracy of developed features
  • Documented testing results & performed root cause analysis to initiate corrective action for meeting quality objectives
Cloud Testing & Solutions
  • Spearheaded all testing activities in addition to administering user-acceptance tests under Cloud testing
  • Appointed in-charge of gathering requirements & Technical/Functional Specifications to develop a Cloud solution
  • Produced weekly reports on Quality Assurance and maintained traceability of cloud requirements in the TLM tool
  • Managed a team of 3 Testing Engineers to formulate & align Cloud Testing strategy with the overall product strategy
Troubleshooting & Testing Frameworks
  • Automated and resolved defects for developing an end-to-end testing solution
  • Devised processes for high-quality releases with clearly defined test phase entrance and exit criteria
  • Scripted detailed test scenarios via advanced test automation frameworks like Cucumber/BDD frameworks, etc.
  • Guided defect management process by logging defects in Open source Test Life cycle Management (TLM) Tools
Key Achievements
  • Awarded the 'Employee of the Year Award' for exceptional overall performance in '18
  • Declared recipient of the 'Best Automation Engineer of the Month' in Dec '18, Jun '19, and August '19
Application Testing & Agile Methodologies
  • Led manual, compatibility, performance and security testing for web applications
  • Deployed expertise in test planning, test design, test strategy & execution in addition to Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Conducted Test Planning, strategized system testing & methodologies and developed system integration test cases
Product & Manual Testing
  • Reviewed product specifications & executed testing for product security, product performance & automation
  • Formulated scalable automated test frameworks and test suites across technologies for the entire product portfolio
  • Rendered assistance to conduct design/code inspections & performed manual testing encompassing all functionalities
Stakeholder Management & Webpage Development
  • Collaborated with developers and QA leads to enhance testing performance, automation, and tools
  • Coordinated with various stakeholders to analyze test logs, form test reports & automate test framework design
  • Developed basic web pages with standards-compliant HTML 5/CSS3/PHP/MySQL/JavaScript as per requirements
  • CP-SAT - Certified Professional Selenium Automation Testing | Udemy | New York, NY | Aug '17

How to write your Selenium Resume

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Resume writing can be complicated at times but it can be made simpler and easier if you religiously follow the below-given stages:

  • Stage 1: Master Selenium Resume
  • Stage 2: First Draft of Selenium Resume
  • Stage 3: Final Draft of Selenium Resume

Master Selenium Resume

Begin by creating a folder and use it to list down all aspects of details that are required in an automation testing resume.

Create a master resume wherein you can store all the details and information of your professional experience and your education along with any other achievements or contributions.

Make sure that you write down the correct details of your contact information and any other certification, recognition, or training, etc.

Doing so can make your selenium testing resume writing a hassle-free experience and save you time and you need not have to gather scattered pieces of information every time you update your resume.

Always keep in mind that your master resume can be used while framing your current resume as well as for any future updates of your resume. So, you need not worry about any details that you are not sure of at the moment as it may be required in the future.

First Draft of Selenium Resume

In this stage, compose the following sections in your first draft of your automation tester resume:

  • Header
  • Personal Information
  • Profile Title
  • Professional Experience
  • Education
  • Certifications (if any)
  • Awards & Recognition (if any)
  • Additional Information (if any)

Final Draft of Selenium Resume

Finally, you need to compose the two resume sections that have been discussed below:

  • Key Skills: Revisit the professional experience section of your resume and pick the most significant skills that have been justified in your one-liners. Then list them in the “key skills” section of your resume.

  • Summary/Objective: Include a resume summary only if you have more than 3 years of work experience. But if you have no or less work experience (fewer than 3 years), include an objective. Work on this in the last step of resume writing.

Religiously follow the three stages of resume-writing and experience a hassle-free experience of creating the perfect web testing resume.

Selenium Resume Sections

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A resume is divided into different sections wherein you can frame the various aspects of details that are required by the recruiters to give you the shortlist for the targeted job.

Here are the traditional standard sections that you need to frame in your selenium resumes:

  • Header
  • Personal Information
  • Profile Title
  • Summary/Objective
  • Key Skills
  • Professional Experience
  • Education

Given below are the optional sections that you may need to frame whenever deemed necessary as per the requirement of the job profile that you are applying for:

  • Certifications (if any)
  • Additional Information (if any)
  • Awards & Recognitions (if any)

Read more about resume sections on Hiration's Guide to sections in a resume.

Selenium Resume: Professional Experience

A major section of your resume is occupied by your professional experience statements concerning the years of work experience that you possess.

The professional experience section in your automation testing resume is an effective part of a resume.

The three important factors that can enhance this section are briefly discussed below:

  • STAR Format
  • Framing Points
  • Bucketing & Bolding

STAR Format

Use the STAR format to create the cause-effect relation in your statements of your work experience.

STAR format describes the following points:

  • S describes the situation/backdrop/context of your contributions.
  • T describes the task that was officially assigned to you.
  • A describes the action of strategy that you used to execute the assigned task.
  • R describes every result/outcome of your action while performing a task.

Framing Points

Let us look at the two selenium resume examples to compare and understand why framing points are important and how they can be implemented in your professional experience section.

Selenium Resume Example 1

"Effectively spearheaded all the testing activities and administered anything related to user-acceptance. Gathered every Technical as well as the Functional Specifications to develop a significant Cloud solution. Produced accurate reports on Quality Assurance and actively maintained the cloud requirements. Managed a team of 3 Testing Engineers to formulate the overall product strategy. Automated and resolved any kind of defects for developing an end-to-end testing solution. Successfully devised the processes for high-quality releases with defined entrance and exit criteria."

Selenium Resume Example 2

  • Spearheaded the testing activities and administered user-acceptance tests
  • Gathered Technical/Functional Specifications to develop a Cloud solution
  • Produced reports on Quality Assurance & maintained cloud requirements
  • Managed a team of 3 Testing Engineers to formulate the overall product strategy
  • Automated and resolved defects for developing an end-to-end testing solution
  • Devised processes for high-quality releases with defined entrance & exit criteria

Framing Points: Analysis

Both the selenium resume examples are stating the same things but we can see that framing points (example 2) are more clear to read as compared to the lengthy paragraph (example 1).

Use a bullet point alongside every point to frame your statements and make it easier for the recruiters to read and analyze.

If you want to intrigue the recruiters into going through your selenium automation tester resume, you need to avoid writing lengthy statements.

Keep it on point and easy to read by simply framing one-liners.

In conclusion, we advise you to avoid writing a bulky paragraph and instead stick to framing points to make it easier for the recruiters to read and comprehend your points.

Bucketing & Bolding

Let us help you understand why bucketing & bolding is important and how it can be implemented in your professional experience section from the two selenium resume examples given below.

Selenium Resume Example 1

  • Spearheaded the testing activities and administered user-acceptance tests
  • Gathered Technical/Functional Specifications to develop a Cloud solution
  • Produced reports on Quality Assurance & maintained cloud requirements
  • Managed a team of 3 Testing Engineers to formulate the overall product strategy
  • Automated and resolved defects for developing an end-to-end testing solution
  • Devised processes for high-quality releases with defined entrance & exit criteria
  • Scripted effective test scenarios via advanced test automation frameworks
  • Logged defects in Open source Test Life cycle Management (TLM) Tools
  • Awarded the 'Employee of the Year Award' for effective overall performance in '16
  • Declared the 'Best Automation Engineer of the Month' in Dec '17 & Jun '18

Selenium Resume Example 2

Cloud Testing & Solutions

  • Spearheaded the testing activities and administered user-acceptance tests
  • Gathered Technical/Functional Specifications to develop a Cloud solution
  • Produced reports on Quality Assurance & maintained cloud requirements
  • Managed a team of 3 Testing Engineers to formulate the overall product strategy

Troubleshooting & Testing Frameworks

  • Automated and resolved defects for developing an end-to-end testing solution
  • Devised processes for high-quality releases with defined entrance & exit criteria
  • Scripted effective test scenarios via advanced test automation frameworks
  • Logged defects in Open source Test Life cycle Management (TLM) Tools

Key Achievements

  • Awarded the 'Employee of the Year Award' for effective overall performance in '16
  • Declared the 'Best Automation Engineer of the Month' in Dec '17 & Jun '18

Bucketing & Bolding: Analysis

By comparing both the selenium resume examples, it is clear that applying bucketing & bolding (example 2) makes it easier to make your points more organized and easy to read as compared to only framing the points (example 1).

Frame different headings (bucketing) and place all the similar points under suitable buckets. Then you can highlight every significant keyword in your one-liners by bolding them whenever deemed necessary.

Doing so can make your points more organized and easier for the recruiter to understand your statements without having to waste much time.

In conclusion, we advise you to use bucketing and bolding to make your framed points more readable and easier for the recruiters to read and comprehend your points.

We have more about this section in Hiration's Blog on how to compose the work experience in your resume.

Given below is a selenium sample resume showcasing an ideal professional experience section:

Experience Section in Selenium Resume

Selenium Resume: Key Skills

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The skills that you possess can make the recruiters consider you as an eligible applicant for the targeted job profile.

Hence make sure that you write down all the relevant and significant skills that you professionally possess in this section.

Try to use the keywords used by the recruiters for job description and make sure that they are justified in your statements to raise your chances of ranking high on the ATS.

Do read Hiration's Guide on what skills to put on a resume and learn all the tricks that can help you in your resume-writing.

Here is one of our selenium resume samples showcasing the perfect key skills section:

Skills Section in Selenium Resume

Selenium Resume Summary

A well-composed summary can help the recruiters to have a glimpse of your overall resume and so you should make sure to thoroughly frame this section.

The recruiters may not have the time to go through your resume but you can make them see what you have in store for them through your resume summary.

Go through the following points in detail to understand what you should do to write the perfect selenium resume summary:

  • Write your summary at the end which makes it easy to decide what to put in your resume summary.
  • Pick the highlights of your career from your work experience section.
  • Try to include the keywords that the recruiter has used in the job listing.
  • Do not write a resume summary that exceeds 4 lines.
  • Write a resume summary only if you have worked for over 3 years.
  • If you have worked for less than 3 years, write a resume objective instead.

Read Hiration's Resume Summary Guide to learn how to write an impactful summary for resumes.

Attached below is a selenium sample resume showcasing the ideal resume summary for your resume:

Summary Section in a Selenium Resume

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Selenium Resume Objective

An objective should be written in place of a summary if:

  • You have no work experience.
  • You have very limited work experience of fewer than 3 years.
  • You are a fresh graduate writing an entry-level selenium resume.

Try not to ask for what the recruiter can do for you, but instead let them know all that you can do for an organization.

The role of your resume objective is to help you sell your skills as a professional applicant and in the meanwhile, it can also convince the recruiter that you are the most eligible applicant.

To learn more about the objective section in a resume, do read Hiration's Guide on Resume Objectives and learn the art of creating the perfect resume objective.

Selenium Resume: Header

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Follow the below-given guide while Framing the header of your selenium resumes:

  • Write your header in the topmost part of your resume.
  • Write it in the range of 16-20 font size.
  • If you have a middle name, write only the initial of your middle name followed by a period.
  • Example: Casey Miley Tamaray should be written as "Casey M. Tamara".

Read Hiration’s Guide To Writing The Perfect Resume Header to learn the art of framing the perfect header of your selenium tester resume.

Take a look at the snapshot of our resume header given below for reference:

Header section in a Selenium Resume

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Selenium Resume: Personal Information

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Ideally, a personal information section should contain:

  • Contact Number
  • Email Address
  • Current Location

Hiration Protip: Depending on the country you're targeting, go through the resume requirements around personal information, and update it accordingly.

Contact Number

Your contact number needs to be provided so that the recruiters can get in touch with you in case of any possible shortlist.

The recruiters may even want to interview you over the phone or confirm any likely schedule for an interview, so you need to provide your active contact number.

The correct format for writing your mobile number is given below:

  • Use your country’s ISD code as a prefix before your phone number
  • Put a plus sign (+) before the ISD code
  • Eg: +1 76346 82667

Hiration Pro Tip: If you have 2 or more mobile numbers, make sure that you accurately mention only that mobile number on which you are available 24x7. If the recruiter cannot get in touch with you, there is no use of penning down your contact number in your details. Hence, be extra sure that you are writing it correctly in your resume.

Email Address

Emails are another important means of communication between you and the recruiters and so you should make sure that you provide your official email address in your selenium tester resume.

Avoid fancy and childish email addresses as it may make you seem like an immature applicant who is too laid back for the targeted job.

Example: caseyqueen@xyz.com or queencasey@xyz.com

Provide only the email address that has your real name to make it a point that you are serious about professional things.

Example: casey@xyz.com or caseytamaray@xyz.com

Hiration Pro Tip: Since your email ID is a professional communication channel between you and your recruiter, you should write it as professionally as you can. For example, use your real full name in your email ID. Avoid using flimsy nicknames while drafting your email address in your resume.

Current Location

Keep the following points in mind while framing your location in your selenium resumes:

  • Details of your house number, street number, and your locality name are unnecessary so you should strictly avoid them in your resume.
  • In case you are looking for a job in your own country, simply mention the city and state of your residence. On the contrary, if you are looking for a job in another country, a quick reference to your city and country of residence is more than enough.

Your personal information section should ideally look like the selenium resume sample given below:

Personal-Information Section in Selenium Resume

Read Hiration's Guide to composing your contact information to get more understanding of why this section is required and how it can be framed.

Selenium Resume: Profile Title

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Provide only the accurate profile title that you are entitled to in your field of work as exaggerating it will pass off as intentionally cheating the recruiter.

The profile title communicates the following facts:

  • Your current designation.
  • Your functional industry.
  • Your level of seniority in your line of work.

It should be the second-largest text in your selenium resumes after your resume header. Write it in the ideal range of 14-16 font size.

Given below is one of our selenium resume samples. Refer to it help you have a visual understanding of how an ideal profile title can be framed:

Profile Title Section in Selenium Resume

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Selenium Resume: Education

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It is important to provide the details of your educational qualification as it can help the recruiters recognize you as an eligible applicant who is qualified to hold the targeted job profile.

The education section of your selenium testing resume should ideally consist of:

  • Name of the school/university you have attended.
  • Name of the courses you have pursued.
  • The location of your school/university.
  • Enrollment and graduation dates in the month & year format.

Refer to Hiration's Guide on how to list education on your resume to read an exhaustive guide on how to correctly curate the education section.

Refer to our selenium resume sample showcasing the ideal education section for your selenium resumes:

Education Section in Selenium Resume

Selenium Resume: Certifications

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Any certification that you possess should be mentioned in your selenium tester resume to make the recruiters recognize your dedication towards your career.

The details of your certification communicate the following:

  • Certification course name.
  • Name of the institute of affiliation.
  • Location of the institute of affiliation.
  • Enrollment and completion date of the course in the month & year format.

You can use the below-given format to frame these points:

{Name of certification} | {Affiliating Institution} | {Location} | {Date} (month & year format)

Read more about Hiration's Guide on listing certifications on a resume to learn more about this section.

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Key Takeaways

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  • Display your real and full name in the range of 16-20 font size as the header of your resume.
  • Frame one-liner bullets alongside bucketing & bolding to write your professional experience statements.
  • Use power verbs to start each one-liner in the past tense for past profiles and present continuous tense for present profiles.
  • You need to rank high on the ATS and it is possible only if you use the most relevant keywords used by the recruiters.
  • Try and provide performance figures wherever applicable to make your contributions more specific.
  • Try and limit the resume summary/objective of your selenium testing resume to a 3-4-line statement.
  • Always use the month & year format for writing dates wherever required in all sections of your resume.

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