All the current information about experience, publications and projects: linkedin.com/in/smilgin



As an experienced tester with a rich project portfolio and a strong theoretical backup, Radek trains testers and prepares them for certified examinations, as much as supports many IT projects. Having worked as a Test Manager in some international corporations, he frequently conveyed his knowledge into the fields of practical testing. As an owner of website testerzy.pl, Radek shares his knowledge with other testers pursuing at the same time his idea of spreading testing within the IT branch.


Mar 2009 – present 










May 2008 – Dec 2008





Dec 2006 – May 2008

Company: 21CN Radosław SmilginManaging testerzy.pl – portal for software testers (since 2005);Managing wymagania.net – portal for requirements management (since 2010);Managing 21cn.pl – software development (since 2010);


Trainer (examples):

“Test Automation” for NSN Nokia Siemens Network and Tieto

“Testing Internet Projects” for Kroll Ontrack,

“Good Tester” for Diehlako

“ISEB Certification Level Course” for Mentor

Open courses



Test Manager for projects:

Cubiware – Online TV testing

Oligoo.pl – auction portal testing



Company: Volvo IT Poland, Software Quality Assurance and Test Group

Post: “Best in Class in testing” – Project Manager, Test Expert

Responsibility: defining and introduction of test competences: usability and performance testing. Leader of methodology group (up to 4 people).
Company: Volvo IT Poland, Software Quality Assurance and Test Group

Post: “Best in Class in testing” – Test Coordinator, Test Expert

Responsibility: defining and introduction of test process within organization. Leader of methodology group (up to 4 people). Test Maturity measured by Test Process Improvement (TPI).


Post: First Line Manager of Test Group

Responsibility: managing group of 18 people, budgeting, administration, management, recruitment, implementation of corporation strategy, defining group strategy, planning of personal development of group members,


Nov 2005 – Dec 2006 Company: BenQ Mobile, System Test DepartmentPost: Project Leader/ Test CoordinatorResponsibility: test management  for mobile phone features like: e-mail, DRM, pc-tools etc; creating and reviewing test documentation like test plans, test specifications; responsible for resources hiring; projects: SXG75, EF81, S68, SL91 etc
July 2005 – November 2005 Company: Rinf outsourcing company – delegated to work for Siemens Mobile as Test CoordinatorResponsibility: responsible for all test activities in Poland for different phones and features: e-mail, DRM, pc-tools etc; creating and reviewing test documentation like test plans, test specifications; responsible for resource planning, project management
July 2005 – June 2006 Company: Rinfoutsourcing companyPost: consultantResponsibilities: responsible for interviews, responsible for subsidiary Katowice – contract of service
May 2004 – July 2005 Company: Bombardier – Railway Control Solutions, Division Germany, MannheimPost: programmer/tester, full time jobResponsibility: development and testing of highly secure application for trains, team leader of testers
Feb 2004 – April 2004 Company: Siemens, Responsibilities /Post: supervisor of M-Bus wiring system for Control and Measure System in skyscraper in Katowice



  • Over 9 years of IT experience which includes development, testing, people management, test management, Quality Assurance, maintenance of documentation and trainings
  • Over five years experience as team/project leader – including time/people/communication management
  • Wide knowledge about all types of test activities e.g. manual testing, automated testing, acceptance testing etc.
  • Expertise in writing Test Policy, Test Strategy, Test Plan, Test Case Spec, Test Reports
  • Holder of ISEB/ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level, ISTQB Certified Tester Full Advanced Level and ISEB Practitioner Certificate in Software Testing
  • Expert of Test Process Improvement, waterfall, V-model, RUP, Agile development models
  • Extensive experience in defect tracking tools like ClearQuest, TestDirector, Mantis, TestLink and Bugzilla
  • Experience with number of test tools: HP: LoadRunner, TestDirector; IBM: TestManager, FunctionalTester; OpenSource: Bad Boy, Selenium, etc.
  • Team player with excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Conference speaker on:
  1. II Konferencja Jakości Systemów Informatycznych 2007 ; topic: Web Sites Usability („Oceniarka”)
  2. Alternative Quality Conference AQCtion! 09.2007 ; topic: Virtual Test Team
  3. XXIII Jesienne Spotkania Polskiego Towarzystwa Informatycznego 10.2007 ; topic: Test Team
  4. 21.10.2008 Conference: XXIV Jesienne Spotkania Polskiego Towarzystwa Informatycznego. topic: „Web analitics”
  5. Volvo Internal Conferences
  6. 10.2008 Conference: Testwarez . topic: „Google Testing”
  7. SQAM 2008; topic: Open Source solution in websites usability
  8. XXIV Jesienne Spotkania Polskiego Towarzystwa Informatycznego 10.2008 ; topic: Web Based Test Automation
  9. 2009 Conference: SQAM 2009. Prezentacja: „Proces testowy”
  10. 10.2009 Conference: Testwarez połączona ze zjazdem International Software Testing Qualification Board. Kraków. Prezentacja: „Test trainings are bad! What can we do about it?”
  11. 02.2009 Meeting Spodek 2.0. Topic: „Jak Google pomaga nam dbać o jakość stron WWW?”
  12. 03.2010 Conference: Free Test – Trondheim, Norwegia: „Test Data Generation”.
  13. 10.10.2011 – Conference: TESTWAREZ, Workshop ” Testy Eksploracyjne” (Wrocław). Prezentacja w formacie PDF.
  14. 11.10.2011 – Conference: TESTWAREZ, topic: „Co my wiemy o programistach i ich testowaniu? Fakty i mity.” (Wrocław)
  15. 11.10.2011 – Conference: TESTWAREZ, Discussion: „Dokąd idziesz Testowanie? Co ważnego wydarzyło się w testowaniu w ostatnim roku i co wydarzy się w kolejnych latach.” (Wrocław)

One month individual public speaking training with public presentation expert (preparation for Volvo Conference)

Number of publication:

  • Article: Dlaczego oprogramowanie jest drogie. „C0RE Magazine”, 2011 nr 7. Pobierz >>
  1. Syllabus REQB® Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering. Foundation Level.
  2. Syllabus REQB® Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering. Advanced Level.
  3. Syllabus REQB® Certyfikowany Profesjonalista Inżynierii Wymagań. Poziom Podstawowy.
  4. ISO/IEC 29119 Software Testing. Norma testowania oprogramowania. Zobacz >>

Huge fan of usability, test data, traceability and web analytics (including Google Analytics)



Best-in-Class  – working as a test team coordinator,  responsible for creation and implementation of test process for whole Volvo IT. Test solution for Operation & Infostructure, SAP, .NET, Java, iSeries, Business Intelligence, etc.


wymagania.net; aurika.21CN.pl; dobrastrona.org; virtualteam.pl  – author/ owner of Internet based portals


zlastrona.org; – author/ owner, website dedicated to present worst practises in web site creation. Over 100.000 hits from 12.2007.


testerzy.pl – owner, responsible for creating a whole project from scratch.
It is a web portal that provides information about testing, quality assurance for people with/without experience. New version is ready to be realesed. Previous website is available on the Internet. Author of all texts about test processes, test methodology, test dictionary etc. I was also responsible for coordination of testers and programmers working for  testerzy.pl


Talgo – contract was about providing high-speed trains for Spanish railway.
Working at ERTMS system which is collection of two other on-board systems ETCS (new control-command system) and GSM-R (new radio system for voice and data communication).  ERTMS is the new signalling and management system for Europe, enabling interoperability throughout the European Rail Network


Polskie Książki Telefoniczne (7N’s consultant)– 12.2009 / 02.2010 – Test process definition for organization


Ernst and Young (consultant) – 05.2010-08.2010 – Analysis of current test process and definition of new for internal test and quality test (methodic, procedure, software production process mapping, self maturity model, test automation, recommendation for tools, test document templates)


Gigawat (consultant) – 07.2010 – analysis of billing system. Recommendation for acceptance testing.



September 2009 – still Silesian University of Technology (PhD study), Faculty Of Automatic Control, Electronics And Computer Science; 
1997-June 2002 Technical University of Gdansk(daily study), faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Computer Science;Master of Science, subject: Rake receiver, solutions for mobile phones – UMTS and GSM;
1992-1997 Silesia Technical College (SLTZN), title of technician – mechanic, specialist – automation



PM “Project Management according to PMI and Team Management” – course organized by Maltose (April 2006);“Communication and Time Management in the Project” – course organized by Maltose (February 2006);
Testing “ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing” provided by International Software Testing Qualifications Board certificate hold by British Computer Society, training ended with exam (March 2006);“ISEB Practitioner Certificate in Software Testing” – provided by BetterSoftware; exam passed (December 2007).“ISTQB Certified Tester Full Advanced Level, Test Manager, Test Analyst, Technical Test Analyst” provided by International Software Testing Qualifications Board certificate, exam  passed (May 2009);“REQB Certificate” – provided by Requirements Engineering Qualification Board, exam passed (July 2009)
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