Mission and Profile

My mission is to help companies and organizations achieve higher quality, better profit and more satisfied customers by applying structured requirements management and systematic testing to their products. I can also provide an analysis of the existing ways of working inside an organization in order to discover potential improvement areas.

As an instructor I strive, through discussions and practical challenges, to create an understanding of the profession as well as inspiring to new questions.

I’m a curious and creative problem solver who works conscientiously. Agile team work is given, as well as a desire for continuous improvement.

Work Experience


Business Developer / Business Analyst
Scania Group 2023 –
Responsible for identifying business needs to turn them into digial solutions, supporting project managers, working closely with business stakeholders, to help facilitate and coordinate discussions and working towards continuous improvements.

Test Strategy Advisor
Scania Group 2022 – 2023
Test Strategy Advisor in the area of data-driven services (connectivity, smart services and ontology) with an assignment to help the agile teams enhance their current test strategy and test practices. Performed a test practice assessment and suggested steps for improving delivery flow, and provided additions to the group’s test strategy.

Test Manager
DB Schenker 2019 – 2022
Test Manager and Test Analyst in a project for replacing the current Customs Handling systems at DB Schenker in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Responsibilities included test management, analyzing requirements, designing and executing tests.

Test Manager
Volvo Group IT 2017 – 2019
Planning, leading and coordinating the testing activities for an IT solution for Customs Handling.

Test Strategy Advisor
DB Schenker 2017
Providing advise on test strategy for an internal test organization.

Agile Tester and Business Analyst
Telia Company 2015 – 2017
Eliciting requirements and transforming the needs of stakeholders into practical solutions, as well as planning and carrying out system tests to assure good quality.

Acceptance Tester
Telia Company 2014 – 2015
The assignment was to plan and carry out acceptance testing for various IT projects.

Informator 2012 – 2017
Accredited teacher for ISTQB Foundation Level
Accredited Informator teacher

Plushögskolan 2011 – 2015
Responsible for producing course material, planning, teaching and setting grades. Courses included test methods, test management, object-oriented programming, requirements management etc.

Test Coordinator
Ericsson 2010 – 2013
The assignment was to produce a test strategy for a software development organization which consisted of multiple distributed agile teams in Sweden and China. I would also plan and coordinate the testing work between the teams.

System Tester
Ericsson 2007 – 2010
The assignment was to work with system testing of a major IT product. I was responsible for designing and executing tests. There was also a near cooperation with requirement analysts and developers for new development.


Deputy Lecturer in Software Engineering
2006 – 2007


QA Engineer
2001 – 2003

Web Developer
1999 – 2001


IT Project Management
Kalmar University 2005 – 2006
Stand-alone course

System Integration and Programming
Gotland University 2003 – 2006
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering 2007

German 80 p
Linköping University 1996 – 1998
Stand-alone courses

Professional Skills

Programming Languages and Techniques
ASP.NET, Bash script, C++, C#, CSS, HTML, Java/J2EE, JavaScript, PHP, Python, SQL, UML, VB.NET, Web Services, XML

Database Systems
MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server

Test Tools
Appium, Applitools Eyes, Azure Devops, Chai, Cucumber, Cypress, HP Quality Center, InSpec, Jest JS, JUnit, Mocha, Nightwatch.js, NUnit, Playwright, Protractor, PyTest, ReQtest, REST Assured, Robot Framework, Selenium, SoapUI, TestNG, WebdriverIO, Winapp Driver

Development Tools
MS Visual Studio .NET, Eclipse, Intellij IDEA

Operating Systems
MS Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Unix, Android, iOS

DevOps and SCM
Ansible, AWS, CloudFormation, Docker, Git, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Maven, Mercurial, Subversion, Terraform, Vagrant

Other Tools
Jira, WordPress


ISTQB Agile Tester
January, 2018

REQB CPRE Foundation Level
October, 2012

ISTQB Certified Tester, Advanced Level, Test Analyst
February, 2011

Sun Certified Associate for the Java Platform, Standard Edition
April, 2009

ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing
March, 2002


Date of birth: 12 September, 1977 in Växjö

Speaking Swedish (native), English (professional) and German (professional)

Holder of a driver license of type B (car) since 1997


Freddy Gustavsson
Vassgatan 1
SE 593 38 Västervik

Mobile: +46 (0)73 356 57 74