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Top QA Experts & Influencers To Get Inspired By in 2020

Looking for QA experts who can help you in your testing journey? Wanting inspiration in in your daily hustle? Wishing for daily industry-related insights and tips?

In this post I will share the top QA experts and influencers that I follow. Consultants, Authors, Tedx Speakers, bloggers, testing experts and entrepreneurs—these QA superstars are leading the way in QA.

If you’re looking to stay up to date with all the latest QA insights and trends, read on and be sure to follow these influencers to get inspired in 2020.

Lynn McKee

Lynn McKee is a software quality and testing leader, speaker, and consultant. She has over 23 years of experience in the industry and offers QA consulting.
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Helena Jeret-Mae

Helena Jeret-Mae is a Quality Strategist and Coach at Nevercode. She is a self-made English major turned software tester, and is passionate about testing, inspiring others, and building meaningful solutions to problems.
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Alan Richardson

Alan Richardson, aka the Evil Tester, is an independent consultant, trainer, author and contractor with over 20 years of experience. His expertise includes helping clients succeed in Agile development and testing.
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Jonathon Wright

Jonathon Wright is a TEDx Speaker, consultant, and the Co-founder and CTO of Digital Assured.  In addition to speaking at various international conferences, Jonathon also runs online webinars, workshops, and training courses.
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Dave Haeffner

Dave Haeffner is an author, web-app creator, speaker and Selenium expert. He’s also a consultant for companies implementing automated acceptance testing

Luke Liu

Luke Liu, also known on Twitter as @TestingWithFun, is a Senior Testing Consultant and active social influencer. Follow him on Twitter as he regularly searches for answers to his QA related questions and shares useful insights.
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David Williams

David Williams is an award-winning international conference speaker, testing veteran and expert agile leader. Passionate about mentorship and coaching, he has experience working across various industries, including: ecommerce, energy, and gaming. 
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Sigurdur Birgisson

Previously with Atlassian and Jayway, Sigurdur Birgisson is a QA Manager and software professional at Avensia. Follow Sigurdur on Twitter for his latest QA insights and to see the QA conferences he’s attending.
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Rosie Sherry

Rosie Sherry—online community expert—founded and bootstrapped the Ministry of Testing—a global community all about software testing. She is now the Community Manager at Indie Hackers.
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Courtland Allen

Courtland Allen has worked for almost 10 years building, designing, and marketing web-based products and companies. He  founded, which was acquired in 2017. He works at Stripe running the Indie Hackers.
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Richard Bradshaw

Richard Bradshaw, aka FriendlyTester, is the “BossBoss” or CEO of Ministry of Testing. He is a tester, teacher, writer and public Speaker on all things software testing.
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Kristel Kruustuk

Kristel Kruustuk is the Founder and Chief Testing Officer at Testlio. She and her husband launched Testlio in 2013 after winning $25,000 at the Angelhack global competition. 
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Channing Allen

Channing Allen is the co-founder of, which was acquired in 2017. He now works with the Indie Hackers at Stripe.


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Marko Kruustuk

Mark Kruustuk is the Founder and COO at Testlio. He and his wife launched Testlio in 2013 after winning $25,000 at the Angelhack global competition. 

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Fred Stevens-Smith

Entrepreneur Fred Stevens-Smith is the Co-founder and CEO of Rainforest QA. He spends his time working to build a better, faster way of performing QA, all the while building a positive company culture.
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Russell Smith

Russell Smith is the Co-founder and CTO of Rainforest QA. His background is in consulting for startups and companies in development, ops, architecture, design and capacity planning.
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