Goldkeep (1995) Ltd.

Goldkeep is the trading name of freelance computer consultant Steve Burns.

Steve's career - a brief summary...

    Since 2002, worked as Test Analyst:
  • as part of integrated system test team at npower covering all aspects of utility industry;

  • at Halifax Share Dealing;

  • at Halifax Financial Services, later HBoS Insurance and Investments;

  • at Accent Group housing association;

  • at Swinton Colonnade on insurance web site developments;

  • presently at Lloyds Banking Group working on UAT for Multi-Channel banking application.

    ISEB/ISTQB Qualifications:

  • ISEB Practitioner Certificate in Test Analysis;

  • ISTQB/CTAL Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Manager;

  • ISTQB/CTAL Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Analyst;

  • ISTQB/CTAL Certified Tester Advanced Level - Technical Test Analyst;

  • ISEB Intermediate Certificate in Test Analysis;

  • ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Test Analysis;

  • ITIL Version 3 Foundation.

    Earlier career:

  • Many years as developer on ICL hardware using the VME skill set: COBOL, IDMS, TPMS, SCL, etc.

  • Other development experience of Unix (including MicroFocus COBOL and embedded SQL), IBM mainframe, JCL, COBOL II and COBOL/OS390, also MS Office products and Visual Basic.

  • Also non-commercial internet experience: HTML, Dynamic HTML, web site development (see below).

  • Training courses in Java, C, Unix, Visual Basic.

  • Roles undertaken include programmer, analyst/programmer, analyst, tester, team leader, implementor and systems manager.

  • Various application areas, including many years in Local Government and Utilities.

  Available January 2015.

  Preferred locations - within commuting distance of Leeds: essentially Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.

  A detailed CV is available on request - please contact me by e-mail at:

And in my spare time ...  These are the web sites which I administer:

Holland 1974 and
Holland 1978
Flagship sites devoted to the Dutch World Cup teams of the 1970s.
Bards of a Feather The work of Otley poets Baz Cooper and Kevin Collier.
Site uses JavaScript to change selection of poems daily.
Horsforth Fairweather F.C. The Sunday football club of which I am Secretary.
One of the longest-lasting independent teams in the Leeds area.
A comprehensive site, regularly updated,
"Highly Recommended" by Lycos.
Britains Swoppet Knights. Devoted to the memorable toys of the 1960s
and prized collector's items of today.
Box Hill F.C. 1974-75 My old team in the Scarborough Sunday League.
A nostalgic and inevitably rather wordy site.
Mia's pictures My niece.
Just pictures really but she's a star.

This page was last updated Dec 2014.