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 various divisions with Lloyds Banking Group;

  • at Arcadia on internationalisation retail project;

  • and others.

    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.

  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.
Britains Swoppet Knights. Devoted to the memorable toys of the 1960s
and prized collector's items of today.
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.
Box Hill F.C. 1974-75 My old team in the Scarborough Sunday League.
A nostalgic and inevitably rather wordy site.
Bards of a Feather The work of Otley poets Baz Cooper and Kevin Collier.
Site uses JavaScript to change selection of poems daily.
Mia's pictures My niece.
Just pictures really but she's a star.

This page was last updated 2021.