John Kotzian

Test Architect

John Kotzian is an Applause Test Architect and manages global teams of testers to deliver quality results to many industry-leading organizations. John has been with Applause for over a decade and has been working in quality assurance testing for over 20 years.

John worked at Borders for many years starting in inventory management. John would eventually graduate to a role as Senior Quality Assurance Analyst. John was also a member of the uTest community and experienced first-hand the role of an Applause tester. Before becoming a Test Architect for Applause, John spent nine years participating in and becoming a leader within the uTest community.

In his personal life, John is an accomplished historian and author. John specializes in the maritime history of the Great Lakes. He wrote, "Sky Pilot of the Great Lakes", published in 2014. John also co-authored "Birds and Beacons of Michigan" with Kimberly Kotzian, which was released in 2020.

See What John Kotzian Has Written:

Why Typos Should be High-Priority Bugs

Even a simple misspelling can damage a brand’s reputation

How To Manage Your Bug Backlog

Even the most daunting backlog of software bugs can be managed quickly

Why Now is the Time for Test Suite Maintenance

The longer you wait, the more test case inaccuracies drag down productivity

Analytics in Testing Drive Priorities for QA

Leverage user data insights in your software testing

Understand and Capture the Value of Change

Know when it’s time to chart a new path

How to Know When Your Product Is Actually Ready for Testing

Avoid costly defects and killer kiosks at the same time

What Are You Missing in Your Testing Environment?

A story of how one small bug created big losses

Touring vs. Exploring: The Value of Exploratory Testing

Think of your manual testing strategy like visiting a new country