Pallavi R Sharma


 I am a multiskilled professional who dons many hats. I started my career as a Research Scholar under Dr Naren Ramakrishnan at Virginia Tech where I worked on Data mining project for bioinformatics.

 At Crestech Software Systems I was part of the Centre of Excellence Team under the CEO, which was responsible for providing cutting edge solutions to the delivery team. I have worked on tools like Selenium, Watir, RFT, JMeter, LoadRunner, Rational Robot and similar tools.

 I managed the team of developers, testers, support function, presales, marketing and technical writing for the inhouse product OpKey. I also managed the company patent and trademark division.

 In 2014 I founded 5 Elements Learning, where I train people on Selenium, Appium, Cucumber ecosystem, which includes tech stack for test automation project. I train using programming languages like Java, Python, CSharp and Ruby. I have taught more than 5K people from across the globe. I am also an instructor at Udemy, with more than 20K followers, and have many paid and free courses hosted for testers.

 I continue to be an active participant for various global conferences like Selenium Summit(ATA), APISummit(ATA), Delhi Software Testing Conference, Selenium India Conference, Global Testing Retreats(ATA). I have participated as Jury, Organizing Committee Member, and as Speaker.

 I am a published author with BPB publications with 2 books on Selenium with Python, and Selenium with Java. And my third book on Selenium 4 is available on Lean Pub.

 I believe in certifying my learnings, and holds various certifications like ISTQB, CP-SAT, CP-WST, CP-DOF, Cucumber School Completion, SpecFlow among others.

 An avid reader, traveler, & writer at heart. I enjoys fiction, non fiction books, & writing poetry, short stories on life experiences. I share  my work on Medium, and could be found at :

 And to my alma matters - VIT, IBAB, CDAC, Vivekanand School, DAV school, & Holy Angels I remain indebted.

 A firm believer in larger good, I donate my resources to eVidyaloka,PFA, WildLife SOS, Jabarkhet Forest Reserve and Chezuba.