Kayleigh's story

About Kayleigh Oliver

My Biography


Kayleigh Oliver is a mum of 2, Forbes featured small business owner and development professional with over 14 years experience in development and testing roles within award winning tech companies.

Kayleigh has extensive testing experience including web frameworks, websites, games, SDKs, mobile and VR apps in manual, automated, functional and non-functional testing capacities. She also has development experience of .NET web applications and cross-platform mobile applications to develop both iOS and Android applications.

In 2017, Kayleigh created her app development company, Junction 5 Studios, which develops its own IP and client projects for entrepreneurs, non-profits, charities, and small businesses. Kayleigh runs Junction 5 alongside her full-time role and is also a mum of two. In February 2020, Kayleigh was a finalist for the Black Tech Achievement Social Good award. She was also featured in Forbes alongside a set of business owners, giving her tips into entrepreneurship and business during the pandemic in December 2020.

In her day job, she mentors and trains her team of QA engineers, extending them opportunities to tech events that can guide their careers and empower their personal lives. While being a manager, she also actively continues to carry out testing activities to deliver high quality products. 

Because of her first-hand experience being a minority in the tech space, Kayleigh is passionate about helping and encouraging women and other black individuals into the tech industry. She started this by sharing on her own website, guest posting, and speaking at events. She intends to use Junction 5 to help further this cause with her latest project, Figures of Black British Society (FOBBS). With FOBBS, she aims to create a platform that provides the user a comprehensive resource to learn about Black British figures both historical and current day leaders. Powered by technologies like cloud services, data, text-to-speech and others, FOBBS will be more inclusive and appeal to more age ranges like no other app.

With this resource, exposing the great achievements of Black Britons, she hopes to help inspire the next generation to dream bigger, be better, and achieve whatever they want.

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