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January 22nd, 2015 — Career in software Testing, Testing Tips and resources
After spending almost a decade in the software testing industry, I think I am eligible to write down the learnings.
Most of the time, I have been asked, whether I do any testing with current role?
My answer is, YES, always!
As I have written in many STH posts in past, software testing is about mind and eyes and not about years of experience, it really is expected to grow with experience. Continue reading →
December 1st, 2014 — Career in software Testing, Tester vs Developer
Whole conference room went silent and after waiting for couple of minutes, I could not keep patience and had to repeat my question:
Who would like to join testing team?
We had 20 trainees on board and they were being trained on different aspects of software projects. Leads and managers from different departments like business analysis, development, testing, and sales held meetings with those Continue reading →
September 2nd, 2014 — Career in software Testing, QA certifications, Questions & answers
3 Most Common Questions that baffle the QA beginners – answered
STH’s recent venture into QA teaching courses has given a wonderful insight into some of the common questions and inhibitions that plague the new-comers’ minds. While we answer them in sessions for our course participants, we thought making a list of these questions and posting them on our site with answers might be really beneficial to the ardent readers of STH.
So, here we decided to address the 3 questions that come up most. I mean it; in every batch we get these questions….
- How would my first day be in my new QA tester job? What if I am not able to live up to the expectations?
- Which testing QA certification is best and more valued?
- What if I learn a certain tool, a certain technology and a certain language, and the employer is looking for something else?
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August 19th, 2014 — Career in software Testing, How to be a good tester, Tester vs Developer, Testing best practices, Testing Tips and resources
You are so lucky to be in testing, you won’t have to look after all these messy things – prototyping, client confirmation, development, logic.., – a frustrated developer
But I have to look after mess you create, – a frustrated tester
A long silence.
Most of the time, being in testing industry, we have felt mixed emotions – at a time it seems really easy and at a time it feels really difficult.
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July 14th, 2014 — Career in software Testing, Questions & answers
How to Get Into Software Testing from Non-IT field?
IT industry emerged to be a popular and glamorous career choice in the recent times. More and More individuals who have not been in the field want to try their hands at it. This is great, because technological inclination, fairly good pay, global outreach, challenging positions and scope for innovation are few plus-s of an IT career.
In this context, the go to branch of IT that attracts everyone is QA or of the software testing stream. This is perfect too, because QA is a great career choice in itself with lots of advancement opportunities. Continue reading →
April 28th, 2014 — Career in software Testing, Soft skills for testers
Why do you like testing?
I repeated my question as the candidate looked at me with widened eyes. Unsure what to answer, he mentioned what software testing is and why it is important. I smiled.
Having spent most of my career working as a software tester, I used to clarify myself about what I loved about my job and why did I want to continue. At different point, the ‘like’ factor was different but it Continue reading →