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How Would My First Day be in QA Tester Job? Which is the Best QA Certification? Which Automation Tool Should I Learn? – All Answered

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….

  1. How would my first day be in my new QA tester job? What if I am not able to live up to the expectations?
  2. Which testing QA certification is best and more valued?
  3. 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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Why Software Testing is a Tough Job? And Here is How You Can Make It Easy

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

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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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Non-IT to Software Testing Switch – How to Get Into QA (answers to Top 10 FAQs)

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 →



Why Do You Like Testing? We Have 12 Reasons, See Where Do You Fit

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 →

How to Lead a Happier and Successful Test Team – Test Leadership Part 2

We’ve established that managing a test team is a different ball game. It may not fit in within the boundaries of traditional management techniques, because of the mindset, environment and challenges faced by test teams.

Who is this article for?

This tutorial picks up from where the first tutorial left off. Out here we will discuss on how to have a happier test team. Whether you’ve been in this role or have been promoted recently, the few pointers below will definitely help in gaining Continue reading →

Leadership in Testing – Test Lead Responsibilities and How to Manage Test Team Effectively

The importance of testers and testing teams has been established time and again. An application or product success is largely attributed to efficient and effective testing techniques which forms the basis for valid bug exposure. Goes without saying that great bugs are found based on the testers’ skills and knowledge, a keen eye and the dedication of the test teams.

A test team can comprise of individuals having varying skill levels, experience levels, expertise levels, different attitudes and different expectations/interests levels. All these different resources’ attributes need to be tapped rightly, also keeping in mind to fill in any skill Continue reading →