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10 Skills to Be A Great Tester: How A Tester Can Be A Great Tester

There is always room for improvement and making things better.

If starting as a QA fresher and spending a few years in the field have not changed you from tester to a Good/Great tester, this article is for you. Read on –

Testing, reporting, and finishing a task is something anyone can do after a while with experience and training. But, being a tester is so much more. Continue reading →

5 Refining Tips for A Ninja Resume – 5 Minute Resume Makeover

Do you know that employer spend only 20 to 30 seconds to review your resume? To get it noticed in such a short time frame your resume must be appealing, organized, and error free.

Today’s article is about refining your resume so it finds you your dream job.

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Here are a few guidelines that will make your resume stand out from the crowd:
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5 Ways To Be a Bold and Confident Software Tester

How To Be a Bold and Confident Software Tester:

A conversation:

“The issues are almost similar. Mark them duplicate”, says Person 1 (you can tell, it is a developer)

“No, they are not. They impact different areas of the application. Behavioral impact is different too”, argues Person 2 (of course, it is a tester)

“Your team is only interested in increasing bug count”, retorts Person 1.

“Actually, we are trying to reduce it”, Person 2 counters.

Isn’t this a common scenario in every organization?

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Top 10 Challenges Testers Face at Workplace and How to Overcome Them

Challenges are normal. It is when you look at them as opportunities, a gold mine and as obstacles, a land mine. I have had my share of ‘opportunities’ over the years in the IT industry.

Some came with the role I was playing, some general. This is my attempt to record them and to reach out to the community to see if any of those resonate with you and maybe, in a small capacity help you and let you know that you are not alone.

Here’s my top 10 list:

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4 Important Things I Learned in My Journey as a QA Test Manager

A Personal Report – Being a Successful Test Manager – Challenges and Learning

Promotions are part of career growth and believe me, the consequent responsibilities teach us many things and help us grow further. From Junior to Senior and Senior to Manager, every level of that success ladder asks us to unlearn some things and learn new ones.

Getting to be a QA Test Manager is surely a matter of pride for anyone and I were not an exception. Today, I want to talk about how it happened, the challenges and my learning from that phase.  Continue reading →

Who Earns More, Software Tester Or Developer? Let’s Find Out By Comparing Salary

I was asked once, “Why are you a QA? You do decent QTP (VBScript) programming, how come you didn’t try development?”. It’s like I was settling for something less :)

Then, there are all these questions we at STH hear:

  • Should I be a developer or a tester if I decide on an IT career?
  • Will my career growth be just as good either way?
  • What should I say when someone asks me ‘why QA’?
  • Am I wasting my time being a QA when I could have been a developer?
  • Is my job less secure if I am a QA?
  • I am being assigned a QA project, should I run the other way or is there anything in it for me?

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