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What Do Clients REALLY Expect From the Software Testers?

In today’s article, I am going to share some thoughts on what I believe the clients are REALLY expecting from us based on my first-hand experience working at client locations with daily face-to-face interactions and collaborating offshore via emails or phone calls.

IT services are an important and integral part of the software industry and customer satisfaction is important to succeed. Each client/organization may be different in their process may follow different protocol, and may deal with different type of businesses.  Continue reading →

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 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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68 Essential Resources To Be A Successful Tester (Don’t Miss!)

It takes a lot to be a successful QA.

Technical strength, Core functional area expertise, excellent communication and positive working/team playing attitude play a critical role.

Even with all that and more, it can take a toll on the best of us if we are not prepared and armed with some tricks, tips and tools that make things easier and enjoyable.

STH brings you the 68 most important testing resources that all we testers should endow in our crowns.
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