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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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5 Things a Beginner Developer (and Tester) Should Know About Software Testing

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?

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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 →

How Important is it for a Tester or Developer to Communicate with Each Other?

To start the discussion for said topic, I want to take a real-life example:

A husband and a wife, living in the same house, are not communicating with each other. Or let’s say there is nothing to communicate between them. They just text each other if anything important to be taken care. Otherwise both are busy in their own lives and do not disturb / take care much about each other. What happens after days? A frustration rises, irritation multiplies, anger surfaces and an explosion occurs. A relationship strengthens only if there are frequent communications, rare fights and multiple agreements and celebrations with each other.

Now, compare the above situation with software project life cycle.

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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

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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10 Reasons Why Your Bugs are Getting Rejected and What You Can Do for it as a Tester!

I am not going to spare her. She has rejected 7 bugs, I reported, within last three days. I know she is using personal grudges as professional sword……

A team mate was fuming and the discussion suddenly caught fire when couple of other team mates joined in sharing same experience with other developers. The team meeting turned a discussion point about bug rejection. After some discussion, we all decided to do a simple exercise to save ourselves from the humiliation of bug rejected, in future.

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Is Software Tester’s Job Really a Low-profile Job?

Software Tester’s Job – Is it really as low-profile as it is believed to be?

Sometimes, the decision to become a software tester is not deliberate for some of us, especially in the beginning of our careers.

Though the aspiration for being a successful IT professional is strong, we assume that the word ‘IT professional’ is synonymous with ‘Developer’. While being a developer is great and has immense potential, it should not be concluded that being a tester means the exact opposite.

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