Entries Tagged 'Testing Skill Improvement' ↓
April 4th, 2016 — Career in Software Testing, How to be a good tester, Testing best practices, Testing Skill Improvement, Testing Tips and resources
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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February 9th, 2016 — Career in Software Testing, Soft skills for testers, Testing Skill Improvement
When you appear for a software testing interview as an experienced professional, even though your CV reflects total years of experience, but still the interviewer will ask ‘What is your total work experience?’ and if the hiring is a project based hiring, you will definitely be asked about your experience in that particular domain.
The Years of Experience does matter since that becomes a decisive factor for the role, salary etc. but why do they focus and give so much importance to the domains? Does it mean there is a direct impact on the output if a domain expert is hired in the team?
To know more, read this article, I hope this will give you a good insight into the importance of domain knowledge. Continue reading →
December 14th, 2015 — Bug Defect tracking, Testing best practices, Testing Skill Improvement, Testing Tips and resources
In the world of software testing a defect once found should be consistently reproducible so the tester can report with conviction, developer can fix with clarity and the QA team can close with confidence.
However, this process sometimes comes with its own set of challenges. This article tries to illuminate those dark areas of defect reproduction.
First of all, what is “Reproducing a Defect”? Continue reading →
October 29th, 2015 — Career in Software Testing, QA leadership, Testing Skill Improvement
What is the successful journey for testers in their professional life?
The most common thoughts with experienced testers and doubtful questions with those who start their career as tester will be as below.
- How many years it will take to become QA Manager or Test Manager?
- What do I have to do to become QA Manager or Test Manager?
- Can I reach higher responsible positions in my present company?
- What is the maximum salary I can be offered in this field?
- Can I continue in Testing or shift to Development for great achievements?
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August 13th, 2015 — Career in Software Testing, Testing Skill Improvement
Is daily project routine work enough for your success?
We all love success and we know there are certain keys to get it. All we need is to find these keys and follow them properly. Many of us even know about these keys but find it hard to follow as we just don’t want to come out of our comfort zone. We are OK in following our daily routine in which we have molded ourselves.
There is a general thinking in IT industry that you need to be allocated to a project in order to prove your abilities. With this myth we work for months or even years and keep ourselves busy in a daily routine that we hardly get any time to prove yourself. Continue reading →
July 23rd, 2015 — How to be a good tester, Soft skills for testers, Testing Skill Improvement
Scene: In a restaurant, a family of 3 arrived – parents and a toddler. After ordering the most favourite pizza, the family was relaxing and toddler started playing with the chopsticks laid on the table. He liked them and decided to eat his dinner using chopsticks only.
He announced his desire and parents, busy in talking, agreed upon it. When the pizza was served, the toddler started using chopsticks and was failing number of times in getting the pizza in his mouth. Suddenly the parents noticed it and ordered the toddler to not use chopsticks. Toddler did not convinced as the parents had already agreed upon his desire earlier. Continue reading →