6 Most Important Steps to Make Your Test Reports Even Better


Before we go ahead with suggestions about how to create an effective test report, look into below reports and ask yourself, which one would you prefer when you are a decision maker or even a team member (any recipient of the report).

Report #1:

Tested following modules:

  • Module X: Login page.
  • Module Y: Home page and relevant tabs.

Read more

When to Stop Testing (Exit Criteria in Software Testing)

when to stop testing

Exit criteria in Testing:

“Well begun is half done” – Applies everywhere, even software testing.

Often we see software testers very enthusiastic at the beginning of the project. We create testing documents such as Test Strategy, Test Plan or Test Cases eagerly and enthusiastically.

Then we get to testing software with a BANG! This is only amplified by the interesting defects we find at the beginning of the project. Getting them resolved will only add to our accomplishment. 

Read more

What To Do When There Isn’t Enough Time To Test?

Not Enough Time To Test

Part way through your test cycle, do you often realize you do not have enough time to test? You had it all under control, to begin with, but soon you are reaching the contingency plan’s “What to do when there isn’t enough time to test?” section.

I have been there too and it is not fun. :)

I thought about this long and hard. How can something that started so well, go down so badly, so quickly. And, here is my analysis.

=> Click Here For Complete Test Plan Tutorial Series

Read more

TOP 15 Software Testing Skills to Become a Software Tester

TOP 15 Software Testing Skills to Become a Software Tester

This tutorial will explain the top Software Testing Skills for guiding you on how to become a skilled software tester:

Software Testing or QA is the best area in the IT industry that many newcomers use for their initiation into a software career. This is despite the fact that some might feel the pay isn’t super high (which we don’t agree with but that’s not the point this article is trying to make.)

It can be very simplistic to think that a tester’s job is to find bugs when there is so much more to it. Lots of ingredients/software testing skills go into being successful.

This article is a quick list of how to become a skilled software tester.

Read more

7 Types of Software Errors That Every Tester Should Know

categories of software errors

It’s time again for a post on software testing basics. This post is on types of software errors that every testers should know.

Software bugs are of many types. A bug is a bug no matter what. But sometimes, it is important to understand the nature, its implications and the cause to process it better.

This helps for faster reaction and most importantly, appropriate reaction.

In this article, we will be discussing common kinds of software errors and how to identify them during testing with some examples and simple exercises.

Let us start by defining software error and bugs.

Read more