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Quality Quotient of a Tester: 22 Core Strengths to Be a Good Tester

This tutorial gives you a list of characteristic features that any tester must possess to become a good tester. And these features, in turn, help a lot in determining the Quality Quotient of a Tester.

Why am I talking ONLY about a Tester? And Why not a Developer or any other role?

I just feel that all the work involved in SDLC in delivering a software is quite simple when compared to the responsibility of a Tester.  Continue reading →

Career Shift from a Tester to Business Analyst – A Step by Step Guide

A Step-by-Step guide for a Tester to become a Business Analyst:

A testing professional is required to thoroughly test the software developed to ensure if the software meets the end requirements of the customer.

A Business Analyst is also responsible to verify whether the software built and delivered meets the end customer requirements. This aspect of both the roles make it easier for a tester to switch to a business analyst role.

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Kick Start your Career as a Business Analyst: A Career Avenue for You

How to start your career as a Business Analyst

Are you exploring a different, exciting and challenging career option in the IT industry?

Or are you a testing professional who further wishes to unleash your passion for analytical problem solving and build deep business experience and technical experience? Or Are you looking out for a rewarding and lucrative career?

Then, here is the career avenue for you – Business Analysis.

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QA’s Roles Vs Goals: How to Balance Both to Achieve Your Goals

This article is dedicated to my passionate QA Fraternity!!!

Gone are the days when the QAs used to have ample time waiting for the builds to come and later they would start testing, raise bugs accordingly and then again wait for the developers to fix them.

They would spend a major portion of their time in practicing English, LOL!!. I mean writing Test Cases, reviewing them and finalizing them to be used for testing.

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Are Testers Losing Their Grip Over Testing Due to Automation?

Amid Automation, Testers at the Verge of Becoming Automation Test Developers:

In this digital world, automation has become the core for businesses to grow and expand. Automation has revolutionized the way organizations operate their businesses.

The pace of advancement in technology has been on a continual increase for the last decade and lead us to a new automation age. The impact of automation is quite evident on distinct industries, including Software industry itself.  Continue reading →

5 Major Sins of Working With Testers and Developer

Working as a tester in a big corporation was probably the best thing that happened to me in my career. I can’t stress enough how lucky I am for doing the most enjoyable work in the world.

On the one hand, it is challenging and it requires a constant gain of knowledge (which btw, I think is a huge asset).

On the other, you are the first person in the world to hold in your own hands the new technologies and prototypes that reach the mass population in the future. Not to mention, the popular idea that people pay you to “break stuff” and the more annoying you are, the better.  Continue reading →

7 Ways to Kick Start Your Manual Testing Career

The first and Second part of our Manual Testing Series covered the basics of Manual Testing and its process. If you haven’t read it yet, please do so before continuing with this article to connect better.

Can’t do? Of course, thoughts and suggestions shared in this article can be used independently as well. This last part is about the preparation and possible ways to get into a software testing job/career.

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7 Qualities of Highly Effective Testers

Every profession demands certain qualities from its practitioners before accepting them in and making them the best at what they do.

Software Testing demands the qualities I discuss in this article even more strongly and there are many reasons for it.

And when I say qualities, I am talking about the ‘must have’s- the top abilities of testers that help them fly high and far. Dedication, hard work, etc. are a necessity to any job in the world. But the qualities we are going to discuss are absolutely inevitable for testers. Without these must have ones, testers will sooner or later risk being disengaged from their craft.

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5 Excuses Every Software Tester Must Stop Giving

I have unlocked a pattern from my experience of hiring around hundred testers over a period of time and interviewing some thousand others.

From all the discussions I had with fellow testers during interviews, I felt happy numerous times seeing the quality talent which we have in our community of testers.

But let me also share the other side of the story, the patterns I am talking about. It makes me sad.  Continue reading →

What Scares Testers Most? – The Tester’s Horror Stories (Halloween Special)

Halloween is right around the corner!

This is the time to revel in awful, creepy and gory stuff – STH brings you horror stories that are going to shake even the most seasoned testers out there. Are you ready?

What scares testers most?

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