Cognitive Bias in Software Testing: Why Do Testers Miss Bugs?

Cognitive Bias in Software Testing

Cognitive Bias in Software Testing: Have You been Influenced?

The testing world is moving at a very quicker pace with technological advancements in order to ensure “quality at the speed of light”.

“Continuous Integration, Digital transformation, life-cycle automation, shifting quality to the left to minimize costs” etc are some of the magical words that are swinging around. While we speak about these, the underlying question –“Why and how the defect was missed” still continues to be heard and remains unanswered as well. 

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Mutual Comprehension in Testing: A Key for Delivering a Quality Software

Mutual Comprehension in Testing

Role of Mutual Comprehension in Software Testing for delivering a Quality Software:

In this busy world, we do not have much time to speak with each other. Yes, today’s article is all about that.

Just imagine how it would be if a developer does not know anything about software testing and the tester does not have even a little knowledge on software development, at such instances we cannot expect a quality software to be released either to the market or to the customers.

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Characteristics of a Bad Software Tester

Characteristics of a Bad Tester

Which Characteristics Can Make You a Bad Software Tester?

We posted several articles that focus on positive factors, good qualities, and positive traits.

Everyone wants those positive characteristics and factors to be implemented in their career or life but no one usually focuses on the characteristics or qualities that they need to avoid in their career.

Basically, being aware of the negative things/factors that would ruin your life or career, will help you in being a better person. 

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

Quality Quotient

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. 

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

Career-Shift-from-Tester-to-Business-Analyst

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

Carrier as a BA

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

QA Roles vs 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?

manual testers and automation testing

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. 

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5 Major Sins of Working With Testers and Developer

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. 

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7 Ways to Kick Start Your Manual Testing Career

kick start 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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