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December 1st, 2016 — Career in Software Testing, Testing Tips and Resources
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 →
October 24th, 2016 — Career in Software Testing, Testing Skill Improvement, Testing Tips and Resources
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?
Take your pick- Continue reading →
September 22nd, 2016 — Career in Software Testing, Testing Best Practices, Testing Skill Improvement, Testing Tips and Resources
“You build a Successful Life…A Day at a time…”
My journey as a Software Tester started a bit unexpectedly.
I appeared for the initial interview rounds assuming it to be a Development opportunity. To be honest, like every other Computer Science graduate out there, I was a bit skeptical about going ahead with Testing.
But finally, I decided to give it a try. Only with a hope that my curious nature will help me in this field. Continue reading →
August 17th, 2016 — Career in Software Testing, QA Team Skills
We use multiple applications on a daily basis. The internet is a part of our life.
Behind every application, whether shopping, learning, ticket booking etc there are multiple people whose contribution has made our life so comfortable through these applications.
Among these multiple technical people are “Testers” and “Developers”.
In this article, we will see the different perspectives of Testers and Developers and their relationship to make a successful application together. Continue reading →
July 14th, 2016 — Basics of Software Testing, Career in Software Testing
Software Testing or QA is the best platform for newcomers to enter into IT industry despite the misconceptions that it is a lesser or lower paid job.
The most important skill that a tester needs is the ability to find bugs. And, if you are the sort of person who loves finding bugs, then you are going to love and grow in this field.
Having said that, there are few more skills that can help you find bugs and work with QA processes better. Continue reading →
June 27th, 2016 — Career in Software Testing
Myths in Software Testing vs Reality:
Being in the QA field for 9 years now, I have seen that some people generally stay away from a testing job. They feel inferior and have a lot of negative thoughts running through their minds.
I would like to share my thoughts and experience and address some common myths that people have.
Sometimes, for various reasons, there are a lot of expectations that we set for ourselves that aren’t always true. Continue reading →
May 26th, 2016 — Career in Software Testing, Testing Best Practices, Testing Tips and Resources
We all heard the story of the little frogs in the well who thought the world is the well until they came out and realized how big, beautiful and different it is!
Do you think you have lived this story at some point in your professional life? Well, everyone has. Welcome to the world of reality – beautiful testing :).
Today, I want to share 4 mistakes I made when I started my software testing career. You’re Probably Making These. Check out. Continue reading →
May 13th, 2016 — Career in Software Testing
In this post, I would like to guide you and share my knowledge on the steps to be taken to get invites for paid testing projects.
=> First and foremost, thoroughly understand the topic “Guide to Crowdsourced Testing” and select any of the crowd sourcing sites from the list mentioned in this page. Register/create your own account with one or more sites to start getting Crowdsourced testing projects online.
Below are the steps from my experience that will help you in your journey to quickly build your freelance tester profile and start getting Crowdsourced Testing Projects. At the end of this post, we have also answered few most frequently asked crowdsourced testing questions. Continue reading →
April 21st, 2016 — Career in Software Testing
How To Be a Bold and Confident Software Tester:
“The issues are almost similar. Mark them duplicate”, says Person 1 (you can tell, it is a developer)
“No, they are not. They impact different areas of the application. Behavioral impact is different too”, argues Person 2 (of course, it is a tester)
“Your team is only interested in increasing bug count”, retorts Person 1.
“Actually, we are trying to reduce it”, Person 2 counters.
Isn’t this a common scenario in every organization?
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April 4th, 2016 — Career in Software Testing, 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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