Top 8 Skills To Become The Best QA Analyst

QA Analyst Career Guide

Are you wondering about the Top Skills required to become a successful QA Analyst? We have compiled the Top Skills and Mindset Required to Become the Best QA Analyst in this article:

In my journey of being a QA Analyst, I have met so many students who ask questions like how to get into testing and how can I become the best at it. My answer is always “personality is everything- testing chooses its people”. You may be an Einstein, but this is not the Game of Thrones (brains) but of Avengers (personalities).

In all the wars that the Avengers have won, what stood out for me was their personalities over smartness or their individual powers. So, in this article, I would like to take you through my formula for being the best QA Analyst using Avenger’s personality description.

I believe most people around the world can relate to avengers, considering their popularity. So hence my choice, but I will not limit my comparison to their personalities only. I will also use some of their powers.

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14 Fundamental Leadership Qualities That A True Leader Must Possess


14 Fundamental Leadership Qualities: The Traits and Skills of a True Leader

Leadership is really a very vast subject.

The leadership characteristics, style, situations and the combinations that one has got to exhibit his/her leadership skills are quite different and in turn are numerous in number.

Hence, I decided to flow down my thoughts through this article to explain a few characteristics which I feel that anyone should possess in order to become a true leader.

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Characteristics of a Bad Software Tester

Characteristics Of A Bad Software 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.

In this tutorial, we will take an in-depth look at the characteristics that make a tester a “bad tester”. One should be away from these characteristics in their testing career to bring out the best in them.

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

Quality Quotient Of A Tester

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

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

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

The developer’s scope of work is very well defined within a framework, whereas there is no boundary to the effort spent, value-added to the customer, and the scope of the work done by the tester.

The ability, efficiency, and focus of a tester is directly reflected in the product behavior during production.

So, what does it take for anyone to become a Good Software Tester? Let’s find out.

Please note that I do not intend to consider the Developer’s or anyone’s work as low or less important in a project. I’m just taking it as a reference.  

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5 Major Sins of Working With Testers and Developer

Working With Testers and Developer

The tester role is quite fun but comes with a share of challenges. Let’s look at some of them:

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.

However, it can also be quite challenging as it requires a constant gain of knowledge (which btw, I think is a huge asset).

On the other hand, 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.

Of course, I’m kidding about the last one. But most testers I know are happy with what they are doing and enjoy their testing career.

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How Should Testers Handle Boredom?

How should testers handle boredom

It is natural that the testing process can get tedious after a while. Here are a few effective ways testers can handle monotony and boredom in their work:

I was asked “What would you do when work gets monotonous and boring?” in an interview recently.  I replied, “Fortunately that has never happened to me and I love being a QA. When things do get repetitive, I like to mix things up.

“I would document if execution bored me, I would execute if documentation got tedious, and I would explore when everything else seemed bleak. Targets and deadlines motivate me and most importantly, a simple and straightforward attitude is what keeps me going.”

I am not sure if this explanation satisfied my interviewers or if this was the response they were looking for. But, I was not satisfied with it. (And, no, I still don’t know if I got that job or not :))

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