My Unexpected Journey to Becoming a Software Tester (From Entry-level to a Manager)

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“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. 

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6 Most Important Steps to Make Your Test Reports Even Better

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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.

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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.

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How the Testers Can Ask Questions The Smart Way: The Step-By-Step Guide

Why Do Testers Ask Questions

A brainstorming session with the team is always a learning experience.

This time, we had a different idea. We divided the team into two groups and decided to ask questions to each other for a common product – Phone. The only restriction was the questions should be limited to testing of the phone.

And the session ended with interesting unanswered questions and some better ideas to test the phone. 

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Top 10 Challenges Testers Face at Workplace and How to Overcome Them

Challenges faced by testers

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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