Team Building in Software Testing – How to Build and Grow Your QA Team

Team Building in Software Testing

Just like software development, software testing also requires some important factors to develop and maintain that can contribute to continuous process improvement. One such significant factor is Team Building. While building a right team, the focus should be on the following key elements:

Roles and Responsibilities

Each organization has a different hierarchy, roles & responsibilities in the QA team. However, on a broader level, there are two levels of the role in the software testing team. The first is the test lead or test manager and another is the test engineer or QC tester or QA tester.

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Thinking Out of the Box While Testing Software!

Thinking Out of the Box While Testing Software!

Creative Thinking’ or ‘Out of the Box Thinking’ is a phrase that we often come across at our workplace or even in our day to day life.

Did you ever try to find out what it means when we say ‘Thinking out of the Box’?

As per Wikipedia:

Thinking outside the box is to think differently, unconventionally or from a new perspective. This phrase often refers to novel or creative thinking”

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Money Making, Software Testing Career And Secrets of a Richest Tester

Secrets of a Richest Tester

Nowadays a lot of people who pass out of engineering and science colleges are interested in taking software testing as their career. When I passed out of my college, IT had started to boom back in India, most of the fresh graduates with whom I interacted didn’t even know that there were jobs or careers in software testing.

I was offered a job as a tester in a startup for 7440 rupees a month compared to fresh developers (who were picked from better institutes from where I graduated) being paid 34,500 rupees a month.

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Top 20 Practical Software Testing Tips You Should Read Before Testing Any Application

Software Testing Tips

I wish all the testers to read the software testing practices updated in this article. Read each point carefully and try to implement them in your day-to-day testing activities. This is what I expect from the readers through this article. If you don't understand any testing practice, ask for more clarification in the comments section below.

However, you will learn all these testing practices by experience. But why don't you learn all these things before making any mistake?

Come let's take a look at them!

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7 Basic Tips for Testing Multi-Lingual Websites

Tips for Testing Multi lingual websites

Introduction:

Nowadays a number of websites are deployed in multiple languages. As companies perform more and more businesses in other countries, the number of such global multi-lingual web applications will continue to increase.

Testing websites supporting multiple languages has its own fair share of challenges in today's world. 

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Career Options for Software Test Professionals

CAREER OPTIONS FOR SOFTWARE TEST PROFESSIONALS

Introduction:

Over the last decade, the profile of software tester has undergone tremendous changes. Testing has become a show-stopper for several application/product implementations and business has realized the importance of structured testing of applications before release.

Testing has created several levels and types and specialization in these various types of testing has increased the intrinsic value of a software tester.

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Manual and Automation testing Challenges

Software Testing has a lot of challenges both in a manual as well as in automation. Generally in manual testing scenario developers through the build to test team assuming the responsible test team or tester will pick the build and will come to ask what the build is about? This is the case in organizations not following so-called ‘processes'. Tester is the middleman between developing a team and the customers, handling the pressure from both the sides. And I assume most of our readers are smart enough to handle this pressure. Aren't you?

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Soft Skill for Testers: How to Improve Communication Skill

HOW TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION SKILL!

Have you been facing problems in interviews? Do you fear to deliver any speech? Do you hesitate to speak in your company meeting? Do you have problems explaining your views to others? Do others disagree with you even though you are right?

If answers to these questions are ‘yes’ then it's time to improve your communication skill. You should be perfect in all ways of communications like verbal, presentation skill and written communication.

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How to get your all bugs resolved without any ‘Invalid bug’ label?

HOW TO GET YOUR ALL BUGS RESOLVED WITHOUT ANY 'INVALID BUG' LABEL_

I hate “Invalid bug” label from developers for the bugs reported by me, do you? I think every tester should try to get his/her 100% bugs resolved. This requires bug reporting skill.

See my previous post on “How to write a good bug report? Tips and Tricks” to report bugs professionally and without any ambiguity.

The main reason for the bug being marked as invalid is “Insufficient troubleshooting” by tester before reporting the bug.

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