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Money Making, Software Testing Career And 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

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

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.  Continue reading →

Career options for Software Test Professionals

This is a guest post from author Gunasekaran Veerapillai, Bangalore

Over the last one decade the profile of software tester has undergone tremendous changes. Testing has become 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. From being a Continue reading →

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

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?

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 bug being marked as invalid is “Insufficient troubleshooting” by tester before reporting the bug. In this post I will focus only on troubleshooting to find main cause of the bug. Troubleshooting will help you to decide whether the ambiguity you found in your application under test is really a bug or any test setup mistake.

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How to build a successful QA team?

This a guest post from author “Sharath R Bhat”

What do we mean by a great software testing team?

“A team with a star player is a good team, but a team without one is a great
team.” – Author unknown.

The above quote from Author leads us to a discussion on great teams and its characteristics. The article stems from experience gained while working for different teams, observation of team members behavior under time pressure coupled with complex nature of a project.This holds good for Software Testing team which finds prominence place in project activities and requires the right mix of people for performing these activities.

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How to prepare for software testing interview

This is the a guest post from author “Suhas R M”. Author is working as a software test engineer and having 4 years of manual testing experience.

A colleague of mine recently asked me, “Where should I start with for preparation of interview? It’s almost 2 years I have faced any interview.”

My answer was straightforward: (This will help for fresher as well as working professional who want to switch the current job)

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How Domain knowledge is Important for testers?

Jayant Deo asks:
“Looking at the current scenario from the industry it is seen that the testers are expected to have both technical testing skills as well either need to be from the domain background or have gathered domain knowledge mainly for BFSI is commonly seen.
I would like to know why and when is this domain knowledge imparted to the tester during the testing cycle?”

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