Practical Software Testing – New FREE eBook [Download]

“Practical Software Testing – Manual Testing Help eBook Version 2.0” – A free ebook from STH in association with Chindam Damodar.

Assuming that you have no idea where to start in learning software testing, we have designed this free ebook just for you so that you can get started in no time.

There are significant changes in the Software Testing pertaining to these recent days. In this ebook are the exact basic steps and testing fundamentals you must know before starting to test any application. It is pleasure to present this second version of Software Testing e-book to readers. Like the first edition, we think this improvised and updated version would also fetch more admirers.

Practical Software testing ebook

And to ease your learning experience, I’m giving 3 people a copy of my “Software Testing Career Package

” premium ebook (a $15 value) for free. You just need to complete below simple two easy steps.

[Update: contest is now closed]

To enter the contest:

1) You need to tell me – what is holding you back from learning software testing or getting a job?

2) Download the FREE copy of “Practical Software Testing” eBook below. If you don’t want to enter the contest, no problem, just download the free ebook below.

What You’ll Learn in this ebook:

  • What is Software Testing
  • Fundamentals of Software Testing
  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Verification Vs validation
  • SDLC Models
  • Waterfall model
  • Spiral Model
  • Prototype Model
  • Rapid Application Development (RAD)Model
  • Iterative and Incremental development Model
  • Agile Model
  • Software Configuration Management (SCM)
  • Software Test Engineer’s Responsibilities
  • Testing Process / Life Cycle
  • Real Time Manual Testing
  • Requirement Specification
  • Test Plan
  • Test Scenarios
  • Test Scenario Template
  • Test Cases
  • Test Case Template
  • Project Testing
  • Severity and Priority
  • Defect/Bug Life Cycle
  • Software Testing Principles
  • Non Functional Testing

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Enjoy the ebook and don’t forget to tell us your feedback in comments. Your valuable feedback is huge moral support for us!


Contest Update:

The Winners Thanks for taking part in this contest. Sorry for the little delay in announcing the winners. It took me a little longer to go over each and every answer I received.

Got over 340 awesome answers from our readers on their biggest hurdle learning software testing. In coming weeks I will be covering the topics they are most interested in. As mentioned in this contest, I’m giving away 3 copies of our premium “Software Testing Career package” eBook to 3 winners.

And the winners are…

1) Deeksha

2) Lorelei Leyson

3) Cindy

Note – If you are a winner, you will get an email from me soon.

Congratulations again to all the winners, and to each of the participants. Hope you will enjoy reading our free practical software testing ebook.

Best, Vijay


#1 Ramesh Kunjir

thank you so much for sharing. the first version was great and hope this will also.

#2 Smita Sarode

thank you vijay. Its really helpful for all testers.

#3 Topher

Thank you for sharing this ebook. It is very informative and nice to read. Keep up the good work. Cheers! Thank you again :)

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thank you very much for the book..

#5 Sudha

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#6 Svatava

Hi, thanks for info, book might be helpful for beginner tester, only my quick look. I am senior test manager and I use to read some special magazines about the testing as Agile Record or Testing Experience and other relevant books etc.

Pls, don’t spam my professional email again. Thank you

#7 Vijay

Update – Thank you for the huge response to the contest. Received 250+ entries on the first day itself. I will announce 3 winners on 12th Dec.

#8 Revathy

Thanks Vijay, Great work,Helpful for all testers irrespective of their seniority. But I would like to tell that after reading the whole ebook I found that you have mentioned that “verifying whether we have built the right system or not is called verification (static testing) in one place and controversy at the other page.Please refer page 7 and 32.And there are very few spelling mistakes and word misplacement.Still I am confused with verification and validation. Can you please confirm on this?

#9 Madhav

Please include some more topics like Test Plan, Test startegy,Bug template etc

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Good knowledge. thank you very much this ebook…

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Please send me the ebooks related software testing.
for beginners as well as professionals.

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Hello Sir
If you can please help with some basic ebook on practical testing in an IT company i would be very much thankful.


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Advance thanks again

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Sir can you briefly explain about What is Globalization, Internationalization and Localization in Software Testing?

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#55 John

You use “Q&A” throughout the book and it is incorrect. That stands for “Questions & Answers” the portion of a lecture/speech that is open to “Q&A”. The correct term is “QA”, Quality Assurance.

#56 John

p17, last bullet: “Provides recommendation on whether or not the application/system is ready for production.” This is incorrect. Testing only provides information – as to the state of the product. Management decides whether it’s ready for production based on previously defined acceptance levels.

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Thank You

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thank you

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#90 Vijay

@ Panos – just provide the same email with which your enrolled and verified your email again in the email form on this page above and you will be redirected to the ebook download page.

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