Skills a Tester needs!

What are some of the Skills a tester needs in addition to testing knowledge? A Software Tester needs knowledge of Manual Testing – how to test an application optimally, ability to prioritize and work under time crunch and Testing Tools – Quality Center, Defect Tools, Databases, Sql, Xml, Unix etc. Domain knowledge comes in really handy. […]

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Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

What is the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)? SDLC  is the way an application is conceived and moved on to fruition or given a form. Computers are faster, do not suffer from tiredness, fatigue, boredom. So any job that requires to be done repeatedly becomes a good candidate for automation. Computers are available 24 x 7, […]

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First Day at Work as a Software Tester

First Day at Work as a Software Tester You have been Hired! You have got your dream job as a Software Tester! Congratulations! Now you wonder what the first day/week at work would be? What can you expect? You walk in the first day, someone will meet you (Test Lead/Test Manager), you will be assigned […]

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What to do if the team has no processes at all?

What to do if the team has no processes at all? In this article, we look at what to do if the team has no processes at all? In big organizations, a formal visible process is followed. In smaller teams and organizations, an informal process might exist. People may work with some understanding between themselves […]

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Software Testing Resources

Software Testing Resources In this article, we look at some  of the important books and websites on Software Testing and Quality Assurance.  Software Testing Books: The following are some of the hand-books of Software Testing and Quality. 1. Software Engineering: Roger Pressman 2.  Advanced Software Testing: Volume 2 by Rex Black Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification […]

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Breadth and Depth testing

In this blog, we take a look at Breadth testing and its complementary Depth testing.  In Breadth Testing the full functionality of a product(all the features) are tested but the features are not tested in detail. In Depth Testing, the feature of a product is tested in full detail. There are some scenarios where Breadth testing […]

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Software Testing Tools

Tools used during the Software Test Process In this article we look at some of the tools used during the Software Test Process. Tools that help in various testing activities come under the umbrella of testing tools. The tools help streamline the testing process and automate some of the tasks. They make the testing process […]

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QA Certifications, Certified QA

Software QA Certifications

Software QA Certifications Certifications add value to your profile; they provide a benchmark for your software testing skills. The certification increases your efficiency as a Software testing professional. Some jobs are ear-marked for certified professionals only and can lead to an increase in salary. Certifications help to show the potential employer where you stand and […]

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qa interview questions, quality assurance interviews

QA Interview Questions

Popular QA Interview Questions The following are some of the common QA Interview questions.  The answers are more relevant and showcase your knowledge when answered with reference to a project you have worked on. 1. What are the different components of a System Test Plan? 2. What is the difference between a use case and […]

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Software Tester Roles and Responsibilities

Software Tester Roles and Responsibilities Software testing jobs are based on the skills required – all jobs require an understanding of how blackbox or manual testing is conducted. The ability to use any of the test management and defect tools is also mandatory. Other skills include basic Unix skills, SQL querying. The specialization comes with […]

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