As a software test engineer, you may probably hear about smoke testing, sanity testing, retesting and regression testing. Very likely, many of them are testing activities that you often do on a daily basis. However, for junior testers (and even for experienced testers) distinguishing these terms can be a real challenge.… Continue reading
If you are in software testing, you probably heard about ISTQB certification. Setting aside controversial topics like “Certified or not Certified”, ISTQB certification is definitely one of the most sought certifications in software testing.
Is it difficult to pass the ISTQB foundation level exam?… Continue reading
When talking about defects (or also called “bugs”), tell me if this sounds familiar to you:
You found a bug that crashes the system.
You immediately submitted to the bug tracking system.
You are waiting for emails or comments to thank you for finding this awesome problem and the problem will get fixed immediately.… Continue reading
Let’s face it.
Having a successful interview is a crucial step to becoming a software tester. It’s a “make it or break it”.
But passing an interview is hard. We all know this. It’s even 10x harder if you are a beginner in software testing when you do not have much knowledge and experience in both testing and interviewing.… Continue reading
When you are starting your career as QA/tester or switching your career to software testing, the following concerns pop up in your head:
What are QA Tester career paths?
Is software testing a good career path to follow?
What is career growth of software tester?… Continue reading
Note: This is guest post written by Thomas Peham-marketing manager at Usersnap
Your software is acting weird. It’s crashing and the front end isn’t working as expected. Well, I guess it’s time to bring a software tester on board.
Software testers are responsible for finding and reporting bugs to developers.… Continue reading
If you are a tester, I would bet that you once thought of finding a testing freelancing job.
Of course, why not? Look at developers. Developers do a lot of freelancing jobs from building websites, WordPress theme to mobile applications…and they are making good money.… Continue reading
People say “forum is dead”…and it’s understandable
With the social media boom such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, I’m not surprised to see that forums are not received as much attention as before.
Just call me old-fashioned, but I find forum is still an interesting channel to discuss and get to know each other.… Continue reading
Note: I frequently update this post to make sure you’re kept up-to-date with the trends, skills and data.
It’s 2020 now and this year is special to me. I will celebrate my 14-year anniversary being a software tester.
Hurrah!!! (You don’t see, but I’m opening champagne :-))
Anyway, time flies…
14 years ago, I was a webmaster of a local shipping magazine while I was a last year student in software engineering.… Continue reading