7 Qualities of Highly Effective Testers

Every profession demands certain qualities from its practitioners before accepting them in and making them the best at what they do.

Software Testing demands the qualities I discuss in this article even more strongly and there are many reasons for it.

And when I say qualities, I am talking about the ‘must have’s- the top abilities of testers that help them fly high and far. Dedication, hard work, etc. are a necessity to any job in the world. But the qualities we are going to discuss are absolutely inevitable for testers. Without these must have ones, testers will sooner or later risk being disengaged from their craft.

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4 Things That Should Be on Tester’s Radar in 2017 – Happy New Year 2017!

2016 is the year of India’s newest demonetization, Selenium3 and snow in Hyderabad. No, the last part isn’t true, but one can hope, right? And hope is exactly what New Year brings us; a treasure chest, an unwrapped present, a blank slate, a new mystery novel, a new beginning. You can make what you want of it!

STH is back with our tradition of highlighting a few areas that we think would be prominent in the coming year.

Last year, we predicted that cloud based platforms, agile, crowd sourcing and mobile testing as some of the ‘going-to-be-prominent’ trends of QA and I am sure you have experienced a palpable shift in these areas. Changes in the IT world aren’t usually drastic, so not much has changed since the last year, but

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HP ALM 12.X Certification Guide (HP0-M101, HP0-M46 Quality Center QC Certification)

HP ALM 12.x Certification Guide

As observed during my professional journey, people appear for certifications to strengthen their resume. There may be some who opt for the same for knowledge purpose too.

Whatever may be the reason, those who appear for the certification, gaining the grip on the subject will be an add-on for their technical career.  Continue reading →

How to Perform Software Product Testing – Detailed Process and Methods with Examples

Software Products need their own unique approach to test adequately and correctly. Often times, teams treat them as any other software (i.e. internal applications built for a specific client or team; not accessible by the general public; non-revenue generating) and that is the starting point of trouble.

Software Product Testing needs a custom test style and strategy to add value. Software Product development and sustenance is in itself a complex ecosystem and to thrive testers need to adapt. Continue reading →

How to Get More Interview Calls? 4 Reasons Why You Are Not Right Now

Are you applying for jobs and not receiving a response from the recruiters?

Knowing what is going on is the first step to fixing what’s wrong and turning things in your favor. Job hunting is hard and tedious, but by using this simple troubleshooting guide, you can diagnose the reason for the silence that follows your applications and get right back on track.

With the New Year approaching, it might be just what you need to gain control and take advantage of the increased recruiting activity that usually happens in the first quarter of every year.

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My Unexpected Journey to Becoming a Software Tester (From Entry-level to a Manager)

“You build a Successful Life…A Day at a time…”

My journey as a Software Tester started a bit unexpectedly.

I appeared for the initial interview rounds assuming it to be a Development opportunity. To be honest, like every other Computer Science graduate out there, I was a bit skeptical about going ahead with Testing.

But finally, I decided to give it a try. Only with a hope that my curious nature will help me in this field.  Continue reading →

What To Do When There Isn’t Enough Time To Test?

Part way through your test cycle, do you often realize you do not have enough time to test? You had it all under control, to begin with, but soon you are reaching the contingency plan’s “What to do when there isn’t enough time to test?” section.

I have been there too and it is not fun. :)

I thought about this long and hard. How can something that started so well, go down so badly, so quickly. And, here is my analysis.  Continue reading →