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As a manual/exploratory tester who works very closely with developers I find that the best way to improve my effectiveness is to learn as much as possible about programming in general, plus the languages/technologies (e.g. Drupal, WordPress) being used. Being able to code to the same standard as a developer is not a requirement to be an effective tester, but ...


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As an actual software developer, who is going to keep an eye on that tester's skill progress - what practical skills, typically found in software developers, are most recommended to transfer to QA people to let them later find some work in that quality? What I think the majority of manual testers need to be taught first would be the basics behind ...


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Whenever I see something like this I start to think "it depends" on many things. What are your expectations for the migration? What are your coworkers expectations? Do they mesh? What is your intent going forward? It's hard to really say what the best practice is, without really know what you hope to achieve with this. My experience in this area has ...


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I'm a workmanlike Tester who's had the good fortune to work with some excellent people over the years. When I hire people, there are some key characteristics I look for: Eye for detail This is the obvious one. Testers need to be able to see the little details that others miss. You know those Facebook questions? The ones that go: Spot the mitsake : 1 ...


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I'd like to add something I haven't seen in many of the other answers - I think that the passion for QA is extremely important in a person looking for a QA position. It seems like a no brainer, but the reality is that there are many people out there who see QA positions as a stepping stone to development. I think that someone who truly wants to be a dev in ...


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I just happened today to read again blog post about difficulties people encounter when they try to transition to programming . Most of programmers will fail to even mention this problem (because they are past the transition). it is not obvious that even a PC power user can become a programmer. And hurdle so hard to overcome is not recursion or loops, but ...


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Software Testers require good concentration, soft skills, good attitude, and knowledge of the domain they are testing. Beyond that, the skills that are valuable to them, and which you as a software developer can teach them, are related to build automation and test automation. Software Testers who know how to set up and expand automated test frameworks get a ...


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I don't have a good answer about best practices, but can share some experience- An in house bug tracker was replaced by another in house bug tracker. the new tool was totally redesigned from the floor up. During the transition we made an effort to close most of the old bugs, the important once were migrated and the less important once were left at the old ...



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