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Questions tagged [skillset]

Questions related to the skills needed to accomplish any kind of testing tasks or perform in a specific role in software quality assurance and testing teams

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What prerequisites does a tester need before testing a Machine Learning based product?

I have been asked to test a new project, which is a web application for performing job searches. I've tested these kinds of products before, but this new project implements machine learning to enhance ...
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How much SQL knowledge is needed to learn Selenium? [closed]

I want to learn to use Selenium in my tests. Do I need to know how to use SQL in order to effectively use Selenium in my tests? And would you be able to advise what online resources are freely ...
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What professional certifications should a software test engineer get? [closed]

I am having four years of work experience as a manual test engineer. I have knowledge of database testing also using SQL Server. I have never gotten any professional IT certification. What are some ...
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Advice in Software Testing [closed]

I'm a newbie in software testing and I got some questions. How can I improve my skills in software testing? Is there any game or something similar that I can learn, which in turn can improve my ...
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Which is the Most Important Skill of a Great Tester?

As a tester, I try to analyze things, think logically, look for clarity and create new ideas. What one skill is the greatest and most effective for an expert software Tester. Skill that is the secret ...
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What are the Job Responsibilities of a White Box Tester?

Do white box tester only test code coverage, branching condition, looping conditions or do they also perform some coding on the project? What are the skills needed to become an expert white box ...
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How Can a Tester Increase his Observation Skills?

How should a tester increase his observation skills? I feel that I somewhere lack sharp observation and attention to detail. any games or exercises that can make my approach towards testing easier ...
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Will getting a Software Testing Certification benefit me in my career?

I have 2 years of experience in manual testing, and I am currently learning automation testing in my spare time. I was thinking that will getting a foundation/entry testing certification really help ...
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Software Tester Skill Matrix with Levels

I would like to know if there's a standard Skill set for Skill Matrix for a Software Tester of different levels, like for example, what are the skills needed for an Entry level tester as well as what ...
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How to become a more Creative Software Tester?

I am a manual tester. I use creativity sometimes when generating Test ideas. How can a tester improve his creative/innovative skills which will ultimately help me in testing the product better and ...
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Testing Automation: How effective is it to purchase automation scripts rather than developing in-house scripting capacity?

I recently moved into the Software Testing department of my organization.The business has little history of automating testing, and most software development and testing is conducted by third parties ...
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Universal Skills in a QA role

Lately I have been looking for a new position in the QA world. My background, while short, has afforded me amazing learning opportunities and I feel it is time for me to take a leap and learn even ...
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Where to get feedback on my testing skills?

I've been testing for a number of months during development of two products. However, my organization does not have well-established testing process. We are given templates, TT tool, and told to write ...