In my experience people that started as SQA, as an entry point for being a developer, has failed. The best SQA I ever met were people that started their careers as developers and then moved to SQA for several reasons...and I am one of them. When I was a developer, also a senior one, I was always limited to take part to specific and limited part of the ...
Getting your 'feet wet' with QA
Yeah, let's do that. Because every team wants to hire someone who doesn't want to be there? (Sarcasm not directed towards you) This is a growing pandemic in the QA world. As an SDET/Automation/QA I have to justify at every interview why I am still in QA and not a developer. The bottom line is that I LOVE my job. QA is fun! It ...
As a beginner, you most importantly should have the desire to excel as a tester. You should be self motivated. You should be mad about testing. You should not feel discouraged with one or two (or more) failures in the beginning because you and only you can do this, nobody can drag or force you into it, if you start disliking it after say wetting your feet…....
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 ...
Unless you can bring a lot of experience or a portfolio of projects to the table you may be out of luck for a development or QA job. Perhaps an internship.
Square one is probably tech support. I know it is not the dream, but there is a great need for them in tech companies. Once you are there you can show your chops and desires for working in another part ...
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Basic definitions of test terminology, such as black box, white box, grey box;
Several methodology to come up with a test idea, such as brainstorming;
what are the differences between manual testing and automated testing? Pros and Cons for each;
Why automated tests will never replace manual tests? E.g. automated ...
It depends on the audience, really.
QA, A person in this role is someone who consistently questions all parts of the process. So the presentation should cover all aspects of QA Testing.
These are the some interesting topics for QA presentation
Testing Life cycle
Test Strategy & Test Plan
Defect Prevention (Take one project and explain)
The Challenge ...
Below are some topics which can make an interesting story for QA testing presentation:
Assurance to IoT
Strategies for Big Data Testing
Why should cloud migration be assured
Hope it helps
Software testing qualification is not only testing knowledge but also the areas around the context that will be tested. For example to add the best value in testing financial applications will be knowledge of finances also. Not only software.
The skills should be adjusted to the position that he is going to apply to, but I can agree that the fundamental ...
You could organize a reading club. At each meeting you could pick up one lesson from "Lessons learned in software testing" book and discuss it with others:
Did we have same problem?
Are recommendations in this lesson applicable to my context?