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How can I make a smooth transition from being a Black-Box Tester to an expert Automation Engineer?

Quote:- If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way. Automated testing requires more discipline compared to manual, Learning automation is not difficult but it requires a focused and ...
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Where can I volunteer to become a QA Tester?

You can always Google open source software projects and contact the developers and show interest in volunteering for Testing. You can also try below links and also get help from various Software ...
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What can a candidate tester do to blow up an interview?

Oh boy! There is an interesting one. Well apart from checking all the technical skills and blah blah, I always make sure to ask or observe two things about a candidate I am about to interview. And ...
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Why do some Software Testers never analyze the product extensively or use different techniques/heuristics to generate better ideas?

Why? In some ways the answer is quite simple: Different testers have different backgrounds, experiences and motivations To dig into this more however, here are the areas to address in light of that ...
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What are some Career options after QA Testing field?

Could you please throw some light on some Career path that Senior/Lead QA can take? The answer to this can be quite personal as it's based on what you like doing and your own personality. Do you ...
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What to do if a QA tester mistakenly deleted a table from the QA Database?

If you read enough tech Twitter or other tech blogs, you'll come across the sentiment: "You're not a true software developer until you delete production!" Yes, QA testers are developers. ...
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Can Testers ask for more Salary hike if they switch to Test Automation?

Salary hike is not just about what you think you have provided. You have to ask the following questions to the situation. Can organization hire more experienced talent with much more expertise in ...
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What to do if a QA tester mistakenly deleted a table from the QA Database?

It shouldn't be a big deal. Consider another event. You deploy a build to your QA test environment and it has a defect which leads to rows being deleted or even a table being dropped. Should this be a ...
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Can Testers ask for more Salary hike if they switch to Test Automation?

A better question might be to ask yourself "Did you add value by solving an problem important for the team/business?" When we do any activity in software development may be its ...
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Should Testers be called QA?

Testers can only find potential defects. This seems a very narrow view on what activities testers could do in a team. I think the testing discipline is mainly about managing risks. Designing and ...
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Should Testers be called QA?

I look at it this way: software testing is a part of quality assurance. In a nutshell, quality assurance is something that can be done throughout the entire SDLC. With the current trend of Agile and ...
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Testing without SRS as a fresher tester?

My opinion is communication. To communicate with developer, customer, business analyst and so on. Communicate with customer to get: Better domain understanding ,Better acceptance tests, Better ...
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Testing without SRS as a fresher tester?

With any application you are testing you need to learn the system. How is it used and how it generates revenue. Requirements come from that. Who is using the system. What are the persona's and what ...
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Testing without SRS as a fresher tester?

Even without a formal document, there are always requirements. You just have to work harder to find them. You can talk to people and ask, then document what you heard. And there are some requirements ...
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Testing without SRS as a fresher tester?

Without SRS try to identify the business work flow on the system. Based on that report bugs. Always try to identify work follow of the system . Talk to a BA,PM,clients and finally to the developer.
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What can a candidate tester do to blow up an interview?

If the candidate already has some experience, I would say the following points: When the candidate cannot show the added value of automation. When the candidate cannot analyse which tests should be ...
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Where can I volunteer to become a QA Tester?

Basically just about every live Open Source project welcomes everybody as a tester - the best ones to go for are those that you know something about the target use of the project. If you are a ...
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What is the difference between Quality assurance engineer and a tester?

In general, IMHO QA supposed to be more focused on preventing defects in the first place by fixing the process itself whereas Tester is more concerned about finding defects as an after event. A ...
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Want to change from software developer to Software Tester

There's reason to be optimistic. Quality assurance requires software development skills. Therefore, your skill set isn't separate from the role. What I suggest focusing on is how to supplement your ...
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What is the difference between Quality assurance engineer and a tester?

Quality Assurance Engineer Writes automation code, frequently for UI automation Tester Performs manual or automated testing. Can include free-style exploratory testing Also, 'tester' often leads to ...
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How can I make a smooth transition from being a Black-Box Tester to an expert Automation Engineer?

so just for motivation purposes. I have been working as Testmanager and also for functional tester for many years. I am in same position like you, changed it to Automtion engineer - and surprise - at ...
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How can I make a smooth transition from being a Black-Box Tester to an expert Automation Engineer?

Organisations now want to hire technical testers that can write automation frameworks in Selenium webdriver, Java/python and CI/CT tools etc. Well, you already know how. It just takes time and action,...
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Why do some Software Testers never analyze the product extensively or use different techniques/heuristics to generate better ideas?

I don't think this question relates to software testing per se but rather the motivation of the people in question. There are lots of theories around the psychology in play in work situations - one ...
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What to do if a QA tester mistakenly deleted a table from the QA Database?

If they were not supposed to be able to delete a table, then your QA tester has done their job. That's a pretty major bug and potential security hole; report it, and give your QA tester a gold star. ...
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Should Testers be called QA?

Is QA a right term to be used for Tester? Well tester is for traditional called for responsible of testing the product thoroughly. Although for many years, hiring lots of manual testers are getting ...
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What is the difference between Quality assurance engineer and a tester?

There aren't necessarily any hard differences between a Software QA Engineer and a Tester, but frequently the former title will tend to be a role with professional testing experience. The most ...
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What is the difference between Quality assurance engineer and a tester?

In the automotive industry, we know a framework (ASPICE) with a quality assurance process. The purpose of the Quality Assurance Process is to provide independent and objective assurance that work ...
Ralph Butschko's user avatar
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What is the difference between Quality assurance engineer and a tester?

A lot of companies don't even do the difference between the two roles. First difference, a QA has more responsabilities then a test analyst (I prefer this term than tester who is more seen as an ...
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What is the difference between Quality assurance engineer and a tester?

From my experience 1) What are the specific tasks software quality assurance engineer and software tester does? Assurance engineer has more wider responsibilities compared to software tester, like to ...
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