Key Software Testing Skills required by Testing Professionals.

Key Software Testing Skills required by Testing Professionals.

As we discussed in previous post individual skills of software testing professionals can be classified in three major categories, Software Testing Skills, Technical and Software Skills and Business & Domain Skills. In this post we will learn about the key software testing skills required by Test Analysts, Technical Test Analysts and Test Managers. We will cover some core software(…)

Individual Skills required by any Testing Professional.

Individual Skills required by any Testing Professional.

As a testing professional it is very important that you acquire all the important and must have individual skills for testing to progress and perform better in your role. Individual skills can be obtained through the experience or by education and training. Any of the following can contribute to your knowledge. • Knowledge of business(…)

Introduction to People Skills and Team Composition.

Introduction to People Skills and Team Composition.

In order to succeed in test manager role it is very important that you recruit and maintain the test team with proper mix of skills. As skills requirement changes with every new project or client it is very important that test manager arranges proper training for the team members so they are up to date(…)

Importance of Test Closure Activities in Testing Process.

Importance of Test Closure Activities in Testing Process.

After determining that test execution has been complete the data from completed test activities need to be collected and consolidated. You need to analyze the data to find out facts and numbers about the testing activities during project cycle. Test closure activities are done mostly after the product is delivered but there are other instances(…)

Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting in Testing Process.

Exit criteria is set of agreed conditions with stakeholders based on which you can officially mark the testing process to be completed for a particular test level. Exit criteria should be set for each test level. In exit criteria evaluation we assess the test execution against the defined and agreed exit criteria for a particular(…)

Key Test Management Documentation in Organizations following Testing Best Practices

It is very important to document the process and other important activities in testing. Test management documents help to give a direction to whole team and everyone in on the same page. I agree that properly managing the testing certainly involves more than creating test documentation but putting some structure around test process is always(…)

Test Execution in software testing.

Test execution starts when the entry criteria has been satisfied. test manager has to ensure that the test execution starts only when entry criteria has been satisfied in order to avoid any unnecessary defects and delays in testing. When test execution begins, the test analysts start executing the test scripts based on test strategy allowed(…)

What is Test Implementation?

In test implementation phase test manager ensures that all the pre-requisites are handled to start the test execution. For example, he needs to ensure that all the test procedures are organized and available to tester, the clear guideline of who will execute which test cases, when and with what data is being defined. The timeline(…)

What is Test Designing?

Test design defines “HOW” something can be tested. It identifies the test cases by elaborating the test conditions identified in test analysis phase or test basis by using the test design techniques which are identifies in the test strategy or test plan. Test design can start once the test conditions are identified with sufficient data(…)

What is Test Analysis?

In ISTQB foundation level syllabus test analysis and design were considered together. In ISTQB advanced syllabus test analysis and design are considered separate activities even tough the can be implemented parallel, integrated or iterative to facilitate the production to test design work products. Test analysis is an activity which defines “WHAT” need to be tested(…)

What is Test monitoring and control?

Test control begins after the test plan is established,  test control is an ongoing activity. A test manager will be able to effectively control test activities only if the testing schedule and monitoring framework has been established to track test work and resources against the plan. In test control the actual progress is compared against(…)