Some Pieces of Advice in Software Testing For Beginners

In this article you are going to learn some important fact in the software testing profession. A lot of questions about software testing come from beginner testers who are going to face the difficult environment of the IT. However this article will be also useful for proficient software testing professionals. Try to use every testing truth during your work and you always will be satisfied.

  1. Know the application you are going to test. It’s a bad idea to start testing if you don’t understand the requirements, because you couldn’t define if the application functions as designed and therefore couldn’t sat if required functionality is missing.
  2. No guesses in testing.  Don’t count on the fact that testing will go smoothly. During the software testing always search for bugs.
  3. Domain. Always know the domain you are working with. It will help you offer some good ways out. Not only should you log the bug, but also suggest how to fix it. As a result you will be able to design better test cases with better coverage.
  4. Keep up with new technologies. Even though old software testing techniques are still in demand, keep up with new practical procedures. They can bring unexpected results for you as a tester.
  5. There is no bug free application. No matter how hard you try, there will be no 100% bug free application. Investigate as many errors as possible, but pay thorough attention on the most important functions.
  6. Think like customers or end users. Make testing from an end user perspective. Therefore you will get a user friendly application, which will pass approval tests with flying colors.
  7. 100% test coverage is impossible. Try to minimize your software testing cases to real sizes that you could cover.
  8. Be in good relations with developers. Don’t forget that you work in a team with other people. Try to avoid conflict situations with developers, respect every opinion of the team member. Remember that the most important is to get a high quality product!
  9. Learn from mistakes. If your work doesn’t have mistakes, you are not testing hard, then. Mistakes are good. Try to learn from them. And in the future you will have a great knowledge base.
  10. Don’t blame yourself if some errors were not fixed. Sometimes the hypothesis that all bugs should be fixed is foolish. There is such thing as a priority. Try to consider your management opinion. With the time you’ll understand that some bugs can be fixed later.

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