How to become a software tester?

Software testing — what’s it all about?

  1. ‘Is the product correctly developed?’ — does it meet all the standards and comply with the specifications?
  2. ‘Is the developed product correct?’ — does it meet all of the client’s requirements and expectations?

Software tester vs. QA specialist — are they the same?

What should you do to become a software tester?

How to work on your competences?

  1. Title — short and concise including information on what works incorrectly and where.
  2. Priority — establishes how quick should an error be solved and indicates its seriousness: blocking, critical, important, insignificant from the business point of view and not affecting the rest of the system.
  3. Severity — an importance of error indicates how serious the defect is and how it influences the usage of an application or a particular function.
  4. Description — helps get quick information about a certain problem and direct a developer towards its cause.
  5. Environment/Version/Device — the fields that give information about an environment in which an error occurred (e.g. testing, production or other), type of a system (Windows or macOS), browser and its version, as well as a device.
  6. Preconditions– they determine what requirements should be met in order to proceed with the reproduction.
  7. Steps to reproduce — they inform about what needs to be done to provoke a certain error, the steps to reproduce a problem.
  8. Actual result — determines an application’s current behaviour including a short description of occurred error, print screens or videos.
  9. Expected result — includes a description of how the app should work after fulfilling all of the above steps based on a documentation or a prepared set of requirements.
  10. Attachments — comprise of print screens, videos, logs from a developer’s console, and everything that might help in determining what caused an error and where it occurred.

Project management methodologies you should know

Relational database and the SQL language

Practise, practise, practise

The importance of knowing HTTP, API and CI/CD

Testing blogs and conferences

The personal development never stops



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