Essential Skill Sets for Tester in the Present Scenario
Being a tester it's very important to know that the days are changing very rapidly in software testing industry. As per the changing days even we have to adopt ourselves with those changes. If we cannot adopt those changes then we all know that days are not same. Companies will look for more dynamic and enthusiast candidates for the same role.
In order to cope up with these changes there are certain set of skills:
Need to work closely with analysts & subject matter experts in order to ensure testable acceptance criteria are created for all kinds of stories.
One should be involved in developing estimates for the projects at an initial level for tools and infrastructure and also deployment or release activities.
Recruitment and Development
The reason for one getting attracted to an organization is considering that testing is a cool career path which offers a wide variety of opportunities and a way of incessantly developing the skills.
This provides metrics which gives insights into the project health and system quality and not by the number of defects.
One has to understand about the Agile project delivery and also differentiate between testing in the different stages of a project.
Qualifications and Training
One should have recognized qualifications in testing and constantly updating and maintaining the skills.
Good understanding of the system architecture and to be able to create tests that verify individual components and the system as a whole.
One has to take interest in development practices and has to be able to monitor code quality metrics
Community and Teams
One has to be a part of the tester’s community. Where they are implanted within teams but share some values which are in common.
Tools and Techniques
Based on the situations, a preferred testing tool has to be used while using both manual and automated techniques.
Strategy and Planning
In order to provide greater value and achieving quality objectives one has to involve in a project at all stages to ensure the quality.
Testers have to work with the developers in order to automate the test which helps in identifying system risks and provides business value also.
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