Feb 5 2012
This Blog series is for the people who are new to IT and Software field and wanted to choose testing as their profession…
Software testing or Quality assurance is the very interesting profession. Some people say that testers or QAs are the destructors!! Well yes that’s true.
And why I feel it’s interesting because all human being likes to find mistakes in some others work, and to find mistakes in others work… if you are getting paid then I guess, no work is as interesting then testing. Testing is the process of executing a program with the intent of finding errors.
What quality should be there in a Software Tester
Testers should have the knowledge of whole application, they should always have a question in their mind that, ‘why this is like this’, ‘why this is not like this’, ‘how this is work’ and so on. They always ask question and developers compelled to answer to those questions because testers are consider to be the end customers to their product. Developer only know about the module they are working upon, they are not concerned about rest part of the application, but tester is the one who knows more than the developer about the software.
Types of testing:
1. Manual testing
2. Automation testing
Manual testing is the most rigorous type of testing. Manual testing requires a tester to perform manual test operations on the software without the help of automation tools. It’s the laborious activity that requires the tester to possess a certain set of qualities; to be patient, observant, approximate, creative, resourceful, unbiased, and skillful.
Automation testing is the sophisticated type of testing. Unlike in manual testing here tester needs not to perform the testing manually by sitting and clicking or by navigating to the software. In this type testers create a framework and create test suit (cases). And execute the test suit. The result is stored in another tool whether the test case is passed or failed.
Automation tools are widely used in market. Some of them are QTP, Selenium, RUBY, Win runner, Load runner etc.
The details are there in the next blog. So stay tuned…