Would You Like to Get Advantages from a Software Testing Profession?
This is a good question….initially you must find out if you have a certain type of personality to complete software testing. You ought to be organized, logical and thorough. You will be writing test cases depending on business and functional requirements – in other words you should do.
Then you’ve to implement those tests – often repeatedly. Your aim should be to ensure that no software goes out to customer without all the bugs found. It’s rarely achievable, but should be your main goal. I always love to believe that your 2nd goal ought to be to have every developer hate you because you keep finding bugs within their code 🙂
The answer if software testing is a great career option is dependent upon who’s asking the question. I’ll answer it as if my audience is definitely an engineer.
I’m flip, but sincere – my working practical experience has proven to me that the basic principle of software development never happens in real life.
In theory, software testing is:
– Validating and recording that software program performs the functions it’s supposed to.
– Making sure and recording it doesn’t do just about anything it isn’t designed to
This presupposes you have been told how it’s supposed and not supposed to do. The folks you’re working for don’t always do this – they will often not necessarily trust you not to run away with their secrets.
Because software program is a business (except when you are employed by the military) business principles apply a lot more strongly than engineering principles. Software testing is expensive, and so the choices about objectives and how much to do can be extremely dependant on ROI considerations.
Inside the end-user relationship, the user’s perception isn’t necessarily directly related to the physical world, and it’s also the user’s perception of whether your system works that finally rules inside the minds of management, whose job is purely to make certain no one is complaining in regards to the software.
Therefore, the truly practical explanation of software testing may be summarized as 3 goals:
1° Verify the people that use the software believes it’s doing whatever they demand it to complete
2° Verify that this software doesn’t do anything immediately detectable that’s not desirable for the user.
3° Verify that any undesirable activity has a sufficient length period that the software look to perform effectively long enough for you to make it to another round of VC investment decision or sell the business 🙂
So you? Do You think Software Testing could be the right career path?
About the author: Janet Fleming is writing for the easy software testing course blog, her personal and non-commercial in nature hobby blog site to offer free options for software testing novices/experts to help them find a new work.