Top 10 Essential Software Testing Skills

# 1 Analytical and logical thinking In order to effectively identify the hidden errors, software testers must be able to analyze the given business situation and judge all the possible scenarios. They should be able to identify and solve unfamiliar problems. This requires someone with strong analytical skills who can validate the application under test. # 2 Critical thinking Critical thinking is a vital skill for a software tester. Testers should be able to ask questions, gather relevant information, understand them effectively and draw his/her own well-reasoned conclusions and solutions. # 3 Basic knowledge A good tester applies knowledge that [...]

What differentiates SDET from a tester?

SDET is short for Software Development/Design Engineer in Testing and nowadays many organizations search for SDET professionals for the development and testing processes of their software.  A tester can be a manual tester or a quality analyzer who is not involved in the software development process. However, SDET participates in the development of high-quality and high-performance code for the automation of test scenarios. He/she may also design the test framework that can be used as a testing tool. Read the following to better understand the differences between SDET and a Tester; SDET is a very competent resource with both development [...]

By | 2019-02-21T12:35:15+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Shift Left Concept 101

Through time, organizations acknowledged the necessity of Software Testing and the cost of placing this phase at the last stages of the Software Development Lifecycle. It is important to implement testing in the early stages because late discovered bugs require much more effort, time and money to be fixed. In many cases, a critical error detected at the very end of the lifecycle causes a delay on product release that results in a major loss. There are also cases where detection of a bug causes the software to be binned since it’s not even worth the effort to fix the [...]

By | 2019-01-30T16:40:09+00:00 January 30th, 2019|Tags: , , |

What is Application Performance Monitoring?

Application performance management is the real time monitoring and management of performance and user experience of software applications. Speed is everything in today’s connected world. Especially when it comes to the applications and websites accessed by end users, it’s much more crucial. Users are not tolerant to slowness. They tend to abandon the application and move on to a similar app if it’s possible. So it will have a huge negative impact on business productivity, profits and even the brand itself. To be successful, velocity and stability should be in balance. IT disaster reports states that stability varies significantly between [...]

By | 2018-12-04T21:17:19+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Campaign Periods’ Key to Success: LOAD TEST

There is a testing principle known to those close to the test community. “100% testing of a product is not possible.” Therefore, it is necessary to plan risk or prioritization based tests that are of the project’s proper economic dimension. The load test is one of them. If you want your product or the service you provide to continue to serve your customers under high demand, as designed then a load test is one of the most important items of the activities that you need to plan that can provide information on your website performance. As Loadium team, we had a [...]

Differences between Performance Testing, Load Testing and Stress Testing

What is Performance Testing, Load Testing, and Stress Testing? In order to make sure that software works smoothly, quality assurance engineers should run several types of performance tests depending on the context of the test case. Deciding on which type of performance test to conduct depends on the suitability of the test type with the software project. To make the right decision in software testing process, it’s important to know the differences between each load testing and other types of tests. Performance Testing Performance testing is the process of evaluating the quality, responsiveness, stability, and scalability of your software. Before [...]

By | 2018-07-31T21:01:31+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , |