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Debunking some myths about software testing

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  • 1. Debunking some myths about software testing
    Pradeep Soundararajan
    www.moolya.com
  • 2. Myths!
    Software testing is boring
    Software testers are paid less
    Software testing doesn’t require programming skill
    Software testing doesn’t have a future
    Software testers are not respected
    Anyone can do testing
    Copyrights 2010 : Moolya Testing : www.moolya.com
  • 3. Software testing is boring
    Software testers are paid less
    Software testing doesn’t require programming
    Software testing doesn’t have a future
    Software testers are not respected
    Anyone can do testing
    Copyrights 2010 : Moolya Testing : www.moolya.com
    Busters
    Myths!
    Agreed
    Agreed
    Agreed
    Agreed
    Agreed
    Agreed
    BUT…
  • 4. Copyrights 2010 : Moolya Testing : www.moolya.com
  • 5. How to get in?
    Institutes are one way, usual way.
    Networking
    Being an apprentice
    Demonstrating passion
    Read & experiment with stuff
    Talking to testers, the good ones
    Copyrights 2010 : Moolya Testing : www.moolya.com
  • 6. Avoid Google / Orkut / Interview forums
    Google could be dangerous for you
    Orkut software testing groups are too dangerous
    Interviewers can be misguiding
    Interview related discussion forums harm you
    Copyrights 2010 : Moolya Testing : www.moolya.com
  • 7. Good Software testing requires
    Critical Thinking
    Logical Reasoning
    Analytical Thinking
    Lateral Thinking
    Observation
    Brainstorming
    Copyrights 2010 : Moolya Testing : www.moolya.com
  • 8. “If you choose to be misguided then you deserve it”
    Copyrights 2010 : Moolya Testing : www.moolya.com
  • 9. Who is this?
    Copyrights 2010 : Moolya Testing : www.moolya.com
  • 10. Who is this?
    Copyrights 2010 : Moolya Testing : www.moolya.com
  • 11. Comparison between two friends
    Copyrights 2010 : Moolya Testing : www.moolya.com
  • 12. Copyrights 2010 : Moolya Testing : www.moolya.com
    Comparison between two friends
  • 13. India has lots and lots of software testers, lakhs to be specific, but what it needs is SachinTendulkars in software testing.
    Can you be the Sachin, India wants?
    Copyrights 2010 : Moolya Testing : www.moolya.com
  • 14. Three important points
    “Don’t allow anyone to make your career decisions, do it yourself and do it for yourself.”
    “We are not living in the generation where lakhs of people are intelligent, so don’t believe most of them unless you test it”
    “The first attempt you can make to prove who you are is to ask questions. Ask your questions, I am here for you”
    Copyrights 2010 : Moolya Testing : www.moolya.com
  • 15. Thanks!
    Want to ask a question offline?
    Shoot your questions to ps@moolya.com
    Pardon me: All images used in this ppt are stolen from the web