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Softskills Software Testers

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Soft Skills for Testers
By Daniel Knott
@dnlkntt
www.adventuresinqa.com

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Hi, I’m
Daniel Knott
Head of Software Testing at MaibornWolff GmbH
Mobile Tester by ❤
Author of the books:
• Hands-On Mobi...

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5 Soft Skills for Testers

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5 soft skills every software tester should have in order to improve the daily work. The skills will help to tackle testing challenges and to keep up with the technology changes.

5 soft skills every software tester should have in order to improve the daily work. The skills will help to tackle testing challenges and to keep up with the technology changes.

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Softskills Software Testers

  1. 1. Soft Skills for Testers By Daniel Knott @dnlkntt www.adventuresinqa.com
  2. 2. Hi, I’m Daniel Knott Head of Software Testing at MaibornWolff GmbH Mobile Tester by ❤ Author of the books: • Hands-On Mobile App Testing (EN) • Mobile App Testing (DE) • Smarwatch App Testing (EN) @dnlkntt www.adventuresinqa.com
  3. 3. 5 Soft Skills for Testers
  4. 4. #1 - Communication
  5. 5. #1 – Communication • Most important so, skill, not only for so,ware testers • Tester must communicate with different stakeholders, spread over different loca;ons • Make sure your communica;on is clear and structured depending on the audience ➡ Prac;ce talking in front of people (team level, meetup or conferences)
  6. 6. #2 - Organized & Result Driven
  7. 7. #2 – Organized & Result Driven • Testers usually test on various levels on different pla@orms. An organized workflow helps to not miss out important things • Document as lean as possible your work, other might follow • Always keep the common goal in mind and work towards this goal ➡ Recommenda;on: GeJng Things Done Training
  8. 8. #3- Problem Solving
  9. 9. #3 – Problem Solving • Iden;fied issues should be collected and not blindly passed over to the developers • Compare the findings against the product requirements and the user expecta;ons • Try to find a solu;on or at least an idea for the solu;on and provide this informa;on to the product manager and or developers in the team ➡ Problem solving skills will help to fix poten;al issues faster
  10. 10. #4 - Adaptability
  11. 11. #4 – Adaptability • The tech industry is constantly changing with new requirements, new frameworks and new trends • Keep up the pace with the industry & projects to learn new tes;ng techniques based on the product and technology used • Improve missing tech skills and keep adaptable for new projects to come ➡ Never seTle
  12. 12. #5- Sixth Sense
  13. 13. #5 – Sixth Sense • So,ware testers should use skills from previous projects to look proac;vely at the current project to improve things • Help the team in any kind of obstacle that comes around the corner, being it process, tooling or product related problems • Use the broad knowledge to communicate this early in the process or project to stakeholders and make poten;al issues transparent ➡ Communica;on skills are key here
  14. 14. And there is much more to learn & to improve
  15. 15. Thank You! @dnlkntt – www.adventuresinqa.com
  16. 16. https://kms-technology.com/blog/testing/soft-skills-for-testers.html

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