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What QA lacks? by Sashank


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What QA lacks? by Sashank

  1. 1. What QA/Tester Lacks!!!! Sashank Mahapatra, Quality Analyst CenturySoft Pvt. Ltd.
  2. 2. What QA Lacks!! • Passion • Communication • Able to Make Fail • Analytical And Technical Skill • Domain Skill • Having different skills set • Hunger for knowledege Sashank Mahapatra 2
  3. 3. PASSION • Any one who wants to make his/her career in “Testing” must have passion for it. • Why Testing as career ?? Why not development or any other profile?? • One should have proper answer for above question. • It’s not like I didn’t get the job so I land up in testing as most of colleague used to say. Sashank Mahapatra 3
  4. 4. PASSION • Rather the answer should be to make the best of best application / product to land up in the market. • One should be passionate enough to go to Monday morning to office and at the same time should be enough to Good Bye to office and Colleague on Friday evening. • One should have high energy and passion towards it. • Enjoy your Monday to Friday !!!!!! Sashank Mahapatra 4
  5. 5. COMMUNICATION • Communication makes utmost import factor when you want to make your career in testing. • It totally depends upon how a tester is communicating with colleague, teammates, with senior managers, stakeholders and clients. • Above all how a tester fix the bug with the help of developer in short span of time with the help of proper communication. • It could be with inter department, outside/off shore team. Along with written/verbal one. Sashank Mahapatra 5
  6. 6. COMMUNICATION • Tester’s should know how to communicate regarding bug/defect with development team (Developer’s/Senior Manager) along with Test lead/ manager. • One has to be as effective as possible when it’s comes to communication. • Communication is to be one of the key aspect of tester’s bread and butter. Sashank Mahapatra 6
  7. 7. ABLE TO MAKE FAIL • A tester should have a eye of end user and mind of a tester. • Tester should think in perspective of end user/client or the people who are going to use the application/product • Each and every thing should be accountable. Be its UI(User Interface) or in terms of backend processing. • Try to think from user end make the application / product fail in order to get the best of best for user. Sashank Mahapatra 7
  8. 8. ABLE TO MAKE FAIL • In this due course, a tester need to go through the points which we have covered in the past. • It is not the bug which count at the end of the day it is the quality which counts when one is going to deliver the application / product. • Never ever compromise with any one. Always think that “ It’s customer that what matter at the end” • Never compromise with developer’s fix in one go !!! Sashank Mahapatra 8
  9. 9. ANALYTICAL AND TECHNICAL SKILL • In today’s era, Testing is changed. Tester should have sound analytical and technical skill. • When it comes to analytical skill, tester should have sound knowledge in terms of analytical skill which help them to discuss the quality of bugs found in UAT, Pre production and live environment. • Having fixed knowledge(Testing) alone won’t help them to grow as a “Quality Tester”. Sashank Mahapatra 9
  10. 10. • As challenges progresses, a tester is now compared with developer. Also a tester should have sound technical skill apart from testing skill. Like developing automation script for testing. • Now a days, it is utmost important for tester to know the automation testing. Above all to write the regression code in order to save time in regression testing. • If some one don’t know how to write the script take out some time and learn it. It will help tester in long run and help in career growth. ANALYTICAL AND TECHNICAL SKILL Sashank Mahapatra 10
  11. 11. DOMAIN SKILL • Tester should have “sound” domain skills, he/ she is sound enough to communicate with different stake holder for domain knowledge • Also when it comes development, should be able to convey the clear and concise message to the development team to develop the application. • Sound domain knowledge will provide extra skill set in tester’s expertise. Sashank Mahapatra 11
  12. 12. HAVING DIFFERENT SKILLS SET • A Tester Should have a different skills set when it comes to picture. • Different skills set from Tester, Developers and some time client’s as well. Above two skill set shared. • When it comes to “Client’s skill set”, tester should know how handle the last moment test, tester should now the “priority” call above important one and help them with the help of developer when bug get escalated Sashank Mahapatra 12
  13. 13. HUNGER FOR KNOWLEDGE • It implies to all Developer, Tester, Senior manager and all the people involved in software development. • As things is changing, changing in very agile way, constantly updating/having hunger for knowledge will help any individual / team to achieve the goal both self as well as team goal. • Knowledge will be : Domain,Technical,Development and so on. • Try to update as much as possible. • Certification will help you in this regard. Sashank Mahapatra 13
  14. 14. QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION!!! Questions !!!!!! Sashank Mahapatra 14
  15. 15. CAN REACH ON ! • Cell: +91 800 766 9339 • Email ID: • LinkedIn: Sashank Mahapatra 15
  16. 16. Thank You!! Sashank Mahapatra 16