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Last week, we were discussing the ability to stay focused when testing - that is definitely one of the key qualities of a pro tester. What other qualities and skills are you working on improving?
That would be a great piece of advice for novice testers who are just entering the field and looking for direction. Share your thoughts by replying to this topic
Here are top 10 :
1. Ability to adapt quick changes during the initial phases of development. Many times engineers have to redo the same test cases because of the changes in the request / response payloads.
2. Programming skills helps to achieve automation.
3. Knowledge of build tools such as ant / maven / gradle and CI/CD. This will help to focus more work and existing tests run without manual interaction.
4. Ability to understand Xml and Json and querying the data out of documents. This is to able to have robust checks in the tests.
5. Different type of standard or customizing report of test results.
6. Understand the logging to interpret the test failures. Change log levels DEBUG/TRACE to get more details on demand.
7. Using version controlling tools and regularly push the changes in order to not lose their work and share the artefacts with team.
8. Script writing abilities to automate small repeatative tasks to create or cleanup data after tests or test environments.
9. Knowledge of deploying required applications in test environment. Even automate these tasks if needed.
10. Work with development to notify issues early and get them addressed. Also can get help from them to achieve fullest automation possible.
@sonya_m , according to me below are the must have qualities
API Masterminds Talks - What are the most important qualities of a good API tester?
Tester is doing Manual API Testing :
If Tester in doing Automation Testing :
This is very helpful for any tester who is either at the beginning of their career or looking for ways to improve. Great content.
Yes, the content is general.
Didn't pay much focus regarding advanced users. I believe, they knew it anyways though there could be specific issues/ questions which gets addressed in community.
In order to put the above points into implementation, even advanced users take time and can have proctical issue during the phase.
Practical issue helps a lot, one can learn new things how to achieve something within short timeliness when a problem in hand. This way we can use the resources at max and in multiple ways.
You are welcome to join the conversation
@sonya_m : You have asked us all what we think, but we all also wanted to know what you think that would be most important qualities??
Great to hear. I hope by diligence you mean careful efforts. Right.