Every organization is using technology these days. From big media to textile giants, mutual funds to startups, each one has their unique requirements for software and automation. While development and implementation of the software is vital to these organizations, there is a growing need for good software testers who love testing. There is no shortage of software tester jobs that pay a good salary. One commonly asked question is “How to become a software tester?” Before one goes into the technical details of software testing, its important to ensure that you have the characteristics required for a tester. [Read more…]
One commonly asked question is what is the difference between ISTQB certification and ISEB certification? What is BCS? What is CTFL. With so many acronyms and terms associated with the ISTQB certification exam it is easy for new candidates to get confused between them. The below points will clearly answer any questions you may have and eliminate the confusion surrounding these topics.
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Here are few Tips and Tricks to pass the ISTQB Foundation Level Certification Exam in first attempt. ISTQB Exam is one of the most widely recognized exams for Software Testing professionals. Many organization are making it mandatory for their employees to take up this exam. The exam is not very tough but sometimes people underestimate the difficulty level of the exam, do not study enough and fail the exam.
The below tips are aimed at helping you prepare well for the exam so that you can pass it in your first attempt.
Test management tools take care of the entire end to end QA processes. It is used to keep track of the information like Test strategy, Test planning, Test cases and it also keeps the track of all the bugs raised and much more. There are many different types of test management tools which come with different features which are suitable for different types of testing. Most test management tools allow you to start working with them without having to install anything on your machine. This allows the tester to collaborate with his/her team from any where. Below we list some of the best web based test management tools. [Read more…]
Test Management tools are used for planning the testing activities and for storing the information about the project and also reporting the status of the testing activities. These tools are installed on your desktop and are used to manage the testing efforts. Some tools have a common database or a web based back end, which is used to share data across multiple desktops. Some of the widely used Desktop test management tools are listed below. [Read more…]
Bug trackers are nothing but bug tracking software tools which are used for tracking bugs or issues found during the testing of any software application or product. These tools are basically used by the testers and to some extent by the developers as well. Bug tracker tools keep the records of all the bugs raised through their issue tracking system. It helps us in predicting the completion of milestone based on the bugs raised. This also helps us in deciding the regression testing to be performed around the features. The tools help us in monitoring the features which have the most bugs. They also helps us to find the bug fix rate per developer. Below are some of the best bug trackers available : [Read more…]
ISTQB Agile Tester Extension exam dates in 2017 are given below. Please note that the exam may not be available in all cities. You can only take up the exam in the cities listed below. Please be aware that you should have passed the ISTQB Foundation Level Certification (CTFL) before you can take up the Agile tester extension. For more details you can go through the FAQ on ISTQB Agile tester extension exam. [Read more…]
International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is an international organization that offers globally recognized certifications in software testing. Having a certification establishes credibility of the candidate. This site also contains everything you will need for a software testing tutorial. Two of the most popular certifications are below:
ISTQB Foundation Level Certification study guide
Foundation Level Certification is aimed at candidates who have recently completed their education and want to take up software testing as a profession. It is also taken up by experienced candidates who want to demonstrate their practical knowledge of software testing. It is the most popular certification course recognized by organizations worldwide. It provides software tester a basic understanding of the fundamentals of software testing along with processes, tools, techniques and management methodology. Launch the study guide >>
ISTQB Agile Testing Certification study guide
Agile Tester Extension Certification is beneficial for testers who are already working on Agile methodology and also for those who wish to learn it. Testers in Agile project have different approach of testing when compared to traditional projects. Testers should have a very clear understanding of the values, principles, processes and tools used in testing Agile projects. This certification guide provides the tester with an easy-to-understand explanation of the topics covered in the Agile Tester certification. Launch the study guide >>
As discussed in the article of Continuous Integration, we studied that daily build and deployment of software is a key practice in Agile teams which requires continuous integration of tools and builds automation tools. Here we will take a look at how build and distribution tools are used in Agile development. [Read more…]
There are many different types of Agile tools out there. Some are free, some are paid. There are many enterprise tools that support end-to-end flow of software development life cycle including requirements management, test management, defect tracking. In addition, these tools also provide task boards for distributed teams, burndown charts and creating user stories. [Read more…]