Getting Started with Software Testing (Part 2)

WHAT IS SOFTWARE TESTING?

According to ANSI/IEEE 1059 Standard, Software testing is the process of analyzing a software item to detect the differences between existing and required conditions (i.e. defects), to evaluate the features of the software item.

In simple terms, Software testing is the process used in accessing or evaluating the functionality of a software product with the sole purpose of checking whether or not the developed software meets the specified requirement as well as ensure that the end product going to the end-users is defect free.

Software testing can be classified into two:

1. Manual testing

2. Automation testing

Manual Testing: Manual testing is the type of testing that doesn’t require any sort of automation tool — it involves understanding the project, writing test cases, executing test cases, and reporting them. Manual testing does not involve writing any sort of code.

Automation Testing: Automation testing is the type of software testing that uses software tools to execute tests then compares the expected result with the actual result. In automation testing, testers write code to find defects in the system.

WHY IS SOFTWARE TESTING SO IMPORTANT

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The world has gone digital with the constant use of information technology, software development for web and mobile devices as well as cloud computing. Many companies have taken advantage of this and built solutions providing software applications. These companies, while providing solutions want to minimize risk, maximize profit, and also grow their businesses to their full potential. Sadly, this largely depends on the user’s requirement and satisfaction. The stakeholders of technology companies, to ensure this has come up with a software requirement specification (SRS) document which contains the product requirements that guides designers and developers on what is expected to be developed. Software testing is one of the most important parts of a software development lifecycle because this is how the stakeholders can confirm that the software developed has met the specified requirement. When software is not tested/properly tested it could lead to:

  • Loss of customers
  • Loss of money
  • Loss of lives
  • Loss of reputation

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A CAREER IN SOFTWARE TESTING

1) It is a career in high demand with a promising salary, as new software applications are being developed daily across the world.

2) It offers career growth, as a tester can eventually become test lead, test manager, project manager, etc.

3) Anyone with good analytical, logical, and communication skills can become a tester.

4) You would be on a team where quality products are being developed and delivered.

5) It is an exciting career that you can’t get bored of. Testing requires logical thinking and testers explore the software applications to find defects, report them, and help in delivering a quality application to the market.

6) You will constantly have to interact with people especially developers.

GETTING STARTED WITH TESTING

 

Our Testcode Bootcamp is designed to help you kickstart a career in software testing with hands-on real-world testing, intensive practice, application & mentorship. This program can successfully take you from zero levels to an employable state, making you job-ready in any firm as a QA Test Engineer.

How easy is it to get started with our training and become a certified software tester?

1. Visit https://testifyltd.com/academy/

2. Submit Your Application.

3. Make Payment (Stay glued to your email for updates).

4. Join Classroom.

5. Actively Participate and Get Mentored for 3 months.

6. Become a certified skilled Test Engineer.

Or do you want to be self-taught, there are online resources on Udemy, Udacity, and YouTube.

Here are the three things needed to kick off your testing career:

1) A good functioning laptop

2) A good Internet connection

3) Power supply

Thinking of testing, our Testcode Bootcamp Academy is waiting to have you. Click here to apply.

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