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How To get Started in Software Testing

How To Get Started In Software Testing – Part I by Tim Ebie

Jobs in technology and software are becoming more and more in demand. With the advent of cloud computing, mobile applications, IoT (Internet of Things), and newer technologies that spring up frequently, the demand for qualified and skilled technologists is quickly surpassing the supply of individuals that can fill those roles.

A recent CNN interview with Andela Co-Founder Jeremy Johnson revealed that 4 out of 5 software development jobs go unfilled in the US and “… 1.8 million open IT jobs in the US alone.” As technology and software advances, so also the need to test and verify the correctness of these systems will be necessary before passing them on to the end users. This is where software testing and software quality assurance comes in.

Looking to pursue a career in software testing is a great decision that can yield great dividends in years to come. Forbes released an article rating software quality assurance as the happiest job in America.  In part I of this series, I’ll give you five things to consider as you look to get started in this field of software testing to ensure you enjoy a rewarding and lasting career. Read more

It’s time to give back

Dear testing community, it’s time to give back. Yesterday, late evening I saw the following tweet from Kristoffer Nordström a fellow tester of our awesome testing community.

Kristoffer and his family are currently going through a nightmare, that no one can imagine and no one should ever go through. His little daughter Linnea is suffering of DIPG and she needs a special treatment to survive! If you know Kristoffer, you know that he is an awesome member of our testing community helping our craft to get more attention and to bring it forward. If you don’t know Kristoffer, take a look at his LinkedIn profile.

In order to help his little daughter, Kristoffer created a fundraiser on youcaring.com to collect donations in order to be able to pay the treatment for his little daughter.

I would like to ask all my readers, if you can donate some money, even if it is 1€, 1$ or any other small amount, it will hopefully help the family to reach the fundraising of 110.000€. If you can’t give something to the family, please retweet or share this post or the link of the fundraiser directly: https://www.youcaring.com/linneanordstrom-760690

I really hope we, as a community can give something back!

Thank you all

Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations # 80

This is the 80 issue of my reading recommendations contains 6 very interesting blog posts. This time with “How to Monitor Mobile App Traffic With Sniffers”, “One Year Software Quality Page – Behind the scenes”, “Continuous Delivery for Mobile Apps using Fastlane”, “What You Need To Know When Planning Your Test Lab in 2017”, “Open Sourcing Bluepill: Run iOS Tests in Multiple Simulators” and “Introduction to Android Espresso Testing and Spoon”.

Enjoy reading the posts and send me new ones that are worth reading and I will mention you and link to your social links or blog.

How to Monitor Mobile App Traffic With Sniffers - Reading RecommendationsHow to Monitor Mobile App Traffic With Sniffers

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33 Test Automation Leaders to Follow on Twitter

What a nice start into the day, when you take a look at your smartphone and seeing a tweet like this

I somehow missed this list “33 Test Automation Leaders to Follow on Twitter” created by Joe Colantonio and published on techbeacon.com last week. The list contains 33 people from all over the world who are experts in the software testing industry and are worth following on twitter. Looking at this list makes me proud to be part of it, because so many awesome experts are listed. Here is an excerpt

  • Jonathan Wright
  • Dan Cuellar
  • Eran Kinsbruner
  • Alan Richardson
  • Bas Dijkstra
  • Angie Jones
  • Katrina Clokie
  • Richard Bradshaw
  • Rosie Sherry

to list some of the 33 people. I highly recommend to check the list and to start to follow them on twitter.

The complete list can be found here.


State Of Testing Survey 2017

State of Testing Survey 2017

It’s happening again. The guys from QA Intelligence and Tea Time with Testers are running The State of Testing Survey 2017 again next year. In the last survey from 2016 more than 1,000 software testing professionals took part in the survey. With the huge success and the great insights into the software testing community the goal for the 2017 survey is to reach even more people around the world. Therefore, Joel Montvelisky contacted me and ask for support in spreading the word about the survey. I supported the survey since a couple of years now and I love to announce the next upcoming survey also here on my blog.

Please visit the State of Testing 2017 page and subscribe to the newsletter to get the exact date when the survey is online, which will be in January 2017.

I am really looking forward to the survey and the results. I will be part of the survey and I hope you will be, too


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