Adventures in QA https://adventuresinqa.com Software Testing, Agile Development and Product Management by Daniel Knott Sun, 09 Jan 2022 12:17:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 80347956 How to get into Software Testing https://adventuresinqa.com/2022/01/10/how-to-get-into-software-testing/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:30:33 +0000 https://adventuresinqa.com/?p=6035 How to get into software testing? This is the question, that I talked about in my latest video, that I published on my YouTube channel. I talked about my personal way, how I got into software testing and what you can do if you want to become a software tester. I am sharing useful hints, …

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How to get into software testing? This is the question, that I talked about in my latest video, that I published on my YouTube channel. I talked about my personal way, how I got into software testing and what you can do if you want to become a software tester.

I am sharing useful hints, where you can start with software testing education. I share books, online courses and I am talking about the software testing community, which is awesome 😀. Furthermore, I am talking about the things you can do in order to get your first job as a software tester and about the things you should be careful with. Are you already curious? Then take a look at the video below, or watch it here.

If you want to support me, please subscribe to the channel to not miss any upcoming video. In the next days, there will be another special video around the same topic on my channel, just a little teaser for you 😉.

To give you more reasons to subscribe, here is more information about the upcoming videos that I already recorded and waiting to be published:

  • If you need to be certified as software tester
  • How to handle bugs
  • What are great online testing courses and resources
  • Why testing conferences are the best place to be

And there will be more.

Enjoy the latest video, if you want to read about the why I created this channel, make sure to read this post.

#HappyTesting

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My YouTube Channel is Online – Software Testing https://adventuresinqa.com/2022/01/03/my-youtube-channel-is-online-software-testing/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 08:00:48 +0000 https://adventuresinqa.com/?p=6028 Today, I want to share some exciting news with you. Over the last weeks and months I was thinking what to do next in the field of content creation for the software testing industry. I am a blogger since 2011, I am a book author since 2014 and I have published many articles around software …

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Today, I want to share some exciting news with you. Over the last weeks and months I was thinking what to do next in the field of content creation for the software testing industry. I am a blogger since 2011, I am a book author since 2014 and I have published many articles around software testing on various blogs. Furthermore, I gave talks at different conferences and recorded some podcasts. However, writing is still one of my passions, but I want to try out something new. Therefore, I decided during the Christmas break, to take a next step and try out something new. I am going to start a YouTube channel about software testing 🎉.

This is exciting for me, because I never did some proper video recording and editing. I want to take this learning opportunity to grow my skill set and at the same time to share some information and knowledge with you, the testing community.

📺 YouTube Channel – Software Testing

So what is my channel all about? Software Testing. The idea is to share information and knowledge around different topics within software testing. I outlined some potential areas and topics to talk about, they are:

  • How to get started in testing
  • How to get a job in testing
  • Testing techniques
  • Tools and automation in testing
  • Testing Leadership

The main goal for me with this YouTube channel is, that I want to talk freely about software testing, what I like about it (what I hate about it) and what I learned over the past +12 years in the industry. I want to share my knowledge with you and I hope the channel is of interest to you 😀.

You can find the channel here. It would be awesome if you subscribe to it and share the information with our community! I am already preparing the first videos to share them with you soon.

Here is the channel trailer video and what this channel is all about.

#HappyTesting

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Software Test Coaching https://adventuresinqa.com/2021/12/22/software-test-coaching/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://adventuresinqa.com/?p=6021 It’s been a while since my last blog post. Today, I want to share with you the information, that I am going to offer individual software test coaching sessions from 2022. The goal of the coaching sessions is to help software testers from our craft to become better while learning new skills, to improve existing …

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It’s been a while since my last blog post. Today, I want to share with you the information, that I am going to offer individual software test coaching sessions from 2022. The goal of the coaching sessions is to help software testers from our craft to become better while learning new skills, to improve existing skills and to exchange on various software testing topics.

What is it all about?

I also want to help people who are stuck in their current position or role to find a software testing job they love. One of many ideas of the software testing coaching sessions can be to crack the software testing interview. In my current role as head of software testing, I am doing many interviews with potential new colleagues. In most of the interviews, I see people poorly prepared for the situation. They don’t know how to express themselves, how to “sell” their skills and what is important to know to get the job. My coaching sessions can fix this.

I am also planning to coach and mentor people who want to get their first job in software testing. Software testing is not a craft, that one is learning in university classes. Many of us, including myself, fell into software testing and stayed. In my coaching sessions, I want to explain people who never worked in the industry before, how to learn software testing, what skills matter these days and how to get the first job in the industry.

Last but not least, I am looking forward to help software testing experts tackling their testing challenges. It might be the case, that you are the only software testing expert in your company and that you have nobody to talk to about your challenges in software testing. In my coaching sessions I offer the time to talk about your testing challenges and how to overcome them in your current situation.

If you are interested in my software test coaching sessions, take a look here. I noted down all the important information and hope to hear from you.

#HappyTesting

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State of Testing Survey 2022 is live https://adventuresinqa.com/2021/11/27/state-of-testing-survey-2022-is-live/ Sat, 27 Nov 2021 10:49:32 +0000 https://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5991 Since 9 years, PractiTest and TeaTimeWithTesters are now running the annual State of Testing™ survey. Over the last years the survey provided unique insights into the testing craft around the world and helps us to shape our work and community. The feedback from the past years have improved the survey 2022. It’s now shorter and more precise. What’s …

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Since 9 years, PractiTest and TeaTimeWithTesters are now running the annual State of Testing™ survey. Over the last years the survey provided unique insights into the testing craft around the world and helps us to shape our
work and community.

The feedback from the past years have improved the survey 2022. It’s now shorter and more precise.

What’s new?

This year, the survey is taking a closer look at the effects of Agile and DevOps might have on our productivity and our testing craft.

I highly recommend you take some minutes and to fill the survey to provide yet another awesome report for all of us.

Please follow this link to fill the survey!

Once the survey results are live, I will let you know on my blog.

If you are curious about the 2021 survey results, find them here.

#HappyTesting

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Member of the Advisory Board https://adventuresinqa.com/2021/08/02/askui-member-of-the-advisory-board/ Mon, 02 Aug 2021 07:00:48 +0000 https://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5978 Today, I want to share some really exciting news with you. The company askui has appointed an advisory board with three software testing industry experts. Together with Lalitkumar Bhamare, the founder of Tea Time with Testers and Nithin S.S., the founder of Synapse QA and myself, we will support and advise the company in any …

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Today, I want to share some really exciting news with you. The company askui has appointed an advisory board with three software testing industry experts. Together with Lalitkumar Bhamare, the founder of Tea Time with Testers and Nithin S.S., the founder of Synapse QA and myself, we will support and advise the company in any software  testing related topics. I am looking forward to work with Jonas Menesklou & Dominik Klotz, Co-founders, and their team to become an industry leader in software test automation tools based on AI.

Read the official press release here.

If you want to be part of the future of askui, feel free to sign up for the closed beta testing phase. It’s free of charge and you can already get an idea how powerful askui is and how it will become even better in the future.

Feel free to follow the company on social media

#HappyTesting

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