What Software Bugs do Professional Testers Find?

What Software Bugs do Professional Testers Find?
March 18 10:00 2015 Print This Article

Software testing, like any other branch of information technology, is rather sophisticated occupation.

One should learn a lot and master numerous methods and approaches in order to efficiently execute functional testing, localization testing, performance testing, etc.

Skill level of test engineers is determined by characteristics of errors they find. If a tester finds a lot of errors, this does not necessarily mean that he or she effectively executes web site testing, desktop testing and mobile application testing.

Quality of the discovered software bugs must be considered as well.

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A Test Engineers is a Professional if He or She Discovers:

  • defects of different types; if the defects are of the same type it means that the software testing is carried out ineffectively;
  • blocker software bugs; it is important to find such defects as soon as possible as they not only affect functioning of the system, but also prevent further testing works;
  • serious functional, security, performance defects;
  • sophisticated defects that are hard to find and determine their essence; defects of that kind happen only under certain circumstances.

Such hidden errors often cause problems during the project and after release; only experienced, professional testers can detect and document them.

These errors are considered to be the most difficult to discover. In order to find them one must have deep knowledge in the software architecture, peculiarities of its functioning, other back-end aspects, be skilled in using testing tools, apply appropriate methods and approaches.

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