Books Every Agile Tester Should Read

Books Every Agile Tester Should Read
March 31 08:34 2017 Print This Article

In the sphere of software testing, self-development and self-education are two essential aspects of a successful career. Make no headway means to be on the downward path. Every employee of a software testing company tries to always improve and develop his skills and abilities as without doing that he will not be competitive at the labor market.

One of the ways to broaden skills is to read the books relevant to the main domain. Nowadays, the agile methodology is rather wide-spread. So, here are several books that will help to get more about agile testing.

10 books useful for agile testers

  1. ‘Agile Testing’ by Lisa Crispin and Janet  Gregory describes the tester’s role on the examples of real agile teams – the procedure of hiring a tester, traditional agile dev cycle, possible obstacles with test automation, etc.
  2. ‘User Stories Applied’ by Mike Cohn enlightens the user role modeling, specifics of working with managers and sales, developing user stories for acceptance testing, and so on.
  3. ‘Specification by Example’ by Gojko Adzic includes the interviews with leading experts of XP, Kanban and Scrum.
  4. ‘Continuous Delivery’ by Jez Humble and David Farley describes all peculiarities of collaboration between all members of dev process.
  5. ‘Experiences of Test Automation’ by Dorothy Graham and mark Fewste describes test automation in agile.
  6. ‘Agile Lean ATDD’ by Ken Pugh.
  7. ‘The Cucumber Book’ by Matt Wynne and Aslak Hellesoy.
  8. ‘Explore It!’ by Elisabeth Hendrickson is dedicated to exploratory testing.
  9. ‘Agile Tester – One for All, All for one’ by Steen Lerche-Jensen highlights all secrets of agile testing.
  10. ‘Lessons Learned in Software Testing’ by Cem Kaner, James Bach and Bret Pettichord. Includes more than 200 lessons and tips for effective software testing.

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