5 Secrets of Positive Attitude to Testing

5 Secrets of Positive Attitude to Testing
April 08 06:21 2016 Print This Article

There are days when a software tester feels utterly discouraged from negative perception of his work. This happens because developers that work in the same software testing company perceive the QA team as a headache, not a helping force.

For example, developers may often think that testers just block the release by performing thorough regression testing or compatibility testing. Perhaps, a part of the tester’s job is to convince them otherwise.

What Can Be Done to Change the Negative Perception of Testing?

  • A tester can start slowly changing the developers’ mind by communicating with them in a positive manner. Hurtful comments or rough words are totally unacceptable. Constructive and polite phrasing is welcome.
  • When preparing to mobile or desktop testing, it is a good idea to consult with developers and take into account their opinion on the product areas that were modified or may be vulnerable.
  • Testers and developers can cooperate by jointly performing short sessions of exploratory testing. This will boost the teamwork and improve the product.
  • A tester should be constructive and supportive. It is important to believe in a product under development and to emphasize its plus sides even if at the beginning it contains a lot of bugs.
  • Screenshots and videos attached to bug reports, carefully formulated steps to reproduce, and comprehensive bug descriptions are the tester’s best friends in explaining a bug to developers. But the main thing in this task is to find and describe the root cause of a bug. Developers will appreciate that.

These simple hints will help to support a testing team in its eternal aspiration to positive attitude.

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