Can a Software Tester become a Business Analyst? Can Business Analyst take up the role of a Software Testing professional? Do roles like a BA Tester or a Tester BA exist? How to switch you role from Software Testing professional to a Business Analyst, and vice versa? This case study is an attempt to answer these questions! In this case-study, myself and Anamitra Majumdar tried to explore what could happen if the role of a Business Analyst and a Tester is done by the same person. P.S. – A big shout out to Anujan, Rohil, Saumya and...

When we talk about testing deliverables, there is a huge list and reviewing them is one of the major activity. When you review anything means assuring the quality. Test Reviews play an important role in the software testing lifecycle for any team to do the things right in the very first attempt avoiding potential catastrophe it could lead to in the next phases. Test reviews also help in making sure the test team is adhering to set standards and expectations for optimum quality delivery in the same time with the similar resources available. Aman...

Waiting for the Friday to show up, already? Meanwhile, when you are still in the middle of the week doing your daily testing chores, here is a hilarious video which shows YOUR story – if you work in an IT company, you will definitely relate to it. So, move your keyboard aside, throw your batch up in the air and watch this pure awesomeness by Sanjay Manaktala, a.k.a “The Nice Guy” aah, sorry! “The IT Guy” ...

If you are working in the software testing industry, you would agree that every bit of time that you can save on smallest of activities proves helpful as you can invest the saved time on something more useful and productive. Personally, I am never afraid to try new tools which save me any amount of time while performing my daily software testing activities. So, this article is about one such tool which I use a lot and you might like it as well! Now, back to the article – smallest activity… like what? Well, launching the apps...

QASymphony, a leading software developer for Quality Management solutions for QA Testers, have released a free software testing eBook “What You Need to Know About Software Testing in the Agile Era” which offers some useful and advanced techniques for the modern testers of today. QASymphony are the company behind qtest, a Test Management tool; and qSnap which is a free screen capture and documentation plug-in tool which can be used across different browsers. Having overtaken Waterfall as the dominant approach, Agile is the...

Test cases are very important for any project as this is the first step in any testing cycle, and if anything goes wrong at this step, the impacts get extrapolated as you move forward in the testing cycle. In this article, I am going to talk about some simple tips which you could use for writing effective test cases. Test case writing is an activity which has a great impact on the testing phase and...

We use so many tools for software testing activities which make our lives easier as software testers. One of the most important tools for testing is a web browser and the most common browser out there is Firefox. Firefox is a very powerful open-source browser in itself, and if you want to unleash the underlying power, you can install some essential add-ons (also known as plugins or extensions). In...

In my last article I talked about testing Web Services using a fantastic tool – soapUI. As I mentioned there, soapUI is a very useful tool and that is the reason I use it very often. While using it yesterday, I came across an issue because of which I couldn’t launch it on my machine! Clicking on the soapUI.exe, I got soapUI JVM maximum heap size (-Xmx) error message which read read something like… The JVM could not be started. The maximum heap size (-Xmx) might be too large or an antivirus or firmware tool could block...

If you are working on SOA-based projects, you won’t deny the fact that Web Services can sometimes drive you crazy and when you are on the testing squad, the effect is even more! I have been testing end-to-end Web Applications for more than 5 years now and Web Services have always been an integral part of the systems I have worked on. Most of the times, testing...

Exactly what the software testing community has been waiting for! A great year 2013 for software testers – first the launch of Quick Software Testing blog (shameless promotion, I know! :P) and now, the announcement about Software Testing Awards to promote excellence and innovation in the field of software testing. What is The European Software Testing Awards (TESTA)? TESTA, short name for “The European Software Testing Awards” is an independent awards programme organized to celebrate and promote excellence, best practices...