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Should I write test cases in agile testing? Do you come across this question a lot? Or, are you the one seeking an answer to this interesting question? Well, I come across this question quite often. In one of my previous articles on QST, I wrote about benefits of exploratory testing and common challenges faced during Exploratory Testing. In this article, I am trying...

Software testing techniques, methodologies and tools are always changing. Blame the emerging technologies and new platforms or accuse the advancement of new devices! Truth of the matter is, businesses around the world are transforming and so are their IT systems and software testing world is not immune to this phenomenon. Zephyr conducts an annual survey wherein 6000+ of its customers in 100 countries take part to answer some interesting questions to prepare a report. This year around 500 of testing professionals participated in this...

Years ago, software development was once a fragmented experience. Developers created a program then passed it along to testers for evaluation before releasing the finished product to consumers. Since the agile school of thought took the software development world by storm, however, more businesses have amended their practices to place more focus on a fluid production cycle, encouraging co-operation between individual members and teams as well as quickly accounting for emerging market and customer demands. As noted by Michael Kelly from...

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 my friend (tester!) Anamitra Majumdar tried to explore what if the same person performs the role of a Business Analyst and a Tester? We first try to understand the roles of a Business...