Blog   The Good, The Bad, and The Magnificent

The Good, The Bad, and The Magnificent

By Kate Punova
10+
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Any software developing company wants its products to be tested by a really good QA tester. But what does this “really good tester” means? Which qualities are hiding behind this title? Let’s figure this out.

Understanding.

This is the most obvious thing – a magnificent tester must understand how the product works. Otherwise, finding bugs can turn into an extremely complicated challenge. It is also important to understand the entire project.

Love.

It’s hard to make something perfect when you don’t care about it or even hate. The same rule works with testers and their projects. It’s also essential to love testing itself. This thing works with any job, and software testing is not an exception. It’s hard to be good at testing if you hate looking for bugs.

Balance.

Quality matters, but speed is important too. A good tester knows how to balance them and when to stop. If your product will be reintroduced two times per month, speed is probably more important. But if your soft is related, for instance, to health care, it is better to spend on it more time and to make it virtually perfect.
There are also certain qualities which a really good tester should get rid of.

Selfishness.

It’s okay to be happy when you find a bug, but a magnificent tester never goes too far – he doesn’t hope that a product will have plenty of bugs missed by the developers. He doesn’t think that he is the best person in the entire world.

Perfectionism.

Trying to make a product perfect is a good quality, but only until it turns into a mania. Perfectionism may have an impact on the speed of the testing process, which is not good sometimes, not to speak of possible depression. However, certain products must be absolutely impeccable – we have already given you an example about health care.

Latest Posts

DevOps Model: The Role of QA Redefined

By Yana Andyol
1+
Reading Time: 5 minutes You might have come across DevOps so often that it may seem to penetrate each and every organization slightly related to IT. But the reality is different, as always. The point is that
Read more

Software Testing Documentation: Overview

By Yana Andyol
3+
Reading Time: 5 minutes Ok, we didn`t really want it but seems like it is high time to dwell upon not that joyful stuff. Our team has never been into bureaucracy, yet documents remain crucial for our
Read more

Common Myths of Software Testing Outsourcing

By Yana Andyol
5+
Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you come up with the option to outsource software testing services? Maybe you were excited to share this at the meeting, but someone shot it down right away warning about personal data
Read more

QA Madness Acquires a Prominent Position Among Top Testing Companies at GoodFirms

By Anna Senchenko
3+
Reading Time: 3 minutes The article is created by GoodFirms content writer. GoodFirms recognized QA Madness for its excellent testing services and has enlisted the organization among the top testing companies in Lithuania. The company is soon
Read more

Top 10 Software Testing Blogs to Follow

By Yana Andyol
2+
Reading Time: 3 minutes While heavy books and guidelines come in handy for the enthusiastic beginners in realms of software testing, this is not quite a strategy for experienced QA engineers. The rise of Youtube and blogging
Read more

Blog